Inflation Already?

Consumer prices have risen leading to food shortages in stores, a limited amount of certain goods we rely on, and higher than normal gas prices. All of these are red flags for inflation. What do we do now?  It is difficult to predict how long these difficult...

Interview with Artist Don Griffith

    Looking for a beautiful and realistic piece of art?  Discover what artist Don Griffith paints with colored pencils to make images come to life. Don has been painting with color pencils for a long time and has found that this is his gift. Listen to...

Warming Hearts of Restaurant Owners and their Customers

When customers’ experiences are everything, serving outside in the cold is a very sensitive topic.  Restaurants have real fears thanks to the Covid-19 rulings. In fact, many have gone out of business due to lack of customers and an inability to keep their customers...

Guide to Restaurants State-by-state and by Province

With Covid-19 it is so hard to know what restaurants are open and what is not. A friend of mine just drove across town only to find a sign that said "Closed." Instead of trying to figure it out on the way or driving all over town to find somewhere that you can eat,...

Weird facts but true!

Did you know adding FUN to the food at your event makes the event more memorable! Yes, just that one ingredient - fun - is what makes everything more memorable. Luckily we know a great business here in Oregon called Chris Cakes NW! The founder Sheldon Penner makes...

Nature Teachings

Spring Fever by artist Todd Griffith   While walking my dog today I was amazed by all the different colors, vibrancy, and uniqueness of leaves changing colors. I took many photos and sometimes wonder if I am supposed to create calendars or books with my...

Warming Up with Food

During cooler months it’s natural to want to cuddle up with some of your favorite comfort foods. Not only that, but you might find yourself less likely to get active outside like you did during the summer months. Whether its snow, rain or the less sunlight you’re in...

Empathy as a Caring Perspective

When we are closed up, we don't see the whole picture. Our world can feel small and we can go from solving problems to solving the next problem. If we can change our perspective to include empathy, we can often change our perspective on our own life as well as those...

Why Adding Fun Helps Accomplish Tasks

Do you find tasks too difficult at first glance? Or chores a bit overwhelming at times? One of the easiest ways to change things and stop procrastinating is to add FUN.  Here are ideas on how you can add fun to get the job done... add a comment at the bottom to share...

Why do they say “Eat Your Greens”

Greens are good for you! Green foods include vegetables like kale, broccoli, zuccinni, lettuce, spinach, celery, green onions, bok choy, and lettuce; fruit like avacados, limes, cucumbers, green apples, peas, snap peas; and herbs like parsley, thyme, basil, mint,...

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