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SEASONAL – BACK TO SCHOOL

Why These Essential Oils Need to be in Your Back to School Arsenal

Why These Essential Oils Need to be in Your Back to School Arsenal

From junior's first day at kindergarten to your daughter's senior year at college, back to school time brings together mixed emotions for parents and students alike. Many people think about focus issues when it comes to using Essential Oils but there are so many other...

Suicide – Four Gut-Wrenching Stories

Suicide – Four Gut-Wrenching Stories

Suicide is an uncomfortable topic to discuss, but it's too real to ignore. In 2014, there were just under 43,000 suicide deaths in the United States (source), with approximately 8,000 by our military veterans (VA). Think it can't happen to someone you love? Here are...

9 Healthier Snack Options (that your kids will actually like)

9 Healthier Snack Options (that your kids will actually like)

School days bring busy kids who want a snack. Lunch. After school. Soccer practice. Dance recital. They go non-stop. These nine snack options taste good enough to be kid-approved and are healthy enough to be mom-approved.   While whole foods such as vegetables,...

22 Eco-Friendly Lunch Box Options

22 Eco-Friendly Lunch Box Options

It's back to school time which means it's time to start packing your child's lunch box. But how safe is it? Is it eco-friendly? These are 22 eco-friendly and SAFE ideas for your lunch bags and everything that goes in them. One less thing to worry about with the back...

Is Your Child Safe in the Pool? You Might Be Surprised.

Is Your Child Safe in the Pool? You Might Be Surprised.

“This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. All opinions are 100% mine.” "While I'm at the pool, I can sit over here and read a book; the lifeguard is watching my child." "My children are decent swimmers; if they are in...

Safe Kids Day – Everyday!

Safe Kids Day – Everyday!

What do I have in common with Drew Barrymore, Boy George, and The Fonz? We are all excited to help promote Safe Kids Day.  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. All opinions are 100% mine. As parents and caregivers,...

The Hidden Risks of Childhood Poisoning – Are You Guilty of #4?

The Hidden Risks of Childhood Poisoning – Are You Guilty of #4?

Transitioning to a "clean and green" home has had an unexpected benefit - fewer chemicals means the chance of accidental poisoning has been minimized. This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. All opinions are 100%...

25 Baby Gifts for the Eco Chic Mom

25 Baby Gifts for the Eco Chic Mom

All of the hip Mammas these days go organic and eco-friendly when it comes to their new bundle of joy. Here are the top 25 all-natural and organic baby gifts every new Mom will enjoy!   When I was a youngster, it was the norm to suck on the lead paint from our...

29 Insider Tips for Clothes Shopping on eBay

29 Insider Tips for Clothes Shopping on eBay

So you want to save some money on back to school shopping by purchasing clothes on eBay?  Between running our eBay store, and Hubby himself having purchased 500 items over the span of many years, we've learned a lot about how eBay works.  If you want to shop for back...

SEASONAL – FALL

Buckwheat Apple Pie Pancakes – Gluten Free and Vegan

Buckwheat Apple Pie Pancakes – Gluten Free and Vegan

What's better than apple pie? How about apple pie pancakes? These pancakes are made with buckwheat, which is actually gluten free. They are also vegan. Can you think of anything better than eating a stack of these on a crisp, autumn morning? They're also perfect to...

5 Autumn Diffuser Blends to Welcome Fall

5 Autumn Diffuser Blends to Welcome Fall

Pumpkin spice lattes, hikes in the woods with the crisp air, spiced chai tea, flannel shirts, and fall leaves... what are your favorite autumn scents?  I've compiled five of my favorite autumn diffuser blends to welcome fall!     If you are already an...

Pumpkin Spice Parfait – Gluten Free and Vegan

Pumpkin Spice Parfait – Gluten Free and Vegan

Want to fancy up your pumpkin spice mousse? Serve a dessert treat for guests? Or have a B&B worthy breakfast? This pumpkin spice parfait is gluten free and vegan. And delicious. And fancy. Get the recipe...     Whether it's breakfast or dessert,...

