Broccoli and Orange Puree

Some days I just wanna say yuck to broccoli. Then there are some days that I crave it. Well, my bouncing, bubbly, and very active toddler actually craves it. Looking back, I think I know why she craves that little green vegetable. And it begins with a little fib my husband and I told her. […]

DIY Lip Gloss with Your Toddlers

My daughter Elle loves to sit in my lap while I put on my makeup. Of course she wants to imitate and do exactly like her mommy, so I give her a small chap stick to put on her lips while I apply my lipstick. She loves to smear it on, smack her lips in […]

Homemade Vanilla Bean Applesauce

There’s one very important thing I have to ask when feeding new foods to my baby: Is this organic? While I was pregnant with Elle, I made sure to take care of myself by eating right, doing daily yoga, and relaxing. Naturally, I want to make sure she’s healthy and safe outside of the womb, too. Every […]

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 […]

Make Your Own Aromatherapy Dough for Kids

My kids are hitting the Play-Doh phase really hard right now. I completely understand the appeal of Play-Doh for kids, and it really is such a good way to incorporate imagination and fine motor/gross motor skills into daily play; however, the artificial dyes are non-toxic, yes, but not exactly healthy, AND the stuff dries out […]

Homemade Apple Pie

I used to buy frozen pie dough, but you’d never know how easy baking your own is! It adds a little bit of an extra step, but the end result is so worth it, I’m not sure I’ll ever go back. This all-butter crust recipe is E – A – S – Y and so […]

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 […]

Avocado Cinnamon Pear Puree

Elle, my 9-month-old daughter, has been eating so many varieties of food lately. She became a pro at eating avocados when she was 6 month old, but now I like to spice up the flavors and add combinations to her purees. The other day, I baked cinnamon pears as a snack and realized they would […]

DIY Stainless Steel Cleaner

We finally moved into our new house, which was BEYOND overdue and BEYOND exciting. Once we got situated, I realized I was faced with a new challenge: how to clean a house with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. I buckled down to research what cleaning ingredients I could and could not use on stainless […]

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Last Christmas, I wanted to gift something that was homemade, useful and affordable and thought of making a spice blend – but which to choose? I started to think about what spices my family loves to buy and came up with the perfect idea: taco seasoning! So here is a mix that I tried and […]