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]

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]

From Your Garden to Your Family: Beginner Gardening Guide and Cookbook!


  I love gardening so much.  It has long been a tool for coping, healing and pure enjoyment. I get to be outdoors on a beautiful day and am getting exercise at the same time. Sometimes walking and yoga can get boring, but with gardening you are squatting and strengthening muscles without even realizing it! I… [read more]

Healthy Fats DIY: How to Render Lard


Did you know that lard is a healthy fat? Unfortunately, a few decades ago canola oil started to be used as a substitute, but like bacon grease and real butter, lard is a great healthy fat to cook with. I had never cooked with lard until we bought half of a pig from a local… [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]