Instant Pot:  Healthy Homemade Meals FAST

The Instant Pot: Healthy Homemade Meals FAST

I am here to shout from the roof tops that the Instant Pot  has changed the way that I cook.  This fabulous kitchen gadget allows me to feed my family healthy delicious homemade meals fast!  Meals that used to take an hour or more to cook often take only minutes now, seriously.  My Instant Pot […]


The Many Health Benefits of Diatomaceous Earth

This post contains affiliate links. It has been over two years since I discovered Diatomaceous earth.  I originally used it to natuarally eliminate pinworms in my daughter and it worked great!  I decided to research diatomaceous earth (DE) and discovered that it has amazing health benefits.  Our entire family takes it daily in our smoothies and […]


Extending The Life Of Cloth Diapers

I use cloth diapers.  I feel that using cloth diapers is the best decision for my children and the environment.  The initial investment of cloth diapers can be high but it truly pays off in the long run.  I have used many different cloth diapers and have found that Bum Genius one size with snaps are my favorite. I […]


Eliminating Kitchen Waste: Food Storage

I am trying to minimize the waste that my kitchen produces.   I use cloth napkins and dish towels instead of paper towels.  I try very hard not to use baggies…if I do I wash and re-use them.  I switched from Tupperware to glass Pyrex containers for storage.  I keep any plastic containers that food items come in, such as […]


Falling In Love With Coconut Oil

My relationship with coconut oil started as a fling but has recently flourished into a full-blown love affair!  I first purchased coconut oil as an ingredient to make homemade deodorant.   I made the deodorant then put my jar of coconut oil away in a cabinet. I recently began using the no ‘poo shampoo method on my […]


Living Without A Microwave Oven…..Finally

Recently I have been hearing more and more about families living without microwave ovens.   In the back of my mind I knew that cooking with a microwave could not be harmless and was certainly not healthy.   I mostly used my microwave to reheat items and to cook oatmeal.   Although my microwave oven use was minimal I was […]


Showing My Family Love: Kickin’ the Chemicals OUT!

Happy Valentines Day!   I have been replacing store-bought hygiene products with homemade alternatives.  I am declaring war on the chemicals in our house!  However, I have dirty little secret.  I have a stash full of chemical filled hygiene products under the sink in my bathroom.  I have not been using them but for some reason I […]

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Homemade Household Cleaners

Along with getting the toxins out of the food that our family eats we are also working on getting the toxins out of our home.  I used to think that the smell of bleach and air fresheners was the smell of ‘clean’, I now realize that was the smell of toxic chemicals!  I know that we have saved […]

Rainy Windy Weekend Full of Inspiration

I knew that it was going to rain this weekend but I didn’t expect more than 5 inches of rain and 40 mile wind gusts!  Our pool is overflowing and there are palm frawns everywhere.  We have been stuck inside most of the weekend.  Alex is happily locked in his room with all of the new Lego’s that we acquired […]