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SEASONAL – SPRING CLEANING + ORGANIZATION

20 Items in Your Home That are Dirtier Than Your Toilet

20 Items in Your Home That are Dirtier Than Your Toilet

Germ-a-phobes unite! If you really want to get grossed out, be sure to learn what these 20 items are in your home that are dirtier than your toilet - AND how to clean them. There are a few spaces outside of your home too. You will be shocked at the number of bacteria...

60+ Pantry Staples to Always Have on Hand

60+ Pantry Staples to Always Have on Hand

The events of 2020 will forever teach us many lessons. One of which is to have a small stockpile of food on hand at all times. It's great to have a food supply in times of emergency, and also always good to have some basics on hand all of the time. These are 60+...

50+ Uses for Vinegar

50+ Uses for Vinegar

Distilled White Vinegar can do pretty much anything and everything around the house. It's cheap, all-natural, and very effective. Here are 50+ uses for vinegar for everything from cleaning to laundry, pet stains, and more. Your Grandmother was right.   Ok......

Homemade Glass Cleaner DIY

Homemade Glass Cleaner DIY

Making your own homemade, non-toxic, and all-natural window and glass cleaner is easier than you think! It only takes a few ingredients that you already have in your home. Get the super simple DIY! I love being able to make all-natural cleaners for everything in my...

How to Clean Your Smartphone

How to Clean Your Smartphone

Whether you have an iPhone or Andriod, chances are, you don't clean it regularly. Or at all. And we've all heard that cell phones have more bacteria on them than toilets, right? Not to worry, today I'm sharing how to clean your smartphone. PS - it's quick, easy, and...

How to Green Your Clean

How to Green Your Clean

What if... you could actually enjoy your spring cleaning without all of the harsh, toxic chemicals? What if your home could smell like the spring breeze of your windows open after a long winter of being cooped up inside. You can breathe easy with this FREE eBook,...

15 Best Items and Gifts to Stock Your Healthy Kitchen

15 Best Items and Gifts to Stock Your Healthy Kitchen

True health begins with the food you eat. And when you eat fresh and whole foods, you are going to be spending some time in the kitchen. Whether you are looking for a gift for a loved one or items for your own kitchen, these are the 15 best items and gifts to stock...

15 Surprising Things in Your Bathroom Making You Sick

15 Surprising Things in Your Bathroom Making You Sick

We use our bathrooms on autopilot. We shower and brush our teeth and put on makeup and use the toilet. But how many of your habits and items do you stop and think about whether they are safe or not? Keep reading, I've compiled 15 surprising things in your bathroom...

Non-Toxic Stainless Steel Cleaner DIY

Non-Toxic Stainless Steel Cleaner DIY

You purchase a stainless steel appliance because it's beautiful. Until the fingerprints. And smudges. And spills. And watermarks. And stains. Sigh. There's no need to purchase an expensive stainless steel cleaner. Here's a quick, easy, and non-toxic stainless steel...

SEASONAL – EASTER

30 Journal Prompts for Easter

30 Journal Prompts for Easter

These are 30 journal and writing prompts for Easter and Lent plus a FREE printable that will help you to explore your faith and the meaning of the Easter season. Get out your bullet journal or regular journal and let's focus on the death and resurrection of Jesus...

Reese’s “Peanut Butter” Easter Egg – Peanut Free + Vegan

Reese’s “Peanut Butter” Easter Egg – Peanut Free + Vegan

Peanut butter and chocolate together is like taste perfection. When put in a Reese's Peanut Butter Easter Egg - it's a special treat. This recipe copies the style of a traditional Reese's Peanut Butter Easter Egg, but it's peanut free, dairy free, vegan, gluten-free,...

The Best Roasted Carrots – Paleo, Whole30, Vegan

The Best Roasted Carrots – Paleo, Whole30, Vegan

Not just for Easter or Passover brunch or dinner, these roasted carrots are going to be a side dish rotation for your weekly dinners throughout the year. They are easy to make, and they are Paleo, Whole30 compliant, gluten-free, and vegan. The taste is amazing as-is...

