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
My basil plant bolted (meaning it grew flowers and said I just can't even!) so it was time to harvest the rest of the leaves and store them. Lots of ways to store basil- but these are three ways I am trying this year. 1. Dried I put it on a baking sheet lined with … Continue reading Storing Basil: 3 Ways
This is my go-to breakfast on any given weekday. It takes me about 30 seconds to make and contains no dairy or added sugar. I must say though that super ripe bananas are the best because of their sweetness; if you're using more green bananas, you might need to add a little bit of honey … Continue reading Choco-nana smoothie
If your kids are anything like mine, they come through the door after school like ravenous beasts. "MAAAHHHMMM! What's for snack?" First words out of their mouths. Every.single.day. Better be prepared or else it's a free for all in the pantry and they'll end up eating dry spaghetti and prying the lid off the refried … Continue reading For the munchy monsters: After School Snack ideas
So I've had this stack of pictures in frames sitting next to my office desk for like...ever! I finally decided that today was the very last day I'd let myself slide on not putting these images ON THE WALL! For crying out loud the children will be grown and I'll need to put my grand-kid's … Continue reading Easy Peasy Wall Gallery Trick