Toxins in Your Home Part One

Toxins in Your Home Part One

My sister Laura from Wholesome Homestead Blog is back again to share about all the toxins lurking in our homes, their effects on our health and how to avoid them.

The average American is exposed to over 500,000 chemicals on a daily basis!  The exposure starts the second you wake up and continues until you go to bed at night.

Toxins are found in the food we eat, beauty products we wear, household cleaners, soaps, lotions, and so much more! 

I am going to take you through your home showing you what these toxins are, where they can be found, how to get rid of them, and what to use instead!

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My Favorite Scriptures to Get Me Through Times of Worry

My Favorite Scriptures to Get Me Through Times of Worry

If I would have to sum up the last few days in a word it would be worry.

I never really planned to make a big official announcement, but I wanted to let you all know I am 11 weeks pregnant with baby number five.  

Although I am most definitely super happy to be called to mother another child, there were a few things about this stage of life that I seemed to have forgotten. 

I love being pregnant.  

It is so amazing to feel those first tiny flutters, and to find the fast and consistent heart tones with the fetoscope. I look forward to those first few contractions that mean baby is finally coming. 

It really is such a special time in life to be thankful for.

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Late Spring Farmhouse Home Tour

Late Spring Farmhouse Home Tour

The people who lived in this old bungalow before my family certainly gave us some paint colors and design choices I wasn't super thrilled with, but they did give me a gift I am thankful for every single year around this time.

Peonies!

They have to be the most fragrant and beautiful flower in all of creation.

And because their delicate petals and top heavy blooms don't last long, their beauty must be fully documented, to carry us all through until the few days they can be enjoyed next year. 

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Homemade Iced Lavender Latte

Homemade Iced Lavender Latte

I love coffee in all forms, but that perfect iced latte is the stuff that makes me want to shell out five bucks at the coffee shop.

But, with all that added sugar, and a questionable milk source, I don't think it's a good habit to get into.

Plus, I love the idea of playing around with the ingredients and making some exciting combinations that you won't see at Starbucks. 

Lately, as I have been marveling over all the culinary uses of essential oils, a thought popped in my head.  

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Eight Essential Oil Roller Bottle Recipes with Free Printables

Eight Essential Oil Roller Bottle Recipes with Free Printables

We just love using essential oils in our home.  

We have taken advantage of their powerful properties, for helping with restful sleep, boosting immunity, soothing an upset tummy, opening up congested airways, and so much more.

Since essential oils are 50- 70 times more powerful than herbs, they are often too potent to place directly on the skin, especially that of a child.

That is why it is so great to already have them diluted and ready to roll on.

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