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Tips to Stay Healthy This Winter

Get outdoors: Take up snowshoeing or cross country skiing. Get as much natural Vitamin D as you can. Boost your immune system: Look natural ways to boost your immune system and with the seasonal influx of flu and colds there is never a better time to get started. I take natural supplements everyday and try to eat a healthy diet, low in sugar. Probiotics also help for good gut health which helps overall health. Look…
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Homemade Laundry Soap

One way I save my family money is by making my own laundry detergent. I have done this for years! I recently added Purification Blend. A 5 gallon bucket of soap lasts us about 6 months. I add the essential oil 1-2 drops at a time, per load. I do have a front load set, so I use liquid…not sure powder would work. I recently read that Fels Naptha was bad for septic systems. Thanks…
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What I am All About & 4 Essential Habits

These quotes? They say exactly what I am thinking everyday. The message I want to convey to you all. Yes. I share my passion of preparedness. But this place is so much more than that. It is: Homeschooling Self Sufficiency Wellness Frugal living Real Food All of these things is who I am. I am a Christian. I am a wife. I am a mom. I am a blogger. I prepare for the worst, and…
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Natural Remedies for “That” Time of the Month

Let's face it ladies, we all suffer from it in one form or another. That time of the month.   Some call it Aunt Flo, Shark Week, or Code Red. Whatever you want to call it I think we can all agree we would rather not have to deal with it, or her friends headache, cramps, and crabby, on any ;I have suffered from PMS and PMDD most of my adult life. Some months worse…
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Lifestraw Water Filter

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Where I tell you It is SO Worth it!

Let me ask you a question. Have you ever taken your family out for a buffet dinner… and then been disappointed when you couldn’t eat every single morsel on display? Of course not! Sure. There’s that first, breath-taking moment when you see and hear and smell the amazing meal spread before you… and you think, “Where will I even start?” But that’s the thing… because you do start… with something. Maybe it’s a tender flakey…
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How to Clean your Shower Head without Using Chemicals

Here on the Homestead with have well water. This water, while tasting amazing, has iron in it. The iron stains our tub and toilet and also builds up, along with calcium, in our shower head. The Principal would rather just buy a new shower head every time it clogs. Which honestly has only been a few times in the 10 years since we built the house. I am too cheap. I want to see if…
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How to Clean your Coffee Pot Naturally

Hard water can clog a coffeepot and cause yucky buildup inside it. To remedy this, pour 1 cup vinegar and 5 drops Lemon Essential Oil in your coffee pot's water reservoir. Fill the rest of the way with water. Run it through a cycle as usual (without coffee grounds in the filter). Rinse the coffee pot out. Fill it with fresh water and run another cycle, without coffee, to rinse the inside of the coffee…
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Different Uses for Coconut Oil

What are some different ways to use coconut oil? Well, let me tell you! About a year ago, when we were on our Whole 30 kick that lasted about 15 days, I found this amazing thing. Coconut Oil! A healthy fat, in that it doesn't affect your cholesterol the same way as margarine or the like. Then, I found there are different ways to use coconut oil other than just to fry my eggs every…
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Scotch Thermal Laminator

Laminates items up to 9 inches wide Two roller system with two temperature settings The TL901 is designed to be used in a home or small office environment. Will laminate pouches up to 5 mil thick Two ″ x 11″ laminating pouches included Why a Laminator? Great for homeschool math worksheets. Make them reusable. Have a map for your backpack or BOB? Laminate it to make it last longer.   This laminator is normally $80…
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Essential Oils

Peppermint Mouthwash Recipe

The Heart and Mouth Connection According to the American Dental Association and the American Medical Association, there is a relationship between the condition of the gums and the condition of the cardiovascular system. Gum health is primarily a result of oral care, personal habits, and, to an extent, genetics. With appropriate effort and proper hygiene, threats to the health of our gums can be eliminated or controlled. However, failure to maintain gum health has other…
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