Sunscreen Without the Scream

There is a lot of recent research on how toxic mainstream sunscreens are for our bodies. One could even argue that you are better off getting more sun and less toxic sunscreens. Some vitamin D does a body good anyway! But, if you are going to be in the sun for more than 20 minutes…

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Don’t Bug Me Spray

If you are interested in finding out if a bug spray really works, all you have to do is spray it on my son and I and wait. We are absolute mosquito magnets!! I mean, they LOVE us and we swell up with HUGE welts. I have struggled most of my life with outdoor life….

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Ban the Burn Balm (Sunscreen Lip Balm)

A couple of years ago, my husband and I took an amazing vacation to Puerto Rico sans children. It was lovely; I got to actually lay on the beach all day without having to watch my children or take care of anyone! In fact, I forgot to take care of myself… I put sunscreen all…

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Therapeutic Perfume

I wore the same perfume starting in college and for many years after. When I got pregnant and started focusing on health and nutrition more, I realized that perfume started to really bother me. I stopped wearing it and still really struggle being around any kind of perfume (on people or in cleaning products). Then…

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Oily Bedroom Bliss??

One of the unexpected benefits of essential oils has been in the bedroom! I had no idea that in addition to improving our overall health, that we could also improve our experience in the boudoir. Wow!! My husband likes to say about my little oily concoction that “he is good, but not THAT good!”. We…

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Challah to Make Ya Holla (Without Wheat and Sugar)

Last fall I went on an amazing trip to Israel with 40 other women. This trip raised me up in so many ways and I came back to Dallas feeling more connected with my faith. My goal was to light the Shabbat candles with my family every Friday night and find a challah recipe that…

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Flourless Moist EASY Brownies

We are always looking for easy and healthy treats in our home. I really do like for my children to be able to have sweet treats at home especially since I rarely like for them to eat the processed sugar that they are offered outside of our home. I love this recipe in Carol Lovett’s book…

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Delicious Protein Packed Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are one of my husband’s favorite sweet treats. In fact, we have all become sensitive to super sweet in our home since we took the majority of the processed sugar out of our diet. However, we have been on the search for a great chocolate chip cookie that fits the healthy, gluten-free bill. I…

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Who Doesn’t Love Peanut Butter Cups??

Halloween is a hard day for me. I really don’t enjoy my children being exposed to, and hopped up on a lot of genetically modified sugar and empty calories. But, I do believe that they should get some Halloween treats so that they don’t feel deprived. And heck, I don’t want to be deprived either!…

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Lovely Lip Balm

I LOVE lip balm, I mean really who doesn’t?!?! I used to buy all kinds of natural lip balms ranging from $3 to $5 per tube. Now I can make a batch of 20 lip balms for about $5 TOTAL!! Not only that, these lip balms are better than any I have ever used before…

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