Simplifying Your Beauty Routine

The name of the game is simplicity. And in a beauty routine in a busy life, simplicity is the only answer. Just a handful of natural, handmade products can replace the arsenal of commercial products littering your bathrooms.

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Parenting Respectfully

I have a feeling that some people might look at the title of this post and think, “Oh, boy, where is this going to go?” But stick with me on this because you might find something that resonates with you. Or not – how do I know? With Sweet Girl’s second birthday and Little Squish’s…… Continue reading Parenting Respectfully

Service Makes the World Go Around

Service comes in all shapes and sizes. It can be planned and coordinated or a simple phone call to say “Hi. How are you?” Sometimes we get stuck thinking of service as an all-consuming activity, one that no one has the time or money to do. But I bet if you really think about it,…… Continue reading Service Makes the World Go Around

Eggs & Toast

A simple title for a simple breakfast. But look at that photo. Doesn’t look so simple, does it. Takes 10 minutes to throw together, tastes absolutely delicious, and keeps you full for as long as you need – like until you can justify eating a morning snack.

Essential Oils for Illness, Part 2

Part 2 of a two-part series. Essential oils are a great resource when you are feeling under the weather. They provide an innumerable amount of benefits without the side effects that plague lab-created medicine. This post looks at five different essential oils that can be used when you think you need an extra boost for your immune system.

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.

Essential Oils for Illness, Part 1

Part 1 of a two-part series. Essential oils are a great resource when you are feeling under the weather. They provide an innumerable amount of benefits without the side effects that plague lab-created medicine. This post looks at five different essential oils that can be used when you think you need an extra boost for your immune system.

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 60ยบ 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…… Continue reading The Beautiful Outdoors

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…… Continue reading Forced to Change