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Boobie Boost Lactation Cookie {& Recipe}

Making a lactation cookie of my own has been on my to do list for a while now. But, with buying a house and moving and now catching back up with our stores, I finally had to make time to get these cookies made. You see, I woke up the other morning at around 3 […]

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Cloth Diapering: Newborn Edition

Just when I thought I had mastered the art of cloth diapering my little girl, I decide to cloth diaper our second little girl from birth. When I made the decision to use cloth on Natalia she was already 9 months old. It was a decision made in an effort to save money and because […]

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Would you eat your placenta?

It’s true, I’ve become one of…them. The moment I considered cloth diapers I joked around about how crunchy granola I was becoming but I never in a million years thought I would even give a second thought to consuming my placenta. Before you click away in a hurry thinking I’ve gone bonkers, hear me out. […]

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DIY Light Tunnel For Your Kiddos

You know those lazy days you spend just lounging around your house? Well, although we’re not usually lounging at home, we do have a nice amount of downtime since we run our businesses from home. Pair that with an anxious toddler and you’ve got the perfect mixture for a tantrum unless you can find a […]

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Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup

Some nights I just crave something for dinner that is not only hearty and filling, but good for me and easy to toss together. That’s where this delicious mushroom & wild rice soup comes in. As an added bonus, it’s vegetarian, so I’m sure that will make some of you a little extra excited. Delicious […]

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Make Your Own Cloth Diapers!

I remember when I first told family members that we were going to cloth diaper. Most people thought I was nuts for wanting to take them on, but then again most people I know in real life like convenience, so cloth was never something they had even given thought to. Some of the older members […]

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Ditch the Diaper Pail Smell

You know that disgusting, lingering smell that is sometimes found around your house? For us personally, it’s usually the diaper pail or trash can. Specifically the trash can in our hall bathroom because that happens to be where the diaper sprayer is installed so our poopy diapers usually make a stop there to be sprayed off before […]

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How To Grow Your Own Wheat Grass

Sometimes in our journey to living a more natural lifestyle I find myself doing things I never thought I would. In this case, I never thought I’d be the person that was growing their own wheat grass to juice and drink. Keep in mind I’m a Missouri girl raised on meals that consisted of meat and […]

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DIY Healing Detox Face Mask

I’ve realized with this second pregnancy that my skin has given me more issues than before. Admittedly, I’ve got a lot of breakouts and I’ve noticed some blotches in my complexion. Whatever happened to the ‘pregnancy glow’ you’re supposed to get when expecting? I’m deeming it a myth since apparently it’s not working its way around […]

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Make Your Own Detox Toothpaste

Many of us are finding more and more that there are toxins in almost everything surrounding us. One thing we don’t always think about as potentially having toxins in it is toothpaste.  I like the idea of knowing exactly what I’m putting into and onto my body. At least those are things I have more […]

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10 Easy Tips to Relieving Pregnancy Neck and Back Pain

Along with all the joys of pregnancy comes some not-so-joyous side effects like nausea, fatigue, and for me–neck & back pain. I’m one of those people that tries as many natural avenues as I can before resorting to any type of medication and when you’re expecting that list of “approved” medications is even smaller. If […]

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Cloth Pads / Mama Cloth Tutorial

Whether you call them mama cloth or just know them as reusable cloth pads, I wanted to share a tutorial with you today to make your own. We all know that disposables are not only bad for the environment but can also be bad for us and our bodies. I get a lot of comments […]

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Homemade Almond Milk Ice Cream–in 5 Minutes!

We may live in Southeastern Idaho and only have about 2 months of warmer weather, but a cold treat is always welcome in our home. My toddler is 18 months and I am always having to come up with fun activities she can do that will keep her attention. Luckily, this homemade almond milk ice […]

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Reusable Shopping Bag Tutorial

A while back I made some reusable shopping bags and I’ve been searching for the right fabric before giving you a tutorial. These bags are spacious yet strong. For the fabric I bought a woven heavyweight upholstery fabric. I got it from a local outlet store for $6.99 per yard! For one bag you’ll need […]

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You Asked For It….Toddler Boot Tutorial!

 Is it just me or do baby shows that claim to go from size newborn to 1 are really like 6 or more sizes apart? Even the bigger sizes don’t seem to be accurate across the board and then you’re limited to styles available. I get so tired of wasting money on shoes that are […]

How Do You Like to #GetCreative?

Well, I know I haven’t been spending a whole lot of time really sharing the projects Iv’e been working on. And sadly, that’s because I haven’t been working on much outside of our business. I mean, with all the daily “to-do”s for that I don’t even have time to *think* about free time, let alone ever get to actually experience it.  I’m beginning to this this concept of free time vanishes into a myth the second you have kids. I’m hoping it’ll manage to reappear once they hit school age. ;)

So, considering that I don’t get a lot of time for my creative endeavors I find it extra hard to take on new projects or start learning new crafting methods. But lately I found this website, Creative Bug, that offers over 300 video workshops. Yep, video, cause if you’re anything like me you’re a visual creative and being able to actually see things is how I process them and how I’m able to re-create things for my own use. The website not only includes actual tutorials and some patterns but also offers videos for the basics. “Glitter 101″, “How to Read a Sewing Pattern” and this adorable Travel kit are just a few of the videos available to learn from.

Here’s a few of the Creative Bug projects on my to do list:

Fabric Fishing Game

Paper Flower Bouquet

Crocheted Hexi Cowl

..now to find that elusive “free time” thing we talked about…

Check out Creative Bug and tell me in the comments below which project you would do first!

Happy crafting!

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