Category: Blog

Little Challenges

My husband and I have recently challenged ourselves to not spend money frivolously for the next few months. I have always considered myself money conscious however this has forced both of us to seek alternative ways to “get things done” with some unexpected results.

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Composting

Composting is something I have never given much thought to over the years. I just figured if food was put into the trash, it would rot and that would be the end of it. Little did I know the benefits composting would have on my everyday life. The top 3 reasons I compost: (more…)

Always Trust Your Gut

There are so many distractions in todays world that prevents us from being in touch with our inner-selves. It’s so easy to drown out that inner voice that may be telling us what to do in certain situations. I can remember a time when I had to make my first “life altering” decision that would have impacted more than just myself. (more…)

Inflammation

Inflammation can play a big part in your overall health. What is inflammation? It is our body’s way of protecting itself from infection. However in the case of chronic infection, the body’s defense system, the immune system, begins attacking healthy body tissues. (more…)

If It Isn’t Sudsy Is It Really Getting Clean?

Ever since we made the switch to a more natural version of cleansers, both personal care and household, I was questioned as to whether or not that is actually getting clean. “There are no suds” I was told. To be honest, I too thought the more suds we achieve, the cleaner it gets, right? Well, that’s just not true.  (more…)

How To Beat The Winter Blues

Winter is traditionally not my favorite season. Sure the first few snow storms are always exciting but once the blanket of winter is upon me I don’t like it… at all. I find that whenever I hunker down, hover by the fire and try to stay indoors, it tends to make the winter seem even longer. So what is one to do when the frozen tundra surrounds you? (more…)

Regrow Lettuce And Celery From Scraps

Intrigued? I’ll admit it, I was too, regrowing lettuce and celery from the end of the stalk that you would normally compost? This sounds a little “too good to be true” so I thought I would put this to the test. After all, what do I have to lose?

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Paper Products, Are They Necessary?

Have you ever put much thought into how many paper products you use? How many of those products can be replaced by a reusable option? I never realized how much we (a family of 6) used until I started to replace certain items with reusable materials. To be completely honest, I thought this would have been much harder than what it actually was. (more…)

Getting Started

Naturally you would want to start at the beginning. So where is the beginning? That will be different for almost everybody. Some of you may already have health issues where you need to make drastic changes immediately, while others want to make gradual changes. I feel it is important to start where you feel most comfortable. I started making small changes here and there and I used myself as the guinea pig. If I found it was doable for me, then I imposed that change for the family.  (more…)