Category Archives: bath and body products

DIY Conditioning Hair Rinse

I experimented making my own bath and beauty products as a teenager and never seemed to tired of it.  Recently  I started using cider vinegar as a hair rinse and love the simplicity.  It makes my hair soft, manageable and … Continue reading

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Simple Summer Pleasure: Yogurt

I am so glad I discovered the trick to making great yogurt at home!!  I find summer heat can upset my digestion and a cool bowl of home-made yogurt with fresh fruit or agave sweetener, or a smoothie made with … Continue reading

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Making Dreams Takes Hard Work

This weekend I took my first steps toward realizing a dream I have been thinking about for years!  I am proud, excited, and desperately exhausted….. When my husband suffered a debilitating heart attach 3 years ago, our lives turned upside … Continue reading

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Squeaky clean and loving it…

I made a batch of soap before Christmas I was so excited about, I could hardly wait the four weeks required to complete the cure, before using it.  I used my standard olive oil and goat milk soap recipe but  … Continue reading

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Christmas Gift Ideas

Every year people prepare for Christmas gift giving in their own way.  Some like my father, wait until the last possible moment to go shopping,  taking advantage of extreme sales.  Others, storm retail stores on Black Friday like the barbarian … Continue reading

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Cleaning the Natural Way

I am a clean freak.  I admit it.  My  bathroom and kitchen need to be clean or I can’t stand to use them.  The rest of my house can be cluttered and dust ridden and I  tolerate that within reason.  … Continue reading

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Olive Oil’s Place in Beauty

Many in our society are beginning to realize that simplifying life is a goal worth reaching because we are over extended mentally, physically, and economically.  Combine this sentiment with eco-awareness, and we find a whole population of people looking for … Continue reading

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Spa Treatment at Home

The last few weeks I have been preparing myself mentally and physically for return to a school schedule.  I completed doctor and dentist appointments, made family visits, and scheduled time for a manicure and pedicure in the company of my … Continue reading

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Enjoying the sweet days of summer…

I am a teacher by profession and beginning next Friday I will be back at school teaching music to high school students.  I love to be an educator! I love my students; most of the time.  One of the biggest … Continue reading

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4H… a great youth organization

The past two weeks of my life have been focused on helping our youngest son complete participation in the 4H program for the year.  He took 4 goats and 2 quail for exhibition, as well as, recycling science and soybean … Continue reading

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