Healthy Living, Natural Remedies for Everything

High of 68 Monday, High of 35 Friday – Winter Weather in North Carolina & How to Survive It Without Catching a Cold

If you live south of the Mason Dixon Line, you probably have the same kind of winters that we do here in North Carolina.  One day it's sunny and 68 and everyone is wearing flip-flops and t-shirts, and three days later, it's 32 and snowing.  It's crazy!! But, it is the South and we love… Continue reading High of 68 Monday, High of 35 Friday – Winter Weather in North Carolina & How to Survive It Without Catching a Cold

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Silly & Fun Stuff

Easy “peasy”Friday night dinner

Like many of you, my week days are super busy - mornings are filled with deadlines and piles of paperwork, afternoons are dedicated to my son's homework and sports practices, then evenings are for everything else that needs to get done. By the time the Friday night gets here, I'm worn out and neither my husband or I really want… Continue reading Easy “peasy”Friday night dinner

Natural Bath & Beauty

Simple Sugar Scrubs for Kissable Lips

It’s easy for lips to get rough at any time of year – but it seems to happen especially in the dry air of winter, and during the hot summer months.  It makes sense – your lips are always out there, exposed to the elements.  And if you exfoliate the rest of your body (if… Continue reading Simple Sugar Scrubs for Kissable Lips

Natural Remedies for Everything

Ouch! My aching back! Is there an oil for that?

Like me, if you have lower back pain, you are not alone. Studies have shown that about 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes. I have to admit, when I was younger, when an adult complained about their “bad back” I would roll my eyes and snicker.  Yeah right… Continue reading Ouch! My aching back! Is there an oil for that?

Natural Home

Top 10 Essential Oils to Always Have in Your Home & Why

If the average person hears the words “essential oils,” it’s quite likely that the first association they’ll make has something to do with “Hippie” or “Spa” or “Fragrance.” But, essential oils are so much more than that. Essential oils have a number of different benefits from mental and physical wellness to DIY home cleaning products. … Continue reading Top 10 Essential Oils to Always Have in Your Home & Why

Essential Oil Blend Recipes

I need some Relaxation! – Time to diffuse some!

The holidays are over and life is back to normal - well as normal as it can be.  The problem is, while the rest of my world - work, son's school and sports, husband's activities - are back in full swing, my mind, and sleep schedule, are still in holiday vacation mode. These snow days… Continue reading I need some Relaxation! – Time to diffuse some!

Natural Remedies for Everything

Wart Be Gone…A Natural Way to Remove Warts

I remember when I was about 10 or 11 years old, I had warts on the underside of my hands on the “pads” attached to my thumbs and the outside part of my index fingers.  At that age, I obviously didn’t know how or why they got there, but they were disgusting – and I… Continue reading Wart Be Gone…A Natural Way to Remove Warts

Natural Pet

Easy DIY Natural Dog Shampoo

Our dogs love going on walks on the greenway with my husband and I. It's great exercise for them and they get a little extra "playtime." By that I mean, on these walks one, if not both dogs, usually end up splashing around in the creek or rolling around in the dirt. They come home… Continue reading Easy DIY Natural Dog Shampoo

Natural Bath & Beauty

Essential Oils for Foot Baths & Soaks

We ask our feet to do a lot. They carry us around day in a day out. They bear the brunt of us pounding them on concrete while running (or in my case walking) for exercise. They take a beating in our high heels so we look good.  They carry us around running errands for… Continue reading Essential Oils for Foot Baths & Soaks

Natural Home

DIY Air Fresheners

I just love a clean smelling house! As a child, I remember coming home from school and my grandma had the whole house clean and there was some "seasonal" smell in the air - whether it be cinnamon and clove in wintertime, or a floral scent in spring - the house always smelled so good.… Continue reading DIY Air Fresheners