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Pure Wash – Review & Giveaway

This is how I have been doing laundry the past month: Dump clothes into the washer and turn on cold wash, transfer to dryer then take out the beautifully cleaned clothes. NO sorting NO detergent NO hot water. Could you imagine doing laundry this way?  Really! Pure Wash to the Rescue Thanks to the Pure Wash […]

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Spring Break Craft Idea: Homemade Playdough with Essential Oils

If you’re like our family and at home this week instead of some warm, sunny, delightful tropical beach somewhere, here’s a quick and easy activity for the kiddos! How to Make Homemade Playdough with Essential Oils: There are a million recipes for homemade playdough out there.  My experience has been like Goldilocks and the Three Bears: […]

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Yost Family Chiropractic – Sponsored Post & Giveaway

  Yost Family Chiropractic is well-known in the community and is recognized as one of the premier places to receive quality, whole family well-care.   It is definitely a WOW experience, from Yost’s professional care team to the physical building. The facility is beyond impressive and features a one-of-a-kind kids room called “Thoracic Park” complete with […]

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Updating Your Holiday First-Aid Kit

I heard a phrase at a conference I attended recently and it has resonated with me ever since: “If you don’t have it when you need it…it’s too late.” That is so true when it comes to health, and more importantly in the case of emergencies. As we prepare for our extraordinarily busy holiday season and make […]

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Shop Local This Season

Each year, more and more people are turning to online shopping. Imagine how that number skyrockets once Black Friday is over and Christmas shopping begins! A recent  story suggested that 51% of Americans plan to shop online this season. Surprising? The Online Temptation I fully admit that I struggle with the temptation to do my […]

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My Favorite Essential Oils for Winter + Giveaway

My family thought I crossed the line from Mom to crazy Mom when I initially started talking about essential oils. But all they had to do was try them, and they are convinced. I first learned about essential oils three years ago from my amazing and resourceful friend Tammy. Since that time, I have admired, researched, […]

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Our Family’s Advice for Healthy Kids

It is said, “An Apple A Day Keeps the Doctor Away”.  And we believe that’s true! When my husband and I found out we were pregnant with our first child, we immediately started to feel overwhelmed by the responsibilities that being a parent brought. More specifically, we began to think about how our choices would […]

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