Dangers of chemical exposure are all around us, all the time. Without even realizing it, we are constantly coming into contact with them through the air we breath, the toiletries/beauty products we put on our bodies, and through household cleaning products we breath in and that are absorbed into our skin.
The dry season is here in Northern Michigan, & that means it’s time to stock up on my favorite homemade hand lotion! Winters are long & cold here – it’s been in the single digits all week! – so we go through a lot of it. A few years ago my skin started reacting to several of the lotions & cosmetics I was using, so I wanted to find a hand lotion I could make myself to try to eliminate the chemicals found in most store bought lotions.
Want some gift ideas for kids that AREN’T toys?? Kids don’t need more toys! They need things that inspire creativity and encourage them to play outside! Here’s a list of my top 7 non-toy gift ideas for kids!
One of our favorite crock pot meals is BBQ ribs. They are fall off the bone g-o-o-d. They’re so easy to make, and they turn out perfectly every.single.time.
Did you know you can build a medicine cabinet using essential oils? They’re a great alternative to over the counter medicines. They’re not just a healthier alternative – they’re also very effective!
This is the year of less for me – mainly when it comes to things. This comes from a place of wanting to live in a clutter free home and only keep the things we use and love. I have a tendency to hang on to things I don’t use (and/or haven’t used in years) because I might need it. I have also let myself get away with this for way too long because we actually have the space to store a lot of things.
I love diffusing essential oils to help purify the air in my house. They smell great and are chemical free, so I can feel good about using them around my family. And making sure the air in my home is clean is important, because it’s an easy way I can help keep my family healthy.
My family is getting ready to head out on a road trip for a mid winter getaway! We were supposed to spend 2 weeks in Florida with family this spring, but that trip was not meant to be – which means we get to go visit my sister and her family instead! So we are trading in our 2 week vacation in sunny Florida for a long weekend visit with my sister a couple of states over – and I’m pretty excited about it!