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Clean and organize your home naturally with these simple DIY recipes for household cleaning and helpful tips to avoid indoor toxins in household products, air and water.

The Problem with Coffee Pods

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I love coffee, though not for the caffeine... I just enjoy the taste. The research is divided on the reported health benefits of coffee, but those who tolerate it can generally drink it in moderation … [Read more...]

Natural Puppy Care – Diet & Remedies

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Our family recently adopted a new puppy (after the loss of our long-time family dog, Daisy, several months ago), so I have been researching and talking to friends who are holistic veterinarians about … [Read more...]

DIY Sidewalk Chalk Paint

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This recipe was born out of necessity one day when I was trying to re-organize the garage and had just a little too much "help" from my younger kids. The older ones were happily playing in the … [Read more...]

DIY Kids Burlap Tent Tutorial

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I remember a little pop-up backyard tent I had as a child. My brother and I spent hours making it a fort, a castle, a post office and so many other things. Unfortunately, all that survived of that … [Read more...]

4 Easy Ways to Create a Backyard Garden

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There are so many health benefits of dirt and this is perhaps one of the reasons that gardeners live longer. Back to a Backyard Garden... Gardening was once a normal part of life for most people, … [Read more...]

14 Unusual Kitchen Gadgets I Use Daily

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The other day, I was informed by my four-year-old that I am "so old" now. Granted, she gives this label to anyone over the age of 12, but it made me think about how things have changed since I "got … [Read more...]

DIY Planter Box Tutorial

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Gardening used to be a normal part of life for most people. My grandparents and my grandparent-in-laws (is that a thing?) all talked about times when they ate the food that their family grew in their … [Read more...]

How to Make Compost Tea (for Gut Health)

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Improving gut health is all the rage lately. Probiotic and enzyme-rich Kombucha is trendy and stars like Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Halle Berry have been spotted drinking it. Yogurt sales continue … [Read more...]

How to Season Cast Iron Pans

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Nothing conjures up memories of weekend breakfasts with my family and camping trips like our large, seasoned cast iron pan. As a hand me down that had come from pervious generations and was "seasoned" … [Read more...]

How to Grow Microgreens

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Microgreens are all the rage lately. They are similar to sprouts, but require soil and sunlight (or a grow light) to grow. What are Microgreens? As the name suggests, microgreens are just miniature … [Read more...]