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 […]

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 […]