Thankful {A Printable for Giving Thanks}

Can you believe Thanksgiving is less than a week away?  This has been the fastest year yet! By now, we all have already been thinking and planning our thanksgiving day, we're getting excited (well, at least I am)about the parade, we've talked about pilgrims and Indians, the guys are getting ready for the football games, soon to gather together with friends and family and to give thanks!   And we ALL have so much to be thankful for! For me, beyond all … [Read more...]

DIY Hormone Balancing Tea

Written by Karli @ Feed Me Mama, Contributing Writer One of the very first areas of alternative medicine that I adopted into my own life was studying herbs and medicinal teas. Soon after I got married, I worked in a natural cosmetics shop, which introduced me to the benefits of healing and supporting your body with natural ingredients. I was fascinated with the properties of herbs- the way that chamomile tea could put me to sleep, and peppermint could wake me up, but both could help a … [Read more...]

My Three Favorite DIY/Natural Skin Care Products

Written bu Contributing Writer, Jenn @ A Simple Haven Skin care products and I have a long history. I've always struggled with breakouts and have tried just about every oral or topical product suggested by dermatologists. I'll get patches of dryness brought on by winter weather or said products. And as far as cleansers go, my tendency has been to use scrubs or harsh ones that have probably done more harm than help. I've spent way more time and money than I'd like trying to figure out … [Read more...]

Immune Strengthening Herbal Tea Blend

Written by Contributing Writer, Kari @ Living Strong Wellness  Now that summer break is winding down and kids are heading back to school – we need to start becoming more proactive with our children’s health. Don’t get me wrong, we should be proactive year round, but during the summer we’re outside more getting fresh air, we’re getting loaded with Vitamin D, getting more sleep and getting more exercise. With school back in session, our children are sitting in air conditioned schools, … [Read more...]

DIY LEGO Crayons

Recently we celebrated our son's 7th birthday and I bet ya can guess what theme he chose? You got it... LEGO's! With all the creative ideas I found, some more difficult than others, I thought these would be great for an activity we'd be doing as well as a fun goodie bag items, plus they aren't hard to make! See all of the LEGO Birthday Ideas this coming Monday!  Here's how to make LEGO Crayons: This method will work for making crayons in general. Gather broken crayons throughout the … [Read more...]

10 Gifts for my Husband

Our church is going though a marriage series titled, I Still Do" which couldn't be more fitting since we celebrated 10 years of marriage a couple weeks ago and remembered the vows we exchanged. Something I'm continuing to learn is that marriage isn't about making us happy but making us holy. Well, we definitely have had some unholy arguments as well as treasured, happy moments AND I'm so glad that God had a plan when he crossed our paths because HE knew that us together would point us to HIM … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Sea Salt Hair Shaper

Written by Kari @ Living Strong Health & Wellness, Contributing Writer I live in Colorado, so having wavy hair produced by the saltiness of the ocean is, well, pretty slim. For people like me, who would prefer to live on an island surrounded by palm trees and the ocean, but actually live surrounded by mountains and pine trees, we have to create the ocean inside a spray bottle to experience the coolness of wavy hair. I’ve seen many different recipes, have tried quite a few, but found … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Printable {One for Grandpa too!}

This year is going by so fast (for me!). And so many milestones have already happened in these first 6 short months. I had our 3rd baby at home, our son graduated co-op kindergarten and our daughter is no longer a preschooler after this summer. We've already passed so many holidays and now it's time for Father's Day! Almost every year I create some kind of gift for my kids' Daddy. We've had professional pictures taken, we've made a craft canvas, made an ABC book of why they love him, so … [Read more...]

All Natural Egg Dyes {Plus a Paint Recipe}

Written by Contributing Writer, Kelly @ Eyes On The Source Egg dyeing kits are a very fun and popular purchase this time of year, but how simple it is to make your own dyes using natural spices, teas, fruits and vegetables!  You can create beautiful egg displays experimenting with these natural dyes.  Plus, you don't have to worry about what ingredients are in store bought kits. These are some general recipes to try.  Add more or less water/vinegar to vary the colors.  So many … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Safe Sunscreen Oil

  Written by Kari @ Living Strong, Health & Wellness, Contributing Writer Summer is probably my favorite season of the year. I enjoy being outside, warm and in the sun! We live in a generation where we have been taught to fear the sun and due to this, so many people miss out on the benefits of being out in the fresh air and soaking in the sun. Is it important to wear sunscreen every time you are outside? No, no and no! Sure, there are times when you are going to be … [Read more...]