• Simple Homemade Hand Moisturizer

    Homemade Hand Moisturizer

    Today I am sharing how I make a simple homemade hand moisturizer.  You will only need 5 ingredients to make this simple hand cream. This post is in collaboration with two of my blogging friends Laura from Our Oily House, and Kristin from Life More Abundant.  You can find some great homemade recipes on their Blogs and YouTube channels.  (Find their recipe links at the end of this post.) This is the perfect hand cream for anyone who wants smooth soft hands.  With two young kids I find myself washing my hands a lot!  Water, soap and the repetitive washing can be super drying to our skin.  At the end of…

  • Nothing New In January – New Years Resolutions

    Today I am sharing my simple living new years resolutions / new years goals with you. We are trying to live a simple more intentional life and by simplifying the “stuff” in our lives I am trying to embrace more experiences.  More travel and having more fun.  Simplifying my home has made me take a serious look at everything we use in our home and question the way we have always done things.  I like to set resolutions that I can achieve.  Nothing is worse than getting to the end of the year and not achieving anything you set out to do at the beginning.  These 6 goals are very…

  • Reusable Christmas Gift Bags

    Reusable gift bag for Christmas gifts

    We are using some homemade reusable Christmas gift bags this year.  These simple bags are super easy to make. Reusable gift bags are eco friendly and super cute.  “Americans spend more than $7 billion on wrapping paper each year, according to Sundale Research.” What I like about this simple craft is you make it one time and you are done forever! Hopefully a small change, like not using as much wrapping paper, will amount to a larger impact on helping the environment.  I like to say every little bit helps.  I found this question when researching how much waste is created by wrapping paper.   Q:How much extra waste is created during the…

  • Eco Friendly Kitchen

    I have a vision of a beautiful toxic free and eco friendly kitchen.  Recently I have read some articles on how bad plastic is for us to eat hot food off of.  When the plastic gets heated up is when the chemicals get released into our food.  We have been eating off of plastic plates and even microwaving them to heat up our food!  I have also just realized how bad it is to be cooking on teflon pans especially if they are scratched like ours are! I don’t really understand why companies would be allowed to sell products that are unsafe, but this has made me realize we have…