Every year my husband and I like to go apple picking at the orchard. Because of the early frost, we weren’t able to last year, so we haven’t yet gone with our almost two year old son. We like to pick several bushels of apples at the end of the … Continue Reading “Easy Crock-Pot Applesauce with Stevia”
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Every once in awhile in our house, we have “Eat What Ya Got Week.” Usually it’s quite boring, with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and always some sort of dish with canned tomatoes. This past round, I had a bunch of gravy I had stocked up on from a Whole … Continue Reading “The Easiest Swedish Meatball Recipe Ever”
Have you ever wondered if making your own baby food REALLY is cheaper? It’s an added thing to do with an already busy schedules moms with young ones have, so is it really worth the savings? I know I’ve been curious, so let’s check out the difference between making vs. … Continue Reading “Make Vs. Buy: Organic Baby Food”
If you buy vitamins, herbs or supplements online, the best time of year to do so is in the cooler months. Many products (especially probiotics and vitamins with herbs) are heat sensitive and could be less effective if shipped in the summer months. Stock up now on any online vitamin, … Continue Reading “The Best Time to Buy Vitamins and Herbs + My Favorite Products”
Many of us avoid BPA containing products, due to their high xenoestrogen content. I recently read an article that showed tests that even if all of your plastic is BPA-free it still likely contains chemicals that have xenoestrogens, which mimics estrogen, causing dangerous levels of estrogen in the body. I … Continue Reading “The Dangers of Xenoestrogens and How to Protect Against Them”
I’ve been looking for ways to make the house smell nicely, without dangerous chemicals. The absolute best I have found so far is a lamp diffuser. You just place it on top of the bulb in the lamp and pour a few drops of your favorite essential oils onto … Continue Reading “Lamp Diffuser Deal”
I’m so done with this cold weather and am ready for spring. I have a ways to go, so in the meantime I’ve been dreaming of planting a garden this spring. While spring is still a ways away, it’s time to begin preparing if you are planning to plant a … Continue Reading “Ordering Heirloom Seeds”
Did you know that even if you buy organic produce, you should still clean it with a fruit and vegetable cleaner? Due to cross-pollination and high winds, pesticides can easily be carried over into organic farms. It’s important to clean ALL fruits and vegetables with a cleaner that will eliminate … Continue Reading “The Easiest (& Cheapest) Fruit and Vegetable Cleaner”
Every New Year seems to bring crazy new diets and newly released “health foods” that are being marketed to customers. It’s hard to know what works, what’s safe and what’s really healthy.
Why? Any form of extreme dieting, whether it be cleanses or calorie reduction, can be very hard on … Continue Reading “Simple Swaps: Dieting”
In this third special sugar-free Simple Swaps series post, I’ll share my favorite natural and organic sugar-free products.
Why? So many products contain unnecessary sugar. While it seems that avoiding sugar altogether is impossible, I like to eliminate it in any food that I can. The amount of sugar … Continue Reading “Simple Healthy Swaps: Sugar-Free Natural and Organic Products”