We drove up north last week to retrieve our award winning produce from the Duquoin State Fair. Nathan wanted the experience of entering stuff in the fair so that we could show our daughters what it is all about (they have been eager to enter stuff at the fair but have only recently become of […]
Category: do it more naturally
Everly's first visit with a doctor, an integrated medicine physician.
Everly had her first doctors appointment this week, her 2 month checkup. We saw an integrated medicine physician who seems to be right up our alley in her care philosophy. She’s not pushy about vaccinations and didn’t freak out when we mentioned E was a homebirth baby. Integrated medicine is a mix between alternative medicine […]
Happy Earth Day! Earth day tips?
Today is earth day and there is no better day to try and minimize your negative impact on the earth. How to you celebrate earth day? Do you plant something or maybe you pick up litter along the highway near your home. Every effort is helpful whether you are making it on for one day […]
How charting your temperature can give insight about your hormones.
Fertility awareness combines charting of your waking temperatures, and other signs of fertility to track, monitor and understand what is happening with your body reproductively speaking. People who are into doing things the natural way, those who are having trouble conceiving a child and those who are religious often learn the fertility awareness method. It […]
Did we conceive? My NFP-FAM charting and ovulation.
Oh boy, looks like our chances for getting pregnant were good back on Monday & Tuesday. Using natural family planing/ the fertility awareness method I was just able to confirm past ovulation that was within a 1 day window from the time of intercourse. Now I just need to wait 2 weeks before I can […]
Don't Forget!! Participate- Earth Hour
We are going to participate, are you? [youtube mxu3MluKl8A Earth Hour]
It's a stormy weekend day, perfect lazy weather!
Today is a lazy day! I am crampy, achy and beat again and it is snowing so I started the laundry, folded a dry load and now am sitting in my bed writing this post. I can see the snow falling from where I sit and it’s so warm and toasty here. My students did […]
Upper respiratory infections in pets- Day 1 update
Jack’s symptoms have greatly improved and he is acting more himself today, I only added a few drops of colloidal silver to water and orally gave it to him via dropper yesterday. I did not give him more today as he seems significantly better today! However, I have received much information from readers about the […]
Upper respiratory infections in pets.
While we were moving in to our new place we were nicely greeted by a neighborhood dog. She was pretty and very friendly. She had a tag on that said her name was Lady and she apparently lived across the street from us. We gave her a pat, pat and our Dixie (our dog) played […]
Old-Fashioned Know How- Do it yourself remedies part 2
Good lord! The people have spoken and apparently old-Fashioned Know How- Do it yourself remedies are a favorite among my readers and fellow stumblers. A few days ago I shared a microwave cleaner I discovered and I also shared a home made recipe for spackle or wall hole patch and the comments/ hits went through […]
Make it from scratch blog carnival – Feburary 5th 2008
Being able to say you made something is a great achievement and Make it From Scratch Carnival has so many great make it from scratch ideas that anyone can try! The most popular topic for this edition of make it from scratch is food, these ideas are mouthwatering and I can’t wait to try some […]
The Good Household Tip Meme- Garbage disposal cleaner
Okay I wasn’t tagged for this meme but I did see it on Witchypoo‘s blog and also on Teeni’s blog so I decided to take it upon myself to share my tip! Garbage disposal cleaner- You know how your garbage disposer gets that gross smell and sometimes a slimy film? Don’t but store bought cleaners […]
Naturally and simply living- 1st edition
Happy new year everyone!! What is your resolution for the upcoming year, are you interested in living more simply and naturally? We are always looking for better ways to do things and we are very interested in getting back to the basics in life. Things like spending more time with family, adopting a more healthy […]
Burr…. 19 degrees? Thank goodness for free fire wood!
Well, the forecast is COLD as you can see by the screen shot above. Thank goodness for our local freecycle group and the nice lady that let us haul away a full truckload of free firewood this weekend. We are renting a home with a nice wood burning stove and we are stoked that we […]
Find the miracle products in your home that will clean and save you money.
Hydrogen peroxide has a ton of household uses and is often forgotten or overlooked. Rinsing your mouth with a cap full of peroxide each day will whiten your teeth and kill tons of bacteria. A peroxide mouth rinse can save you the cost of name brand teeth whiteners and mouthwashes. Did you know that Listerine […]
Cheesy Bone Doggie Treats and Snow
Well, Nathan and I went for an afternoon walk into downtown Flagstaff for some coffee and snacks. We took Dixie and ended up at Late for The Train to sit outside with our new doggie while we at pastries, drank coffee and got snowed on. Dixie loved the snow, my hands were cold but other […]
Arugula Chicken & Pasta Recipe and the CSA
We are experimenting with different foods now that we have our weekly basket of fresh vegetables and fruits from the Flagstaff CSA. This week we got Arugula (which looks like spinach but tastes zestier), Mustard Greens (these greens really have the spicy mustard taste), yummy Pomegranate, some sweet potatoes, garlic, a salad mixture and some […]
Alternative Hair Removal Recipe
Sugaring is an alternative form of hair removal. Some people believe it is better for your skin than waxing because all the ingredients are natural and less likely to clog pores. Sugaring is an ancient method of hair removal that was first practiced in the Middle East. The sugar mixture is heated to form a […]