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Essentials for your natural bathroom10 Essentials For Your Natural Bathroom

Here are some things you won’t find in my bathroom: Bacteria-obliterating mouthwash, artificially colored/flavored toothpaste, antacids or decongestants. But here’s what you will find.

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deodorantHow to make your own deodorant (and why it’s worth trying)

The ingredients in your standard stick are far from healthy. My son got his hands on mine once, and as I attempted to clean the white stuff out of his mouth I remembered that aluminum is one of the ingredients – really, the ingredient label on deodorant or pretty much any self-care product can be a scary, chemically place to be. Oy.

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Easy ‘n’ Frugal: Pasta with tuna and olives

Oh, internet full of recipes, I love you so. But gone are the days of experimenting with teff flour and Indian inspired recipes…I’m sorry but I don’t have time right now to prep grocery lists and hunt down new ingredients. And while we DID finally sell our condo back in Massachusetts, I don’t have the […]

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Love a buffet? Bam. Just saved you serious money.

Do you have time to cook? Really? I don’t mean heating up a frozen burrito either. I mean actually cook with real ingredients. Here’s the thing. We all have Facebook statuses to update, partners to talk to, bills to pay, cats to pet, you know, whatever. If you prioritize really cooking a real meal a […]

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Wheat Free Sunflower Crunches: Detox Recipe 5 of 21

Welcome to 21 Days of Detoxing! Whether you are one of our amazingly motivated participants or just interested in eating clean, whole, real food – boy do I have some recipes for you! From now ’til May 21st I’ll be featuring a delicious detox-friendly recipe each day. (And if you want to join in and […]

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Simple pleasures, simple snacks

I must have been lugging the drying rack full of cloth diapers out into the backyard when I spotted these beauties. They kinda stopped me in my tracks – something so simple and pretty, so effortless. They’d just appeared out of nowhere. Stopped. Smiled. I might have even taken a deep breath. Been kind of […]

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Frugal, fast and fealthy

Fealthy? Baby talk nonsense is working it’s way into my blog post titles, I see. You’ll have to excuse me. Anyway, let’s talk about food you can make in 5 minutes with one hand. Because you’re holding a baby in the other hand, say for instance. Or a cell phone or something. Or a remote […]

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