Category Archives: Healthy Living & Recipes





Recipe for Canning Stewed Tomatoes

canning stewed tomatoes with jar

Chances are, like many gardeners, you have sometimes found yourself with an overabundance of a particular crop. Perhaps your peppers were particularly prolific. Maybe this year’s crop of zucchini grew with unanticipated zeal. Or perhaps you have more tomatoes than you can reasonably add to salads, put on sandwiches or make into salsa. That is where the time-honored art of ... Read More »

The Best Mattress for Back Pain

Best Mattress for Back Pain

I’m only in my thirties but I already have horrendous back pain. I work in construction so I’m constantly bending over and lifting heavy supplies. Over the past few years, it’s gotten progressively worse. I tried to mitigate the issue with yoga (corpse pose is my favorite), acupuncture (helped the first time…not so much after that though), and even cortisone ... Read More »

Easy Meal Prep for the Week

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The success of a healthy lifestyle is almost entirely dependent upon the food that you use to fuel your body – without fresh, satisfying options on hand, it’s easy to fall off the wagon. That’s why so many health-conscious people sing the praises of meal prep. An afternoon’s worth of cooking, packaging and preparing for the week ahead will make ... Read More »

How to Make Your Own Soap

how to make soap

You should pay close attention to the quality of food you put into your body. Equally important are the types of products you use on your skin from day-to-day. Perhaps you haven’t really thought about the kind of soap you use to wipe away dirt and grime, but you should understand what ingredients are in your soap every time you ... Read More »

10 Tasty Zoodle Recipes That Make Eating Healthy Easy

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Zoodles, or noodles made from zucchini, are the newest trend in healthy eating. Replacing high-carb and high-calorie pasta, zoodles offer a healthy and unique alternative for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can create your zoodles by hand or invest in a spiralizer to make zoodles in no-time. Once you have zoodles, you can experiment with hundreds of recipes. Keep reading ... Read More »

10 Steps to a Decluttered, Stress-free Home

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Ah yes, it’s that time of year again—spring cleaning. If you’re like me, the words “storage bins” and “color-coordinating” are music to your ears and you can’t wait to dive into the trenches of clutter and organize to your heart’s desire. But, if you’re like most people, the thought of decluttering your home is stressful and overwhelming. Sure, the idea ... Read More »

45 Subscription Boxes You Need to Discover

Graze Subscription Box

As a homeowner, you understand the struggle for balance. Between work, family activities and the general busyness of life, finding a way to add in a little convenience is always a positive. One way I’ve found to simplify my life while adding some fun surprises to my day is through subscription boxes. Available in multiple forms – from health and beauty items to kids toys to ... Read More »

Delicious Heirloom Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

best tomato basil soup recipe

If I had to choose only two plants for my garden it would tomatoes and basil, and this soup would be the reason! A few months back I shared this recipe with my readers on Mother Earth Living and received such a great response that I thought I’d share it here as well! Tomatoes can be super easy to grow ... Read More »

7 Awesome Benefits of Raw Honey for Your Skin

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Have you tried just about everything in an attempt to have healthy skin? Well, don’t worry. You’re not alone and it’s no wonder you’ve got company. Your face is the first thing that people see. It’s the first physical impression you make and you want that impression to be a good one. And while appearance isn’t everything, we can all ... Read More »

How to Make Delicious and Easy Fruit Pizza

dessert pizza

Everyone has their own way of marking the true beginning of summer. Some go by the official calendar date. Maybe you mark it from the first dip in the pool or the first 80-degree day. Me? I know summer is really here when I can relax on the porch with a good group of friends, a rousing game of Settlers ... Read More »

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