Healthy, Natural Pregnancy: Considering Homebirth, Part 2

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Sourdough Bread Baking: Troubleshooting

** My sourdough bread rising on the counter, nearly ready to be baked. I just tried your sourdough bread that you posted a while back…I looked over it and it seems I followed all the steps, I used whole spelt flour (freshly milled). I am not sure what happened but it never really appeared to “rise”, I kept following the directions hoping for some change but at the time it should have gone into the oven it was just two flat blobs on a cookie […]

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Blender Mocha Recipe

Seeing as it’s wonderfully warm and sunny outside, this seemed like the perfect weekend post! :) Lately I’ve been experimenting with making our own blender “mochas”, in an effort to have something really yummy to drink, that isn’t particularly unhealthy and that doesn’t break the bank every time we stop in at Starbucks. It has actually become my ritual afternoon “my-kids-are-napping-and-I’m-going-to-enjoy-myself-while-I’m-blogging” treat! The recipe started out as simply some raw milk, a bit of cocoa, some honey or raw sugar, and a bit of vanilla, […]

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Help me out, ladies! (Father’s Day surprise- stop reading, Ryan!)

Shhhh… don't tell, but despite a serious lack of cash flow this month, I am working hard to earn a gift for my sweetie anyways! I'm trying really hard to use Swagbucks every time I search the web, in order to earn enough points to buy my hubby a fun gift certificate for Father's Day. I've got my eye on the iTunes gift certificate, as he just adores buying new music, and maybe an Amazon gift card as well, if I can scrounge up enough […]

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Giveaway: Learn How to Crochet DVD

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Natural, Non-Toxic Laundry: Nellie’s Dryer Balls

I was just doing my laundry the other day and was reminded of how much I have loved using these nifty dryer balls! For starters, why would I not simply use dryer sheets? They may contain ingredients such as: benzyl acetate (linked to pancreatic cancer), benzyl alcohol (an upper respiratory tract irritant), ethanol (linked to central nervous system disorders), limonene (a known carcinogen) and chloroform (a neurotoxin and carcinogen), among others (source) Similarly to fabric softeners, dryer sheets may contain: neurotoxic toluene and trimethylbenzene, styrene […]

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Pregnancy Update: 32 Weeks

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Hair? Oh really?

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