My Top Emergency Preparation, Homesteading and Simple Living Books for 2017

In my mind, there isn't much better than curling up with a good book, a warm blanket and a hot cup filled with my favorite hot chocolate recipe. A good book can soothe your soul in ways like nothing else can, take you to places you've never been and teach you a lesson in a way … [Read more...]

18 Essential Oils for Diabetes

Diabetes is close to my heart and unfortunately, my own home. Most of my family is diabetic and I received my own diabetes diagnosis around a year ago. While it can be treated conventionally, that wasn't a route I wanted to go unless I absolutely had to. I don't like chemicals … [Read more...]

How to Make a Homemade Heating Pad

I may only be in my 30's but for the longest time I lived with chronic pain that was so bad that some days I could barely walk. It took a lot of work to get rid of that pain including making our home almost entirely natural and taking a natural health approach to how we were … [Read more...]

Clean and Toxin Free in the New Year…for Free?

It is no secret around here that I absolutely adore two things; non-toxic and all natural products that won't harm my own body or my family and a killer deal. Finding the two things together though can be super hard. Until today that is. Right now, I've got a fantastic deal for … [Read more...]

DIY Lavender Sleep Balm

When I was younger, it wasn't uncommon for my Mom to find me still awake at 2 a.m. and unable to sleep. Now, at 34 years old, I am still heavily prone to those same issues. Up until this past year, it wasn't unusual for me to watch the sunrise each morning or to go 24-36 hours … [Read more...]

8 Home Remedies to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

Do you have high blood pressure? If so, you might be tired of taking a handful of medications to lower it. My Dad had hypertension and I can vividly recall him complaining about the medications he had to take each day. Not too many of us were quite as aware back then though so … [Read more...]

Natural Living – Diatomaceous Earth and Why you Should Use It

Have you ever used Diatomaceous Earth? Have you ever even heard of it? If you're like most people, you haven't. Diatomaceous earth or DE is the one of the most common natural substances on the earth yet the vast majority of people don't know it even exists. It's found in … [Read more...]

Be Safe on the Go with this DIY Travel First Aid Kit With Essential Oils + Homemade Hand Sanitizer Recipe!

Do you all remember that commercial where the parents are watching a clumsy kid grow up? Each scene shows the parent saying things like "he'll never make it to 5" and so on each time the boy reaches a new age? Sometimes I feel like that with my Emma. I was clumsy as a kid, but … [Read more...]

Homemade Anti-Bacterial Ointment – All Natural & Budget Friendly!

Once upon a Saturday, just a couple of months ago, my Emma grabbed her spiffy new 10 speed (that she bought herself I might add...yay!) and started riding on the street in front of our house. As she was riding, she came across a small/medium cardboard box in the middle of the … [Read more...]