Toxic Mold in My House Almost Killed Me

A post detailing how black mold in my house destroyed my health is a piece that I have been wanting to write for quite some time. It’s very long, but I've broken it down for you into digestible bites. There is also a quick rundown of symptoms and diagnoses for you on the last page, so feel free to skip to that page if you're in a hurry. So let's start at the beginning. I have spent numerous hours on Google trying to find answers to my questions about mold symptoms. If you came across this post from a Google search, you are probably experiencing some of the suffering that I have gone through. ...more
We live in a rental townhouse and have discovered mold TWICE growing in out living room. We ...more

Family Hike at Linville Falls, North Carolina

My husband, son, and I went on a hike a few weeks ago to see the beautiful waterfalls at Linville Falls, North Carolina. I had been there once before but this was the first time that we took our three year old son. It was a great hike to bring him on and he did extremely well.What I love about hiking at Linville Falls, North Carolina:...more

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Protein Smoothie

My Intergalactic Morning

So this may end up being more of a “dear diary” type post. Sorry in advance....more

Why I Don't Want Buried

Nothing says depression quite like a cemetery. My husband and I took our son for a drive through the country on Saturday. It was a cool 70 degrees outside with a picture-perfect traditional Carolina blue sky. We noticed a lot of old tombstones from the 1800’s in our route and I wanted to take some pictures. I’m a fan of old things that are borderline gothic. They’re interesting and also usually very intricate and detailed....more

Who Needs Coupons Anyways?

You ever do something for a while and then all of a sudden stop? Then, you take a look back and think to yourself, ‘What in the world just happened?!’....more
I've gone back and forth on this issue a few times in my life. When I was a stay at home mom of ...more

9 Ways to Reuse Little Hug Barrels


My Gem Addiction

So I guess I have an addictive personality. First I was an obsessive extreme couponer, completely preoccupied in clipping, printing, organizing, and running to stores 20 times or more per week. Now, I am hooked on gems. I consider both of those “good” addictions in comparison to drugs or alcohol. Whatever the case, I’m addicted....more

Is It Possible to Be Healed By Gems?

If you have never heard of it before, here’s a new bit of information for you. Gemstones, as in emeralds, citrine, garnet, etc. have been said to be able to relieve you of certain ailments.I have had a huge interest in this for a while now. I love the metaphysical world- psychics, gems, chakras, reiki, etc! It’s all so fascinating....more

Gem Adventures Part 1

 Yesterday was a gorgeous day to go gem-hunting in North Carolina! For mid-November, 70 degrees and sunshine is only in a dream, for this Ohio native.Since I have been really interested in the healing benefits of gemstones and minerals, I wanted to go find some out in nature.Fun Fact:Did you know that North Carolina is the only location in North America that you can find emeralds?! NC is the proud supplier of 300+ gemstones and minerals!...more