Month: March 2015

The DIY Ultimate Bundle is Back!

  I’m a DIY addict (if you couldn’t tell). I’m obsessed with doing things myself. It doesn’t matter if it’s making an upcycled glass bottle coffee station or making a worksheet for my son to improve his writing skills. I love DIYing (If that’s even […]

What is a Locavore?

A locavore is someone who eats locally. Why should you eat locally more often? Fruit and veg you buy (or pick) locally is more nutritious because it’s been picked closer to ripening. Produce picked closer to ripeness has more time to soak up and produce […]

Eco Friendly Beauty Picks for Spring {2015}

EcoFriendly Beauty 2015

Spring is an amazing time of year. I absolutely love Winter but Spring always makes me a bit more energetic and ready to face the world.  It also gets me thinking about what my skin is going to look like as warmer weather creeps back into my life.  I can’t wear long sleeves and boots all year! Ugh, and I finally have to start shaving on a regular basis.  Here are a few eco friendly beauty finds that I use to help me become warm weather ready.


1. Preserve Triple Blade Razor  –  The handle is made from 100% recycled #5 plastics. That means you are reusing and you can drop the handle into the recycling bin. But you can get replacement blades so you can get more from your razor.


2. EcoTools Pure Complexion Deep Cleansing Sponge  100% vegetable fiber and bamboo charcoal removes old skin cells and impurities to leave your skin glowing.


3. Tree Hut Sugar Scrub – I can’t wait to have a home spa day and scrub off the Winter! Tree Hut scrubs come in so many varieties: Coconut Lime, Brazilian Nut, Almond & Honey, Amazon Pequi, Island Kiwi,Hawaiian Kukui, Italian Mocha, Original Shea, Passion Fruit & Guava, Pomegranate Acai, and Tropical Mango. Click on the link to see my favorite Tree Hut Sugar Scrub.

Vitamin E

4. Vitamin E Oil – I’ve sworn by Vitamin E Oil since I was a kid. I had horrible eczema on my arms that I scratched until I scarred.  Vitamin E minimized the scarring and now you can barely tell there was ever any scarring at all.  I also used it through each of my pregnancies to keep stretch marks at bay.

BurtsBees lip

5. Burt’s Bees Lip Gloss in Spring Splendor – I remember a time when Burt’s Bees was my go-to natural beauty line. As you can see, I’ve branched out to different brands but I still love Burt’s Bees for some things. And Lord knows I love lip gloss!

Do you have a favorite go-to natural beauty product? Share it with me, I love trying out new goodies! 

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How to Organize Your Seed Storage

Organization has always been a struggle for me. If I can just toss something in a container haphazardly and put it away, then that’s what I do. And that is exactly what I’ve been doing with my seeds for the past few years.  All of […]

Southwest Black Bean & Corn Salad

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Spring is in the air! That means barbeque season is not far away. Head over to The Knight’s Place and find out how to make my favorite, super-easy, Southwest Black Bean & Corn salad. It pairs great with any BBQ!    While […]

DIY Easter Egg Crayons

I’m always on the lookout for a great alternative to the plastic eggs I once put in my children’s Easter Baskets.  This year I decided to make some Easter egg crayons.

 Easter Eggs

Here’s what you will need to make your own:

  • broken crayons  (at least two cups worth of each color)
  • aluminum foil
  • baking sheet
  • cleaned, empty aluminum cans (one for each color egg)
  • Jello egg mold
  • popsicle sticks (one for each color)

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The How To:

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

2. Bend each can so one end comes to a slight point.

Easter Egg 3

3. Fill the cleaned aluminum cans with the broken crayons in one color.

Easter Egg 4

4. Put aluminum foil over the baking sheet.

5. Put the filled cans on the baking sheet and heat them in the oven for an hour or until the crayons are completely melted.

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6. Stir the melted wax with a popsicle stick and gently pour the wax into the egg mold. Make sure you pour over aluminum foil or wax paper because it will get messy.

Easter Egg 5

7. Let the eggs sit overnight to completely cool.

8. In the morning, pop the eggs out of the mold and color!

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