The Importance of Soaking Nuts & Seeds

How and why to soak nuts and seeds a guide 365x274

Nuts and seeds can be a terrific nutrient-dense snack or addition to a meal, but like grains and legumes, they can also contain substances that interfere with the body's ability to absorb … [Read more...]

How to Make Natural Dryer Sheets

How to make natural dryer sheets 365x274

When I was little, one of the things I looked forward to about growing up was doing my own laundry... but not for the reason you'd think. I wanted scented laundry detergent and dryer sheets. My mom … [Read more...]

5 Natural Pest Control Options That Work!

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I would have thought that with all the snow we had last Winter, insects wouldn't be bad this year. And I would have been wrong. I've always been a target for mosquitos when I am outside (thus my … [Read more...]

DIY Fruit and Vegetable Wash (& Preserver)

DIY Fruit and Vegetable Wash and Preserver 365x274

In a perfect world, we'd all have the food budget to meal plan only organic foods, have someone else cook them for us (kidding- sort of), and use the time to relax in a nice detox bath. Since … [Read more...]

The Problem with Coffee Pods

The dark side of k cups health environmental and financial problems 365x274

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

Natural Puppy Care Diet tips and remedies 365x274

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

How to make a simple backyard burlap tent that folds up for backyard storage 365x274

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

Unusual Kitchen Tools that I cant live without 365x274

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...]