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DIY Flatbread Recipe Using Discarded Starter

DIY Flatbread Recipe Using Discarded Starter

Welcome and thanks for stopping by to check out my DIY Flatbread Recipe! If you need to understand what a bread starter is and how it works then check out the mini lesson below. Otherwise, skip right on down to the recipe! Quick Lesson on Bread Starter Let me give you a super quick lesson […]

Homemade Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Homemade Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

Vegan chocolate peanut butter balls..YUMMMM You do not have to be vegan to indulge in this decadent, palate pleasing dessert. With 100% plant based ingredients not only can you satisfy your cravings for sweet and salty but you can wipe your mouth clean knowing that your sweet tooth made a more sustainable and animal friendly […]

Farmhouse Wooden Crate Decorating Ideas

Farmhouse Wooden Crate Decorating Ideas

๐™ธ ๐š ๐š˜๐šž๐š•๐š ๐š•๐š’๐š”๐šŽ ๐š๐š˜ ๐šœ๐š‘๐šŠ๐š›๐šŽ ๐š ๐š’๐š๐š‘ ๐šข๐š˜๐šž ๐š–๐šข ๐š•๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ๐šœ๐š ๐š๐šŠ๐š›๐š–๐š‘๐š˜๐šž๐šœ๐šŽ ๐š ๐š˜๐š˜๐š๐šŽ๐š— ๐šŒ๐š›๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ ๐š๐šŽ๐šŒ๐š˜๐š›๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐š—๐š ๐š’๐š๐šŽ๐šŠ ๐š๐š‘๐šŠ๐š ๐š‘๐šŠ๐šœ ๐šŒ๐š˜๐š–๐šŽ ๐š๐š˜ ๐šŒ๐š˜๐š–๐š™๐š•๐šŽ๐š๐š’๐š˜๐š—. ๐šƒ๐š‘๐š’๐šœ ๐š’๐šœ ๐š—๐š˜๐š ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š๐š’๐š›๐šœ๐š ๐š๐š’๐š–๐šŽ ๐™ธ ๐š‘๐šŠ๐šŸ๐šŽ ๐š ๐š›๐š’๐š๐š๐šŽ๐š— ๐šŠ๐š‹๐š˜๐šž๐š ๐š๐š‘๐šŽ ๐š ๐š˜๐š—๐š๐šŽ๐š›๐šœ ๐š˜๐š ๐šž๐šœ๐š’๐š—๐š ๐š๐šŽ๐šŒ๐š˜๐š›๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐šŸ๐šŽ ๐š ๐š˜๐š˜๐š๐šŽ๐š— ๐šŒ๐š›๐šŠ๐š๐šŽ๐šœ ๐š’๐š— ๐šข๐š˜๐šž๐š› ๐š‘๐š˜๐š–๐šŽ. (๐šŒ๐š•๐š’๐šŒ๐š” ๐š‘๐šŽ๐š›๐šŽ ๐š๐š˜๐š› ๐š™๐š›๐šŽ๐šŸ๐š’๐š˜๐šž๐šœ ๐š™๐š˜๐šœ๐š๐šœ). ๐šƒ๐š‘๐šŽ๐š›๐šŽ ๐šŠ๐š›๐šŽ ๐šœ๐š˜ ๐š–๐šŠ๐š—๐šข ๐šž๐šœ๐šŽ๐šœ ๐šŠ๐š—๐š ๐š๐šŽ๐šŒ๐š˜๐š›๐šŠ๐š๐š’๐šŸ๐šŽ ๐š™๐š˜๐šœ๐šœ๐š’๐š‹๐š’๐š•๐š’๐š๐š’๐šŽ๐šœ ๐š ๐š‘๐šŽ๐š— ๐š’๐š ๐šŒ๐š˜๐š–๐šŽ๐šœ […]

Pop Your Way to a Healthier You | Benefits of Popcorn Made the Right Way

Pop Your Way to a Healthier You | Benefits of Popcorn Made the Right Way

As Mother Superior in Sister Act would say, “What’s next, popcorn?!” I love pulling out one liners from movies. It is one of my guilty pleasures just like popcorn. Except now it is just simply a pleasure minus any guilt. I am not talking about the 1,200-1,500-calorie tub of popcorn you get at the movies […]

The Big Book Of Kombucha | Book Review

The Big Book Of Kombucha | Book Review

Above are a few images of what I currently have brewing thanks to this wonderful book! OK, book review time! Are you interested in learning all there is to know about the ins and outs of not only Kombucha itself but how to successfully become a home brewer? Look no further than “The Big Book […]

