25% off one book on Amazon! Ends Today!

If your anything like me, you’ve got a long list of books on your wishlist. If not, perhaps you’ve got a few books on your list for loved ones this Christmas. Either way, I’m excited to tell you that Amazon is offering a 25% off coupon right now! It’s only valid until tonight (11.59pm PST), […]

Creative Bug – Tutorials Galore!

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I really want to make these amazing scarves!   And I’ve wanted to learn more about art journaling for quite some time. . . Now, I’m hoping I will be able to with a cool new find . . . A few weeks ago I came across a new-to-me website called Creative Bug. It contains […]

55 Homemade Real Food Gifts

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Giving gifts of food is a wonderful way to bless someone. It can also be frugal and simple (depending on what you are making). As we all learn more about real food and strive to leave the over-processed goodies behind, it can be difficult to know what to make for such occasions. Thankfully, the blogosphere […]

Homemade Mommy Beauty Essentials: 35 DIY Beauty Recipes to Use Everyday

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**99 CENTS TODAY!** Homemade Mommy Beauty Essentials: 35 DIY Beauty Recipes to Use Everyday  You’ll learn how to:  – Make your own beauty and personal care products – Use the safest, most purely organic, and therapeutic ingredients – Save money with all natural and non-toxic recipes – Protect your family from hidden toxins – Become […]

Prime Free Trial

Perfect for last minute shopping! I love my Prime membership. It’s saved me many times. I tend to forget I need things until the last minute, but with Prime, I’m usually covered! Stuff gets here before I have a chance to make it to the store. And, I don’t have to load up the kids […]

Gifts using Muslin Bags

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I love muslin bags! I try to always keep a stash of muslin bags on hand because they make it possible to create quick and simple gifts. Especially when you want to make gifts in bulk. Simply line up bags and work assembly-line style. A few items you can make with muslin bags include: Scented-drawer […]

Soothing Oatmeal and Lavender Bath

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Oats are well-known as a skin soother and are often used to treat dry, itchy skin. This bath treatment could be made with oats only, but the addition of sunflower seeds and lavender make for an even greater soothing and calming effect. The lavender gives a very subtle fragrance and is not over powering at […]

Quick and Simple Hot Cocoa Mix

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The following hot cocoa mix is quick to make and includes real food ingredients. I chose to use coconut sugar or sucanat as the sweetener because both are less processed than white or brown sugar and still contain nutrients. Ingredients: 1/2 cup cocoa powder 1 cup sucanat or coconut sugar Method: Mix cocoa powder and […]

Berkey Water Filter Giveaway!

My guess is that you are blessed with access to clean running water. We don’t really worry about getting parasites or other waterborne diseases when we turn on our tap. But while we are blessed with clean water coming through indoor plumbing, are you aware of some of the environmental contaminants that are frequently found in […]

Delightful Links – Health and Wellness

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Pictured above are some of the supplies I’m using to create tutorials for the rest of the simple, homemade gifts series! It’s quite a task (but is definitely my kind of fun)! Lots of goodies from Mountain Rose Herbs. Today I wanted to share three great resources that will help you on your healthy living […]