45 Life Changing Uses for Baking Soda

 Baking soda has been around forever. It’s non-toxic. It’s cheap. And it does everything! Here are 45 life changing uses…Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate, a chemical compound with the formula NaHCO₃. It’s all natural and non-toxic. Listen to your Grandmother on this one. Everything she taught you about this miracle substance is true!...more

Would you miss the color blue?

In one of the best pranks I know, you leave out a bowl of M&Ms. Unbeknownst to others, you place a smattering of Skittles directly underneath the M&Ms. Most people who eat M&Ms (at least in my friend circle) do so by the handful. So, all you have to do is wait for your victims to grab a handful of candy and shove them into their mouths, releasing a strange mix of chocolate and tangy fruit all in one go. ...more

5 DIY Natural Cleaning Products that Really Work!

This post contains affiliate links- for more information see my disclosure. I provide the links to the exact products/ingredients that I use in my home.  I know they work and I like them! ...more

Makeup: Less is More

Every woman has their own style in both clothing and makeup. Some women tend to go to an extreme when it comes to makeup; they either go completely barefaced or they pile it on....more

DIY Lavender Soap

What is natural?

The other day I saw an ad on a bus shelter that said something along the lines of:"Nature takes on wrinkles. Nature wins."I immediately found the statement jarring. There's a bit of a conflict there for me because wrinkles are natural. This sort of advertising works really well and I know why. We are hardwired to reject 'natural' things about our bodies. This stems from our desire to avoid discomfort....more

Hybrid foods

Pesky little creatures treated the natural way

When I was in Boquete, Panama a friend I’d met there took me to visit a woman who produced the most luscious raspberries I’d ever seen. We visited her garden, and then went into her large kitchen where jellies, jams, and sauces were everywhere, ready for the marketplace. This is the way she kept her raspberries from being eaten by pesky-little creatures: She had a spray bottle, and in it was some soap (what kind of soap I don’t know), and in that bottle she also put hot spices. That made all the difference....more
You're a hearty one, Denise. @Denisemore

Why You Should Ditch Your Shampoo

Despite my baby-fine hair and tendency to have an oily scalp, I’ve had the urge lately to completely stop using shampoo .Why would I want to do this? Every day I’m hearing more and more how shampoo contains lots of chemicals. I won’t go into a list of them, but suffice it to say there is petroleum in it. And we’re putting that on our largest bodily organ –- our skin....more
Sounds like a great idea. I think I'll try it. Thanks, Barbaramore

The E.T. Effect: Healthy Mama, Healthy Baby

The E.T. Effect: Healthy Mama, Healthy Baby   There are so many reasons that pregnancy and mamahood are incredible, but one of the reasons that wasn't apparent to me right away has actually become one of the factors that is now at the forefront of my mind: Health. When you are pregnant, and when you are a breastfeeding mama, your health becomes a major priority in a way that it never has before. I like to call this The E.T. Effect.Remember in the movie, E.T., when Elliot goes to school and leaves E.T....more