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SEASONAL – SPRING HOLIDAYS

15 Top Moms Honoring Mother Earth

15 Top Moms Honoring Mother Earth

These 15 women aren't just awesome moms, but they have made it their life mission to honor Mother Earth. Three cheers for awesome moms everywhere... and a standing ovation for this group - the 15 top moms honoring Mother Earth. Find out what they are doing and why...

Rose Water Face Spray DIY

Rose Water Face Spray DIY

Rose water has been around since the days of Cleopatra. Yes, women FOR-EVER have been searching for beauty in the fountain of youth. If you are looking for an all-natural rose water face spray and toner to soothe your skin, this DIY is for you. It's also a perfect...

30 Healthy Cinco de Mayo Recipes (GF/V/P)

30 Healthy Cinco de Mayo Recipes (GF/V/P)

Who else is excited for Cinco de Mayo? I love Mexican food! Ok, maybe it's just a taco obsession. If you are in the mood for some super healthy Mexican food, you've come to the right place! We've curated over 30 Mexican recipes for your Cinco de Mayo celebration. And...

DharmaRita (Ok, So it’s a HEALTHY Strawberry Mocktail)

DharmaRita (Ok, So it’s a HEALTHY Strawberry Mocktail)

This festive DharmaRita cocktail is perfect for Cinco de Mayo or any summer soiree. For those of us who can't or won't drink for whatever reason, it's a great idea to have some mocktails on hand. And if the mocktail has a fun name - all the better! This mocktail's...

Lemon Poppy Seed Soap DIY

Lemon Poppy Seed Soap DIY

This lemon poppy seed soap is perfect for spring! The DIY is super easy to make, it smells AH-MAZING, and the poppy seeds provide a little exfoliant. It's perfect for Mother's Day, hostess gift, teacher or neighbor present, and of course to use in every bathroom in...

Mint Chocolate Truffles – Vegan

Mint Chocolate Truffles – Vegan

Chocolate truffles. They melt in your mouth. Mint chocolate truffles add a layer of extra yum. But what about those who are dairy free or vegan? Trust me when I tell you... these vegan truffles will rival those with cream. They melt in your mouth. They will leave you...

Guacamole Dip and Dressing – Whole30, Paleo, Keto

Guacamole Dip and Dressing – Whole30, Paleo, Keto

Sometimes in life, you want the concept of guacamole, but not all of the zing and guac-ness. I wanted to try something a little different for Cinco de Mayo... Game Day... or... well... for pretty much any day. This guac is a little milder and less zingy. It's also...

Margarita Sugar Scrub DIY

Margarita Sugar Scrub DIY

Are you looking for a way to escape to the tropics while being stuck at home? A little something to treat yourself? This margarita sugar scrub is a decadent indulgence. The DIY uses ingredients you already have in your pantry, and only takes a minute to make.  Here's...

Five All Natural Allergy Busters

Five All Natural Allergy Busters

Ah..ah...ah.. CHOO!  It's that time of year and here are five all-natural allergy busters to help you survive the pollen season. The information provided on this website is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease...

SEASONAL – GARDENING + SUSTAINABLE LIVING

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...

The Ultimate Guide of When to Sow and Plant Seeds

The Ultimate Guide of When to Sow and Plant Seeds

If you live in the United States or Canada and are wondering when to sow and plant seeds for your garden, this is the ultimate guide! We'll cover all of the basics including how to find your Plant Hardiness Zone, when is the last frost, and when to begin sowing seeds...

How to Freeze Green Beans the Lazy Way (No Blanching)

How to Freeze Green Beans the Lazy Way (No Blanching)

Green beans always seem to grow like crazy in the garden, and then need to be harvested all at the same time. It's a good problem to have, right? You want to freeze green beans to preserve them, but it's way too much work, right? Wrong! If you want to know how to...

How to Make a Compost Bin with Pallets

How to Make a Compost Bin with Pallets

It took a while for my family to commit to composting. Once we jumped on the train, I was excited to get started, but then realized we would need a space for a compost bin. We carved out the perfect nook in our backyard. This DIY is made with pallets, is 100% upcycled...

How to Start Composting – Everything You Need to Know

How to Start Composting – Everything You Need to Know

Scared to try composting? Not sure where to begin? We've compiled all of the information you need to know to get started. It's a little daunting at first, but trust me, it soon becomes second nature and in one year, your garden will be thanking you with a bountiful...

