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H. A. O'Connor

Top Ten Lessons Learned While Fostering Puppies

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Top Ten Lessons Learned While Fostering Puppies

About a month ago, my family fostered five puppies for a couple of weeks. It was a lot of fun and a lot of work, but it was also a learning experience. These are the top ten lessons we learned while fostering puppies: 1. Seventy-five-pound Golden Retrievers will try to escape three-pound puppies by attempting […]

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H. A. O'Connor

Instant Puppies, Just Add Water

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Instant Puppies, Just Add Water

Turns out I’ve become an instant puppy mom (and, yes, they do need water). Food, too. Plus, lots and lots of newspaper for potty time. I volunteer at a wonderful animal rescue, where dogs and donkeys, peacocks and pigs, egg-layers and an emu named Simon all live on a lovely little farm with a spectacular […]

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H. A. O'Connor

Just the Pits – Natural Deodorant Options

Earthy, Natural and Noteworthy, Natural Beauty 2 Comments
Just the Pits – Natural Deodorant Options

Are you looking for a deodorant that works well and doesn’t contain potentially harmful ingredients? I know the search, and it can be the pits. (Sorry, had to go there.) Finding a healthy deodorant option doesn’t have to be so difficult, though. Here’s the lowdown on armpit alternatives: Pamper your pits, for the good of you […]

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H. A. O'Connor

Cause For Celebration!

Earthy, Ethereal, For the love of animals, Searching for Inspiration 2 Comments
Cause For Celebration!

Since I’ve already shared this on my facebook page, I knew I needed to add it here! It’s been a great week, so far, and I’m very grateful! (1) First and foremost, I found out my little, old Nellie (aka sweetest beagle ever), despite her respiratory issues, does not have heart problems! Yay, Nellie Bean! […]

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H. A. O'Connor

Which Witch?

Earthy, Ethereal, Searching for Inspiration 7 Comments
Which Witch?

Can I make a confession? I kinda sorta love witches. In fact, I’ve loved them ever since I was a kid. Which kind, you might ask? (I hope you do ask, so my title makes sense.) Whether you’ve asked or not, I’ll answer. Not the evil kind. I’m not really a fan of Disney’s animated […]

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H. A. O'Connor

So, Here’s My Ode to Autumn

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So, Here’s My Ode to Autumn

Whenever the seasons change, I’m filled with nostalgia. Half-formed memories tug at my brain, promising to return a forgotten moment from childhood or, more often, to steep me in the sense of infinite possibility, which lit up like fireflies inside me in my younger days (and, sometimes, still does). Today, the fall sunlight carried me […]

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H. A. O'Connor

Balmy Lips!

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Balmy Lips!

It’s downright balmy around here… at least our lips think so! Just in time for the cooler weather, we’re giving our lips a soothing treat. My daughter helped me create some homemade lip balm, full of nourishing oils and all kinds of goodness. Bonus: the girls’ versions has some pretty tints and extra shine, to boot. […]

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H. A. O'Connor

Grumpy Chickens

Earthy, For the love of animals, Neighborhood Homesteading 2 Comments
Grumpy Chickens

I spent some of the day making a holiday-themed peppermint soap and hanging with my girls–chicken girls, that is. I’m hoping the soap turned out well (*fingers crossed!), but I won’t find out until I unmold it. I did get a chance to edit and upload a couple of chicken videos, though. 🙂 In the […]

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H. A. O'Connor

Natural and Noteworthy: Aloe Vera

Earthy, Natural and Noteworthy, Natural Beauty 5 Comments
Natural and Noteworthy: Aloe Vera

My thumb isn’t exactly green, but it has developed a vaguely-greenish tint over the years. It’s maybe a chartreuse by now. (Side question: how many of you think of chartreuse as being a color in the pink-red-purple range, instead of the yellowish-green that it is? I’m genuinely curious, because it seems to be a “thing.” […]

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H. A. O'Connor

My Favorite Coffee Substitutes

Earthy, Ethereal, For the love of animals, Searching for Inspiration 2 Comments
My Favorite Coffee Substitutes

I’d so like to be a “real” grownup and have a love affair with my daily cuppa: Joe, Mud, Brew, Java, Daily Grind, Bean Juice, Brain Juice, Go Juice, Jitter Juice, Battery Acid, Cup of Jolt, Liquid Lightning, Mojo, Tar, and my current favorite, Brewtus. But alas, no. Coffee is just not that into me (see: […]

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