The Great Outdoors, Naturally

Wednesday is Independence Day here in the United States.That means we are smack dab in the middle of Summer. I love summer. I love the heat, swimming, and camping in the great outdoors! My hubby and I used to camp all the time. Before we had kids and then after too....

Are You in a Spring Slump?

I have been in a bit of a slump the past week or so. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that the weather in Pittsburgh has been exceptionally dreary. It has rained or snowed almost every - single - day for the past month. To the point where we are six inches...

Surprise! Spring is here

Spring officially arrived last Tuesday, but boy did we get a big surprise here in Pittsburgh Wednesday morning. This is a picture of my hubby's and my commute to work on Wednesday morning. Our usual 50 minute drive was stretched out to a 3 1/2 hour drive. This was one...

Your Feet on Essential Oils

I love my essential oils! I use them every-single-day! In many different ways. I bath with them in my body wash, I have them diffusing in my office, I rub them on my feet. What? Yes. Your feet on essential oils is one of the most wonderful feelings you will...

Can Aromatherapy Improve Your Mood?

Can Aromatherapy Improve Your Mood?  For centuries, essential oils with strong scents have been used to help treat a variety of ailments, including mental health disorders. Most essential oils can be used in a variety of forms - from teas, to lotions, to sprays and...

Gluten-Free DIY Lip Balm

I am a lip balm fanatic! I have been using ChapStick brand lip balm for as long as I can remember. In fact I carry a tube of lip balm in my pocket at all times. Especially in the winter. Today, I have a recipe for gluten-free DIY lip balm. About three years ago I was...

Back to School

  I can't believe that it's back to school time again. My grandchildren are back at school. My oldest granddaughter started mid-August, my daughter's two oldest girls started back two weeks ago, and the little guy starts preschool today. Getting back to school or...