DIY Wax Paper Goodie Bags

I may be a little crazy… Only I would think it’s easier to make my own baked goods bags from scratch than buy plastic baggies. But I have a No Plastic Bag Policy at home and we refuse to spend money on anything that’s so terrible for the environment. Forward to now. My son had a preschool […]

All Natural Sore Throat Remedy

Between our preschooler and our soon-to-be toddler, we as a family have had our fair share of colds this winter, so when I discovered this easy-to-make cold remedy, I was ecstatic (or, as ecstatic as a tired, ailing, stuffy momma can be…) This is a home remedy that can nip a sore throat in the […]

Making Your Own Gel Candles

I guess I’m on a quest to scent my home this month, as I finally decided to try making wickless gel candles. If your kids are anything like mine, then my days of burning a plethora of candles are on hold for a few years, at least until the risk of burning fingers or the […]

Making Your Own Organic Wood Block Air Fresheners

While I am shamelessly attached to my electric essential oil air diffuser, the truth is that sometimes the process of getting it going is just too much effort — go ahead and judge. So, from the candle-lit diffusers and ceramic figures, to lavender sachets and nasal inhalers, I love easy ways to incorporate the air […]

Axing Eczema Without Steroids

Last week, my son was quietly sitting on the couch one minute, crying and demanding essential oils and a bandage for his leg the next. (Yes, my kids are those kids who request coconut oil, essential oils and “loidal” silver when they hurt themselves. And I love it, just so you know!) Knowing he did […]

Easy DIY Crockpot Caramel

This is the time of year when we cover up the grill and blow the dust off of the crockpot, preparing it for its frequent, almost daily, use over the colder months. There is nothing quite like the smell of a delicious and hardy stew or soup when you come in from a long, cold […]

Homemade Steamer Vacuum Solution

If you’re anything like me, you don’t like keeping a lot of chemical cleaners in the house. Not only can it be dangerous to keep a ton of harsh cleaners in a house with two young – and very curious – boys, but handling and breathing in those toxins can be harmful and very unpleasant. […]

DIY Hand Sanitzer

It is with a heavy heart that I begin preparing for the start of the school year. The kids and I have really had an incredible summer together and it breaks my heart to think about all the busyness and time away from each other. As with most teachers, the last few weeks of August […]

DIY Homemade Silver Polish

A good silver polish is hard to find. And by good, I mean one that’s not full of harmful chemicals, strong odors and that actually works. Luckily, making your own out of just a few ingredients you already have on hand is incredibly easy! Yes, incredibly. Water, baking soda and salt are all it takes. […]

Home to Roost

So, after ten years of pining for chickens, two weeks ago, three generations piled into the van and took a drive to a chicken farm in Connecticut to pick up four new family members, whom we have affectionately dubbed “the girlies.” And the girlies are just awesome in every way. Not yet old enough to […]