~Last year I discovered VeggieFest, a unique lifestyle festival honoring those who have the courage to refrain from meat. This time around I wanted to take my boyfriend with me to share in the experience. Truth be told, it didn’t go as well as I had imagined. The ran fell on our proverbial parade (it… Continue reading Return to VeggieFest: 2017 edition
** Some of the images in this post may be disturbing to some readers. Viewer discretion is advised** ~I was originally planning to post this on Earth Day, but something of this magnitude shouldn’t be reserved for just one day. It’s astonishing how reliant we’ve become on plastic, so much so that Americans throw out… Continue reading Pitch the Plastic
~Yesterday I attended a rather interesting and informative festival of sorts. The Bluestem Earth Festival celebrates and brings attention to various environmental issues & topics such as recycling, water conservation, fair trade and endangered species. One group that I had a particular interest in was Citizens Against Ruining the Environment (CARE). They had various flyers… Continue reading Bluestem Earth Festival 2017
~May marks the spot as being the first anniversary of The Garden Goddess! I can’t believe it! 😃 To go from a novel idea to a noble passion, I’ve really learned a lot along the way. Not only about food and the environment, but about myself as well. I’ve also met some incredible people along… Continue reading One Year Blogiversary!
~A couple of weeks ago I had the awesome opportunity to travel to the farm of one of my favorite market vendors: Drover’s Trail Natural Farms. They are a family run business operating on a 100+ year old farm rich in history and delicious vegetables. One of the owners, Koren Finnestad, took me on a… Continue reading Behind the Scenes at Drover’s Trail
~I, like most of you I’m sure, have come down with a case of spring fever. Last week I was accepted into 2 different gardening groups on Facebook, Chicagoland Gardening and Self Sufficiency and Garden Obsession (check them out in the links below!). Upon acceptance into the groups my spring fever reached a fever pitch.… Continue reading Garden Gathering
~Let me take you through another episode of my essential oils adventure with my guide, Misty! Since that fateful day after we first met Misty and I have been keeping in regular contact. About 2 weeks ago, we had a delightful phone conversation where we spoke of work, the blog, and of course essential oils. She… Continue reading Makes Frankinsence to Me