I’m excited to announce the winners of today’s flash giveaway! Thanks for participating. It was a lot of fun! The winner of the Healthy Living Bundle is Claudia Ellis! Congrats! The winner of DIY Face Masks and Scrubs is Julia! I’m emailing you both right now. If you didn’t win, you still have time to […]

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Win a Healthy Living Bundle (Tonight Only!)

I’m more excited about this bundle than any of the others. I think that excitement was spurred by the Essential Oils and Natural Health eCourse by Jessie Hawkins of Vintage Remedies. It’s such an amazing value, I can’t get over it. (Plus I love essential oils AND Vintage Remedies. So, I can’t help getting excited […]

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Simple Things Sunday: Peace


This week was full of simple things. A lovely three days spent with a few dear friends. Away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. And without cell service or internet connections. Time spent walking and talking was just what I needed to refresh. An early morning walk. A visit with John Bunyon. Where […]

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Basil & Beef Lettuce Wraps

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Since discovering so many food allergies, I’ve had to revamp my meals quite a bit. One of the main difficulties has been eliminating most grains. This has involved replacing tortillas, breads, and grain-based side dishes. One of my favorite meals has been the one I’m sharing today. My family enjoys is too. Which means I […]

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Flash Giveaway: DIY Face Masks and Scrubs

DIY Face Masks and Scrubs is your guide to creating pampering beauty products at home at a fraction of the cost of store-bought (and without questionable ingredients). What’s Inside? Over 55 recipes! A thorough ingredient guide so you can create your own combinations Instructions and tips for preparing the skin before applying scrubs and masks […]

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How to Make Facial Masks with Clay

Spa Mud and Sea Salt

Clay masks have the amazing ability to pull toxins from the skin and are well loved for their pore cleansing and skin balancing abilities. A variety of clays are suitable for masks. You might consider some of the following: Kaolin clay and Rhassoul clay are generally the safest options as they are milder than other […]

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Stock Your DIY Natural Medicine Cabinet in One Afternoon

natural medicine diy

This post is LONG. You might want to pin for future reference.  If you’ve been around here long, you know I like to make remedies and beauty products in quick time. It started with 50 homemade gifts in an hour, then moved up to 100 natural beauty products in an hour. Now I’m tackling the […]

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Healing Eczema from the Inside Out


As I browsed through The Eczema Cure, lots of lights started going off in my mind. Dots were connected. A-ha moments were had. I’m finding that the eczema I suffered for a long time was actually a precursor to my now chronic illness (Hashimoto’s). A pity I didn’t know then what I do now! I […]

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On Kindness

it only takes a split second . . .

What follows is a random collection of thoughts on kindness.  Kindness is an important quality to cultivate in ourselves and our children. Kindness can create bridges, mend hearts, and soothe angry souls. “Be kind. For everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.” -Author unknown The above quote is one of my […]

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This is the best one yet (and I think you’ll want to see it)


We all want to make better health and lifestyle decisions for ourselves and those we love. We want to lose some weight, have more energy, use greener products, create nutritious meals for our families, get fit, and feel confident that we’re doing all we can to prevent serious diseases. But it’s so easy to feel […]

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