• Easy Risotto Recipe

    I remember before I made risotto for the first time. The idea of making risotto elicited fear in me. I was convinced that only restaurant chefs should be making risotto. So today I am going to share an easy risotto recipe with you. Honestly, though, I had never tasted risotto before I decided to make it one day. See most restaurant risotto’s use a chicken stock for flavor. Since I don’t eat things made with…

  • Cleaning With Essential Oils

    I have been making my own homemade household cleaners for over 15 years. Growing up I knew the house was being mopped from the distinct smell of white vinegar wafting through the air. My mother didn’t purchase a name brand floor cleaner, instead, she stuck to the basics. So once I had my own home, I too mopped with vinegar. But then I got curious. If vinegar could clean my floor what else could it…

  • LED Light Bulbs: Why You Should Use Them

    How high was your energy bill last month? Have you been thinking about ways you could help the environment and your pocketbook? Have you thought about switching your light bulbs to ENERGY STAR certified LED bulbs? Why not take the pledge today, and make that change! Not All LED Lightbulbs Are Created Equally I’m sure you have seen the bright blue ENERGY STAR logo on products as you peruse through your favorite stores. That bright blue star…

  • Deodorant: 10 Ingredients You Need To Avoid

    I know there are plenty of scare tactics out there regarding why you need to do this or that. The truth is, you need to be doing what works for you. However, one change I would urge you to consider is switching to natural deodorant. Over 90% of Americans are using deodorant daily. That’s a lot of us. But what you may not realize is that the deodorant you’re using may be hurting you. Aside…

  • Gut Health: What Health?

    There has been a lot of talk lately about “gut health”.  Maybe you saw it on tv, the internet, or even heard it from a friend. At this point, you’re probably wondering what gut health is? What Is Gut Health Gut health is a relatively newer term. However, the concept has been around for centuries, primarily in Eastern medicine. The term gut health refers to the health of your gastrointestinal (GI) system. But we’re not…