Sustainable Water

Sustainable Water

WHAT IS SUSTAINABLE WATER Have you ever taken the time to pause and think about how much water you use in your everyday life? How about the amount of water we use on a global scale? If you said no, you are not alone. I never used to think about it myself, until I started […]

Simple Salve Recipe + The Difference Between Butters, Balms and Salves

Simple Salve Recipe + The Difference Between Butters, Balms and Salves

I had a lot of trouble narrowing down the difference between balms, butters and salves for the longest time. Specifically balms and salves. It wasn’t until I started actually making them that I truly understood the distinctions between the three. Hopefully I can save you time and brain cells by sharing what I have learned […]

DIY Scent away Toilet Spray

DIY Scent away Toilet Spray

I know you are not here to read! You just want to get right into the good stuff, DIY toilet spray making! So, I won’t keep you. I just want to say I think it’s great that you are considering making this yourself. You do not need to buy overly priced chemical junk. You can […]

Sustainable Products | Calling out the Lies and Shining Light on the Truth

Sustainable Products | Calling out the Lies and Shining Light on the Truth

WHAT ARE SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS I write for the people who want to learn about living as natural and self-sufficient a life as possible while increasing their awareness and positive impacts on the sustainability of our planet. If you oppose those interests and goals you can quietly exit the room. Thanks! Prior related content- What is […]

Our DIY Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

Our DIY Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

VIDEO TUTORIALS | PICTURES GALORE | WORDS OF INSPIRATION | IT’S ALL HERE It has been a journey so far in our cozy little home. We have slowly transformed almost every room into a totally unique design that maximizes comfort and functionality. When you choose to start living as sustainably as possible, you come to […]

What is Sustainability? Does it have meaning anymore?

What is Sustainability? Does it have meaning anymore?

Great question, isn’t it? What is sustainability? Before we get into that I want to call out a few things. First and foremost it’s CONTROVERSIAL and that’s a fact! If you are not interested in the controversial talk, then skip right down to the red font to start your reading. The concept of sustainability has […]

Overwhelmed | To be or not to be Vegan

Overwhelmed | To be or not to be Vegan

Be warned. Vent session ahead! If you think about sustainability, living naturally, or are on the fence of veganism etc. This might be a relatable read for you! If the mind could breathe, mine would literally be out of breath. My brain has been go-go-go between research for my blog and social media accounts, schooling […]

Bye bye plastic wrap hello beeswax!

Bye bye plastic wrap hello beeswax!

I am going to keep this short and sweet. We all know plastic is a major issue for our planet โš ๏ธ . We have created to much of it and now we are in, what appears to be, an irreversible cycle of CREATE–> CONSUME–> DISPOSE OF (maybe recycle) and then CONSUME AGAIN. The only way […]

DIY therapeutic body butter

DIY therapeutic body butter

It is March of 2021 and we are still going through the ups and downs of the Covid Pandemic. One thing I am starting to notice is many people seem to be taking a look at their lives, amongst this chaos, and realizing they want to start making better choices. Maybe its due to the […]

Cooling CinnaMint Coffee Butter

Cooling CinnaMint Coffee Butter

Many of us struggle with dry skin SOMEWHERE on our bodies. I have found in the past something that is great for my feet is not so great for the rest of my body. Or a lotion that works great as my everyday moisturizer is not hydrating enough for my feet. What if I told […]

Rustic DIY Pantry

Rustic DIY Pantry

Have you ever wanted something in your home thats totally unique and rustic? I am always looking for touches and accents that not only add a cozy vibe to my home but also make people stop and go “WOW, I have never seen that!” We finished our addition a while ago and have been storing […]

Simply Soothing Anti Aging Face Oil

Simply Soothing Anti Aging Face Oil

It is incredible the benefits oils have on our skin. I feel like we are so misrepresented with information from the Cosmetic companies to think oil is bad for our faces when in fact it is the TOTAL OPPOSITE. I have recently eliminated every single face cream I have ever bought and am starting completely […]

Benefits of Natural living | Stronger relationships

Benefits of Natural living | Stronger relationships

When I decided to change my way of living I knew that I would be changing my impact on the planet and how my home would be maintained as well as my families hygiene and health. What I didn’t realize was how much stronger I would be making my relationships with my daughter, fiancรฉ, family […]

