It's summer and the kids are outside playing for long periods at a time. You’ve covered them in sunscreen and they are wearing their sunhats, but sunburn is just one of the myriad of things that you have to worry about during this season. Summer is also the time when mosquitoes and other stinging bugs abound. Bees, wasps and ants love the warmth of the summer sun too. The good news is that you can safely treat yourself at home with products that you probably already have in your pantry or ... Continue Reading
At home remedies to help soothe all your summertime stings, aches and bruises.
Find easy stain-treatment remedies for any red, white, or blue discoloration.
Ah yes, with the Fourth of July behind us and summer in full gear, we’re off and running with friends, family and all those united stains of summer that bond us coast to coast. But fear not, the red, white and blue stains these times thrust upon us need not cause us to take arms. Relief is simple and found in your kitchen, bathroom and amongst your favorite coiffing products. So get ready to take aim and pre-treat those stains because as we know, not all stains are created equal. GENERAL ... Continue Reading
Recipes for homemade nutty fruit and chocolate chip granola bars.
We have talked about how to make our mac & cheese and biscuits, but did you know you can easily make your own granola bars as well? Making your own granola bars from scratch is actually very simple and will even save you some money. Wouldn’t it be great to know exactly what is going into your food? When you make your granola bars from scratch there are no hidden filler ingredients or preservatives. You will know exactly what is going in your mouth when you bite into these yummy ... Continue Reading
Tis the time for holiday dessert recipes: Apple Crisp, Pumpkin Layer Cake, and Caramel Pecan Tart.
The Holiday season is a time of feasting and overindulging in delicious foods. Once you have filled yourself with delicious meats, sides and eggnog, you somehow find a way to make a little more room for dessert. It's the Holidays, after all. Here are a few recipes for desserts that will be a hit at your holiday party or gathering this year. Apple Crisp Ingredients: Filling: 10 cups all-purpose apples, peeled, cored and sliced 1 cup white sugar 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 ... Continue Reading
Borax is a green, natural alternative for everyday cleaning tasks.
I recently talked about the green momma’s best friend, baking soda. However, there is another friend that every green momma should have around as well, borax. When I mention borax many people just stare at me blankly and say something along the lines of “Isn’t that some sort of chemical?” The answer is no. Borax is a naturally occurring mineral composed of sodium, boron, oxygen, and water. So what can we do with this mineral? Laundry Borax is perfect for families with hard ... Continue Reading
A delicious carrot cake recipe that includes pineapple, ginger, pecans, and more.
I am always looking for ways to add a little nutrition into our desserts. I have found the perfect way to do this through carrot cake. This cake is honestly some of the best cake I have ever tasted. Anywhere I take it I get numerous compliments and requests for the (recipe ). This is your lucky day; I am going to share my famous carrot cake recipe with you. Ingredients 3 eggs 3/4 cup buttermilk 3/4 cup apple sauce 1 1/2 cups organic cane sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3 ... Continue Reading
Some favorite (and green) uses for your box of baking soda.
Most of us have a small box of baking soda hanging out in our kitchen cabinet. It is a staple in many baked items; therefore, a necessity to even the occasional baker. However, did you know there are literally hundreds of other uses for this common wonder powder? I keep a 10 pound bag of baking soda in our home at all times and use it for just about everything under the sun. Here is a rundown of some of my favorite baking soda uses. Cleaning You will notice that baking soda is an ... Continue Reading
Have fun and save money with these basic first steps to green living. Getting started is easier than you think.
When it comes to green living, many people are overwhelmed with all of the advice and expenses. But, in truth, many of the best ways to be gentler to our planet are simple and also save money. With a few basic first steps in green living, you'll discover how easy and fun it really is. Ditch the Disposables Choosing reusable products whenever possible is a great way to save money and reduce waste and is often the first step to green living. There are countless products that are designed to be ... Continue Reading