Author: Kim Smith


A few years ago a friend of mine gave me a piece of her kombucha culture so I could start brewing my own. I made it for a while, but […]

Make Your Own Toothpaste

We use toothpaste everyday (at least most of us do...I hope). Television ads portray their toothpaste users absurdly happy about their bright, shiny smiles. But there's a dark side to toothpaste […]

Homemade Almond Butter

My grandparents had an almond orchard, and my dad has some almond trees on his property. I grew up climbing those trees, falling out of those trees, and wandering around […]

Replenishing with Probiotics: Milk Kefir

“All disease begins in the gut” -- Hippocrates   Your intestines are home to 100 TRILLION microorganisms! These microorganisms are known as our gut flora, and their job is so important to […]

Puppy’s First Vacation

My family and I recently went out of town for a few nights and we decided to take our puppy, Luna, with us. We left the pug with my father-in-law […]

Furry Friends: Mad Catter Dinner & Auction

I recently came upon a flier for the 5th Annual Mad Catter Dinner and Auction, to be held on Saturday, September 28th in Vancouver. The purpose of this function is […]

Clark County Dog Parks: Ross

My kids and I took Luna to a dog park yesterday, mainly to see what it was like. I’ve never been to a dog park, so this was a new […]

Love is Eternal

A member of our family came to the end of his life a few days ago. He was my in-laws beloved Cody, an energetic Havanese who lived every moment of […]


I adore hummingbirds. I have a few plants in my yard that attract them, but I’ve been meaning for some time to hang a feeder to entice even more of […]

Diet Update – Cat Food

This post is to provide an update on how my cats are doing with their recent diet change. I wrote a previous post on optimal pet nutrition that I'd love […]

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