When All You Need is Love

For the past few months I’ve been trying to help my teenage son cope with the sudden death of his father. I’ve also been dealing with my own emotions, along with some changes in our lives. I suspect that nearly all of you have experienced loss or hardships, so you know what it’s . . . → Read More: When All You Need is Love

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Back to School Giveaway: Eco-Friendly Lunch Bags From Recycled Reflections

This week, you could win a selection of 12 colorful, eco-friendly bags from Recycled Reflections. But first, let me tell you about the inspiration behind these wonderful bags.

Brooke Harris

Brooke Harris is a 4th grade teacher and mom in upstate New York who is making her mark against the . . . → Read More: Back to School Giveaway: Eco-Friendly Lunch Bags From Recycled Reflections

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Free Book Giveaway – Rocks, Dirt, Worms and Weeds

If you love to garden and are looking for ways to share the joy with the kids in your life, you will love this book! Rocks, Dirt, Worms & Weeds by Jeff Hutton is packed with fun vegetable and flower gardening ideas for kids and adults.

Hutton is a writer and . . . → Read More: Free Book Giveaway – Rocks, Dirt, Worms and Weeds

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Homemade Convenience Foods: Make Your Own Frozen Pancakes

Photo by D. Sharon Pruitt

I have to admit, we’ve microwaved our share of store-bought frozen pancakes in this household. These days I’m trying to prepare more wholesome food using organic ingredients, though, so I tend to cook more from scratch. Still, some mornings I’ve wistfully thought that it would be really nice . . . → Read More: Homemade Convenience Foods: Make Your Own Frozen Pancakes

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

A Bowl of Easter Memories

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” ~ Robert Brault

One of our favorite Easter traditions is a putting out our collection of colored eggs. Each year we unwrap these fragile Easter eggs and arrange them in a bowl on . . . → Read More: A Bowl of Easter Memories

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.

Moments in Motherhood and Spaghetti Tacos

True confession time. What you see here is just as weird and unnatural as it looks – crispy taco shells stuffed with spaghetti. Yes folks, we dined on spaghetti tacos for dinner last night — and I lived to tell the tale.

Lately, my son has taken more of an interest in food . . . → Read More: Moments in Motherhood and Spaghetti Tacos

About Eliza Cross

Eliza Cross is a full-time writer and the author of a dozen books about food and home design. She has been blogging about simplicity and sustainable living since 2006.