The Grove Collaborative subscription service allows me to get all my favorite non-toxic household and personal products shipped to my door!
Don’t waste any more time in the cosmetic isle getting overwhelmed by thousands of choices and being unsure of what is best. This will shed light on what to avoid when it comes to your skin.
I have an exciting announcement about a little project our family has been working on behind the scenes for the past year. And by “little,” what I really mean is “tiny” – we’ve built a Tiny House on Wheels to use in the mountains!
Summer break is halfway over, which means there’s still plenty of time for fun outdoors! We’ve been packing lots of snacks and these are some favorites.
Blue Apron makes it easy for the whole family to be involved with the cooking and, at the same time, for your kids to learn how to cook.
Fun announcements from my trip to New York City, where I cooked my recipe for Taco Stuffed Peppers live on the Food Network. Click on a link to see the video!
I guess I’m on a roll because first I was inspired to do a big pantry redo, then I decided I could no longer stand our disastrous extra freezer, and next my husband is hinting around that I need to tackle the spice drawer. I think we can officially say spring cleaning is underway over here, and boy, does it feel good! :) Why an Extra Freezer? First of all, why do we have an extra “back” freezer (as we call it since it’s in our mudroom)? We literally went out and bought this extra freezer the day we finished reading In Defense of Food (the book that inspired us to cut out processed food and start this website in the first place). Michael Pollan, the author, said, “If you have the space, buy a freezer.” And the reason is because it will allow you to stock up on good-quality frozen pastured meat (when you find a good source) and local produce when it’s in season. Not only will this save you money in the long run, but it’s better for you to eat those foods, of course! So we were good listeners and did exactly what he said – and we’re so glad we did. Not only was Pollan right about all the meat (which I’ve learned is almost always sold already frozen at our farmers’ market), but our extra freezer is also the perfect place to keep whole-grain flours fresh longer and stash all those extra homemade goodies I’m constantly trying to stockpile. Why, just this morning my 12-year-old pulled a couple homemade waffles (that I had made and froze last weekend) out of the freezer and heated them up for her breakfast. Our freezer also allows us to stock up on our favorite high-quality store bought breads whenever I […]
Thankfully there is a “real” alternative to dryer sheets with artificial fragrances, and in this month’s sponsored post I’m excited to share this laundry trick with you – wool dryer balls!
This is a guest post by Katie at Kitchen Stewardship. She has courses to teach kids basic knife skills and is sharing the best foods to help with that!
To make my time in the kitchen as efficient as possible and to also be able to multitask when I’m in there (i.e., throw a batch of breakfast granola in the oven while I’m prepping dinner), I’ve found having the right kitchen tools – and enough of them – is key.
Spending 2 or 3 bucks on a pack of fresh herbs at the grocery store every time you need a sprig of thyme or a few mint leaves can add up fast! Luckily, growing them yourself couldn’t be any easier.