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3 In Essential Oils

Why I Switched To Simply Earth Essential Oils

I have been using essential oils for about six years now. I started learning about living a more natural lifestyle after my first child was born, about 15 years ago. It has been a journey! But that is the way it should be…learning a little more, and then a little more…and implementing as much as you realistically can. Right?   When I first started using essential oils, I used one company only – Young Living. I trusted their quality and…

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12 In Healthy Living/ Homemaking/ Motherhood/ Natural Mom

The Gift Guide For Natural Moms

Finding that perfect gift for the naturally minded moms in your life can be tricky! I have been practicing a semi natural lifestyle for many years and I understand! That is why I want to help you! It is easier and more affordable to find amazing sustainable gifts for the natural mom that they will love! This year you will be able to quickly and easily find a gift for everyone on your list! Here are my top recommendations for…

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12 In Food/ Healthy Living/ Keto Life

Low Carb, Healthier Versions of Your Favorite Comfort Foods

Comfort food is called “comfort food” because of the feelings it envokes; food can calm nerves, relieve stress and brighten moods. Food can warm up our bodies when it is brutally cold and bitter outside. Food is also a great way to bring people together for fellowship and community. Most people tend to reach for food that is higher in carbohydrates during times like these, but when you are following a low carb or keto diet, you still can crave…

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8 In Keto Life/ Natural Mom

Natural Keto Friendly Coffee | Focus, Energy, Weight Loss

Coffee…how I love thee. Seriously, I am a bit obsessed with coffee. And not even because I have seven children and need the caffeine – I could drink decaf all day as long as it is strong and delicious. Waking up early in the morning is so much easier when I know I have a strong cup of coffee waiting for me! Since implementing a keto lifestyle, I have gone back and forth with my choice of creamers. I obviously…

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9 In Clean Household/ Essential Oils

Simply Earth Essential Oils Review

You all know how much I love my essential oils. I have talked about them for a couple years on the blog. We have used essential oils in our home for the last five years now, and it has been life changing. While I do have one brand I have used and loved for years, I will be honest and say that sometimes…those other essential oils are just out of our budget for the month. However, because we really do…

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6 In Essential Oils/ Homemaking

Why and How to Diffuse Essential Oils in Your Home

Why Diffuse Essential Oils It’s been many years since I have used artificial fragrances in my home. We started using cleaner products many years ago, when our first child was born, and continued learning from there. Now, I get almost an instant headache when I walk into a store or down an aisle filled with fragrances. I used to love walking into Yankee Candle and browsing for a long time, but now it is hard for me to even walk past…

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6 In Clean Household/ Essential Oils/ Homemaking

5 Ways to Practice Hygge For Self Care

Hygge is a Danish concept that can’t be translated into one English word. It is more used to describe a feeling of coziness and contentedness in life. Hygge is about living in the moment and spending quality time with loved ones. It’s about creating a peaceful, welcoming environment and cultivating connections. In many ways, hygge is about self-care, and some of its most important benefits to your health is that it can help you to reduce stress, increase your feelings…

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9 In Food/ Healthy Living/ Keto Life

5 High Fat Foods To Help You Lose Weight

We have heard it before: Gram for gram, fat has more than twice the calories of protein or carbohydrates, and eating too many calories leads to weight gain; therefore, people should eat less fat. Right? Not so fast. While reducing calories does work for short-term weight loss, sustainable, long-term weight loss is a bit more complicated. According to the The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, long-term weight loss depends on how the body processes and interacts with food and all its nutrients, not just its calories. How else could…

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11 In Healthy Living/ Keto Life

New Year Health and Fitness Challenge

It is hard to believe that the New Year is almost already here! This past year flew by in some aspects and slowly crept along in others. Right? My family experienced so many changes this year – some unexpected and other planned out and executed. At this time last year, I had a brand new baby and now she is already a year old! It’s been interesting juggling seven kids with all we have had going on over the year.…

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14 In Food/ Healthy Living/ Keto Life

Instant Pot Low Carb Beef Stew

Thank goodness for this Instant Pot beef stew recipe! After starting a Keto diet, I was missing my favorite comfort foods. Typically, beef stew consists of lots of carbs, which isn’t something you want to indulge in when trying to maintain ketosis. Thankfully, this beef stew allows me to indulge without feeling any guilt! A traditional beef stew, with fall-apart tender beef, vegetables, and rich broth, is almost impossible to pull off on a weeknight. It can take two to three…

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