Make your bedroom a cozy retreat

Make your bedroom a cozy retreat

At the end of the day, there’s nothing better than pulling back the sheets and big fluffy covers, feeling the stress of the day melt away as your bed gives you a hug. We work hard and run ourselves ragged and we need our sleep…

Homemade Sunscreen

Homemade Sunscreen

When my boys were 3 and 2 years old, we took them to the beach.  Each morning, we’d coat them head to toe in store-bought baby sunscreen.  The brand was one that I considered more natural and safe. Everyday, about an hour later, they’d be…

How to Get Laundry Done Fast

How to Get Laundry Done Fast

When I envisioned my future family life as a young person, I never had visions of doing the dishes. every. single. day.  Also mysteriously excluded from my future family fantasies was the mountain of laundry that mocks me from the dining room table day after day.…

Lemon Meringue Pie: Low carb, gluten free

Lemon Meringue Pie: Low carb, gluten free

(This post is copied from my food blog, www.defiantlygoodfood.com.)  Growing up, I remember my grandmother making the best Lemon Meringue Pie. There are family legends about her pie. She made it look effortless, pie shell from scratch and all! And it was so lemon-y it would…

Clean Eating for Cinco De Mayo

Clean Eating for Cinco De Mayo

I’m gathering up ideas for dinner on Cinco de Mayo.  Here are four delicious recipes from DefiantlyGoodFood.com.   All of these recipes are low carb and gluten free!        

Milk and Cookies

Milk and Cookies

These chocolate chip cookies are excellent. I mean they are tender, melt-in-your-mouth darn good chocolate chip cookies and they can certainly hold their own against the sugar laden, gluten-filled version!  They use Lily’s chocolate chips which I love!  They are sweetened with stevia instead of sugar or aspartame.…

How to create a SMOOTH chalkboard wall

How to create a SMOOTH chalkboard wall

We know it looks cool in the home, but did you know that writing on chalkboard walls is really good for kids?  This article does a great job explaining! Have you seen chalkboard walls and wished you had one in your home?  We did too.  So we…

Old Fashioned Strawberry Milkshake Recipe  {with a low carb makeover}

Old Fashioned Strawberry Milkshake Recipe {with a low carb makeover}

This is so fun to make…It reminds me of going to an old fashioned soda shoppe where they make milkshakes in the steel cups. **Note: do not use an immersion blender in a plastic or glass cup. May 26, 2016 by Jessica Starr Category Clean + Green Food…

10 Tips for Purging Kids’ Stuff and Why It’s Good for Them

10 Tips for Purging Kids’ Stuff and Why It’s Good for Them

I showed this picture to my kids hoping to show them what a mess they made. I asked my oldest, “Do you see anything wrong in this picture?” He studied it and said, “Yeah, It’s crooked!” ooof! Simplifying is not about taking stuff away…it’s about making space and time…

Science Experiment: The effect of food dye on living things

Science Experiment: The effect of food dye on living things

My 10 year old did the Science Experiement for school. His teacher and classmates were surprised to learn the harmful effects of artificial chemicals in food.  I myself was surprised at how badly the aspartame plant fared.  I’m so glad my Diet Coke days are…