Pumpkin Spice Mousse – Vegan, Dairy Free and Keto

Pumpkin Spice Mousse – Vegan, Dairy Free and Keto

Pumpkin Spice Mousse. It's vegan, dairy free, and keto friendly. It's smooth and creamy, and you can even add a little butterscotch flavor if you like. Enjoy it solo, or pair it with your favorite pumpkin spice granola. It's going to be a fall family favorite. Get the...

Smokey Chipotle Pumpkin Hummus

Smokey Chipotle Pumpkin Hummus

Many people think about sweet treats and #PSL during pumpkin season. There are so many different flavor options for this orange squash. This Smokey Chipotle Pumpkin Hummus is sure to please. The smokey chipotle flavoring takes this pumpkin flavor to a whole new level....

Pumpkin Spice Cookies – Gluten Free and Vegan

Pumpkin Spice Cookies – Gluten Free and Vegan

Pumpkin spice should have its own month. You know... one month of celebrating all things pumpkin spice. Like these pumpkin spice cookies. They are gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and vegan. Top them with some vegan icing and HELLO! It's autumn. Doing a happy dance...

How to Make Pumpkin Seeds – The Traditional Method

How to Make Pumpkin Seeds – The Traditional Method

Are you like me and every year seem to forget how to make pumpkin seeds? And then you're like... OH YEAH! It's that simple, how could I forget? This is your super quick refresher course on how to make pumpkin seeds - the traditional method. And we'll throw in a few...

How to Make Pumpkin Puree

How to Make Pumpkin Puree

Don't let your leftover Halloween pumpkins go to waste! This is the DIY you've been waiting for - learn how to gut a pumpkin and make your own pumpkin puree. Your pumpkin pie will never be the same.   So you have a bunch of pumpkins on your porch and you want to...

Skillet Caramel Apple Crisp – Gluten Free and Vegan

Skillet Caramel Apple Crisp – Gluten Free and Vegan

Fall and apple crisp go together like... well... fall and apple crisp.  This recipe is made in a skillet and is gluten free and vegan. For those with these dietary protocols, it doesn't... fall... short on flavor one bit! Oh and PS - it has some yummy caramel flavor...

HEALTHY MIND + BODY + FAMILY

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...

40 Printables for a New Year New You

40 Printables for a New Year New You

Happy New Year! It's time to set those goals and make those new years resolutions! Here are 40 printables for your New Year New You. These printables include: goal setting and productivity, health and wellness, food and cooking, family management, home and...

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...

AUTOIMMUNE + CHRONIC ILLNESS + CANCER 

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 

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...

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...

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...

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

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+...

15 Whole30 Lunches to Pack for Work

15 Whole30 Lunches to Pack for Work

Is this your first Whole30 or are you back again? Are you running out of options? Whether you work in an office or work from home, these 15 Whole30 compliant lunches that you can pack for work are easy to meal prep, easy to pack, and easy to eat in any environment! Oh...

30 Healthier Lunches to Pack for Work

30 Healthier Lunches to Pack for Work

Breakfast is usually on the go, and dinners are somewhat planned. But why is it that lunches are always the neglected red-headed stepchild? Whether you work in an office or work from home, it's time to give your lunch some love again. These 30 healthier lunches to...

Pink Hot Chocolate – Vegan

Pink Hot Chocolate – Vegan

Sometimes you need to make that cup of hot chocolate a little more special. This Pink Hot Chocolate is perfect for Valentine's Day, cheering up your favorite gal, or for those times when you want a little extra love. Oh and PS - it's vegan and insanely delicious!...

