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DIY Scar Salve

A few years ago, I went to see my dermatologist. I had a mole on my shoulder that had gradually been getting bigger with each pregnancy and by the time my fourth was born, it was pretty large. So I went in, the doc looked at it and I left the office with a band-aid in...

DIY All-Purpose Cleaning Spray

One of the simplest ways to create a healthier home is to remove all the toxic cleaners from your space. You can do that easily with this DIY all-purpose cleaning spray If you’re used to using harsh chemicals to get your house clean, you might wonder if it’s really...

DIY Lavender Cardamom Bath Salts

Raise your hand if you love steaming hot baths with delicious essential oils and mineral-rich salts. Yeah, my hand just shot straight up. I love baths. In fact, that's the main reason I'm now a huge fan of cold weather - as soon as the temperature drops, I head...

How to Declutter Your Home: The Toys

“Ok, kids. You can watch a movie. But. You need to clean up your toys first.” “But Mama! It’s tooooo hard!” “Sorry, guys, but the toys need to be picked up first.” Fast forward thirty minutes; the toys are still everywhere and there’s a lot of whining and complaining...

How to Declutter Your Home: The Bedroom

(This is part of a series on decluttering your home. Read Before You Begin, How to Declutter the Kitchen and How to Declutter the Bathroom) When you think about it, there’s not much that you really need in your bedroom: a cozy bed, a place to keep your clothes, and,...

3 Ways to Heat Food Without a Microwave

Several ago, I got this crazy idea to do away with our microwave. We rarely used it and I was in the midst of my first big decluttering session - if we didn't need it, I didn't want it! I also didn't like the taste of the food we heated with our microwave and I had a...

Easy steps to meal prep

Today's post comes from holistic health coach, Gina Lamb. Thanks so much, Gina! Have you heard the saying “Fail to plan and plan to fail?” So simple, and yet so true when it comes to prepping for the week ahead. Let’s be honest, whether you are a mom, dad, student or...

3 steps for finding more time to learn about herbs

You're intrigued by herbalism and the idea of using natural remedies to keep your family healthy - you've always wanted to be the Village Wise Woman, after all. You've just got one problem: time. There are already lots of committments in your life and the thought of...

3 ways to use calendula herb for happy skin

You've probably run across Calendula in your herbal research. You may even have some in your herbal apothecary. (If you need help building your apothecary and keeping it simple, be sure to check out this free guide.) But you might not know exactly what to do with it....

Top 40 DIY Projects for Natural Living

There are lots of DIY projects for natural living out there. And each of those projects probably has at least 10 variations that you could try. It can seem a bit ... complicated. And if you've been reading the blog long, you know I'm not a fan of complicated. Many of...