The Path to Healthy Living

Seems like we are all going back to the land and getting back to a slow lifestyle, doesn’t it?  Check out Sophia Uliano at www.gorgeouslygreen.com. This website is dedicated to creating and using products that are practically good enough to eat.  She shares a large array of recipes for homemade bath, body and other products, along with a ton of information.

At our house, we’ve got chickens and we are doing our part to raise them for eggs (just eggs, I keep telling myself).  My husband deals mostly with the poultry, but the girls pitch in too. Continue reading

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The Wooden Pillow

Today I read an email which led me to www.thewellnesscafe.com and reminded me about the wooden pillow.  Most of my friends and family have heard me talk about this pillow, or perhaps I had them try it.  It is one of those items that when I think about using it, I absolutely love it.  But to be honest it has been a couple of months since I pulled it out last. I know it doesn’t sound very comfortable, but there is definitely something to it.   Continue reading

Steve’s Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

So I went to a party at my brother-in-law’s house, and his friend Steve made this incredible macaroni and cheese. I had to ask for the recipe.  Luckily, he knew it by heart. I could only find a pencil and a clean paper plate to write it on and that worked just fine. Since then, I have tweaked the recipe due to our family’s particular tastes, mainly our girls.  His recipe calls for cream cheese and my children just don’t care for that flavor.  I’ve swapped it for cottage cheese and our family loves it.  We hope you enjoy it too! Continue reading

Lane’s Chicken Noodle Soup

Earlier this week, I promised my sister Erin that I would post a couple of our favorite recipes on the blog.  Since this is a new thing we are doing together, I haven’t quite got my blogging schedule figured out yet.  Let’s just say, between having a baby that still wakes up every couple of hours, plus two other kids that have school, church, and other extra curricular activities-it can get pretty hectic around our house…Did I mention my husband caught a stomach virus this week?  Which leads me to my first recipe.  When someone is feeling under the weather at our house this is the first thing I make.  I guess I got that from my Grandmother. She was always ready to whip up some of her homemade chicken noodle soup and deliver it when we were sick.  It was the best!  Although this is not her recipe, which includes making your own stock and rolling the noodles by hand, it is quite delicious and can be ready to eat in about 45 minutes. Continue reading

Assignment Complete!


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That was A LOT of work!  I’m thrilled it is done.  I’m lucky enough that my kids love to play outside, they were able to do things with family and friends for a while, and even chip in on the kitchen cleanse.  Apartment Therapy really put our household to work this weekend.

I originally posted from my sister’s house on Friday and had hoped to take pictures of the before for her.  Unfortunately, we left her house in such a hurry I left my camera there.  That means there are not going to be before and after pictures of this.  What I can tell you is that it feels GREAT to have accomplished the scrub down.

I can hardly believe we finished. Continue reading

January Curing…

So the sound of Apartment Therapy‘s, “January Cure,” is inticing, right? Part of my New Year’s resolution is organizing and this gives me some direction.  The idea is to help whip our homes into shape.  Daily tasks to help you clean up, organize, and purge the problem areas in your home.  These are the things that are overlooked because we’ve grown accustom to them being that way.   Continue reading