“Shop in Your PJ’s” Black Friday Healthy Living Deals – 2016

I hope that you all had a lovely Thanksgiving (those of you in the US, at least :)).We had a fabulous time with new friends, had a mostly organic meal, loads and loads of food and fellowship, and my kids got to hang out with their children.We talked music, faith, current events, healthy living, and more.....just great.Since we stayed late, I did not go to any stores in the wee hours ...Read The Full Post

Are Old Essential Oils Dangerous? Use Them or Toss Them?

What is the shelf life of essential oils?Do essential oils expire?These are important questions to answer.Essential oils are not cheap.  Well, some of them are very affordable, but some are quite expensive, and of course the bottles are quite small.If you are into DIYing essential oils blends instead of buying blends pre-made, knowing about essential oils expiration and the shelf ...Read The Full Post

Easy Homemade Elderberry Syrup – low carb & AIP

Today I'm sharing with you one of my favorite tools for healthy living -- Homemade Elderberry Syrup -- and I've made it low-carb so even those on low carb diets can enjoy it.When I was young, I got sick a lot.  And I do mean, a lot.It was during that time that antibiotics were all the rage, and I was sadly the victim of that kind of thinking.Every time I got sick, my mother would take ...Read The Full Post

Are You Pro-Life? (or Just Pro-Birth?)

What is Pro Life?Those of you who have been around here for awhile know that I like digging -- and thinking.I don't like to just spout out common thought or regurgitate what I see online.  In other words, I like to seek out the truth and then share it.This issue is a case in point.I keep seeing posts on social media, and articles about "You're really not pro-life if...." followed ...Read The Full Post

Do Supreme Court Nominations REALLY Matter?

Do the Supreme Court Nominations really matter during this (or any) Presidential Election?The US Presidential Election is on just about everyone's mind these days.Many of us are sick of it. But it's a big deal even if you'd just like the whole thing to go away.People are talking about policies, sex scandals, lying, corruption, third party voting, and more, but one of the main topics is ...Read The Full Post

Free Kindle Books & Healthy Living Deals ~ Oct 30, 2016

Hi everyone! I know I haven't done a post like this in awhile, but there are some nice deals going on that I wanted to get out to you! It's been a bit crazy here with fall coming, things we've had to deal with for our home and family life, and more, and some big things I am working on for the blog - so looking forward to sharing them with you! I hope things have been a little less crazy for ...Read The Full Post

11 Superfoods to Boost Your Immune System

With the cold and flu season upon us, it's important to find ways to stay healthy. Thankfully, there are many foods that boost your immune system that can help you be healthier.Even when we eat healthy and try to stay fit, we can sometimes fall prey to a cold or fever. As we grow up, our immune system can sometimes fail us.For a young child who is still growing and developing, the immune ...Read The Full Post

Homemade Alcohol-Free Vanilla Extract ~ low carb & AIP

Today, Erin from Eat Real Stay Sane is sharing a fabulous recipe for Homemade Alcohol-free Vanilla Extract.Most vanilla extracts on the market, and more homemade vanilla extract recipes call for alcohol. So why alcohol-free?  Why Alcohol-Free Vanilla Extract? There are a number of reasons why you might want an alcohol-free vanilla extract recipe.Reasons to Avoid Alcohol: addiction ...Read The Full Post

How and Why to Emulsify Essential Oils for Safety

Have you ever heard of emulsifying essential oils?If you've been using essential oils for awhile, you know that there is just a lot to learn, and an essential oil emulsifier is one thing that you should know for many essential oil usages.So what is an essential oil emulsifier and why do you need to know?The concept is important both for performance of your essential oils recipes, but ...Read The Full Post

10 Reasons Why I’m NOT Tossing My Homeopathic Teething Tablets

Have you heard about the issues surrounding homeopathic teething tablets, the FDA, and seizures?Two days ago I saw that the FDA is recommending that parents not give their children Hyland's Teething Tablets or Gels, citing possible side effects -- including seizures.Pretty scary stuff.So should you throw out your Hyland's Teething Tablets and Gels, or not?Let's talk about this, but ...Read The Full Post