The Best Easter Recipes – Gluten Free, Vegan and Paleo

The Best Easter Recipes – Gluten Free, Vegan and Paleo

Are you getting ready to host an Easter brunch or dinner? Are you hosting someone who is gluten-free, vegan, or paleo, or wish to make some of these dishes yourself? Fear not, we have some of the best Easter recipes out there to meet everyone's dietary restrictions....

How to Make All-Natural and Farmhouse Dyed Easter Eggs

How to Make All-Natural and Farmhouse Dyed Easter Eggs

Whether you are into the farmhouse look or want a more natural way to dye your Easter eggs (especially if you are eating them), this is an easy to follow how-to.     Traditional dyes for Easter eggs have harmful chemicals. They can be absorbed through your...

Carrot Cake Smoothie – Healthy + Kid-Friendly

Carrot Cake Smoothie – Healthy + Kid-Friendly

There's something special and unique about the carrot cake flavor. Make it into a super healthy smoothie and hello... I'm hooked! Today I'm giving you two versions of the carrot cake smoothie - the healthy version and the kid-friendly version. Which one are you going...

Healthy Carrot Cake – Gluten Free and Vegan

Healthy Carrot Cake – Gluten Free and Vegan

Carrot cake is the quintessential Easter dessert and this gluten-free, vegan, and healthy version will sure to please everyone at the table, including those who enjoy the traditional version.   Carrot cake can be deceiving. It's got carrots in it, so it's...

Why Betrayal Hurts So Much and How to Recover

Why Betrayal Hurts So Much and How to Recover

I can recover from a lot of wrongs, but betrayal is the most difficult for me to understand. It's personal. It's vindictive. Today, we are reflecting on betrayal, what it means, where it comes from, and how to recover. What are your thoughts and experiences?  Betrayal...

Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Easter Basket Craft

Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Easter Basket Craft

This Lilly Pulitzer inspired Easter basket craft is easy to make, fun for the kids will set you back all of $2.00 and will give your spring decor a groovy vintage 70's vibe.  Want to see how it's made?   The craft was inspired by a felt remnant I found at...

HEALTHY MIND + BODY + FAMILY

10 Stories of Hope with Autoimmune Disease

10 Stories of Hope with Autoimmune Disease

Having an Autoimmune Disease may seem isolating. But it doesn't have to be. I've compiled 10 stories of hope from women with Autoimmune Disease.  These are 10 women who have taken their struggles and turned their mess into their message. You are not alone. The...

25 Bible Verses and Journal Prompts For Your Root Chakra

25 Bible Verses and Journal Prompts For Your Root Chakra

Do you feel a little unsettled - like your foundation is off-balance? These 25 Bible verses, scriptures, and journal prompts for your Root Chakra can help! Plus get your FREE printable!   We'll cover: Chakras and Christianity? Chakras 101 7 Chakras Root Chakra...

20 Items in Your Home That are Dirtier Than Your Toilet

20 Items in Your Home That are Dirtier Than Your Toilet

Germ-a-phobes unite! If you really want to get grossed out, be sure to learn what these 20 items are in your home that are dirtier than your toilet - AND how to clean them. There are a few spaces outside of your home too. You will be shocked at the number of bacteria...

The Easiest 5 Minute Beauty Routine

The Easiest 5 Minute Beauty Routine

Whether you are a busy mom, have a chronic illness, or don't have a lot of time in the morning, it's easy to neglect your beauty routine. Along with your smile, a naturally glowing face doesn't have to take a lot of time. Here's the easiest 5 minute beauty routine to...

5 Skin Care Ingredient Swaps – Use This Not That

5 Skin Care Ingredient Swaps – Use This Not That

Are you looking to clean up your beauty routine but don't know where to begin? These are 5 skin care ingredient swaps to start with - use this not that! The information provided on this website is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose, treat, cure,...

10 Best Mugs for Cozy Winter Days

10 Best Mugs for Cozy Winter Days

Nothing cures the winter blues like snuggling under a blanket by the fire and drinking a warm beverage. Whether it's hot chocolate, hot cocoa, coffee, or tea, these are the 10 best and cutest mugs for those cozy winter days.   I used to drink coffee like it's...

