Natural Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

How to Stay Cool Naturally this Summer

If gets hotter than Hades in the summertime where you live, then read on to learn lots of tips to stay cool naturally in the summertime. I am a third generation Floridian, born and raised in South Florida, so I know heat. The worst part about excessive heat is how crabby, grumpy and irritable it… [read more]

The BEST DIY Cleaning Recipes

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There seem to be a million different non-toxic cleaning recipes on the intranets, these are tried and true ones that I think are the best. My go-to homemade all-purpose cleaning spray. Easy liquid laundry detergent. If you have a new baby and the for first time you are realizing that you don’t want chemicals in… [read more]

Nine Natural Cleaning Recipes for New Mamas

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Welcome to the January 2015 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Household Chores This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have shared stories, tips, and tricks on tackling household chores. Please read to the end to find a list… [read more]

How to Make Marigold Tea

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I am such a fan of herbal remedies because they work. I also just love that they come from the earth, God’s creation. The more I learn about herbology, the more gratitude and awe I have for God and how masterfully He created plants for all our human ailments and conditions. If you are a Christian and nervous… [read more]

Garden Markers Kid Craft DIY

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Oh, be still my heart! Look how big she is! It feels like just yesterday that it was the end of 4th trimester but somehow Penelope is four and half years old. I try to do some sort of art/craft every afternoon so that we both have time to connect and decompress together after a busy… [read more]

Living Off The Grid, Interview with Greg Seaman, Founder of

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I had such a great time talking with Greg Seaman, the founder of, for this podcast. Greg’s story is super interesting: He and his family lived completely off the grid for 30 years on the San Juan Islands (a place I have been, a truly magical place where you can kayak among orca whales).… [read more]

My New Garden Containers From and a HUGE Giveaway!

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When we first moved to South Florida this summer, one of the first things I did was research container gardening options. Leaving behind the home we had owned for a long time meant losing my 10×30 garden that I had built with my own two hands. It was gut wrenching. If not for my husband… [read more]

Want to Go Green? Rethink the Pill

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Do you think twice about buying non-organic meat from animals injected with hormones? I do. We even raise and slaughter our own chickens to be sure of what we’re consuming. Concerns about the hormones in non-organic meat are widespread. But do we have the same concerns about the effects of the hormones inside the tiny… [read more]

The Best Housewarming Gift! Shaklee Cleaning Product Review + Giveaway!

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My friend Jaima from Ring Around the Rosies is a Shaklee distributor extraordinnaire. Her team is one of the fastest growing teams in the country. I love how dedicated she is to growing her business and supporting the other women in her team.  I am huge fan of network marketing and if I didn’t already have… [read more]

Give your home better air.

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This past May, when we first moved into our new house by the beach (which is just a rental), I worried about who had lived there last and what their lifestyle was. Were they smokers?  Did they clean the kitchen counters with bleach every day? I had no idea what the indoor air quality was… [read more]

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Confessions of a Reluctant Composter

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  My husband and I have a certain attitude toward our urban garden. I like to think of it as “simplicity,” but with a little more honesty, I might admit to “laziness” being our gardening style. It’s so easy to get overwhelmed, so we like to keep our homesteading as uncomplicated as possible. Our attitude… [read more]

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The Healthiest Night of Sleep You’ll Ever Get: Obasan Organic Mattresses + Exclusive Offer! $95 to $269 value!!

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When we think “organic”, we think “food”. After that, it’s maybe “clothes” or “cleaning supplies”. I don’t see anyone selling organic computers or iPhones (yet!), but, I’m going to tell you about a product that I bet you didn’t even realize could be organic: your mattress.  Yep. That Sealy or Simmons you’ve been sleeping on for… [read more]

Clean your Pots and Pans like a Pro

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Years ago when I did not like to cook or really even know how, part of the reason I hated cooking was because I could never clean my pots and pans all the way.  Or it took an hour to scrub it spotless. So it would take mountains of inspiration to get in the kitchen… [read more]

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EnviroCycle Compost Bin Review & Giveaway!

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Confession:  After Penelope was born, I gave my compost bin the middle finger. I just couldn’t do it anymore.  Something had to give and composting was one of those things that got pushed to the back burner, along with showering, and wearing anything other than yoga pants. Sorry, I take that back: other than sweat… [read more]

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Eco-Friendly Baby Registry and Baby Gift Websites


Starting a baby registry has been one of the most thrilling tasks I’ve had so far in my first pregnancy. But muddling through a gazillion baby websites to find eco-friendly products can be daunting, so I’ve narrowed down a few places where you can register for the cu and greenest cribs, bibs and everything in… [read more]

Real Food Books for Children


As many parents, caregivers and teachers are aware, books are a great way to introduce children to new concepts and situations. The stories and visuals allow an idea to blossom in the mind, making a connection to something the child hasn’t actually experienced yet. It also bridges the gap between something a child has experienced,… [read more]