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Healthy Living

Taking care of our bodies and our health (and those of our family members) is extremely important for leading a life that has enough energy to care for our families and serve the Lord! Head below to find healthy recipes, how to ideas for using essential oils, how to stock a natural medicine cabinet and more.

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An Introduction to Essential Oils: What are they?

Essential oils are a powerful tool that you can use in your homemaking. But they can also be confusing and daunting to learn how to use. See more in my Essential Oils 101 series on natural cleaning & home remedies! I’m a skeptic at heart. I don’t really take someone’s word for something very easily…. Read More

Why Sugar is Killing Us!

By Sienna Balmet, read part 1: The truth about sugar – How bad is it really? If you read my previous post on the truth about sugar, you now understand that the regular sugar cane people buy in stores is not natural. In addition, it is addicting and has many negative effects on the health… Read More

Using Essential Oils for Natural Cleaning & Home Remedies

– I’m excited to introduce you to this new series starting September 2nd –  Over the past few months I have been learning how to use essential oils around my home. I have been experimenting with them in natural cleaning and home remedies – and I’m having a blast! Six months ago I knew very… Read More

The Truth About Sugar: How bad is it really?

By Sienna Carlton  Who doesn’t love sugar!? People frequently find themselves craving something sweet, and sugar is consistently used to meet that yearning. Sugar is addicting. As addicts, I am sure you may have even been tempted to skip over this post and continue to down sugar by the pound…yes by the POUND. People often… Read More

A Grace-Filled View on Food

Guest Post by Stacy from Stacy Makes Cents “And the Lord God said, ‘Go therefore into all the world and eat only organic, whole foods that are grown by local farmers who feed their animals non-GMO corn.” –Fanatical Food Christian 1:1 Uhhhh, no. Sorry, that’s not in the Bible – but sadly, some Christians act… Read More

Get canning!

By Rachel, Contributing Writer Alright gals…whether you are an avid canner, have never canned before, or just need a little encouragement to get back into this amazing homemaking art, this post is for you! I am slightly biased…I love canning.  It is a wonderful way to make the most of produce when it is in season… Read More

The Dangers of Sunscreen: What You May Not Know

Sunscreen was created nearly 100 years ago to block our skin from absorbing harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Coppertone was introduced to the market in 1944 as the first sunscreen marketed to the public widely (source). Now, American’s hardly leave the house without slathering on the stuff! But is this practice really safe? Are we really… Read More

Have You Ever Made Butter? It really is very simple.

By Kristian, Contributing Writer Butter. Everyone uses it. People cook with it, bake with it, sauté with it. A typical meal at our house uses butter in some way. Do you know how it’s made? Have you ever made it yourself? It really is very simple. If you are trying to incorporate real foods into your… Read More

Farro Salad a la Juneau ~ A Healthy One-Bowl Summer Dinner

Post by Anjanette Barr, Contributing Writer Until a few weeks ago Farro  could have been the name of an Italian car for all I knew! I would have at least had the Italian part right. When it arrived in the mail from a lovely family member who knows how much I love to eat cook for my… Read More

Wearing Amber to Help Soothe Pain ~ Natural Remedies

As my baby boys head into their seventh month of life…teething has begun! No baby is fun during the teething stage, let alone two! My experience with teething growing up was to always slather their gums with orajel. But as I’ve been learning and growing in my knowledge of natural remedies and learned about the… Read More