Elyssa, Tomball Volunteer, hold an armful of seasonal vegetables from the summer harvest.

How to maximize the Season’s Harvest

By Brandi McRill / October 9, 2020 / 0 Comments

If you aren’t accustomed to shopping from local farms, the transition is…different. When you are a grocery store shopper, you can find a recipe, go to the store for your ingredients and get everything in one location. (Usually.) When practicing Seasonal Eating, you receive an ingredient, THEN figure out what to do with it. The […]

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How to get the Kid’s involved in the Kitchen…without losing your mind.

By Brandi McRill / September 16, 2020 / 0 Comments

During quarantine 2020, parents everywhere had a ‘come to Jesus’ meeting with themselves. Some admitted that their kids were turds and felt waves of empathy for teachers across the world. Others were unwilling to face some facts and soaked themselves in Chardonnay and nachos. (This would be me.) Really though, almost ALL of my momma-friends […]

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This is a 4 image square announcing How to help local farmers while feeding their family, too. The images are of cucmbers, red bell peppers, okra and tomatoes.

How to help local farmers while feeding your Family, too!

By Brandi McRill / September 2, 2020 / 0 Comments

A few years ago my husband and I started going to the farmer’s market every weekend. We had a new Puppy that needed to be socialized and I LOVE cooking so it was the perfect set-up. I learned how to eat in season and came to appreciate the value of fresh, local food. I, once, […]

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This is a sticker that we sell for $5. It is black with a hand-scribbled flower peace sign, a black background and Give Plants a Chance in green letters. The sticker also mentions Flourishing Fern, The Flourishing Times and the Farm to Kitchen Collective.

In Defense of my Obligatory New Year’s day post

By Brandi McRill / January 2, 2020 / 0 Comments

Happy New -DECADE,- Y’all! Not sure about you but, it’s been one hell of an end to 2010’s over here. I’m not sure if the excitement from the holidays has me buzzing or if the promise of a new beginning is most intriguing but this January 1st finds me with hope and inspiration! Ushering in […]

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The first steps to Develop a Self-Care Practice

By Brandi McRill / July 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

Self-care. That word conjures images of bubble baths, pampering and massages; but, truly, self-care is so much more than these indulgences. While amazing for reducing stress, these things will only give you temporary results if Self-Care does not become a habit. I recently read an article from Forbes Magazine on LinkedIn proposing that Self-Care is […]

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This is a collage of images and words to inspire people to create their vision board.

Vision Board 202

By Brandi McRill / February 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

If you read our previous blog post, you now know what areas in your life that you are looking to fulfill. It’s now time to take action by buying your materials and assembling your board. Things you will need to complete your Vision Board: * Your board * Your Adhesives- Glue, tape, thumbtacks and or […]

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This is a collage of images and words to inspire people to create their vision board.

Vision Board 101

By Brandi McRill / January 29, 2018 / 1 Comment

What is a vision board? A vision board is a collage of mixed images affixed to any sort of board for the things you want to attract info your life. It will be the visual representation of your goals and your timeline- will your board will give you a visual representation to help you focus […]

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Nice to meet y’all!

By Brandi McRill / January 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

Hi, y’all!!! My name is Brandi McRill- your hostess here at The Flourishing Times. My husband, Jack, and I live in Cypress, TX- A growing community outside of Houston. Here is a picture of Jack and I this past August in Roatan, Honduras: While you won’t always find us in crystal clear water you will […]

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