27 Best Benefits of Raw Milk

It wasn't too long ago that my family made the switch from store bought and pasteurized milk to drinking raw milk. We've been on a mission of sorts for months now - since the doctor told me to go gluten free  - to improve our overall health and just live better; simpler; the way … [Read more...]

How to Start a Gluten Free Diet

It was bound to happen at some point in my life. That doesn't mean I was ready for it, but I can see that it was absolutely bound to happen. I'm talking about my doctor putting me on a special diet. It happened a month ago; "I want you to go gluten free." Yikes! I am a HUGE pasta … [Read more...]

DIY Acne Mask with Essential Oils

My girls are at the age where acne can start rearing its ugly head. One has combination skin while the other has skin that is quite acne prone. When she first began having issues with her skin, I could have easily gotten her a commercial acne fighter. I did not want to do that … [Read more...]

30 Ways to Use Fels-Naptha Soap to Save Money Around Your Home

I love saving money. I know, "tell me something I don't know, Stacy." It is true though. I love seeing how much money I can save (and earn) in a month! After so many years of trying to live as frugally as I possibly can, it has become a big game for me each month to see how much … [Read more...]

16 Benefits of Dandelion and Dandelion Root Tea

Last year, I told you about how I was treating chronic pain naturally. In that post, I talked about Dandelion Root tea. I was absolutely shocked by the number of responses that I received asking if dandelions were safe to eat or drink, what the benefits of dandelion root tea are … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Cough Drops

Have you been sick this winter? Cold and flu season has hit my little family hard this year. In fact, I actually spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day sick in bed for the most part. Thankfully, I knew a few home remedies for the flu that shortened my downtime, but it still put a … [Read more...]

34 Ways to Use Lemon Balm

If you've been paying attention around here, you might have noticed that I favor natural products and home remedies over chemically processed. Not only are they generally better for you and your home, but they're usually far cheaper too. I like my money which means I want to keep … [Read more...]

40 Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

Take a peek in my pantry and you'll quickly discover one thing; around 15 bottles of organic Apple Cider Vinegar. Why? Well because there are so many uses for apple cider vinegar that I can't keep it on hand unless I buy a ton at once! When I first started trying to manage … [Read more...]

Homemade Toothpaste – All Natural Toothpaste Recipe

Toothpaste is one of those items that you just can't live without, but for my family, the last thing I want them sticking in their mouth is a chemical cocktail with who knows what as an ingredient. Fortunately it is a fairly easy issue to solve since making my own homemade … [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...]