Top 10 Ways to be Cozy This Winter

Top 10 Ways to be Cozy This Winter

Baby, it's cold outside! Whether it's cold or snowing, winter is here for the duration. It's the season to get your hygge on and snuggle in and hibernate. Here are the top 10 ways to be cozy this winter.   I could live under my blanket and binge watch Netflix all...

How to Prepare for a Sleep Study

How to Prepare for a Sleep Study

Your doctor ordered a sleep study. But what all is involved? What are the logistics you will need to know about? I'll cover how to prepare for a sleep study, what questions to ask ahead of time, what to expect in a sleep study, and what you should bring along and pack...

AUTOIMMUNE + CHRONIC ILLNESS + CANCER 

10 Stories of Hope with Autoimmune Disease

10 Stories of Hope with Autoimmune Disease

Having an Autoimmune Disease may seem isolating. But it doesn't have to be. I've compiled 10 stories of hope from women with Autoimmune Disease.  These are 10 women who have taken their struggles and turned their mess into their message. You are not alone. The...

20 Items in Your Home That are Dirtier Than Your Toilet

20 Items in Your Home That are Dirtier Than Your Toilet

Germ-a-phobes unite! If you really want to get grossed out, be sure to learn what these 20 items are in your home that are dirtier than your toilet - AND how to clean them. There are a few spaces outside of your home too. You will be shocked at the number of bacteria...

The Easiest 5 Minute Beauty Routine

The Easiest 5 Minute Beauty Routine

Whether you are a busy mom, have a chronic illness, or don't have a lot of time in the morning, it's easy to neglect your beauty routine. Along with your smile, a naturally glowing face doesn't have to take a lot of time. Here's the easiest 5 minute beauty routine to...

How to Prepare for a Sleep Study

How to Prepare for a Sleep Study

Your doctor ordered a sleep study. But what all is involved? What are the logistics you will need to know about? I'll cover how to prepare for a sleep study, what questions to ask ahead of time, what to expect in a sleep study, and what you should bring along and pack...

20 All-Natural Products That Changed My Life

20 All-Natural Products That Changed My Life

I often get asked what's inside my healthy lifestyle toolbox and what are the organic and all-natural products that I use and recommend, especially as someone who is a cancer survivor, and with an autoimmune disease and chronic illness. I'm very particular about the...

ALL-NATURAL LIVING IN THE HOME 

20 Items in Your Home That are Dirtier Than Your Toilet

20 Items in Your Home That are Dirtier Than Your Toilet

Germ-a-phobes unite! If you really want to get grossed out, be sure to learn what these 20 items are in your home that are dirtier than your toilet - AND how to clean them. There are a few spaces outside of your home too. You will be shocked at the number of bacteria...

20 All-Natural Products That Changed My Life

20 All-Natural Products That Changed My Life

I often get asked what's inside my healthy lifestyle toolbox and what are the organic and all-natural products that I use and recommend, especially as someone who is a cancer survivor, and with an autoimmune disease and chronic illness. I'm very particular about the...

10 Gorgeous Home Office Design Ideas

10 Gorgeous Home Office Design Ideas

If you are in the process of creating your own office space or updating a current space, I've got 10 gorgeous home office design ideas for you! You'll get a tour of office spaces from farmhouse to glam, and dedicated spaces to small and shared spaces. Let's get ready...

Safe and Harmful Essential Oils for Dogs

Safe and Harmful Essential Oils for Dogs

You love your Essential Oils. But are they safe for dogs? Yes and no. They can be therapeutic or extremely toxic. Read on to learn about the precautions you should take when using EOs around your dog, and also a list of both safe and harmful Essential Oils for dogs....

20 Ways to be More Sustainable in the Garden

20 Ways to be More Sustainable in the Garden

Gardening is a naturally sustainable activity. You're outside, enjoying nature, playing in the dirt, and participating in the circle of life from the earth. But there are definitely more ways to be greener in your outdoor hobby. Here are 20 ways to be more sustainable...

