Baby Fever

FTC Disclosure Statement: Thanks to Fertility Planit for sponsoring this post and giving me a Clearblue®  Fertility Monitor. While I have recieved compensation for this post, all opinions are my own.  If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that my husband and I have two children with a fairly substantial gap […]

Is This Chemical In Your Toothpaste?

  I’ve been meaning to write this post for quite awhile. It’s something that I wished I’d known that would have saved my teen from years of  pain and discomfort. My teenager suffered from painful sores in his mouth throughout his elementary and middle school years. At times, it seemed like he had sores in […]

Citrus Sugar Scrub

Body scrubs are a fun and luxurious addition to your bathing routine, but they can be so expensive! And often, they contain suspect ingredients that you really don’t want on your skin. There’s no need to buy pricey scrubs though, making your own couldn’t be faster or easier! And it only takes three ingredients. This […]

2015 Resolution #1 {Play More}

    Photo Credit: Quan Nguyen Years ago, I stopped making “self improvement” style resolutions. You know the ones. *Lose 10 pounds! *Spend less money! *Get arrested less! (Okay, that last one isn’t serious, but you get the picture)  I stopped for one simple reason. Those resolutions were all based on GUILT.  And  I failed year in […]

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Years ago in my 20s, while my teen was still an infant, a friend invited me over to dinner. She was a young mom like me, but already a fantastic cook. Looking back, I think she might have been the first “Real Foodie” I ever met! 1998 was the height of the low-fat diet rage, and […]

Reflections on the Past Year {And a Simple Carpet Freshener Recipe}

I wouldn’t say 2014 was a bad year. I’d call it brutal. Some really bad things did happen, I’m not going to lie, but then some CrazyWonderfulAmazing things happened too. Did they take the suck out of the every day Awfulness we were experiencing? No, not really. But they were certainly a welcome distraction. And […]

Plans for 2015, on the Blog {Thanks to You}

  I sent all of my subscribers a survey last night. You may have gotten one. You may have filled it out. If you did, thank you. I love blogging. Since I started this blog almost two years ago now, I’ve been exposed to people, ideas and experiences that have changed who I am on […]

I’m taking a coffee vacation, plus a giveaway!

  If you’re a regular reader, you know that last month I decided to do a Whole 30. I ended up losing quite a bit of weight (16 lbs to date) and feeling better than I have in a long time. I was so happy with the results in fact, I decided to continue my Whole 30 at least […]

5 Ways You Save Money on Organic Produce by Subscribing to a CSA

With mounting evidence that pesticides are more harmful to our health than previously believed, it’s more desirable than ever to buy only untreated produce. But is the cost of produce that hasn’t been sprayed with glyphosate prohibitive? Actually, no. Buying produce directly from the grower can actually help you save money while keeping you and your family […]

October 2014 Stitch Fix Review

My October 2014 Stitch Fix Review is HERE

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