I’ve been pretty vocal about getting the yuck out of my house. I use natural products whenever possible and buy organic. I even use salt, vinegar, and baking soda to clean my house (really)… Skip to the super easy DIY dryer sheets. Super Easy DIY Dryer Sheets But I’ve got a confession to make. I…

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DISHWASHER TABS

Every now and then, I have moments where it suddenly dawns on me that my mother wasn’t crazy. And still isn’t, I might add. I’m sure you’re scratching your head, but let me explain. My mom was a wonderful mother growing up – patient, loving, fun. Everything you could hope a mom would be. But…

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essential oils for your garden

It’s been absolutely gorgeous here lately. The weather isn’t suffocating yet, and we’ve been spending a lot of time outside…which means a lot of time in the garden. Last year, Smalls got a raised garden bed for his birthday, and this year we decided to plant some ‘easy’ to grow plants. We planted: Arugula Spinach…

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Garbage Disposal Refresher Recipe

You know how some days just don’t go as planned? I had one of those days last week…in a major way! We had lots of plans for the day, but I had a wonderful schedule in my head so I could accomplish it ALL – then I went to get the chicken out of the freezer…

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How to Make Your Own All Natural Cleaning Tablets

I have news. My kid’s favorite chore is officially cleaning the toilet. The boys actually beg me to let them clean the toilet bowl. Beg. How did I make this magic happen? I’m happy to share. Or you can jump right to the all natural cleaning tablets.  How to Make Your Own All Natural Cleaning…

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SLEEP BETTER

I’ve been learning a lot about sleep and rest this month. I’m taking my Year of Rest seriously, folks! I could tell my body and brain needed way more rest than I had been allowing. Usain Bolt, who was won nine Olympic gold medals in sprinting, credits sleep as a major part of his training…

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cleaning with toddlers

Cleaning is nasty business, but someone’s got to do it. When it’s time to clean our house, distractions are everywhere…and I know it’s not just us. With a toddler underfoot it can be almost impossible to find time for cleaning.  Dirt is Not the Enemy The dangers of traditional household cleaners (the ones that we have been using for…

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How Do You Use An E-cloth?

Who hates cleaning bathrooms? If you are sitting there reading that statement going “she’s nuts! I love cleaning pee off of walls,” then we probably can’t be friends anymore. Sorry. But, if you’re like me, then you need to keep reading. I feel you. I hate cleaning bathrooms…especially in a house full of boys. Three…

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Natural fire ant bite remedies

Yesterday, I was setting up the boys’ new playhouse, and I felt a sting on my toe. I didn’t think I’d need to  treat a fire ant bite from it. Now, I know better than to walk out into our grass after a heavy rain without shoes…but I didn’t think. And I was barefoot. I…

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A Spring Cleaning Checklist Just For You!

I love Spring, don’t you? I love the fresh air, the buds on the trees…starting my garden…. I do not love spring cleaning. At all. In fact, I dread it. But, because I’m an adult, I understand that it’s necessary. So. I created a special Spring Cleaning Checklist so that I could feel like I was…

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