5 Reasons to Make Your Bed Every Day

5 Reasons to Make Your Bed Every Day

There are a lot of misconceptions about why we should invest that little bit of time in the mornings to make our bed. Many people are of the belief that they're going to sleep in it again later, so what's the point? Or that it is a waste of precious time in the...

GRATITUDE + FAITH 

30 Journal Prompts for Easter

30 Journal Prompts for Easter

These are 30 journal and writing prompts for Easter and Lent plus a FREE printable that will help you to explore your faith and the meaning of the Easter season. Get out your bullet journal or regular journal and let's focus on the death and resurrection of Jesus...

25 Bible Verses and Journal Prompts For Your Root Chakra

25 Bible Verses and Journal Prompts For Your Root Chakra

Do you feel a little unsettled - like your foundation is off-balance? These 25 Bible verses, scriptures, and journal prompts for your Root Chakra can help! Plus get your FREE printable!   We'll cover: Chakras and Christianity? Chakras 101 7 Chakras Root Chakra...

21 Bible Verses About Fear and How to Overcome

21 Bible Verses About Fear and How to Overcome

"Fear not." "Do not be afraid." These bible verses are comforting. Fear is very real. And it brings its friends worry and anxiety. These scriptures are shared in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. Here are 21 Bible verses about fear that you can meditate...

25 Best Bible Verses for the New Year

25 Best Bible Verses for the New Year

The new year causes us to not only reflect on the past year, but also pray for the year to come and meditate on scripture. God is certainly encouraging you to pause and reflect on this. These are the 25 Best Bible verses for the new year.  We’ve curated Bible verses...

30 Journal Prompts to Reflect in the New Year

30 Journal Prompts to Reflect in the New Year

It's the New Year which means time to reflect, think back, and hope for the future. Here are 30 journal prompts to reflect in the New Year to help get you started! Yeah... so... 2020 was certainly a special year, wasn't it? #notonmyvisionboard We were stretched to the...

5 Things My Puppy Taught Me About Faith

5 Things My Puppy Taught Me About Faith

Throughout the Bible, God shares his wisdom through real-life stories and experiences. We can learn the same by looking at the world around us and asking God to give us wisdom. As I'm watching my puppy grow up and experience the world, I'm learning about the parallels...

CLEAN EATING RECIPES

25 Spaghetti Squash Dinner Recipes

25 Spaghetti Squash Dinner Recipes

We've got 25 of the best gluten free spaghetti squash dinner recipes here for you today. They are organized into categories including Keto and Low Carb, Paleo and/or Whole30, Vegan and Vegetarian, plus a few that are a little more indulgent. Plus, I'll share four ways...

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

It's all the rage. But how on earth do you cook spaghetti squash? I've got you covered with how to make spaghetti squash in the microwave, oven, slow cooker or Crock Pot, and Instant Pot. Plus, I'll share how to safely cut spaghetti squash and answer the age-old...

20 Dairy Free and Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipes

20 Dairy Free and Vegan Hot Chocolate Recipes

It's not officially the holiday season, Christmas, or winter until the hot cocoa is made. If you are looking for some fun new recipes, this is the place to be! We've got 20 dairy free and vegan hot chocolate recipes. Which one is the best? All of them!  ...

One New Meal a Week Challenge

One New Meal a Week Challenge

Tired of the same thing for dinner? Join the One New Meal a Week Challenge with all gluten free dinner recipes, along with healthy recipes that are Paleo, Whole30, Vegan/Vegetarian, and Keto. We have 52 new recipes for you to try that are organized by season and...

25 Gluten Free Stuffing Recipes

25 Gluten Free Stuffing Recipes

Whether you are personally gluten free or need to be considerate for your guest's dietary restrictions, these 25 gluten free stuffing recipes are sure to please! They are perfect to make for the holidays, at Thanksgiving or Christmas or even all year round! Paleo,...

