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How to Make Your Own Sunscreen Lotion

This post was originally published in June of 2008, but this topic is always an important one as the days grow longer and the summer sun returns each year! I have a small list of things I never thought I would make myself, and sunscreen happens to be on that list. It feels good to prove myself wrong, and realize that yet another product that felt so elusive and out-of-reach to me is actually dead easy to make. Last week, a friend and I gathered in my […]

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Weekend Links

Winner of the Once A Month Meals Giveaway! Congratulations to Lauren M. who won our Once A Month Meals Giveaway last week! Links for this week: Clunky Me @ SheLoves Magazine Hallelujah for the morning (or, how I pray) @ Sarah Bessey Roasted Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Bacon @ 100 Days of Real Food Tell your story, then live it. @ The Art of Simple A Better Kind of Ambition @ (in)courage Strawberry Meringue Shells with Lemon Curd @ GNOWFGLINS Keep Walking @ Redemption Pictures […]

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How to choose a natural, non-toxic nail polish

How to choose a natural, non-toxic nail polish

Just because I can’t reach (or barely see) them past my 9-month pregnant belly, doesn’t mean I don’t like having cute, painted toenails in the summer time. I’ve never been a huge fan of fingernail polish, because I find it chips too easily with cooking and cleaning, but I’ve always loved to keep my little piggies brightly polished. Painted toenails helps my feet to look pretty and makes me feel more put together and cheerful. Sometimes it’s the little things, right? What I’m not so […]

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Real Deals: This Week’s Sales and Discounts on Natural Products You Really Use

This week’s top deals: I have to tell you about my friend Crystal’s new online course, designed to help moms make the most of their mornings! For so many of us (myself included), mornings can tend to feel anything but productive. Often, we wake up tired, and before the day is barely under way, we’re already feeling stressed, frazzled, and behind on all that we need to do. Crystal also went through years of feeling that way, especially with a houseful of young children, but […]

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From fresh veggie salads to fruit salads to pasta and potato to meat to salads with an international flair, check out these 50 scrumptious salad recipes that are sure to satisfy your cravings all year long!

50 Scrumptious Salad Recipes

By Erin Odom, Contributing Writer  From fresh-from-the-veggie-garden salads to fruit salads to pasta and potato to meat to salads with an international flair, check out these 50 scrumptious salad recipes that are sure to satisfy your cravings all year long! Fresh-from-the-Veggie-Garden Salads Apple, Quinoa and Kale Salad @ The Greenbacks Gal Apple Walnut Kale Salad with a Citrus Vinaigrette @ Red and Honey Build Your Own Healthy Salad @ Keeper of the Home Cranberry Apple Kale Salad Recipe with Lemon Vinaigrette @ Keeper of the Home Gorgonzola and Toasted Walnut […]

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Weekend Links

Links for this week: Greatest Generation of Moms-A Late Mother’s Day Post @ Clover Lane Are You a Negaholic? 5 Ways Pessimism Is Ruining Your Life @ Michael Hyatt Yogurt Panna Cotta with Honey-Roasted Strawberries @ Nourished Kitchen The Need to Pray for Friends @ (in)courage On Parenting with Grace and Second Chances @ Live Renewed Chocolate Dipped Raspberry Brownie Bites (GF, DF option) @ The Nourishing Home A Surrendered Heart: Don’t Forget! @ Heavenly Homemakers Because Sometimes Being the Meanest Mom Might Also Make You […]

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If you're feeling overwhelmed by all the ways you're just failing, take a step back. Breathe. Then try these four steps toward simpler living.

4 Steps Toward Simpler Living

By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer With seasons of constant change, I often feel like I’m living in crisis mode, putting out fires and just surviving, let alone living simply. I learned about the natural living lifestyle in the fall of 2009 after debilitating sickness threatened to take my quality of life. I grew up on the very SAD American diet, and I didn’t know a thing about natural living. Not a single thing. When I did dive in, I found the water deep and the information fascinating. […]

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Real Deals: This Week’s Sales and Discounts on Natural Products You Really Use

This week’s top deals: Giveaway!  Win a One-Year Pro Subscription to Once a Month Meals worth $170.  The giveaway ends this Wednesday, May 27, 2015 $10 credit + a FREE soy candle from ePantry! ePantry may be new to many of you. It was new to me earlier this year. I’ve just started using it the last while and I have to say that so far, I’m really happy with it! Basically, it’s a simple subscription service where you customize your orders (and how often you want to […]

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