Elderberry Syrup Recipe
- 1 cup fresh or 1/2 cup (2oz) dried organic Elderberries
- 3 1/2 cups water
- 1 organic Cinnamon stick
- 5-8 organic Cloves, whole
- 1 piece crystallized ginger (1/2 teaspoon ground)
- 3 Tablespoons dried rose hips
- 1 cup raw, local honey
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Removing toxic household products from our lives has been a fairly slow journey. I am one of those people who tend to buy in bulk and have a large stash of “extras” on hand… Usually enough to get us through a year. As my stash winds down to the end on a certain product I begin looking for a natural replacement. Continue reading “DIY Natural Foaming Handsoap”
This recipe is one I have used for YEARS. Like I was the one who introduced the idea to my mom when I was in my teens and living at home. I recently dabbled in a more “natural” version of this recipe and it was a complete flop. So back to ole trusty we go. Continue reading “Homemade Laundry Soap Recipe”
As I’m laying here in bed feeling mild cramping sensations for over an hour, and just now the first big surge, I’m thinking about how much our lives will soon be changing.
I am so anxious, but excited to be giving birth soon. I’ve studied a lot to help eliminate fears from my first birth experience. I have come such a long way mentally these last nine months.
Today I’m 38w5d. My midwife suspects this little one will arrive early. I’ve already been dilating in the last 2 1/2 weeks. I’ve had so much practice labor that I’m making myself crazy with wondering “is this finally it?!” Continue reading “The Final Days of Pregnancy”
I thought it would be helpful for me to journal my thoughts on my vegan/plant based diet journey so I would have a good reference point further down the road. Its always difficult to see progress unless I have something to reference back to. So….
Background of Diet History.
I grew up vegetarian. My mom was very into health and eating well when I was a kid. This has had a huge impact on my life. In my teen and college years I did my own thing, gained tons of weight, and tried all sorts of fad diets trying to get healthy again. Continue reading “Where I’m At on the Vegan/Plant Based Diet”