Top 10 Foods to Boost Your Immune System (and 5 to Avoid)

Top 10 Foods to Boost Your Immune System (and 5 to Avoid)

Finding the right foods to boost your immune system can be a little overwhelming due to the fact that there are so many claims being made all over the internet as to what can help. But there is no need to feel defeated because today I'm sharing the top 10 foods to...

GARDENING + SUSTAINABLE LIVING

Bocce Ball Court Transformed Into Victory Garden

Bocce Ball Court Transformed Into Victory Garden

Our family decided to transform an existing Bocce Ball Court into a Victory Garden. Here's proof that with a little creativity and a lot of hard work, you can build a vegetable garden in your own back yard! Check out the before and after, the DIY, and transformation!...

20 Ways to be More Sustainable in the Garden

20 Ways to be More Sustainable in the Garden

Gardening is a naturally sustainable activity. You're outside, enjoying nature, playing in the dirt, and participating in the circle of life from the earth. But there are definitely more ways to be greener in your outdoor hobby. Here are 20 ways to be more sustainable...

Raised Bed Garden DIY

Raised Bed Garden DIY

In just a few hours, we ripped up the old frame and built a new raised bed garden. It's actually more of a built-in and raised bed hybrid. But it gives the vegetables plenty of space for the roots to be happy and flourish. If you ever wondered how to build a raised...

Back to Basics Frugal Living Guide

Back to Basics Frugal Living Guide

Frugal living is not about being cheap. It’s a lifestyle of not being wasteful. It’s a lifestyle that not only helps your bank account, but also the environment. It’s about making good decisions, not spending money needlessly, and saving for those times when you want...

75+ Easy Tips to Start a Frugal Lifestyle

75+ Easy Tips to Start a Frugal Lifestyle

Being frugal is a mindset of not being wasteful. Whether you are trying to save money or be more sustainable, there are many reasons to live a frugal lifestyle. Here are 75+ easy tips to help you get started! Frugal living is not about being cheap. It's a lifestyle of...

How to Start an Organic Vegetable Garden

How to Start an Organic Vegetable Garden

Are you thinking about starting a vegetable garden but no clue where to begin? It's easier than you think to start an organic garden - whether you plant in-ground, or via raised beds or containers. We actually call ours a Victory Garden! This is your ultimate guide to...

WORKPLACE WELLNESS

10 Ways to Spread Kindness at Work

10 Ways to Spread Kindness at Work

Kindness at work? Is that really a thing? Yes, you can practice kindness in the workplace and still accomplish the mission! Here are 10 easy ways to get you started! I'm almost laughing at the irony of writing this article. My last workplace was for a government...

Top 10 Must-Have Blogging Resources to Start Growing Today!

Top 10 Must-Have Blogging Resources to Start Growing Today!

There is so much that has changed in the blogging world in the last few years, but so much that stays the same. The one thing that will never, ever change is you must have a solid foundation, whether you are new to blogging or an experienced blogger. Read on to learn...

Pink Fortitude Receives 2020 Disability Awareness Award

Pink Fortitude Receives 2020 Disability Awareness Award

Pink Fortitude received the 2020 Disability Awareness Award from the City of Alexandria and the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce.   On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law. ⁠ ⁠ On that day, I was 18 years...

10 Gorgeous Home Office Design Ideas

10 Gorgeous Home Office Design Ideas

If you are in the process of creating your own office space or updating a current space, I've got 10 gorgeous home office design ideas for you! You'll get a tour of office spaces from farmhouse to glam, and dedicated spaces to small and shared spaces. Let's get ready...

Guidance on the Updated FMLA Forms

Guidance on the Updated FMLA Forms

In the summer of 2020, the Department of Labor made extensive changes to its Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms. What does that mean for you, for someone with an Autoimmune Disease? Someone with a chronic condition and invisible illness? Are these changes...

Work Life Balance is a Myth

Work Life Balance is a Myth

Work-life balance is a myth. Queue the haters. But I stand firm in what I believe. Especially if you are dealing with some type of chronic illness or health struggle. I'm here to share not just why it's a myth, but also how we can reexamine the culture of balance and...

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