8 Steps to Healthy Holistic Living

8 steps to healthy holistic living

Welcome to the May 2014 Natural Living Blog Carnival: Green Moms. This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Natural Living Blog Carnival hosted by Happy Mothering and Crunchy Farm Baby through the Green Moms Network. This month, our members are talking about how they take time to care for themselves. Stop by all of the posts to get green ideas on how you can take … [Read more...]

KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway

KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway Event

Hello from Van’s Natural Foods! May is Celiac Awareness month and the perfect time to let our fans know about all the delicious gluten-free offerings from Van’s Natural foods. As you may know, we at Van’s pride ourselves on offering a wide variety of tasty, wholesome food choices – flavorful, simple, whole-grain snacks (including new multigrain chips and PB&J bars!) … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Naturally Get Rid of Wasps and Hornets

Three Ways to Naturally Get Rid of Wasps and Hornets without using toxic killing spray

A few years ago I wrote a post about getting rid of wasps and hornets naturally.  Since then, we actually figured out a few more ways to not use toxic killing spray to get rid of problem wasps and hornets. Today we're going to share three ways that actually work to naturally get rid of wasps and hornets. I'm a nature loving mama and usually the type to capture a bug we … [Read more...]

Gratitude Sunday 4-13-2014


The last few weeks, I've been feeling such gratitude for this new land we are living on. Now that warmer spring weather has arrived, we've been busy working on outdoor projects. Everyday, I find myself thinking of so many things I am thankful for at our new home. I feel so blessed to be here. This place fills my soul and makes my heart sing. Today we're joining Taryn at Wooly … [Read more...]

Blue Avocado Earth Day Giveaway


  Earth Day is fast approaching. Let's celebrate with a giveaway!   BlueAvocado is synonymous with thoughtful designs and creative solutions for a greener, simpler life. Best known for its iconic (re)zip™ family of products and reusable shopping and lunch systems. BlueAvocado believes reusability is the key to a greener earth. The company promotes using recycled … [Read more...]

Easter Gifts for Babies and Toddlers

wood teething toy Easter gift for babies and toddlers

Have you ever tried finding an Easter gift for babies and toddlers? Speaking from experience, it is challenging! For a baby or toddler, especially in a natural living family, a basket packed full of sugary treats and chocolates doesn't seem appropriate. What else can you give a baby or toddler for Easter that is age appropriate? All natural, eco-friendly wood Easter toys! My … [Read more...]

DIY Mason Jar Soap and Lotion Dispenser

How to make a Mason Jar Soap or Lotion Dispenser

Today we're going to show you how to make a mason jar soap and lotion dispenser. This quick and easy project is something you can easily make at home to spruce up your bathroom or kitchen decor.  I love the look of a mason jar soap dispenser sitting next to my bathroom and kitchen sinks. They have so much more charm than a plastic disposable dispenser! Plus these dispensers are … [Read more...]