Home Spa: 6 Ingredient Face Scrub

April 23, 2013 in Primp - 3 Comments
I'm lost with face scrub. When I run out of my favorite... St. Ives Apricot, I get grumpy. When I'm without the grainy goodness, I feel as though my face isn't truly clean and that's gross. Spring is a time I like to focus on all things homemade and when I ran out of face… Read More »

Homemade Bath Paint

November 13, 2012 in Arts & Crafts, Kids - 29 Comments
Part of fostering a great childhood is allowing messes. Some my life's most memorable moments involved getting messy whether allowed or mischievously behind my mother's back, haha. One way we allow mess without stress is by letting Jayden paint in the tub. It's so much fun for him and the cleanup is a breeze. I… Read More »

Mrs. Meyer Has Spoiled Me

September 16, 2012 in Homemaking - 4 Comments
I've used variety of gentle, plant based cleaners in our home, but one brand I had yet to try was Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day. I've heard about the brand, but it hadn't been readily available to me until it hit Walmart stores. I had an opportunity to receive a sampling of their products... to see… Read More »

Energy Efficient Daylight Bulbs FTW!

June 15, 2012 in Homemaking - 1 Comment
It's been a month since we've upgraded the rest of our warmer, soft white CFL bulbs and incandescent bulbs scattered around to daylight CFL bulbs. I am relieved to have that project out of the way - thanks GE! I was seriously becoming annoyed with the different temperatures of lighting around the house. I have… Read More »

Guest Post: Reducing the Costs of Eco-Friendly Living

June 1, 2012 in Homemaking - No Comments
Without a doubt, pursuing a healthier, eco-friendly lifestyle can stress the household budget. Organic and green-certified products often cost more than the conventional versions. However, common sense and creativity can help reduce these costs. Cut Food Costs  Organic produce can cost as much as 40 percent more than traditionally grown crops. Pesticide and hormone-free farm… Read More »


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