Barnyard Bento Lunch

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

How to Quit Caffeine

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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

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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

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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 […]

Epsom Salt Foot Bath Detox in a Jar

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  If you’re not a bath person, but still want to reap the benefits of epsom salt baths, try this foot bath detox instead. The pores on the bottom of your feet are the largest in your body allowing them expel toxins and absorb minerals. If you are a bath person, soak up! Last night I […]

DIY Grapefruit Citrus Body Scrub

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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 […]

How to Lanolize Wool Diaper Covers

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I decided to try my hand at making a wool diaper cover using this free crochet diaper cover pattern from Rebecca at Ravelry. The diaper cover pattern is super cute and free, but I made lots of mistakes. Oh well. It gets the job done. Maybe my next crochet diaper cover will be prettier. Here’s Sweet T […]