We’ve been making small changes to have a more natural, healthy household. I started by increasing the number of indoor plants we have, planning out healthy meals, and working out on a regular basis. We switched doctors to find someone that wasn’t quick to prescribe antibiotics at every sniffle, started using more natural remedies, and kept researching ways to be healthier. One thing that came up often in natural healing groups online was essential oils. I’ve used them for aromatherapy for years, but never really thought about their other uses until this last year or so. Since I’ve been studying them, I’m amazed at their uses & put together a list of my favorite ways of using essential oils for you. [Read more...]
Ready for chilly evenings, jumping in leaves, and pumpkin everything? So are we! Here are a few of the best Fall crafts for older kids to enjoy this year. [Read more...]
In this day and age, everything is disposable. Plates, containers, electronics, furniture, you name it! If it breaks, we don’t fix it, we simply buy more or buy a new one. One of the best ways to become more frugal is to get past this mindset of “disposables” and look towards the things that can be used over and over. Using things as much as possible will save you money because you won’t have to buy a new one all the time! [Read more...]
I am a terrible housekeeper! I openly admit it. This doesn’t mean I just don’t clean my house, but I don’t do it nearly as well as my husband or as quick. Cleaning isn’t something that comes easy to me & I think it’s partially because I didn’t have to clean up after myself as a child. My mother was a bit of a clean freak and we all learned quickly that if you didn’t do something to her standards she was just going to reclean it, so why bother? We didn’t even clean our own rooms because she’d go through and organize everything, put our clothes away, and even label things so we knew where to find them. [Read more...]
I love fall! Autumn and spring are definitely my favorite seasons with all the gorgeous colors, but fall provides a bountiful harvest for many of my favorite foods. Here in Iowa, apple harvest starts in July so I’ve been playing around with some amazing apple recipes. This year, we are canning apple pie filling, apple butter, applesauce, and of course making Applesauce Sundaes! Sweets are great, but I was starting to crave something a little more savory, so I came up with this Crockpot Pork Roast with Apple Cider Gravy. Five ingredients and a few minutes of prep time earlier in the day is all it takes to put this on the table tonight for dinner. And a slow cooker guarantees that your roast pork will be tender and moist every time. [Read more...]
I’ve got a great giveaway for all my paleo, raw, gluten-free, and prepper readers today: Mega One Meal Replacement Shakes from Legacy Foods! One lucky winner will get to pick out a delicious flavor: Chocolate, SuperBerry, or Vanilla! Everyone loves chocolate, but unfortunately, it’s not something that everyone can eat. If you’re vegetarian, trying to lose weight, or have gluten allergies, chocolate isn’t normally an option for you. Now, it can be, and you have a great chance to WIN!
August 3rd is National Watermelon Day! Watermelon is one of our favorite summer treats. Here are 26 mouthwatering watermelon recipes to try out!
Build Your Bundle is having a HUGE curriculum sale. Homeschooling can be very expensive, especially when you are teaching multiple children and using several different curriculums. While you’re not spending scads of money on book bags, lunch pails, and all the other stuff public school kids need, you can easily spend a ton on books.
Now you can build your own bundle and SAVE! I don’t think there’s anyone who doesn’t like a good sale, especially on educational materials! Starting today, until the 28th, you can save LOTS of money on all of your back to school book needs! [Read more...]