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Homemade Chemical-Free Bug Spray

Homemade Chemical-Free Bug Spray

It’s that time of year (already!) for the return of those pesky mosquitoes.  I’m a born and raised Texas gal and after 30+ years I still can’t stand the little pests.  Just when you’re ready to spend all day outside watching the kids play/basking in the sun/eating BBQ, that’s when they make their vicious attack.  Those things drive … Continue reading

2014 Crunchy Holiday Gift Guide

2014 Crunchy Holiday Gift Guide

Who’s ready for the holidays and looking for some alternative gift ideas? I wanted to do one of these gift guides last year, but with a two month old, I didn’t quite get around to it.  One good thing about waiting is that I now have more ‘crunchy’ items to add to this year’s list…especially … Continue reading

Teething: Homemade Teething Oil

Teething: Homemade Teething Oil

I was almost going to delete this post, but after talking to my massage lady who’s an aromatherapist, I’m going forward with this. Sometimes when you become a parent, you discover you will do anything to make your child feel less comfortable.  One of these many areas involves teething.  I can’t tell you how many of my … Continue reading

Paleo S’mores

Paleo S’mores

Anyone remember this movie? Ham Porter: Hey, Smalls, you wanna s’more? Smalls: Some more of what? Ham Porter: No, do you wanna s’more? Smalls: I haven’t had anything yet, so how can I have some more of nothing? Ham Porter: You’re killing me Smalls! These are s’more’s stuff! Ok, pay attention. First you take the … Continue reading

Camping With A Crunchy Mama

Camping With A Crunchy Mama

My family has created a new tradition when it comes to Memorial Day…camping.  I never really grew up camping very much, or at all, so I jumped at the opportunity when my parents found a place 2o minutes away from them.  It’s a private campground in Fentress, Texas, and this was our second year to … Continue reading

An Eco Easter

An Eco Easter

First off, let me start by saying that I hope you and your family had a nice Easter this past weekend!  The weather was gorgeous in Dallas and I definitely wanted to play outside all day with these two beauties. Second, I wanted to attempt to make Easter less about candy and a bunny, and … Continue reading

Blogiversary II: Keep On Movin’

Blogiversary II: Keep On Movin’

Watch out now, it’s about to get crazy up in hur as I celebrate my 2nd anniversary of this blog!  It’s been so fun to watch the blog grow and meet new people over the past year, that I can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store.  Check out last year’s blogiversary here. In true … Continue reading

Having A Home Birth: Sophia’s Birth Story

Having A Home Birth: Sophia’s Birth Story

Hooray!  Here’s to my 100th post and Sophia turning one month old! A month ago today, I held our brand new baby girl in my arms and was in love.  My prayers were answered and I had a successful VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean)/HBAC (home birth after cesarean) in the comfort of my own home-think Little House on the Prairie, as my uncle … Continue reading

Make Your Own Broth (Beef, Chicken, & Vegetable)

Make Your Own Broth (Beef, Chicken, & Vegetable)

I’ve been on this kick lately, especially since reading Primal Moms Look Good Naked, with making my own broth.  I would occasionally buy beef bones or hold on to the chicken carcass when I could remember, but now I have no excuse.  If you saw in an earlier post, we have half of a grass-fed cow in our freezer that we split with … Continue reading

Chiropractic Care For Newborns And Nursing

Chiropractic Care For Newborns And Nursing

This is something that I feel very strongly about and want to share with you!  Remember my post on getting kids adjusted along with pregnant mamas?  Well, this just got taken to a whole other level. Chiropractic care saved mine and Sophia’s nursing relationship! Knowing full well that I went to get an adjustment every … Continue reading