As a stay/work at home mom, I rarely have time to put on anything besides yoga pants and a t-shirt (which TBH, is what I also slept in) much less get gussied up, make an appointment with a photographer, and get a decent professional head-shot made. Most photographers don't offer childcare while you shoot last … Continue reading Lemme See You Selfie! Smartphone Head-shots 101
We got out first chickens in January of this year. The local feed store wouldn't have their chicks until March so my sister, who was visiting one weekend, found a local farm that had silkie chicks. We got ALL of them! They were just so cute! Just a few months later and I know so … Continue reading 10 Reasons why I love Silkies (the chickens not the underwear!)
If you're new to essential oils or have heard about them at all, chances are you've heard the term "carrier oil". You might be wondering, what the heck is that anyway? What is a carrier oil? Lemme 'splain. A carrier oil is simply an oil that dilutes potent essential oils so they are less abrasive … Continue reading What in the world is a carrier oil?
One income living is hard enough as it is - pair that with our desire to try and live as "clean" as possible and you've really got a challenge. We aren't super hard core about the products we buy, I try to balance cost with being safe and chemical free. The hard truth is, the … Continue reading Homemade Laundry Soap Recipe•.04 cents/load
You've heard me talk before about going from a full time working mom to a stay at home mom where we live solely off my husband's income. It can be done! We made a lot of small changes to save here and there, some sacrifices were harder than others, but overall, being there to manage … Continue reading 5 Reasons why I use Wool Dryer Balls and you should too!
DIY is not always easier, cheaper, or better. Sometimes it is though! And sometimes it is all about...the process. This just pretty much started out as a disaster and got worse from there. I was almost out of dish soap. I thought - Hey! I'll make some! I mean my current dish soap was totally … Continue reading My Adventures in DIY Dish Soap
When I decided to make some positive healthy changes for my family, I knew adding essential oils to our lives was definitely on the list. My main concern at the time was the green, y'all!! I wanted to save money - less doctor visits, fewer med purchases - I needed to get us healthy and … Continue reading Why I chose Young Living and never looked back
4 kids, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and 21 chickens? Yeah, you could say we have our smelly days around here. Since taking on the challenges of 1. Trying to pinch pennies where I can now that we are a one income family and 2.Using fewer chemicals in our home finding an alternative to the pricey … Continue reading Keeping the Air Fresh and Chem Free