Homemaking Inspiration

This category is for all blog posts related to being the keeper of the home – house cleaning, organizing, decorating, cooking, grocery shopping, recipes, gardening, managing holidays or special occasions, as well as tips & tricks.

Why Home Cooking is Important for Optimal Health and Wellness

Why Home Cooking is Important for Optimal Health and Wellness

When I was in my early 20's, I couldn't cook a good meal to save my soul. Even though I had grown up watching and helping my mom in the kitchen, I just never really embraced the joy of cooking.

It seemed no matter how ...

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One Ingredient to Cut From Your Diet Today

One Ingredient to Cut From Your Diet Today

Hey there!

So a few weeks ago I happily announced on Facebook that I’ve officially enrolled for school at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Friend, I am beyond ecstatic about this new chapter of life! It feels weird to be 43 years old and finally ...

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My “Happy, Healthy, and Fit” Goals for 2017

My “Happy, Healthy, and Fit” Goals for 2017

Last year I started the year off with one theme in mind: simplified living. My entire year was primarily focused on improving my health through simple living - less chemicals, less stress, less rushing, less chaos. You get the picture.

This year my main focus ...

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How to Give Yourself Grace When it’s a Dark Chocolate Gelato Kind of Week

How to Give Yourself Grace When it’s a Dark Chocolate Gelato Kind of Week

It was one of those weeks.

You know the kind I'm talking about?

The dark-chocolate-gelato kind of week.

So there in my kitchen, hunched over the island, spoon in hand, a container of dark chocolate gelato on the counter, and tears welling up in my ...

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From Stay-at-Home Mom to Working Mom: 6 Tips to Help Your Transition Go Smoothly

From Stay-at-Home Mom to Working Mom: 6 Tips to Help Your Transition Go Smoothly

Today marks my 2nd week of employment at my new job. That, along with getting the kiddos ready for back-to-school, is to blame for my lack of writing here at the blog lately. I promise. I'll get it together! Ha! 😀

The truth is, I'm juggling ...

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Rosemary: Why I Love This Herb and What I Do With It

Rosemary: Why I Love This Herb and What I Do With It

I have a confession to make, and I'm a little bit embarrassed by it.

Here goes...

Until about 6 years ago, I didn't know anything about herbs.

Nothing. Not a single thing.

I didn't know they could be used for natural healing.

I didn't know ...

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Hospitality: How to Host a Healthy Get-Together With Friends

Hospitality: How to Host a Healthy Get-Together With Friends

Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.

~ 1 Peter 4:9

Yes, the Bible encourages us to open our homes and our hearts to others.

I actually love to have guests over to our home. Putting on a big spread and entertaining family or ...

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What to do When You and Your Spouse are on Opposite Sides of the Fence Regarding Natural Living

What to do When You and Your Spouse are on Opposite Sides of the Fence Regarding Natural Living

Not long ago, my daughters and I shopped at a favorite health and wellness store in our quaint little town. I love the products they sell in that store and could have looked around for a good hour, but on this particular day, I only needed ...

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My Super Fun Garden Makeover

My Super Fun Garden Makeover

If you're anything like me, you get excited every Spring as you start to plan out your summer garden.

Oh friend, I have such a gardening bug! Totally love it!

It may seem silly, this gardening bug I have. It's my mom's fault. I have ...

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Are You Ready for an Emergency

Are You Ready for an Emergency

Spring is in the air. Yesterday the temperatures were in the high 70's. It was absolutely beautiful outside. There's so much about this time of year that I love, especially while living in Western Pennslyvania. But there are also things about living in this region ...

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