How to Make Homemade Water Kefir Soda

How to Make Homemade Water Kefir Soda

Probiotics have been all the buzz for several years now.  

Ten years ago you may have only heard the term "gut health" thrown around by in-the-know west coast Yoga types,  but nowadays you're likely to hear it coming out of your grandma's mouth.

These things may just seem like a trendy fad, but there is actually some serious science backing up the hype.  

For the very abridged version of the story:  

There are good guys in your gut and there are bad guys.  God put the bad guys in there, so they could break down your body at death (not the happiest topic, but it's true).  They were meant to be there in small quantities and the good guys were supposed to proliferate and make a healthy body. 

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Organic Cotton Sheets from Jefferson Lane Home

Organic Cotton Sheets from Jefferson Lane Home

If you have hung around here with me for very long, you know I'm a health nut.

We drink raw milk, make homemade sauerkraut, raise backyard chickens and make things like grain free granola.

But I am not sure that I have shared with you my love for a healthy home, as of yet.  

I like to make my own hand soap, tooth paste and cleaning products with essential oils.

Now, of course, my home is farm from perfect.  You already know about my painting addiction and affinity for bleaching drop cloths.  Eh. Balance, right?  You simply can't control everything.

But one easy healthy switch to make is the sheets you sleep on every night.  

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Hardwood Stairs Makeover with Annie Selke's Dash and Albert

Hardwood Stairs Makeover with Annie Selke's Dash and Albert

When we first moved into our home almost nine years ago, every square inch of the hardwood was covered with blue carpet, laminate or tile, except for in the living room.

We removed the carpet in our master bedroom before we even moved in.  

It was a few years before we rented a sander and tackled the upstairs bedrooms.  

We refinished the entire top floor and even ripped the carpet off the stairs.

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DIY Canvas Tote Using a Five Gallon Bucket and Drop Cloth

DIY Canvas Tote Using a Five Gallon Bucket and Drop Cloth

You know those ideas you get and you're not sure how they'll work out?

That's how I felt about my idea to turn a five gallon bucket into a canvas tote.

We just recently had some built ins put in upstairs in our old house, to block off a really dangerous ledge that goes out over the staircase.  We designed it mostly for the purpose of keeping the kids safe, but I also thought I could use the shelves for storage and pretty things.

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