365 Simple: #71-74 Benefits of Avocado Oil

  I currently live in the middle of a thousand avocado trees.  Really.  The trees are bursting with luscious dark green fruit.  I am privileged to be able to enjoy these super foods every day.  I’ve long known of the health benefits of eating avocados.  They are little power houses of goodness.  Just one avocado

365 Simple – #58 A recipe to make your own ACV

I am a big fan of apple cider vinegar (ACV).  There are dozens of purported benefits for health.  It has antimicrobial properties, which makes it a great alternative to chemical laden cleaning products.  Plus, it tastes pretty darn good and makes a great everyday vinegar for salad dressings and other cooking needs.  The only drawback?  Natural, unpasteurized

365 Simple #6 & 7 – Simple Hygiene

I simply want to give you a few recipes for DIY deodorant and toothpaste.  I originally started writing this post giving all sorts of links to articles about the perils of aluminum in deodorant and the problem with those tiny polyethylene microbeads found in some commercial toothpastes.  I even threw in a few references to

The Blessing of Multiple Generations

I am blessed.  I have had the privilege of living life the way my grandmother and great grandmother and those before them lived.  No, I don’t live in a little house on the prairie (they didn’t either, by the way), but I have lived in a multigenerational household.  Right now we are down to just two generations,