Yesterday I wrote about not painting the town black on black Friday, but rather making your own Christmas/Holiday gifts, supporting local artisans and local farmers, or buying from local owner ... Read More about 15 DIY gift ideas for the men in your life — that won’t increase your debt
Anarchist knitting, subversive gardening, nonconformist living and the occupy movement, what do they have in common? They are part of a growing grass roots movement to take ... Read More about A subversive plot: Occupy your homestead and change your community for the better
Its chicken soup season. Living rural means that you need to take your health into your own hands. How can you keep from getting sick when those around you are coughing and sneezing? And what can ... Read More about 10 steps to protect your family from flu this winter
I am personally putting together a really special weekend event in Grand Forks, to give you an artistic taste for the holidays. I've partnered with the Art Gallery, local musicians, and local ... Read More about BAA Artisan Christmas Faire Dec 2 and 3 — Support Your Local Artisans
What is a hope chest? The traditional hope chest is a wooden box, sometimes lined with aromatic cedar, that fathers gave to their daughters in anticipation of marriage. Daughters worked with their ... Read More about The Hope Chest — Obsolete romanticism or a valuable asset for times of economic uncertainty?
Inspiration Who inspires you? When you were in school, I'll bet it wasn't the teacher that demanded perfect silence in the class and wrote spelling words on the black board. Most likely it was the ... Read More about The nonconformist’s guide to inspiration — 10 essential qualities of inspirational leadership