How to Make Magnesium Lotion

DIY Magnesium Lotion

Every time there’s an eBook bundle, I dig in and make something new. I love that there are so many wonderful resources for creating all-natural, healthly products at home. This time I found a recipe for magnesium lotion in Healing With God’s Earthly Gifts: Natural and Herbal Remedies.  There are a few other really great books with […]

Embracing Self Care: Health and Spirituality

effect of diet

This is Week Two in the Embracing Self-Care Series. Find the introduction here and Week One here.  Our own health and spirituality are two of the largest factors determining the quality of life we enjoy and also that of our own family. Yet, these are the things that often slip by the wayside. I know […]

How to Make Cocoa Powder Eye Shadow {DIY Make-Up}


Most make up is full of chemicals. I buy the most natural make up I can find. But it can be expensive. I recently stumbled upon the fact that some foods can be used as make up! This is usually super frugal and relatively easy too. One of the simplest methods for creating an all-natural […]

Embracing Self-Care: A Community Blogging Project

Embracing Self Care

Many moms feel guilty when it comes to doing things for themselves. Sometimes we believe it is selfish to take time away from the family. Even if it is to exercise or take a shower! I used to have this guilt, but much of that has melted away over the past few months. You see, […]

10 Soothing, Healing and Detoxifying Baths

10 soothing, healing, and detoxifying baths

When I think of a bath, I usually think of a time to relax and let the stress of the day drain away. Baths are a pretty rare thing for this busy mom, and they probably are for you too. But, perhaps we could find time for a few more soaks in the tub once […]

What is Plexus Slim?

plexus drink

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I would be trying a 30 day experiment with Plexus Slim to see if it would help alleviate some of my Hashimoto’s symptoms. I gave a brief description about the supplement, but thought some of you would like to know more about the ingredients and what they do. […]

A Health Update: Hashimoto’s Diagnosis

health update

I saw these pretty clouds at the park last week. They make me think of paintbrush strokes. God is the ultimate artist. I’m finding that being sick and dealing with a chronic illness has helped me to pay more attention to these little details in life. As promised, here is a health update for anyone who […]

Green Your Life


As a young adult, I trusted that companies had the consumers best interest at heart. I believed the products on store shelves were safe for myself, my family, and my world. After all, they had been tested and approved. Hadn’t they? Of course, you know I was naive and frankly, wrong, wrong, wrong! As I […]

Three ways to minimize stress this year

3 ways to minimize stress

Are you ready to stress less? I am! Reducing stress has been a major project for me for the past six months. I can honestly say that I am getting there. Six months ago I had an anxious knot in my stomach almost daily, but now it’s rarely there. I thank God for that! Today I’m […]

My word of the year


Nourish. I started 2013 with the word discipline. But, after my health took a downward turn, it became obvious that nourishing my body, mind and spirit was most necessary. Doing the things that nourish me requires discipline, I must be sure I go to bed at a decent hour and also have the discipline to […]