Natural Living Articles & Tutorials

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 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

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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

Four easy ways to create a backyard garden 365x274

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...]