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Kid Friendly Vapor Rub

Years ago, I shared my original vapor rub recipe with everyone and I didn’t mention that it was only for ages 10 and over… because I didn’t know that some essential oils are not safe for kids under 10 years! I now realize that essential oils need to be used safely, and that post has now been updated and it I now only recommend that recipe for 10 and over. However, that left me in need of a kid friendly vapor rub. One that parents could use on their little ones without any potentially harmful ingredients. Yes, harmful ingredients...

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Deliciously Simple Meatballs – Grain Free

I am always on the lookout for ways to increase my kids calories with nutrient dense foods. For awhile their lunches were doing well but kids grow… and they need more. Sigh. It’s never ending. You think you figure it all out and then suddenly they are eating even more! We started adding grains to their lunches to help fill in the calorie gaps but I prefer limiting our grains. I started searching for a easy replacement. I wanted to increase their protein intake anyway so we swapped the nutrient lacking grains for protein packed meatballs. Not just any...

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15 Ways to Reduce Your Waste

When it comes to reducing waste, most people just think about recycling. Now don’t get me wrong, recycling is definitely a valuable way to reduce waste but there are so many more ways to cut down on all the stuff that will ultimately end up in the landfill. Ways to Reduce Your Waste   The Famous Three:   Recycle As I mentioned, recycling is a popular choice when it comes to reducing waste. It’s not hard to do especially with so many cities providing recycling pick ups. Most of the time, recycling is as easy and tossing paper, plastic,...

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10 Ways to Go Paper Free

Recently, we talked about the benefits of going paper free and why it’s a great idea to opt for reusable options. However, that doesn’t help you in the practical sense. If you are like me then you want to know HOW to go paper free. Preferably in a nice easy to read, list form. Because I want you know not just know the benefits of going paper free but I want you to actually be able to make that switch, I’ve come up with a few ways to go paper free. You can either dive right in and replace...

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10 Easy Ways to Go Natural in the Kitchen

The kitchen is one of the most important places in the house. It’s where meals are made! Meals are a vital part to our health so we should want to make sure we have a nice natural kitchen to help keep those meals and our bodies healthy! To help you live a bit more naturally, here are 10 easy ways to go natural in the kitchen! Ditch the Paper Products Paper towels, napkins, and plates create a lot of trash and waste your money. Disposable paper products are not something we, as a society have had for very long....

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Homemade Sugar Free Marshmallows

Hot Chocolate really just isn’t complete without marshmallows. However, store bought marshmallows are less than ideal. They do not taste as good as homemade marshmallows. They are also full of crazy ingredients! Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate? Artificial flavorings and even food dye (because apparently a natural white isn’t enough!) Homemade marshmallows are very simple to make. It’s essentially whipped gelatin. I wanted to make our marshmallows a bit healthier so I do not use the usual sugar or corn syrup that many homemade recipes use. Instead I turned to honey and stevia. I could have gone with all honey in this...

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