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Nature is the newest trend in skin and hair care - it really has been for a few years now! For years, we've been putting toxic chemicals into our bodies that build up and make us feel tired and sick, regardless of whether we eat them or if they seep through our pores. And people are finally catching on...
DIY Carrot, Avocado and Honey Facial Mask #Beauty #DIY
Making your own DIY natural homemade beauty treatments can be easy and cheap. Often you have the supplies in your kitchen without having to buy anything special. It’s messy. It’s not as convenient as the over the counter “natural” products for tightening your skin, moisturizing and shrinking those pores. It is, however, good for you and you’ll be avoiding...
It's that time of year when I shave almost daily and that says a lot because I live in where it snows most of the year!  I am wearing shorts, bathing suits, dresses and skirts with the warm weather and the last thing I want is for my legs to be hairy and gross looking! This means shaving cream...
Flax seeds, have you used them in your baking before? How about smoothies or sprinkled on your salad or yogurt? I have to tell you I love how I feel since I’ve been using the Carrington Farms flax seeds. They’re 100% certified organic and gluten free. I had never used flax seeds before and had this misconception that the...
This is the time of year that my daughter always gets sick and comes down with croup. This year isn’t any different but maybe next year will be. I contribute her illness to her allergies and the change in the weather. We are cooped up inside during this time of year because it’s typically cold out. Now I am...
It's what's for dinner, a simple one pot roasted chicken dinner in only 7 simple steps. 1. Peel and cut your potatoes. I like to use red skin for variety sometimes! 2.  Cut and peel vegetables such as carrots, onions and celery. 3.  Use your favorite seasonings and mix with olive oil. I like to use sage, rosemary and basil. 4. Rub the...
Ice pops are an all-time favorite summer treat for kids of all ages (my husband loves them)! If you’re like me you’re probably trying to get your kids to eat their vegetables but with these veggie ice pops that becomes a summertime breeze! These are perfect for teething babies too but beware they'll ask for more because they are...
When you go to the store and pick up a bottle of cleaning solution do you always know what the ingredients are? I don’t! Some of the words are too long and complicated and I can’t even think about their correct pronunciation. That is why I like to make my cleaners at home! The greener healthier way! Vinegar and Lemon...
Eco Friendly Bubble Recipes
Children love bubbles. And, let's face it, we all love bubbles. They're fun to try and catch, and pop. They are a challenge to blow really large without popping. And the shapes and colors are so beautiful to watch that kids can be entertained for hours. DIY Non-Toxic Bubble Recipe Now I know you want to get to the serious stuff. The...
aluminum foil alternatives
Some things we just take for granted and never question. Like Fluoride in our toothpaste and, well, Aluminum foil for just about everything in the kitchen. The problem is, we become so used to doing some things, we never stop to question them until it is far too late. The Problem With Aluminum & Humans We are exposed to Aluminum from birth,...
food mill alternatives
When you are busy pureeing or mashing something and the recipe tells you to use a food mill or a ricer, what do you do if you don't have one? I have been stuck many a time with this problem. Creating the absolute smoothest mashed potatoes you have ever seen. Homemade tomato soups and sauces to die for. Even baby...
leftover sweet potato waffles
One of my favorite part of Thanksgiving is the leftovers. Turkey and cranberry sandwiches warmed up stuffing and green bean casserole. Yes, yes and yes! And another great way to feed the family but also use my leftovers for breakfast! Leftover Sweet Potatoes? If you’re like me and you usually have leftover sweet potatoes, try this easy sweet potato waffle recipe. It will...
Why not lay aside some of summer's bounty as dried fruit? It is simple, economical, and requires little in the way of special equipment. Because there is no long cooking involved, drying fruits preserves more nutrients than canning. And children often prefer this high-fiber snack to candy. You can dry fruit whole, sliced, chopped, or as fruit "leather." Here...
Canning and Freezing Potatoes
Canning season is here.. For me it isn’t just gardening- if I find good produce on a good deal (with or without the help of coupons) I buy it and freeze, dehydrate or can it! Carrots, Potatoes, Apples, Raspberries, Blueberries and Blackberries are just to name a few of the things I keep my eye out for. I happen...
8 Healthy Sandwich FREE Lunch Ideas Kids LOVE
  My daughter isn’t into sandwiches. It’s a new thing. Tomorrow she might like them again but today, she’s refusing to eat them. I get it. It’s easy to get bored with your packed lunch. Which means, I’m pinning ideas on Pinterest like a mad woman, trying to prepare for back to school lunches. My son, he’s easy going. He’ll...
Homemade Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe
Pumpkin ice cream rules! Homemade pumpkin cheesecake ice cream is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. If you love pumpkin everything and you are waiting for the pumpkin spice coffee to rock your world this fall, trust me, this will tide you over. Homemade pumpkin cheesecake ice cream is a recipe you can make year around but it’s especially a great recipe for the late...
Children tend to break things. Just the other day my daughter dropped our Xoom tablet and broke it. We went 2 years without a protective case and it withstood several drops and bangs but I should have known that there would be a final drop and a new tablet on our horizon. There tends to be very little built...
I’m always on a quest to improve my skin naturally. From what I’m eating to help how my skin looks to egg white masks, lemon juice to lighten my aging skin and even apple cider vinegar for acne. I want nice looking skin – don’t we all? I also would like to not spend a fortune. Really, who wants to spend...
I ordered a large box of organic natural treats for the kids, like I said I would, and they have arrived!! We are in the process of taste testing them and so far so good. As I went from package to package and was reading the labels, ingredients and doing some comparisons with food I had in the cupboard...
Stonyfield Farms Organic 100% Grassfed Yogurt
Did you know that cows were made to digest grass? No, not corn! It makes sense, right? We see a picture of a cow and it is out to pasture, eating grass.  I just recently learned that before World War II, cows were only fed grass and went to pasture to eat. However, to increase the production of milk, farmers moved...