Potting Bench DIY – Sturdy and Functional

Potting Bench DIY – Sturdy and Functional

A potting bench is a must-have for any serious gardener. We had ours forever, and when it was time to replace it, Hubby decided to make another one for me himself. You need to see the end result. Seriously swoon-worthy!       Before We had our old...

Grow Garden Sign DIY

Grow Garden Sign DIY

Sometimes the garden needs a little pizzaz. Grab your Mod Podge and I'll show you how I made this super cute grow garden sign. The DIY is easy and if your kids are bored, it's a fun project for them to help with. Check it out!   Hubby built a new potting bench...

HEALTHY MIND + BODY + FAMILY

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...

The Best All-Natural Wines for Holiday Entertaining

The Best All-Natural Wines for Holiday Entertaining

Are you looking for all-natural wines for your holiday entertaining? A special wine for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year's Eve, and the holidays in general? Yes, it is possible to enjoy Keto and Paleo-friendly wine that is low in sugar and alcohol. Plus,...

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...

Is All-Natural Wine Right for You?

Is All-Natural Wine Right for You?

Is wine good for you or bad for you? The answer isn't cut and dry, but there are reasons why some wines are better than others. This article will answer the question, is all-natural wine right for you? Yes, it is possible to enjoy Keto and Paleo-friendly wine that is...

Vehicle Safety Features with Erie Insurance

Vehicle Safety Features with Erie Insurance

As our son gets ready to drive, we are excited for him to learn about the advanced safety features now available in most vehicles. Erie Insurance conducted a national survey to help bring attention to using these safety features! Learn more! #sponsored #ERIEPartner...

Full Moon Detox Challenge

Full Moon Detox Challenge

Join the 5 Day Full Moon Detox Challenge for FREE! Embark on a 5-day journey where you will learn the benefits of 5 critical detox areas, along with the steps to implement these healthy changes as part of your everyday life to achieve lasting, lifetime results!  ...

Discover Your Detox Personality!

Discover Your Detox Personality!

What is your detox personality? What kind of detox is best for you? What is your best path to finding your ultimate wellness superpower? Take this fun 2-minute quiz and find out!  

AUTOIMMUNE + CHRONIC ILLNESS + CANCER 

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...

Is All-Natural Wine Right for You?

Is All-Natural Wine Right for You?

Is wine good for you or bad for you? The answer isn't cut and dry, but there are reasons why some wines are better than others. This article will answer the question, is all-natural wine right for you? Yes, it is possible to enjoy Keto and Paleo-friendly wine that is...

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...

Full Moon Detox Challenge

Full Moon Detox Challenge

Join the 5 Day Full Moon Detox Challenge for FREE! Embark on a 5-day journey where you will learn the benefits of 5 critical detox areas, along with the steps to implement these healthy changes as part of your everyday life to achieve lasting, lifetime results!  ...

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...

ALL-NATURAL LIVING IN THE HOME 

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...

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...

GRATITUDE + FAITH 

Back to School Printables and Gratitude Challenge

Back to School Printables and Gratitude Challenge

Get your back to school printables and digital downloads here! Make this daily gratitude challenge a part of your kid's homeschool, "school at home" or traditional school schedule! Start your child's day with a few minutes to teach them about the power of gratitude......

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...

What 1 Corinthians 13 Means Today

What 1 Corinthians 13 Means Today

This post is for everyone, not just Christians. And do not worry - I'm not getting preachy at all. It's an honest musing on what 1 Corinthians 13 and the word love really means to me and in our world today. 1 Corinthians 13 (1Cor13) is the #1 Bible verse that's read...

4 Ways to Build Your Hero Mindset

4 Ways to Build Your Hero Mindset

The hero mindset. What separates the "hero" from the rest of us? How do you rise above the challenges in life? How do you live a life of purpose? How do you channel your inner superhero? These 4 elements of the hero mindset will help you to grab your cape and make a...

Perfect Vision Isn’t Always 20/20

Perfect Vision Isn’t Always 20/20

You don't need sight to have vision. Be careful what you ask for. These two quotes may seem trite, but they carry a lot of wisdom. While many of us expect some kind of journey to find vision in our lives, the truth is... it's been right in front of us the entire time....

15 Scriptures for Mothers Day

15 Scriptures for Mothers Day

"Her children arise and call her blessed." There are Bible verses are shared in both the Old Testament and the New Testament to honor mothers. Here are 15 scriptures for Mothers Day that you can meditate on, and share with your family today.   Scriptures for...

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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