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 […]

DIY Grapefruit Citrus Body Scrub

DIY Grapefruit Citrus Scrub Recipe

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 […]

Paleo We Go!

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Starting a paleo diet plan isn’t for the faint of heart. If you haven’t heard of the paleo diet plan you’ve either been under a rock for the past year or you’re just not into Pinterest and social media. In case you actually have a life outside of Pinterest or have yummy carbs with you […]

Backyard Food and Fowl Update

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First of all, thank for your help in deciding a new name for the slightly deranged flock member formerly known as Heather. After reading comments here as well as on Facebook and from family members, we decided to go with Lucy. She’s still a little “off” and not getting along with her coop mates, but […]

Meet our Chickens! (and help me rename one)

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The hens are here! We now have a small flock of backyard chickens thanks to my dad’s generosity. He even threw in the coop which it now serviceable again thanks to some minor repairs by Hubs. Isn’t it cute? Our neighbors like it too which is good since they also have to look at it. Sweet […]

Meatless Oyster Mushroom Pasta Recipe {Back to the Roots Giveaway}


I always add ground turkey or beef to pasta sauce, but with the addition of oyster mushrooms, I didn’t even miss the meat. Ingredients 1lb pasta of choice 1 small onion (1/2c) 2T olive oil 1 clove minced garlic 16oz pasta sauce of choice (choose something simple that won’t overwhelm the mushroom flavor) 5 oz […]

BabyKicks 3g Pocket Diaper Giveaway – Ends 7/13


BabyKicks, a family owned and operated Maryland-based business, is known for their use of natural hemp fiber. My first experience with the brand came when I ordered some of their Joey-Bunz inserts once Sweet T started sleeping through the night. I needed something slim, trim, and super-absorbent during those months when she slept for 6-8 […]