Author : Marla

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I heard the other day that the air quality indoors can actually be worse then that outdoors.  It makes since with all the chemical releasing furniture, flooring, air fresheners, paint, cleaning products that we use that contribute to the pollution.  That is in addition to having poor ventilation, dirty filters, pets…  Any chance I get, …
I’ve been working hard towards healing the inflammation in my gut w/ the hope that it will put my Grave’s disease in remission!  If not that, at least reduce some of my symptoms.  I’ve been following the AIP diet which is a more restrictive form of Paleo. So many easy choices for my meals are …
  The 3rd annual National Step Forward for Orphans Day is on Saturday, May 16th.  What is this?   An event organized by Both Ends Burning to help bring awareness of the global orphan crisis and promote change for these children.  All children have the right to a family and not be forced to grow …
Though I don’t have much of a “green thumb”, I am super excited about getting my hands dirty and maintaing a garden this summer!  It is still chilly out in the a.m. hours so I decided to start some of my veggie seeds inside.  Rather then go out and buy containers for this, I came …
Straight up, I want one!  Have you heard of these?  Rain Barrels collect rain water, usually from roofs, for future use.  Brilliant!  What a great way to conserve rain and use it for watering gardens, potted plants and so on.  Right now we are getting so much rain, but during summer we usually have a …
Earth Day is celebrating it’s 45th anniversary this year on April 22nd.  That is just a couple weeks from today.  In what ways do you observe this holiday?  Starting this year, I want to have this day really stand out with my kids through the “green” activities we do. I’ve found that there are Earth …
Did you know that in the US, currently there is not a requirement for food products to be labeled if genetically modified ingredients (GMO) were used? If you find this concerning, there are options available to help us be informed buyers.  You can select items that have this label (NON-GMO Project Informed label). There is …
You know what is therapeutic to me, getting my hot glue gun out and doing a craft! That is exactly what I did this week too.  I made a front door wreath out of colorful magazine pages. How do you like it? I think it turned out nicely!   All that you need to make …
There are a few food items that are super handy to have in my pantry or refrigerator for my Autoimmune Protocal Diet (AIP).  This is either due to their being ingredients in most of my recipes or to have around for snacking.  They are: 1.  Coconut Oil 2.  Coconut Flour 3.  Plantains 4.  Epic Bison …
Spring tends to arrive at the absolute perfect time.  This past Fall and Winter was filled with challenges for my family.  I know that I am ready for some more vitamin D and spending more time outdoors w/ the fam.  Yesterday was such a beautiful day.  I sat outside for 15 minutes on my deck …
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