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How to create a capsule wardrobe for kids

We’ve already talked about what it looks like to create a capsule wardrobe for yourself. But what about your kids? My children used to have so much clothing, way more than I did.I gratefully accepted all hand-me-downs, but never went through them so I...

Simple isn’t always frugal

Sometimes, money does buy happiness. Had I uttered these words a few years ago, it would have felt like blasphemy. Living simply played a huge role in getting us out of debt. I was frugal to the core. And yet, I wasn't. I thought the experience would make me frugal...

What are your top needs? (+ my self care flowchart)

For the last year, self care has been at the top of my priorities list. During a spontaneous retreat with my bestie, I realized just how bad I’d been neglecting my top needs as I was reflecting on the way I’d been acting at home. More often than not, I’d been...

Essential Oils for Yoga

About a year ago, we moved out of our bus, into a 3 bedroom, 1 bath house with a large fenced yard and a laundry line (something I've wanted for a very long time). The transition was challenging, but it had its perks. For one, we have the most amazing neighbors ever....

Minimalist tips for using StitchFix

About a year ago, I decided to try out this fun shopping service a bunch of my blogger friends were talking about. It was July after all, and since my birthday is on the 29th (and I'm a Leo), I like to celebrate my birthday all month long. So why not start with a box...

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...

Top Essential Oil Books and Courses

When I first started using essential oils, I got this great idea. What if, instead of deodorant, I just rubbed on a few drops of wild orange (because I love the smell) and call it good? Guess what happened? It burned. A lot. Turns out, diluting it with some coconut...

Journaling Your Health Journey

Years ago I ran a handmade bath and body products business. What started out as an interest in essential oils quickly blossomed into soap making, hand and body lotions, salt scrubs, herbal baths, lip balms, herbal balms, facial steams, and so much more. The list of...

How finding my style helped simplify my wardrobe

A few years ago, I approached a good friend and asked her if she'd be willing to help me hone my style, which at the time could best  be described as "minimalist frumpy". You see, she always looks AMAZING and I knew that if anyone could help, it was her. But I was a...

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...