Barnyard Bento Lunch

Make this simple bento box lunch for kids using a few farm animal themed items

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

Make fresh fruit last longer with this simple tip. This Frugal living idea will save you a bundle on produce this summer!

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

Make your own hummingbird food with this tried and true hummingbird food recipe. Leave out the red dye for the safety of your little feathered friends!

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

I decided to try a weight loss with essential oils technique. Come see my before and after photos for motivation! |Fitness

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 sore muscles after hitting the gym. Add the recipe to a Mason jar and it makes a great gift for the running or fitness enthusiast in your life!

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

How to Quit Caffeine: 5 things you need to know to break that coffee or soda habit. You can do it!

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

DIY Microdermabrasion Paste

Don’t hate on me, but I’m pretty sure the term microdermabrasion technically only 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 recipes like this one should be more accurately termed “exfoliators,” […]

DIY All-Natural Furniture Polish #detoxyourhome #oilyfamilies

DIY Furiture Polish #oilyfamilies #detoxyourhome

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

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 […]

Seventh Generation Giveaway – Ends 7/10 #HealthyBaby

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Last week I had the opportunity to attend a virtual Healthy Baby Home Party with Seventh Generation, Healthy Child, Healthy World, and Stonyfield Yogurt. Boy was it an eye-opener! Here are a few of the most outstanding (disturbing) facts I learned: There are more than 80,000 chemicals registered for use in the U.S., but comprehensive […]