Homemade Dog Treats (With Coconut Oil)

Homemade dog treats with coconut oil

I've always been an animal person. I begged for years to get my first dog, Holly, when I was five. We named her Holly because she was born right before Christmas and she was the best Christmas present … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Face Mask Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Exfoliating Face Mask Recipe

I recently saw an ad from a local spa about their "pumpkin spice spa experience for Fall" that included a pumpkin spice face mask treatment "with ingredients like pumpkin, honey, cinnamon and healing … [Read more...]

Immune-Boosting Elderberry Tea

Immune Boosting Herbal Tea Recipe

It is no secret that I'm a fan of elderberries. I've talked about how I've used elderberry syrup to help our family avoid the flu for the last several years, but I can't begin to really express how … [Read more...]

DIY Canvas Photo Print Tutorial

DIY Canvas Photo Print Tutorial - homemade canvas photo prints for under ten dollars each

With our wonderfully busy life and five small children, I often find that I'm usually enjoying (surviving) the moment, rather than taking pictures of the moment. When I do manage to get pictures of … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Room Spray

Pumpkin Spice Room Spray-Natural Air Freshener

I have a confession to make...When I was younger, I didn't like anything pumpkin or spice. I thought I hated pumpkin pie and pumpkin lattes and stuck to relegating pumpkins to a fate of … [Read more...]

How to Make Ghee

How to Make Ghee - Simple home recipe

Ever used ghee? It is the best of both worlds. It has the benefits of butter without the casein and proteins that some people react to in butter.What is Ghee? In technical terms, Ghee is a … [Read more...]

Kombucha Gelée

Homemade Kombucha Jello Recipe

Our family has been brewing Kombucha for years, both in a continuous brew system and with the regular jar method. I've passed on scobys to friends and families and there is now a whole group in our … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Kombucha

The benefits of kombucha- digestion - immune support-detoxification-weightloss

There are many benefits of Kombucha - an age-old fermented tea drink that has been around (in various forms) for centuries in many different cultures.It contains a variety of vitamins, minerals … [Read more...]

Best Natural Toys for Kids

Best organic and natural toys for kids

It wasn't until I had my first child that I ever really thought about the ingredients used to make many common household objects or their potential dangers. Once I had a little one who completely … [Read more...]

Fast Workouts to Reverse the Effects of Sitting

Simple workouts to avoid the negative effects of sitting

Note from Katie: I recently wrote about the negative effects of sitting too much and how this is linked to higher risk of cancer, heart disease, hypertension, obesity and other health problems. … [Read more...]