To celebrate the newly arrived fall weather (a few weeks ago), the boys and I packed up our nature gear and a picnic lunch and headed out to explore a new trail.
Anytime is a good time for tea, but fall weather always makes me want to savor a nice cup of tea.
Not to mention that the changing weather can tend to usher in a host of unwanted conditions such as congestion, colds, sore throats and the like.
Let me share one of the tricks I like to keep up my sleeve in the fight to keep my Yankee Homestead family free from common cold-weather complaints…
Traditional Medicinals Teas!
Have you tried them?
It’s very rare that we have a Saturday with absolutely no plans. Today was that day, and we had BEAUTIFUL fall weather to boot! What’s more, it was opening day for the pumpkin farm located just a hop, skip and a jump away from our Yankee Homestead.
Want to guess what we did today?
Some time ago, Mr. Native Texan was lamenting the fact that we had yet to find “Our Spot.”
We’d claimed many such spots while residing in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, which some consider the “Restaurant Capital of the World.” The only Date Night problem we encountered there was deciding where to go!
“All music is folk music, I ain’t never heard no horse sing a song.”
–Louis Armstrong, one of the greatest artists in jazz history
Sadly, all music is NOT folk music, and some kids’ music is downright annoying. Tired of listening to Veggie Tales and The Wiggles? Need some great road trip tunes for a family trip? Looking for a great gift for a young friend or a family with kids?
Try some of our favorite folk music for family listening! Read More
When I mentioned “coconut (w)rap” to my brother, he misunderstood.
By now, you’re probably not surprised to learn that we don’t use antibacterial soaps at our Yankee Homestead.
I’d like to
insist suggest that you shouldn’t use them, either. Here’s why:
Quinoa is an ancient grain from South America that is a complete protein and so healthy that there is almost no malnutrion in the people who consume quinoa in the poor regions of Bolivia. It’s great for vegetarians, babies and people with allergies.
- We love these for breakfast, with smoothies.
- They make a great on-the-go snack, as well.Read More
I recently spent nearly a decade in the Land of Big Hair (aka Texas). Which helps to explain why I’m starting with a list of my favorite hair products. After all, to quote our good friend Mike, you wear your hair every day.