July 2014

13 posts

What the heck is kombucha, you may ask?  According to Web MD,  kombucha is one of the hottest trends in health beverages. The fermented tea drink has been around for centuries but recently became popular in the U.S. because of its purported health benefits. Regular drinkers of the tonic claim it aids digestion, sleep, weight loss …
Pallet wood oh so lovely, pallet wood!  I have discovered the Pinterest world of DIY pallet wood creations.  Now that I have immersed myself and found so many projects that I’d like to do, I have a couple problems…  Where do I get the truck load of said wood pallets and my being able to …
Making your own lotion bars is super easy! You can even make sunscreen bars!  Wellness Mama has a good recipe.  You basically melt beeswax, shea butter, and/or cocoa butter (or whatever type of oil/butter you love), add in your favorite essential oils, and pour into molds to harden.  It is so much fun to experiment …
My oldest just finished a week of day camp. He was kept super busy with group activities that were fun and bold. He had done things that pushed his comfort level such as climb rope ladders and a rock wall. On the last day, the parents were invited to come and listen to the kids …
I have been enjoying tarte Cosmetics.  I purchased some eyeliner from tarte about a year ago and recently ran out.   I decided to repurchase the eyeliner and try out the mascara, as well.  Food Babe recommends their mascara, so I thought I would give it a whirl. Some natural make up doesn’t have the …
According to Web MD,  when it comes to fat, there’s one type you don’t want to cut back on: omega-3 fatty acids. Two crucial ones — EPA and DHA — are primarily found in certain fish. ALA, another omega-3 fatty acid, is found in plant sources such as nuts and seeds. Not only does your body need …
We recently joined Costco so we could stock up on the foods that we eat the most like almond milk, fruits, and veggies.  We have been very pleased with their organic products and selection of meats.  One product that we decided to try was Alaskan Salmon Burgers.  We have been trying to incorporate more salmon …
There are many benefits to adding gelatin to your diet.  According to www.paleoparents.com gelatin helps tighten loose skin, improves cellulite, helps joint recovery, supports skin, hair, and nail health, improves digestion, promotes relaxation and a good night’s sleep, and can help heal your gut.  My husband has been looking for a natural supplement to help …
I am very excited that my Fitbit Flex came today!  This will track steps, distance, calories burned, and sleep.  You can sync your stats wirelessly and log your food and water intake online! The color I have is tangerine. Setup was so easy! I didn’t even have to ask my husband for help.  If I …
If you are trying to eat healthy it is important to be mindful of what you are keeping in your fridge.  Sure, I would love to snack on ice cream and Doritos, but I am really trying to eat healthy so I need to make sure my fridge is stocked with healthy foods!  Here is …
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