Don’t Lose Sleep Over Daylight Savings Time!

Daylight Savings Time …

For the next week or so, you might be feeling that hour of sleep you lost to Daylight Savings Time.  Keep reading for how to get the sleep you need and make the adjustment easier!

Yep!  It’s that time again, Folks!  Tonight, when you go to sleep, you’ll be thinking about how much earlier the morning will seem.  And you’ll be right.  But you don’t have to lose sleep over it!

Photo - Alarm Clock Courtesy of Pong at FreeDigitalPhotos dot net. NestHalfFull.comModern Daylight Savings Time was first implemented for economic reasons.  During World War I, the Germans figured that, if they switched the use of resources from producing artificial light to  making more weapons, they could bomb the daylights out of their foes.  Pretty soon, much of Europe and the United States had caught on and were arming up with longer days.  After that war ended, the world felt a little safer in their beds and went back to their regularly scheduled lives.

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids Over 20

You know one of the great things about buying gifts for young children?  They always know what they want.  Ask and you’ll get a specific list of things so wonderful, it makes their knees wiggle when they talk about them!

Then they hit their twenties… and you’re on your own.
Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids Over 20 Our family is delightfully large with children ranging in age from 34 to 20.  So you can imagine how difficult it is to think of Christmas gift ideas to put under the tree for everyone.  At least something they’ll actually like (without just throwing a little green at them).

This year, Mr. Nest and I decided to think differently.  Instead of looking for what we think they’ll like, we’ve decided to approach from the other direction.  What can they really use?

In the spirit of sharing ideas this season, here’s a list of Christmas gift ideas we’ve brainstormed for our adult kids.  We hope it helps!

Private Spoiler Alert to our very own children:
If or when you read this, your gifts will not be found on this list.
Or will they?!

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How to Clean Granite Countertops

Before I start talking about how to safely clean granite,  I want to ask …

How was your Thanksgiving??  Any stories to share about your day? 🙂
Photo - How to Clean Granite Countertops Spray Bottle NHF Ours was wonderful!  We had thought only a few of our kids would be able to join us.  But as we sat down to eat, the group grew and grew until almost everyone had joined us!
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Sweet Spice Chicken Rub

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When I was growng up, my mom often served savory roast chicken (using Bell’s Seasoning, of course!)  And I grew up to make chicken just like Mom’s.

But, you see,  I’ve developed a love of Ginger.  Cardamom.  Fenugreek.

Sweet spices are amazing on poultry.  The broth made afterward is rich and uniquely delicious.
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All-Purpose Cleaner DIY

Who here is in the middle of preparing for the holidays?  Shopping?  Cooking?  Cleaning?  Show of hands!  (Maybe the question should be, “Who’s not?”)Photo - All-Purpose Cleaner DIY - NHF

Whether you are hosting friends and family at home, or bringing a dish to pot-luck, cleaning is in high gear at this time of year.  Especially in the kitchen.

I used to worry about how safe my household cleaners were.  The more I learned about their ingredients, the more concerned I was about what was spraying all over the house.  And what residue was left behind whenever I “cleaned”.

This non-toxic, all-purpose cleaner is simple to make.  Plus, it kills bacteria and viruses, molds and microbes!  It’s perfect for  just about every job in the house.
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