Sparkling Cranberry Punch – Lightened Up

Sparkling Cranberry Punch – Lightened Up

It's not a party until the punch is served. This Sparkling Cranberry Punch is non-alcoholic, kid-friendly, and lightened up with less sugar and dairy-free ice cream or sorbet. It's PINK which makes it perfect for a baby shower, kids party, Valentine's Day, the...

Vegan Cheese Ball with Cranberries and Pistachios

Vegan Cheese Ball with Cranberries and Pistachios

It's not a party until the cheese spread comes out. It's the perfect appetizer for any holiday gathering, game day, ladies brunch, or party in general. This vegan cheese ball is dairy-free, is covered with cranberries and pistachios, is easy to make, and is absolutely...

GARDENING + SUSTAINABLE LIVING

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......

3 Vegetable Garden Trellis DIYs

3 Vegetable Garden Trellis DIYs

I was sick of our veggies rotting on the ground and after hours of scouring the internet without a solution, we decided to build our own structures. This is the before and after and behind the scenes of the 3 vegetable garden trellis DIYs that now proudly help our...

The Best 25 Gifts That Every Gardener Will Love

The Best 25 Gifts That Every Gardener Will Love

If you or your dearest love to garden, I've curated the best 25 gifts that every gardener will love. Whether it's the holidays, Mother's Day, a birthday or another special occasion... if Mom, Grandma, Sister, Aunt, Friend, or Teacher loves to garden, this gift guide...

Spring Garden Tour of the Homestead

Spring Garden Tour of the Homestead

It's one of my favorite times of the year - when the flowers are starting to bloom!  The last few weeks, I captured our spring garden in bloom.  Sit back, relax, drink a cup of coffee, and enjoy the tour! I'm super excited to have a very special guest photographer...

How to Start Seeds in an Egg Carton

How to Start Seeds in an Egg Carton

Whether you are a novice or avid gardener or want to teach your child some great lessons about being green and sustainable, growing and starting seeds in an egg carton is super quick and easy! It's a great way to kick off the warmer spring days! Learn how...  ...

101 Ways to Go Green and be Sustainable Every Day

101 Ways to Go Green and be Sustainable Every Day

Going green is certainly a lot more mainstream these days. But are you doing everything you can to live more eco-friendly and sustainable? While Earth Day is a great place to start, every day should be a chance to incorporate these 101 ways to go green in your...

WORKPLACE WELLNESS

5 Steps to Manage Your Work Life Balance

5 Steps to Manage Your Work Life Balance

Managing your work-life balance is difficult enough. Add a chronic illness to the mix and it gets even more difficult. Scratch that. It gets IMPOSSIBLE. It's not a perfect science, but it is possible to regain control. Here are 5 steps to manage your work-life...

From Type A to Type ZZZ… My Work-Life Balance Buster

From Type A to Type ZZZ… My Work-Life Balance Buster

As part of my series on busting the work-life balance myth, I wanted to share my own story of how I went from being that overachieving Type A girl to what I like to call Type ZZZ. It took several health crises, a chronic illness, and hitting rock bottom not once but...

Gratitude at Work 4 Week Challenge

Gratitude at Work 4 Week Challenge

Join the Gratitude at Work 4 Week Challenge! Embark on a one month journey where your team will learn the benefits of gratitude, along with the steps to implement gratitude practices at work. The daily challenges are designed for in-person or virtual group interaction...

Traffic Secrets Challenge – Where are Your Customers Hiding?

Traffic Secrets Challenge – Where are Your Customers Hiding?

You have amazing content. You provide great value. But where are your ideal customers hiding? As part of the Traffic Secrets 30-Day Challenge, I'll share some behind the scenes advice from one of the most successful entrepreneurs of the Internet generation, Russell...

EEOC Back to Work Guidance for the At-Risk

EEOC Back to Work Guidance for the At-Risk

The EEOC recently updated its guidance for employees covered under the ADA, and specifically the at-risk population. The only thing certain right now is change, and this situation is certainly fluid. Here's what you need to know about the EEOC Back to Work Guidance to...

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