JOIN ME ON A JOURNEY TO CREATING A SIMPLE & SELF-SUSTAINABLE PARADISE!
LIVING A NATURAL LIFE
To live naturally is to live life in alliance with nature. Working together in harmony, rather than against one another. The planet takes care of us and in return we should take care of the planet. This creates an indescribable energy within us that is positive and infectious. When we nourish the planet we nourish our souls.
Living Naturally also means to live chemical free relying only on natural ingredients from your table to your body to your home. To live naturally means to live as nature intended not as modern society intends.
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Hello! I am Chelsea and I am so pleased that you have found my blog She lives Naturally. I hope you will follow along and find inspiration and comfort in our journey!
I have been through a lot of ups and downs in my life that have opened my eyes to what really matters. We all have a different story and different ideas of a perfect life which is what makes living so wonderful! We are all so unique!
I am going to paint you a quick picture of my life goals in the next 5 years.
The mornings would start with a hot cup of fresh organic coffee and homemade healthy breakfasts. When I step outside and look around at our little farm, and self-sustainable home and gardens I would reflect on the moment and soak up the fact that I am living a good life and I have all I need. My mind would be clear and my heart would be full. My time would not be spent comparing myself to others or obsessing over getting a more expensive car or a bigger home but rather about taking care of my family, land, animals and self and focusing my time on what makes me happy while trying to inspire others to do the same.
I want my home to be filled with products and foods that are made by our bare hands or come from reputable clean companies that have proven to have our health and our planet as the number one goal in mind. We would have a fully stacked home apothecary with an assortment of herbs, tonics, tinctures, salves and more and we would always look to natural remedies before tapping into the mainstream healthcare system for medication.
In our home I want products that we know are good for us because we created them ourselves from natural, nutrient rich ingredients. People will be inspired by our home and our way of life and ask questions that will lead to wonderful, educational conversations which in turn motivate them to want to live more naturally themselves!
What about you? What do you want?
Content will cover an array of topics including DIYs for beauty and body, DIYs and tutorials for the home , baking and healthy recipes and making more natural choices in our everyday lives. But most importantly I will be sharing my journey towards living the most self-sustainable life possible while creating our own homestead.
Every project and DIY creation that takes place I will not only share with you but SHOW YOU how to do it!
I HAVE RECENTLY BECOME PLANT BASED (VEGAN)
My choices may seem “out of the ordinary” for some. Through my research and writing I have found that I strongly oppose the industrialized side of things. Therefore, I am doing my best to decrease my support towards anything that is a product of industrial production. I try to support small companies and my local economy whenever possible. I do not eat meat or dairy and no longer purchase honey.
Life is not always black and white though. With that being said, I feel when the time comes and we have our chicken coops up and running I may begin to eat eggs again seeing as I know there will be zero inhumane practices taking place. I guess we will see! Along with this, we intend to raise bees, not strictly for honey, but to help the bee population and our homes ecosystem. More to come on this as well!
Check out My post “Overwhelmed | To be or not to be vegan for more
I hope through this blog I can inspire you to try new things and make decisions that will not only benefit you but also benefit the world we live in. I hope to make you smile and to make you think about the life you are living today. I truly believe we can all be a lot happier if we just live naturally.
MONTHLY UPDATE 10/12/2021
We are kicking into high gear here with the weather turning cooler. This is my absolute favorite time of year, fall. I love living in New England and getting to experience all of the different seasons.
I am preparing for a small vendor event in Acushnet Ma at Silverbrook farm October 24th where I will be selling my products. This was an interesting new venture because there is so much more to selling products then just making them! Once I have my little system down I will be sure to share tips and tricks so anyone who is interested in selling their products on a small scale wont feel lost!
It has been an interesting couple of months with trying to manage my time between family, work, studying, posting, and all of the work that comes along with trying to grow organically on social media. It’s freaking hard! Anyone can buy followers but that is not what I am interested in. I am interested in reaching and inspiring people who genuinely want to live more natural, wholesome and holistic lives. I am curious to see where we are in 3 years!
Thank you to you, for taking the time to read and explore pages that talk about positive change and having an open mind to doing more in life then just following the crowd!
Currently we are
-Still working with different solar companies and navigating this confusing process but we are getting there!
-Landscaping phase 2 of our land and beginning to prep and layout next years herb garden.
-Getting ready to mill more wood for our shed project (which I cant wait to share)
– I am finishing editing my DIY Stacked ledger stone video for anyone who likes the stonework in our kitchen. I am going to show you how to do it yourself!
-Creating and editing more recipes for this month and the fall season. Food and skincare <3
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Meet Kai, the human Portuguese Water dog. He will be making a guest appearance in almost everything!
What is life without good food? We need to eat to survive, so we may as well enjoy every aspect of it rather than viewing it as the enemy. One thing you will NOT find on my blog is overly complicated recipes that make your head spin. I like to keep life simple and stress free!
When you learn to enjoy the process of making your food it then becomes more than just something we shovel into our mouths. We learn to appreciate it and take our time enjoying it. Especially when you grow it yourself; that is just next level! I believe appreciation and moderation is key when it comes to having a healthy relationship with food.
WHY ARE ORGANIC INGREDIENTS BETTER?
You’re attempting to eat healthily, and you understand that this entails consuming a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, as well as protein. But as you explore the products in the supermarket, you discover there’s another decision to make: should you go with purely organic products? Despite the fact that pure organic ingredients are often more expensive —sales are constantly increasing.
Your emotional and mental wellbeing, as well as the environment, are all affected by how your food is produced. So, why are organic ingredients better for you? Take a peek at some of the benefits of organic foods: –
• Pesticides are less prevalent in organic products.
• Organic food is safer, probably more nutritious, and typically tastes better than non-organic food.
• Since organic food does not contain preservatives, it is always fresher.
• Organic farming is generally more environmentally friendly.
• Antibiotics, growth hormones, and animal by-products are not used on organically bred animals.
• Certain nutrients may be more abundant in organic meat and milk.
• GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) are not present in organic food.
• Organic foods typically include more beneficial components, such as antioxidants, than traditionally farmed and processed foods.
–𝙿𝚕𝚊𝚗𝚝 𝙱𝚊𝚜𝚎𝚍 𝚁𝚎𝚌𝚒𝚙𝚎𝚜
–𝙳𝙸𝚈𝚜 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚃𝚞𝚝𝚘𝚛𝚒𝚊𝚕𝚜
–𝙾𝚞𝚛 𝙷𝚘𝚖𝚎 𝙰𝚍𝚍𝚒𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗𝚜
–𝚉𝚎𝚛𝚘 𝚆𝚊𝚜𝚝𝚎 𝙶𝚘𝚊𝚕 𝙰𝚌𝚑𝚒𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚖𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚜
–𝙲𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊 𝚂𝚖𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝙵𝚊𝚛𝚖 𝚏𝚛𝚘𝚖 𝙽𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐
–𝙱𝚎𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊𝚗 𝙴𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚕 𝙱𝚎𝚎𝚔𝚎𝚎𝚙𝚎𝚛
And much more!
Disclaimer: This blog will encompass my personal views and opinions. This is in no way instruction on how to live your life. I am simply sharing my perspectives in hopes that they may inspire others to take better care of themselves and our planet ❤️