Eliminating Single Use Items

Eliminating Single Use Items

Disposable, single use items are available nearly everywhere.  Due to this availability, people often choose disposable, single use items.  These items are marketed as convenience items.   It seems more and more people are choosing single use items which is having negative effects on our planet. These items are disposable, right?  They are used and then tossed Read More

How to Make Instant Pot Elderberry Syrup

How to Make Instant Pot Elderberry Syrup

Elderberry syrup is a staple in our refrigerator and I recommend it to everyone.  This syrup is easy to find in stores for purchase; however, it is actually super easy to make.  Recently, I made elderberry syrup using my Instant Pot and was thrilled with the results.  If you are wondering how to make Instant Pot Read More

How to Make Homemade Almond Milk

How to Make Homemade Almond Milk (Photos & Video)

Making your own almond milk is super easy and only requires two ingredients.  You read that right.  Two ingredients.  Homemade almond milk tastes better, is better for you, and is so easy to make you will wonder why you haven’t made this already. If you have been wondering how to make homemade almond milk now Read More

Rejuvenating Scalp Serum Recipe

Rejuvenating Scalp Serum Recipe

When I was younger I had crazy thick hair.  A lot of living and 3 kids later, not so much.  My hair is not nearly as thick and I have occasional itching of my scalp.  After a bit of research and a few different batches trials I developed this scalp serum recipe that is a Read More

July 2016 in Photos

July 2016 In Photos: Summer Fun & Ava Turns 8!

Creating my July 2016 in photos post reminds me of how much fun we had over the summer.  I know I have fallen behind but when I finally get up to creating these posts I get to reminisce a bit and I love it. July 2016 in Photos July was kicked off by celebrating Independence Read More

Encouraging a healthy body image

Encouraging a Healthy Body Image

Encouraging a healthy body image is such an important part of parenting.  We practice peaceful parenting in our home,  we  use gentle ways to guide our children, so I believe that the path to my kids having a healthy body image starts with me.  A few nights ago Audrey asked me what the word “chubby” Read More

June 2016 in Photos

June 2016 in Photos: Hospitals, Dancing, and Beach Fun

June was a crazy busy month for our family.   This month included Audrey being admitted into the hospital, dance performances at libraries and nursing homes all over the county for the girls, and a week-long beach visit with family.   Although June began a bit bumpy it ended up being a super fun and busy Read More

May 2016 in pictures

May 2016 in Pictures: Fishing, Butterflies, & Kittens!

Here is my May 2016 in pictures post, watch out I am catching up!  Just like in April a lot of fishing occurred.  It is a good thing that we are surrounded by water!  We also had new additions to our family and even fostered a few critters until they could be released back into the Read More