Barnyard Bento Lunch

I have fun memories of lunchtime in elementary school.  Relaxing with my friends and being surprised with what my mom packed me for lunch was always a highlight of the day. Now that it’s back to school season,  random little memories of school lunch are coming back to me like teachers teasing me about buying bananas […]

Make Fresh Fruit Last Longer

I have to say that I haven’t been very faithful in washing fruit when it first comes into the house.  I usually put the apples in a basket and tell the kids, “be sure and wash that before you eat it.”  I have followed the same method with blueberries and strawberries although I would put […]

Hummingbird Food Recipe

My grandmother loved hummingbirds.  I can’t see one that I don’t think about her. Summer is the time of year to hang out your hummingbird feeders and enjoy the attention they get from our feathered friends. Just like Grandma, I always make my own nectar.  There is no reason to purchase high dollar nectar when […]

Weight Loss with Essential Oils: Part 1

A few things have conspired against me in the last 2 years that have made having the flat tummy I’ve always enjoyed become elusive. The birth of my second child Hitting my 30’s Spending more and more time at a desk due to work demand An increase in stress due to that second child and […]

Sore Muscle Remedy

Don’t let post workout muscle soreness get in the way of your fitness goals. Use this DIY sore muscle soak to prevent and relieve sore muscles after hitting the gym. Three months ago I started lifting weights for the first time in my life. Prior to this my workouts consisted of running outdoors, which is […]

How to Quit Caffeine

39 days ago I gave up coffee for good. Ok, I cheated once. ONCE, ya’ll. This friend roasted her own beans. Who does that? I had to try it. That was it. Pinky promise. Know what I don’t miss? Jitters, energy crashes, teeth stains, dehydration, and nervous irritability are the first things that come to […]

DIY Microdermabrasion Paste

Don’t hate on me, but I’m pretty sure the term microdermabrasion technically only ever refers to the actual cosmetic procedure. While the term has been tagged onto all sorts of products as a marketing tactic, true microdermabrasion is performed under medical supervision. OTC products and DIY microdermabrasion recipes like this one should be more accurately […]

DIY All-Natural Furniture Polish #detoxyourhome #oilyfamilies

This is stop #11 on the “Detox Your Home” spring cleaning blogger series. If you are arriving from Creative Kristi, welcome! How are you enjoying that odor-free kitty litter box? 😉 I mentioned in yesterday’s post that we’re looking for ways to move toward a more natural home-environment and reduce the amount of chemicals we come […]

Detox Bath In A Jar with Free Printable

Are you a bath person? I’m really not, but was recently introduced to detox baths and am now a fan. Last night I did my second detox bath using this formula and slept like a baby that night! I put the toxins right back in by watching Downton Abbey and eating potato chips, but oh […]

DIY Grapefruit Citrus Body Scrub

Grapefruit Citrus Body Scrub Ingredients: 1/2 tsp. grapefruit zest 1/2 tsp. grapefruit juice 1 c. granulated sugar 1/2 sea salt 2 tb. coconut oil (or oil of your choice) Directions: Combine zest, sugar and salt in a bowl. Add in oil and mix. Slowly drizzle grapefruit juice over and mix until incorporated. Place in an […]