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Archives for September 2015

Homemade Teething Oil

When your baby is teething and crying,  it’s hard to not find the quickest over-the-counter med and use it to give your child relief.  However, Heather of MommyPotamus has some eye-opening and frightening information about giving drug treatments like Anbesol and Baby Orajel to little ones under the age of two. As an alternative, Heather […]

How To Make Homemade Baking Powder

This really is one of the coolest kitchen tips!  Alix of Blessed in Homemaking shares a quick recipe to make homemade baking powder.  It requires just 2 ingredients. One of the great things about this recipe is that you end up with aluminum-free baking powder.  Many commercial baking powders contain aluminum. Click on the How To […]

Heavenly Sweet Potato Pudding

Do you like sweet potatoes? Then this is the recipe for you! Katja of Savory Lotus shares her recipe for  heavenly sweet potato pudding.  Because the pudding is filled with nutrients she has it for breakfast and for snacks, as well as for dessert.  Since she bakes them in 4″ ramekins, they are perfect portion size […]

How to Clean Your Bathroom the Natural Way

Do you ever wonder how other people clean their houses?  Angela of Hen & Chicks explains how she cleans her bathroom from top to bottom the natural way.  She uses essential oils, baking soda, vinegar and more to get a spotless bathroom. There are some good tips here and you avoid inhaling, touching and being […]

7 Herbal Remedies for Better Sleep

In addition to being frustrating and annoying, insomnia is dangerous to our health. Getting a good night’s sleep recharges our mind and body and helps us to deal with the everyday stresses of life. In this article, Janet shares four herbs, two types of food, and one amino acid  that will help you to sleep better. […]

How to Harvest and Store Butternut Squash Throughout the Winter

Butternut squash grows very well.  It’s a healthy vegetable too with vitamin A, C, potassium and fiber. I do love butternut squash, although I have never planted as much as JES of Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth does in her garden.  I have squash envy!   In this article JES shares her tips on harvesting and storing butternut […]

Natural Mosquito Repellents That Work

This is a guest post by Amber Bradshaw and she has some scary facts about mosquitoes. You’ll learn about some of the diseases that mosquitoes carry. I’d add West Nile disease to her list. As a Midwesterner, we get alerts each spring and summer to get rid of standing  water, use insect repellent, and try […]

50 Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes

When I read this post by Katie, all I could say was “Wow!” She is so passionate about essential oils. It’s a wonderful collection of 50 essential oil diffuser blends, organized by category. If you see a blend that looks good to you, just click on the link to see the complete recipe. You’ll find […]

Baked Kale Bacon Chips Recipe

This is a super simple recipe by Kate of Modern Alternative Mama for kale chips. Instead of tossing the kale in the traditional olive oil, she uses bacon grease.  It creates a tastier chip and she explains that it’s actually a healthy option. Click on the Baked Bacon Kale Chips link below to see Kate’s recipe. Baked Bacon […]

How to Make DIY Doggie Breath Treats

In preparation for getting a new puppy, Jessica looked into different doggie treats. In addition to packaged treats, she wanted to try making some DIY treats that would use herbs and veggies from her garden. One consideration was including ingredients that would minimize doggie breath. In this post, she shares her recipe for homemade treats that help […]