Gluten Free · Healthy Living · Recipes

BLT Chopped Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing

This cool, crispy take on the classic sandwich is the perfect salad for hot summer days. Turkey bacon, shredded cheddar cheese, fresh roma tomatoes, and a super easy homemade dressing make this simple salad "ooh-and-ahh" worthy at the picnic table, and if your family loves it as much as we did, they'll be going back… Continue reading BLT Chopped Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing

Gluten Free · Healthy Living · Recipes

Better For You Banana Bread

Finally, it's recipe time! It seems like it's been weeks since I've posted a real recipe! But thanks to Baby Bear, I've been working hard to maintain a healthy diet while being ravenously hungry...I think the pregnancy cravings last way past childbirth! Ha. All that being said, I've been craving banana bread. But this recipe… Continue reading Better For You Banana Bread

Family · Healthy Living · Home Life

Vacuuming with Essential Oils

Hi, everyone! Last week I promised a post on how I utilize essential oils when vacuuming to help clean the air in my home andĀ battleĀ some of the beautiful, spring allergens. Disclaimer: all opinions and ideas are my own -- I'm not getting any $ for promoting specific products, and my posts should not be taken… Continue reading Vacuuming with Essential Oils

Family · Garden · Healthy Living · Home Life

10 More Small Ways to Live Greener

Exactly one year ago today, I published this post about small ways to live a more green lifestyle. Tips on energy reduction, recycling and utilizing indoor plants are just a few of the great ideas included. But with another Earth Day soon approaching, I decided to share ten more small ways to make a positive… Continue reading 10 More Small Ways to Live Greener

Education · Family · Healthy Living · Homeschooling

27 Ways to Play Outdoors This Spring

Spring has sprung here in the Midwest, and we couldn't be more relieved to be spending more time outdoors! This last winter and fall, most of our outdoor activities were walking the dog, playing at the park, and swinging on our swing set. This spring I wanted to set a goal to think of new… Continue reading 27 Ways to Play Outdoors This Spring