around the home, essential oils

A safer clean

High chair straps. How often do you think about the cleanliness of them? You wipe them down when they get drooled on, but I'll bet if you're like me, you usually place the bib over them to avoid getting them dirty. So you rest fairly well assured that they're clean when you give them a… Continue reading A safer clean

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Food, natural health, Uncategorized

Officially Summer

We unpacked the ice cream machine yesterday. Two batches have been made, both dairy-free, one egg-free (and of course both gluten-free, as goes with everything here). I got both recipes from Danielle Walker's first cookbook, Against All Grain. You can find it on Amazon or Barnes and Noble, along with her other two wonderful cookbooks. … Continue reading Officially Summer

natural health, Parenting

Some days are stroller days 

When dealing with autoimmunity, balance is pretty important. You don't want to overdo your exercise, but that's not an excuse to just let it go. Today was a stroller day. I love wearing my little one close and try to do it as often as I can, but I also recognize the fact that it… Continue reading Some days are stroller days 

Food, natural health, supplements

NingXia Red Popsicles

Just sharing a recipe I made the other day,  knowing that this week was going to be very hot. This is a really nice way to get Big Brother his NingXia serving and keep him cool at the same time. Plus, he thinks it's super special - win!  This recipe makes four popsicles, with 1oz… Continue reading NingXia Red Popsicles

essential oils, Parenting

Teething blues

It's amazing how different each child is from the next. This is our second teething baby (toddler, at this point, but I'm in denial) and how different it is! Big Brother was fairly peaceful about it; a little Camilia and his amber necklace was generally all he needed.  Little Brother...well, he seems to have a few… Continue reading Teething blues

essential oils, natural health, YL promotions

Five years of “us”

This month marks our fifth wedding anniversary! 💕 I want to celebrate by offering a free 15 ml bottle of Orange to anyone who invests in their wellbeing with a premium starter kit this month, as well as free shipping! Just use the link on the "join me" page and you'll be on your way… Continue reading Five years of “us”

essential oils, Food, natural health, outdoors, YL promotions

Making my own sunshine

Happy first of May, everyone! I was feeling a little sluggish due to some cloudy weather and a "mostly cloudy, some rain" forecast for the week, so I'm making up for it with a can-do attitude and some cheerful essential oils in the diffuser. Nothing is getting me down this week! Here's what's on tap… Continue reading Making my own sunshine

essential oils, natural health, Slightly random, supplements

Essential oils for Disney trips

  No, the Bouchers are not doing Disney just yet - the boys are still too young to properly enjoy it (you can look forward to a post or three when we do finally get ourselves there). But if you love Disney and are planning a visit to the magic kingdom, I have some tips… Continue reading Essential oils for Disney trips

Food, natural health

Whole 30 – final days

Here we are near the end of our Whole 30 journey, and while it's been a good experience overall, I must admit we timed it poorly. Next year, we will do it from January second through the thirty-first. We had to endure our style being cramped for Super Bowl snacks (bothered my husband more than… Continue reading Whole 30 – final days

Food, natural health, Uncategorized

Whole 30, day 2

Well, hubby and I began our #whole30 yesterday. It went off pretty well, but with one hitch - in the bustle of the morning, he only had a NingXia Red packet, carrots, and guacamole when he headed off to work. Needless to say, he came home ravenous. Luckily dinner was ready when he arrived, and I… Continue reading Whole 30, day 2