Essential Oils for Beginners

Essential Oils for Beginners

Essential oils for beginners..... Are you brand spanking new to the world of oils? Have you wanted to start your journey with oils but don't know how? You don't know where to start? Which brand to buy? Or how to use them? I hear ya, homie. It can get real overwhelming real fast. And here is the thing, most people shy away from essential oils because of all the questions I mentioned above and they are missing out on a more healthy sustainable lifestyle. I want to help guide you through your oil journey. We will talk about why you should use them, how to use them, which brand I recommend, what to look out for and how you can [...]

Growing Celery

Growing Celery

Let's grow some awesome celery y'all... Let me just start off by saying how incredible celery is. If you haven't already read all about the health benefits of celery, I highly suggest you read all about it. Today, let's talk about how we grow the stuff. We've got two ways to do this thing... From seed. From store bought celery. Wait.......WHAT!!!!! From store bought celery??? I know right, is your mind blown too?! All you need is about 2 inches of the bottom part of the celery, some water and tooth picks. That is it y'all. Wanna grow some? Let's do this. Growing celery 1. First and foremost, when buying celery it is always better to buy organic. 2. Bring [...]

6 Things That Make My Life Easier

6 Things That Make My Life Easier

...And keep me from driving my husband insane (any more than I already do!) I don't know about you, but dang this whole life thing can get really overwhelming. Working full time, trying to raise decent human beings, attempting to be a wife (or husband), keeping a clean house (haha or a picked up house, let's be real) and trying to fit in an ounce of fun, just doesn't seem to flow as much as it should. I mean, we get this one life, right?!? This one life to live with intention, love, contentment and peace. But it just seems like sometimes we are living each day only to get ready for the next. We get home, do chores and [...]

How to Freeze Sweet Potatoes

How to Freeze Sweet Potatoes

Let's freeze them sweet potatoes shall we. We, aka my husband, harvested our purple sweet potatoes recently and we ended up with more than we expected. Unfortunately, we don't have a basement or a cellar that we can store these bad boys in so, I had to get creative. First thought was, let's can these beauties. Then I did some research and found that while canning sweet potatoes was definitely an option, the only real way to use them after they were canned would be to mash them up. Sweet potatoes are already a softer potato than let's say russets or red potatoes. And because we MUST can them in a pressure canner for a specific amount of time, which [...]

Medicinal Herb Series: 10 Benefits of Lemongrass

Medicinal Herb Series:  10 Benefits of Lemongrass

Medicinal herb series: Lemongrass Lemongrass is an amazing medicinal herb. Not only does it smell absolutely delightful, it has incredible benefits for your body and your soul. Lemongrass, also known as Cymbopogon, is indigenous to India and Asia. It is a tall grass like plant with stalks. This plant tends to grow in a bush like manner and loves full sun and well draining soil. The leaves tend to be sharp on the sides and are incredibly hardy. It has a powerful fresh lemon smell that is often times used as a lemon flavor in teas and other beverages. Most importantly, you will find that lemongrass comes in a few different forms. You can usually find the stalks in most grocery [...]