Pep You Up Peppermint Coffee Scrub

Pep You Up Peppermint Coffee Scrub

Remove dull skin, avoid razor burn and soften stretchmarks with this DIY peppermint coffee scrub! I was replacing some products in my shower the other day (bye bye store bought hello homemade!) and I found this body scrub that was gifted to my daughter last year. It was Lemon lavender and honestly it smelled pretty […]

Oh So Caffeinated Coffee Balm

Oh So Caffeinated Coffee Balm

Do you love a good cup of coffee? โ˜•๏ธ I know I do! I love a hot cup of organic coffee in the morning or mid day….or at night. Even right now I’m drinking some..Geeze I may have a problem ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜† Did you know that your coffee is actually packed with antioxidants that help protect […]

Plump It Up Natural Lip Scrub

Plump It Up Natural Lip Scrub

Plump up your gorgeous pout with this natural Cinnamint lip scrub Hey you. Thank you for stopping by! I am so PUMPED to share this PLUMPED up lip scrub recipe…..see what I did there? ๐Ÿ˜ Anyways, I won’t keep you too long since everything you need (including a quick video) is in the recipe below. […]

Essential Oils Product Review

Essential Oils Product Review

Ola Prima Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil…OMG! I just had to smother this page with images of these beautiful bottles! Aren’t they stunning? Scroll past them to read more I have been in search for some beautiful smelling oils that are safe for topical use. I use them in DIY Lip products, body products among other […]

Learning to balance life, family and work while trying to build a new career through social media

Learning to balance life, family and work while trying to build a new career through social media

Where I’m at | December 2020 To all of my friends out there , yes you, who have been hustling and trying to make a name for themselves as an entrepreneur through social media platforms…..I feel you. I started this blog about 4 months ago with no major goal in mind. However, after getting a […]

Luxuriously Natural DIY Lip Balm

Luxuriously Natural DIY Lip Balm

โฌ‡๏ธ check out video โฌ‡๏ธ Let me ask you a question. How many lip balms, lip glosses and lipsticks do you have lying around? I purged my home a few months ago and I am embarrassed to admit how many I had. Nope, I am not going to tell you. ..๐Ÿคญ Okay fine. Twenty six! […]

Elegant DIY Nature Night Light

Elegant DIY Nature Night Light

I love the fact that cinnamon scented pine cones are in season. I actually have a tin flower vase full of them at my feet right now. However, they do lose their scent and then you are just left with pine cones. Rather than just throwing them out and wasting them why don’t we make […]

Knock you off your feet – New York cheesecake recipe

Knock you off your feet – New York cheesecake recipe

My family LOVES dessert. I love baking all types of amazing sweets but I honestly donโ€™t eat a ton of them. I am a grazer and I will nibble at most things especially desserts over a period of time. However, with this cheesecake I had to actually say out loud โ€œChelsea, you need to stop!โ€ ๐Ÿ˜‚ […]

Perfectly Pumpkin Soup

Perfectly Pumpkin Soup

Looking for the perfect pumpkin soup recipe? Well look no further! ๐Ÿ‘‰ Video located at end of blog ๐Ÿ‘ˆ Here we are again. It is fall time in New England. The air is crisp and cool and the smell of leaves, apples and pumpkins surround us. I love it!! My heart feels so full this […]

Turn your Pumpkins into Delicious Foods

Turn your Pumpkins into Delicious Foods

โญ๏ธ VIDEO LOCATED AT END OF BLOG โญ๏ธ Happy Fall time!! One of my favorite times of the year here in New England. I love the energy that comes with this season. Not only do we get to snuggle up with cozy sweaters and hot beverages but we get to indulge in all the seasonal […]

Living Naturally | Household Goals | My Beginning

Living Naturally | Household Goals | My Beginning

Let me start by saying that as of right now I am nowhere near my “Green Living Goals”. For the past year I have made more conscious decisions, but now I am ready to completely change my ways! See the pics up top? that’s the products in my house RIGHT NOW and I have not […]

The Addition | The finish work | Part 2 | Flooring

The Addition  | The finish work  | Part 2 | Flooring

| CoreLuxe Urban Loft Ash Vinyl Plank flooring | Hey you! I am not sure if you checked out my previous blog or video, the Addition Part 1, but if you missed it click here! Before moving on I want to recognize that CoreLuxe is Phthalate free! Which means it does not have any harmful […]

The Addition | The Finish work | Part 1 |

The Addition | The Finish work  | Part 1 |

It is October 2020 and all of our projects seem to be coming together all at once. For a long period of time it looked like we lived in a desert. We cut down most of our trees to clear our lot and make room for gardens and a farm. I hated doing it, but […]