The One Appliance Your Kitchen is Missing

So I LOVE to cook, (sometimes… lol)

I love the finished product and the feeling that comes from preparing healthy dishes for my family (and knowing what they are putting in their bodies!)

But there are times that I’m just not excited to hit the kitchen and do the meal prep and the cooking.

Ever been there?

Enter the “Instant Pot”

You might be wondering “Instant what?”…

Basically, an Instant Pot is a multi-use and programmable electric pressure cooker. When I first heard about this I was like “So what?”, but consider what this bad boy can do! read more

Essential Oil Bathtub Crayons

When a rainy day strikes, bring the fun inside with bathtub crayons. Add a little Essential Oil for play time that can be as calming or energizing as Mom wants!

The girls have really enjoyed these, and sometimes it’s nice to have something that can be messy in a controlled way!

What You’ll Need:

• 1 bar Unscented Castile Soap (grated)

• 2 Tbs. hot water

• Natural food coloring (I like this one myself)

• Small ice cube tray, silicone mold, or cookie cutters on a baking sheet

• Small mixing bowls read more

The Perfect DIY Shaving Cream Slime

My girls (especially my oldest) LOVE science and experimenting at home. My mom gave us a book full of science experiments to do together this year and it is one of their favorite things.

Whether you homeschool or not, This saline solution slime is perfect for kids as a science and sensory play activity.

I get stressed out easily when my kids are making a mess in my kitchen (which happens often, haha!) But this is pretty contained in one big bowl (and as you can see, you can bring the fun outside too). read more

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Recipe

Chocolate Chip Cookie Lovers Unite!

You know when you were growing up and the BEST part of making cookies with your mom was when she let you lick the bowl? Come on… I know I wasn’t the only one!

Well, then you grew up… and people started talking about raw eggs and cookie dough and blah, blah, blah.

Not to mention all the calories and sugar in regular cookie dough…

What is a cookie dough lover supposed to do??? 

There HAS to be a better way!!!

No worries, friend! I got you boo… This is a healthy, protein packed, lower sugar recipe to help you relive your childhood without any guilt necessary ; ) read more

Three Summer Essential Oil Tips!

Did Someone Say Summer Holiday?

Here in the states it Independence Day week! Beyond fireworks and hot dogs it’s a great time for family and being outdoors.

So here are Three Essential Oil Holiday Hacks to make this week even better!  This will make your party prep as easy as a summer breeze!

Three Essential Oil Summer Tips

Get your outdoor space looking great for your guests!

Natural Degreaser:

Take your Lemon Essential Oil outside to brighten and shine up outdoor furniture, degrease the grill, and clean glass doors, windows and tables. Make a spray bottle of 8 ozs of water and up to 15 drops Lemon Essential Oil. Shake well and spray wherever you need to cut grease, grime, and even mold (It really works!) read more

Cold Eucalyptus Infused Towels

Ok, it’s June and I don’t know about you but it’s HOT!

There’s nothing like a cold towel on a hot summer day. This is something new I’ve been using to beat the heat now that summer is truly here!

All you need is a few drop of Eucalyptus Essential Oil and follow the method below!

• Fill a large bowl with water and 15 drops of Eucalyptus Oil
• Stir well and dip washcloths into the water-oil mixture
• Squeeze out excess liquid, fold in half, and roll up
• Place rolled cloths in a single layer on a cookie sheet and place in freezer
• Freeze until solid (a few hours should do it)
• Place the frozen towel on the back of your neck or wherever you need a little cooling (be sure to keep away from your eyes).
• Unroll as it thaws to get the most out of each cloth! read more

Essential Oils Gift Ideas For Men

I can’t believe it’s already June! It’s time to think about Dads with Father’s Day coming up on June 18.

If you are like me, you are a bit unsure of what to get for the Dad(s) in your life (my Dad and husband can be a little harder to buy for!). Even worse, you want to do something that’s useful but not going to negatively affect their health. That’s a lot of desires to balance! I’ve shared some ideas of how to use Essential Oils all around your house, but maybe that’s not the best fit for your man…

But don’t worry! I’ve got you covered!

Here are 3 Simple Essential Oil Based Gifts for the Dad in Your Life!

Is your Dad the ultimate grill-master?! Help him keep that grill clean and ready to fire with this DIY Grill Cleaner with Lemon Essential Oil, which is an amazing degreaser! read more

Interview: Essential Oils for Newbies

About 10 years ago, I did an overhaul of my whole life!

I was having some health issues going on… and the doctors really couldn’t tell me why!

So I started reading a lot about natural health and ways to get rid of some chemicals or toxins in my daily life… and one discovery I found was essential oils!

I made some simple DIY recipes and was able to replace so many thing in my house with the natural resources.

I had the privilege to interview one of my favorite chiropractors and mom friends, Dr.Shauna and I’m thrilled that I can share that here with you! read more

Wholefoods for Busy People

About 10 years ago, Adam and I went through a complete diet change.

We started reading a whole bunch of books talking about wholefoods and getting back to nature – Traditional Foods…. and it all made sense.

I was having health issues and the doctors couldn’t find anything wrong with me… it was probably just a side effect of what I was eating. So I decided to ditch the “Healthy Foods” and search for Real Food.

We started making everything from scratch and we felt amazing!! But then we became parents and life got CRAZY! read more

How To Eat Enough Protein Without Meat

I was never a huge meat eater… and it wasn’t really on purpose. I just tended to eat more carbs (even healthy ones) but I realized how important protein really was for my health and weight loss goals.

When I was pregnant, my midwife told me that I needed even more protein in my diet to help my baby grow. That’s when I started looking for ways to add protein into my diet without eating more meat.

What my video to learn how I added more protein into my diet without eating more meat:

Non Meat Protein Sources:

  • Greek Yogurt
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Quinoa
  • Beans
  • Lentils
  • Peanut Butter
  • Nuts
  • Chia Seeds
  • Hemp Seeds
  • Ezekiel Bread
  • Eggs
  • Hummus

My favorite protein powders:

It Works ProFIT

Ultimate ProFIT Advanced Superfood Nutrition is a superior blend of protein, mood-elevating superfoods, and soluble and insoluble fibers that is proven to produce ultimate results† with only 100 calories per serving! read more