Washing Dishes – Good Clean Fun

Washing Dishes – Good Clean Fun

By Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Which do you think is greener — washing your dishes by hand or with an automatic dishwasher? I was surprised to learn from my online research that it is marginally better for your purse and the environment to wash your dishes with an automatic dishwasher than it is to wash …

Pumpkin goes to the Spa – A Home Spa Pumpkin Facial Recipe

Pumpkin goes to the Spa – A Home Spa Pumpkin Facial Recipe

by Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner Are you wondering what to do with your leftover jack-o-lantern now that Halloween has past? Last Friday, the 30th, I was invited to a “Carve it Up” pumpkin carving potluck Halloween party and this photo shows my handiwork. (Thank goodness he didn’t end up like some of his buddies cracked …

Let Your 5 Senses Guide You Through The Forest This Fall

Let Your 5 Senses Guide You Through The Forest This Fall

By Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner I’m lucky enough to live down the street from a lovely park that I don’t visit nearly often enough. Centennial Park is filled with grand trees and all kinds of plant life. There’s also a creek that trickles along the western perimeter. I like to walk along the path and …

Clean up crew heads to Gonzales Bay Beach

Clean up crew heads to Gonzales Bay Beach

By Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner I don’t know about you, but seeing litter strewn on roadsides, city streets, parks and beaches is one of my pet peeves. I went to Gonzales Bay Beach, a lovely cove on the edge of Victoria, British Columbia, to collect and tabulate garbage this morning. It was the second time …

Squeeze some lemon verbena into your home spa

Squeeze some lemon verbena into your home spa

By Maria Koropecky, Homespunspa owner I went to the 5th annual Organic Islands Festival & Sustainability Expo with my friend Faith. What a lovely way to spend a summer’s day. Held at Glendale Gardens in Victoria, BC, this was not something to rush through. I’m glad we got there at 10:00 am just as the …