• Bar Soap To-Go

    You guys.  I’m really excited to SHARE my latest creation with you…  (Don’t miss the giveaway at the bottom of this post!) Bar Soap To-Go! The inspiration for this portable bar soap was actually my workplace. (My workplace outside the home, that is).   It has some of the most …

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  • Easy, No-Sew Upcycled Wool Cozies

    The other day, I was running behind for an appointment that I really wanted to take a mug of tea to.  I had made my tea in a mason jar, and it was still too crazy hot to carry. Crap.  I have to leave RIGHT NOW. So, I grabbed a …

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  • Treating Fevers Naturally

    I was indoctrinated my whole life that fevers are scary and hapless occurrences that need to be managed and done away with. Now that I am grown, and in charge of the care of not only myself and my child, (and my husband too– ladies, who am I fooling here? …

    Treating Fevers Natuarlly
Bar-soap-to-go-lavender-and-cedar

Bar Soap To-Go

You guys.  I’m really excited to SHARE my latest creation with you…  (Don’t miss the giveaway at the bottom of this post!) Bar Soap To-Go! The inspiration for this portable bar soap was actually my workplace. (My workplace outside the home, that is).   It has some of the most …

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Easy, No-Sew Upcycled Wool Cozies

The other day, I was running behind for an appointment that I really wanted to take a mug of tea to.  I had made my tea in a mason jar, and it was still too crazy hot to carry. Crap.  I have to leave RIGHT NOW. So, I grabbed a …

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Holiday Footprint Crafts

The holidays are such a busy time of year! It’s important to me to make sure I take time out to make a special craft with the kiddos, no matter how busy and hectic things get.  I usually try for an ornament, but this year since it is our first …

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Calming Herbal Tea Blend

  I have an infant and a toddler.  It’s safe to say that I may or may not be certifiably “bat-shit-crazy.” Labels aside; one thing’s for certain– there are times in my day, (or heck, my whole day–I’m not gonna lie,) that I need I a physical or mental break.  …

Oh Baby

Sweet Baby, Version 2.0

In mid-August, this sweet young man graced us with his presence! Born under a Super Moon, this Sweet Baby shares the traits of the infallible, calm, illuminating, and awe-inspiring moon.   He had a beautiful birth at home.  I was powerful, he was strong.  I remember in the midst of …

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Hawk Attack: Trauma at the P Patch

The past few days have been eventful around here…  And not in a good way. We were entering Phase II of our “backyard flock expansion,”  where we felt the 10 week old hens could hold their own against the Big Girls, and therefore allowed everyone out of the coop/tractor to …

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A Recipe for DIY Ruby-Colored Lip Tint

Charming Alkanet Root.  The star of this lovely lip tint. If you’re like me, you can’t be bothered with make-up, but sometimes, a little lip tint goes a long way, and can be just what you need to enhance your natural radiance.  Gotta love those kitchen cosmetics!  Alkanet is a …

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Backyard Flock Expansion

First things first:  I am not a chicken-expert.  I’m just a girl who loves her backyard chickens I leave the expert advice to the experts.  Ya know, the girls at The Chicken Chick  and Fresh Eggs Daily.  Whenever I’ve got chicken troubles, I usually end up there.  And of course, …

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Pregnancy Tea

Growing a new life is one of the highest honors ever bestowed upon me. And it’s hard work.  Ain’t gonna lie. During this special time, it’s important for me to nourish my body, and aside from a healthy diet, exercise, and efforts at relaxation; another important way I care for …

Kokum butter salve

Kokum Butter Salve

Kokum butter. This skin-rejuvenating, healing butter is dervived from the kokum, or mangosteen tree, indiginous to India. (Garcinia indica). Kokum oil (butter) contains 60-65% saturated fatty acid making it solid at room temperature. Kokum butter is prized for it’s skin healing properties, and is a favorite for many making their …