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Natural Living Weekly Roundup and Linky 3-28-15

Weekly Roundup and Linky 3-28-15 This weekend is my mom’s birthday and it also marks five tortuous months since she passed away. My family is getting together to celebrate her life and the person she was. The generous, kind, giving, intelligent, brave warrior who busted through life climbing up to success. She earned everything she […]

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Organic Protein Smoothies for Kids and Adults

Stonyfield Organic Smoothie Life is more about the journey than the destination. Stonyfield’s organic high-protein smoothie will give your body to fuel to do what you need to do during the day. For kids and adults, this quick nutrition and energy boost you can take with you. This is so totally me. I am not […]

Homemade Face Mask

Homemade Face Mask with Essential Oils

Homemade Face Mask I’ve always struggled with oily acne-prone skin ever since I was a teenager. I am almost *ahem* 40 years old and I STILL struggle with bad skin! Ugh. But once I started using essential oils for my face skin cleaning routine, I noticed a change. My skin got better, then it got […]

Tabbouleh Recipe with Couscous

Tabbouleh Recipe with Couscous

I am very fortunate my mother-in-law stays with us during the year for months at a time. She cooks a LOT. It’s so nice for me because I get more work done and get to play with the kids more. Plus I love her cooking. Last week she made a tabbouleh recipe with couscous just […]

Homemade DIY Cleaning Recipes

Homemade DIY Cleaning Recipes with Essential Oils

Homemade DIY Cleaning Recipes with Essential Oils WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS? They are plant extracts and are steam distilled from plants – from the leaves, roots, bark, stems, and seeds. They are called plant medicine as they protect the plant from disease, fungus, drought, and pests and do much of that in our bodies, too! […]

Real Food Meal Plan 4

Real Food Meal Plan Under $50 – Volume 4

Ok so I’ve been sick for what feels like all winter. Actually, I’ve been sick ever since my mother passed just about 5 months ago. Shows you how your body responds to things. Make your healthy meal plans for sanity! And take ME time whenever you can! Real Food Meal Plan for a Family of […]

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A Story of Soulmates, Love and Death – Soul Sessions Book Review

Soulmates, Love and Death My parents lived an amazing love story. They were set up on a blind date by my father’s cousin, who was also my mother’s best friend when she was younger. My mom worked in the women’s section of a department store and one day she spotted my dad lurking in there […]

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Healthy Cookies with Chickpeas, Oatmeal and Chocolate Chips #glutenfree

Gluten Free Cookies with Extra Protein and Chocolate Would you ever think of putting chickpeas in cookies? Nope, neither would I until I started investigating healthy cookies and how to make them so they are still delicious cookies. I always used to make basic monster cookies using plain oatmeal but there is a LOT of […]

Lunch Ideas for Kids

Quick and Easy Lunch Ideas for Kids

Yesterday was the day my 4 year old was waiting for all weekend. Every day he asked if it was time for school yet. He had his clothes all picked out for days. When it was finally Tuesday, he put on his superhero pajamas (yes pajamas) and packed a small blanket and chip clip and […]

20 Uses of Peppermint Oil

20 Uses of Peppermint Oil

20 Uses and Benefits of Peppermint Oil Peppermint oil has so many uses, it’s no wonder this oil is a staple in many people’s medicine cabinets. I should note that peppermint essential oil is intense and far more concentrated than other essential oils. It is advised not to use on young children unless part of […]

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Freezer Meals: How Long is it Safe to Keep them Frozen?

If you are like me, freezing food is a necessity. Freezer meals are part of your daily life, whether planning, preparing or cooking them. But do you know how to store those freezer meals so they don’t go bad before you actually eat the food? To make sure defrosted food is as fresh, nutritious and […]

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Eating Healthy to Prevent Disease

Are You Eating Healthy to Prevent Disease in Your Body? For many people, disease isn’t something that’s considered until they actually head to the doctor and get a diagnosis. Sometimes, if a disease runs in the family, it’s given more consideration, but most people don’t take a preventative approach to their health care. Imagine if […]