A Nursing Mom’s Winter Capsule Wardrobe

A Nursing Mom’s Winter Capsule Wardrobe

I learned about the concept of the capsule wardrobe last year right before I found out I was pregnant. I had just started a new job in which I had to wear “real” clothes, and not stretchy pants and running shoes. I was looking for ideas to update my wardrobe, and get the most out […]

DIY Laundry Detergent (That Really Works!)

DIY Laundry Detergent (That Really Works!)

Laundry detergent is one of the easiest household products to make yourself. It’s a product that is used multiple times a week, if not everyday. Our clothes absorb the detergent that we wash them in, we wear them on our biggest organ (our skin) and it can impact our body dramatically. Most “organic” or “natural” […]

14 Ways to Reduce Waste and Toxins

14 Ways to Reduce Waste and Toxins

The beginning of the year is always a good time to make change.  I have always been a cold turkey kind of person, but I understand that is not realistic for most people. I am also a big believer in baby steps, if the cold turkey method does not work for you. It has been […]

New Year, A New (Local) Place to Shop!

New Year, A New (Local) Place to Shop!

New Year, A New (local) Place to Shop!   One of the best ways to improve your health, is to upgrade where you shop! The #1 (and only) place I buy meat, is Napa Grass Farmer. I picked up my first chicken and pork box August of 2014. I was headed back home from Napa and decided […]

5 Ways to Improve the New Year in all Areas of Your Life

5 Ways to Improve the New Year in all Areas of Your Life

New Year New You!  5 ways to improve the New Year in all areas of your life: 1. Spring Clean after Christmas, retire those slippers, pjs from a couple of years ago and that old blender. Donate at minimum the same volume of items that you/your family received for Christmas! This is a great way to give […]

Top 10 Gifts for living a REAL Food Lifestyle!

Top 10 Gifts for living a REAL Food Lifestyle!

These are my Top 10 Cooking essentials! (In no particular order.) It can be time consuming to live a Real Food lifestyle, all of these will save you time in the kitchen, and help you create amazing culinary creations! Add them to your own Christmas list, or gift them to someone else! All 10 items […]

3 Essential Oils for Beginners

3 Essential Oils for Beginners

I’m sure by now you have heard about essential oils. If you have not already jumped on the this eastern bandwagon this is for you! Essential oils are much more than fragrant, many are powerful enough to kill viruses, bacteria and fungi. Therapeutic grade essential oils are pure, safe and very effective! Be sure that […]

Homemade Vanilla Extract

Homemade Vanilla Extract

I always seem to be running out of vanilla extract, mostly because the $12 bottle of gluten free vanilla extract that I get from Nugget does not last very long. Yes… I did just say GLUTEN FREE.. always seems like such a bad word these days…  as if I had said, “Lord Voldemort”. As someone […]