Every year during the holidays I buy a big container of old fashioned oatsl for baking and then end up tossing half of it out because to be honest, neither my husband or I eat oatmeal for breakfast. I know it’s super good for you and in a pinch I’d eat it but… anyway, instead […]
Women make up a significant percentage of American hair loss sufferers. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 40% of women have visible hair loss by the time they are age 40. Hair shedding is natural and women can actually lose from 50 to 100 strands per day. If you’re losing more than that, you […]
It’s dry here in Colorado, especially in the winter with the windows closed and the heater on constantly. By simply adding plants to each room you can help combat the dryness and clean the air. Through NASA studies, scientists have identified 50 houseplants that remove many pollutants and gases and help clean the air inside […]
If you drink coffee, why not use those grounds for something else instead of tossing them? In the past, I’ve seen coffee shops that had buckets of used grounds they were giving away for free to use in your yard, but I didn’t know why…
Well, now I know why and here’s a few more great ideas….
I like products that can be used in multiple ways. And I like them even more when they are inexpensive and natural, which brings me to witch hazel. Witch hazel is a deciduous bush or small tree. The leaf, bark and twig is used in a variety of forms, from fluid extracts to poultices, to […]
This scrub exfoliates and moisturizes, is super easy to make and can be changed up to fit your own personal needs/wants….and it’s a lot cheaper than buying over the counter scrubs.
I think time given to another is one of the best gifts you can give, regardless if you’re on a budget. There are so many people who don’t have time to do certain things or physically can’t. These ideas are perfect for people who work, stay at home parents, grandparents, friends, the person who has everything, children, etc.
Do you ever notice a change in your mood as the days get shorter and colder? Maybe you’re a bit more irritable or tired? Or perhaps you have trouble concentrating or getting along with others more so than at other times of the year. If so, you could be suffering from a type of depression […]
I hate spending a lot of money on certain things like beauty products. Maybe it’s because I’m one of those consumers that sees a commercial or ad and I’m like, “Oh, if I just buy that I can look like that!” And then I drop more money than I wanted to and I don’t see […]
Sore muscles? Backache, neck pain or headaches? Here’s a list of 6 “superfoods” that can actually help with chronic pain.
Seriously, just by dry brushing your body everyday for a minute or two…You get improved circulation, stimulate hormones, firm skin, discharge metabolic wastes, eliminate toxins, open pores, help with muscle tone, and rejuvenate the nervous system.
Football season’s here. For some, eating “game night” food and getting together with friends, having a drink or two while you enjoy the game is what a lot of fans like to do. If you have a tendency to do this, week after week during the season, chances are your waistline will expand and you’ll be […]
Tobacco, coffee, tea, wine, and many other things, including certain fruits and vegetables, can stain your teeth and make them look yellow. There are quite a few teeth whitening strips, gels, and pastes on the market but they can be expensive. Of course getting your teeth cleaned at the dentist will help get your smile […]
Once a year I go through various drawers and cabinets, checking for items that have expired, like spices or medications. This past week I spent time exploring all the medicine cabinets and was surprised at just how many items were past their expiration dates. It was a bit disheartening too at the amount of bottles […]
For years I’ve heard the word “probiotic” but never really thought about it or if I needed it. I knew that a lot of yogurt brands advertised they contained probiotics but again, I didn’t necessarily ask myself if my body needed them. Well, as I’ve shared before, I was diagnosed with celiac disease earlier this year and while going […]
Nearly 7 in 10 women struggle to sleep, which can cause memory problems, depression, weakening of your immune system (which can increase your chance of becoming sick,) and increase your perception of pain. With so many women having challenges with getting enough sleep, it’s no wonder prescription sleep medicines have been on the rise. But […]
Just as with olive oil and castor oil, coconut oil is a product that has multiple health and beauty uses that doesn’t cost a lot of money. Virgin coconut oil can be used on your hair, skin, and even as a weight-loss supplement. As long as the oil has been cold pressed and has no […]
I love today’s episode in which I show Ashley all the fabulous but cheap kitchen foods you can actually use as beauty products. Most of these items are probably in your kitchen already and when compared to what you’d pay for beauty products at the store, well, you can save a bundle. The products are […]
Well it’s that time of year again where a lot of children are bemoaning the beginning of a new school year while some parents are jumping for joy. (Come on, admit it parents, there are summer days you’re really, really wishing for school to start.) And with the start of a new school year, comes […]
Pores…we all have them. Some of us are blessed genetically with good skin and small pores while others get to thank their genes for more oily skin with larger pores. And then there are those who have a combination of both. Oily or unclean skin can cause oils to settle around pores too, making […]