Preparing to Recover Post Birth

Thankfully when you find out a baby is coming you have nine months to prepare. And there's a lot to prepare for. Nine months on a roller coaster, preparing for your ideal labor and delivery, preparing for the worst case scenario, and preparing to bring home that little bundle (or bundles) of joy. Having gone …

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Post-Holiday Refresh

This is the first time I've ever hosted a holiday dinner and man, it was exhausting. Don't get me wrong, I loved having everyone here, but putting together the dinner, and entertaining family just wore me out. Having said that, I had so much fun putting together a full thanksgiving dinner. Turkey, mashed potatoes, mac'n'cheese, …

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Hot Dog Hash

Nothing is worse than having no idea what you're going to feed your kid for lunch. Especially when they wake up from a nap protesting just how hungry they are. Here's a quick meal I threw together. Maybe you'll enjoy it as much as we did.

Homemade Lotion – A Gift for All

Making homemade lotion is so simple. In this post I share some simple tips for making your own lotion, as well as the link to my aftra shop where you can buy my homemade lotion, opening January 5, 2017.

The Beautiful Outdoors

Being able to spend time outside in the middle of November is wonderful. Having a sunny day in the low 60º range makes it even better. And spending it with family is the cherry on top. Sweet Girl and I got to spend the afternoon with my dad and stepmom at their house in the …

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Forced to Change

Oh, life, how you trick me. You give me the illusion of time and then take it away with a baby going through a growth spurt, then being sick, then going out of town. Good grief. Now that I finally have a few minutes to sit down and think (good grief it has been a …

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Having a Friend with Natural Remedies

Starting my own journey into the world of natural remedies has been eye-opening. Herbs, flowers, essential oils, and foods can address so many issues it seems silly that so much money is spent on pharmaceuticals. For example, garlic is great to use as an immune support, both as a preventative or an aid your immune …

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Learning a Healthier Way to Eat

We're making changes around here to incorporate more fruits and veggies into our diet. It's hard work, especially with a busy toddler and tired mommy, but if we can do it, you certainly can, too.

Setting Up Shop

January 2 will by my grand opening on aftcra. I will be offering all-natural, handmade products to add to your beauty routine and medicine cabinet.

Essential Oils – Our Blends

Take a look at the essential oil blends we use at our house and how we use them to keep us healthy day to day.