It’s that time of year again! Yup, along with all the pumpkin spice, and sweater weather, it’s… cold and flu season! I count my little family as generally pretty blessed in the area of health, but you can’t keep you kids away from all the germs, all the time, and last week, Garrett came down with a Keep Reading
DIY is the way I prefer to do almost everything in life. We don’t have a lot of extra money to pay people to do things we can easily do ourselves. Plus, I get a huge amount of satisfaction from cooking, making, baking and doing. I prefer to see my hard work rewarded! Growing up in an Amish community, I have had a lot of practice with making things from scratch! It’s a way of life for my family and I.
I DIY body and cleaning products because I strive to have a chemical-free home and to only expose my husband and kids to things that are healthy for them. Nothing toxic! When you have strict rules like no toxins in your home, you have to learn to do-it-yourself when it comes to bath and cleaning products.
Our family has food allergies, so we eat gluten-free. But I DIY my baking mix because gluten-free mix is expensive!
Lastly, we are DIY-ing our own mobile home right now! Re-doing a mobile home from scratch is hard work but it feels so good!
Don’t you just love homemade lotion? You rub oils into your skin that not only hydrate, but nourish, and even though you can feel good about rubbing all the lotion you want into your skin, you really don’t need to use as much. I usually tend to use a combination of homemade baby lotion for my face, Keep Reading
There are pretty much three qualities you want in a cleaner, right? Remove dirt and/or stains kill germs Smell nice. Let me add a fourth to that: You want it to be non toxic - or even good for you if that’s possible. I think it is possible, and it’s not as hard as you might think. I spent Keep Reading
One of my favorite homemade skincare recipes ever is baking soda face wash. Love, love, love it! But it’s not something I can use every day. Every week yes, every day, no. When I was a teenager, I use to wash my face with Dawn dish soap. I’m not kidding. Obviously, I’ve learned the error of my way, Keep Reading
If you’ve been on Pinterest, or any number of other social for a while, you’ve probably seen “no ‘poo” methods pop up here and there. I once went for an entire month washing my hair with nothing but baking soda and vinegar, and unfortunately, couldn’t seem to get rid of the build up on my scalp Keep Reading
Every time a patriotic holiday rolls around, I’m inspired to get in the spirit and try all those charming red, white, and blue décor DIYs that pop up in my Pinterest feed. For some reason hosting a Christmas or even Thanksgiving party doesn’t really mean much to me. But Fourth of July? YESSS! And Keep Reading
Mason jars are one of my favorite things. I'm usually a pretty frugal gal, but put me in an antique store with vintage jars, and I go a bit gaga. There are just so many things you can do with them! These are some of my favorite projects that I've found around the internet, ranging from cute, to Keep Reading
I have no aptitude for photography. None. I first started caring about photos when my son was born, and then later, when I started growing my blog, and that’s when I found out that not only did I not know anything, but that I had no talent whatsoever for photography. I always like to tell people Keep Reading
I was standing there over the stove, cutting roasted chicken for the kids’ dinner. NBD, right? Right. Until all out of nowhere, my left trap and neck muscle started cramping hard, and I suddenly had a kink in my neck like you wouldn’t believe. You know, the kind where you can’t even turn your Keep Reading
Have you ever had something that every time you used it you said (or thought) to yourself “aww yeah, this is the stuff”? That’s how I feel when I use this soap. It’s mild, it’s soft, it’s invigorating, and it’s not your average soap bar. It’s SO much more than that. It’s all the comforts of Keep Reading