Josh & Kaylee - FINAL-3721

meet my amazing recipe contributor!

  It’s no secret that recipe creation is not my forte.  I rarely measure and often forget to take pictures of my food before I devour it enjoy it slowly using good manners. So, I’ve brought on an incredible girl to do regular recipe contributions!  I am so excited.  She’s beautiful, inside and out, and enviably talented in the… 

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making kombucha…with a 2 year old

Kombucha is a fermented food that fits easily into just about any diet.  I’ve had friends who weaned off a beer habit with it.  Friends who have weaned off diet coke/dr. pepper addictions with it. My kids love kombucha, and I’m happy to give it to them as it is an incredible source of bioavailable… 

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my pro-life ice bucket challenge & where to donate

I was recently nominated for the ice bucket challenge.  I’m sure at this point I don’t need to explain to you what that means, but basically, you are challenged to either donate $100 to alsa.org, or dump a bucket of water on your head and donate $10 (or nothing in some cases.)  I thought it… 

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it’s here! the new site is up!!

We are still making little changes here and there, but I am SO excited and couldn’t wait to share it with you!!   So many thank you’s to Andrea Levendusky for the beautiful design and for helping me navigate the technological side of blogging that I’m admittedly very poor at! I hope you love it! Not… 

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how to reduce a fever naturally, using essential oils

My sweet little Etta girl got sick.  Miles had a virus a few days ago and she ended up with it.  It’s inevitable around here really, as the two tend to share bottles, toys, spoons, etc.  She puts everything in her mouth.  Everything. Anyhow, I believe that most fevers serve the purpose of naturally fighting… 

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why I love essential oils, and why I haven’t posted much about them…yet

I love essential oils. I have used them because of how great they smell for years and years.  I started using them therapeutically just around a year ago and they have absolutely changed my life. But I haven’t posted about them much recently because, honestly, I felt that everyone and their mother was doing so… 

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a heavy heart for Iraq

How is this happening?  My heart is overwhelmed with sadness for the poor people suffering horrendous atrocities at the hands of malicious terrorists in Iraq. if you aren’t aware of the news, you can read more here I want to do something.  But what?  I can pray.  That’s all I know to do.  I feel… 

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DIY all natural bug spray (for your home)

I live in Tennessee.  Aka: Land of the Spiders.  We also have moths, mosquitos, ants, beetles, fleas, ticks, you name it. They are everywhere.  I will vacuum webs up and the next day, there will be another.  I just flat out refuse to call a bug guy because I wholeheartedly believe that those chemicals do way… 

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