My toddler girls and I have really been rocking this natural sleep thing lately. We recently hooked them up with organic and non-toxic mattresses (check them out here + grab a $100 promo code). We also got some cute new organic bedding for their big-girl room, and decided to make things extra fancy by DIY’ing a
I’ve been working on getting my natural labor kit put together for Baby #3, who should be arriving any time now! I like to incorporate therapeutic essential oils to help with reducing stress, anxiety, tension and nausea, and in the past have packed about 8 different oils just in case. But the theme of my
Everybody, everybody! It is time to put some charcoal and green tea on our faces! If you are wondering, “What the what, Melissa?? Why would I do that?!” Then allow me a few quick moments to tell you about the skin-loving benefits of the ingredients in this recipe. Using Green Tea on the skin… will help shrink
Ok, friends, get ready for another Irish treat that I made grain and dairy free! Woot woot! Alright, alright, so it was already grain-free. But I did make it dairy free, and have been working on a completely Paleo option that is coming soon! Related: Healthy Irish Banoffee Pie (Grain free, Dairy free, Vegan) Now
We’re preggers with baby #3, and I have been preparing for another natural childbirth using the Bradley Method. (Well, a DIY form of the Bradley Method!) Practically for me, preparing for natural labor involves three main components: Following a very intentional pregnancy diet Practicing relaxation exercises with my birth coach (aka Papa Bear) And my
Irish “Toffee” While living in Ireland for almost 5 years, I learned a bit about desserts made with toffee. Toffee, in British terms, is a bit different than the hard stuff we envision here in the US. In the UK and Ireland, toffee is more of an ooey-gooey caramel made from carmelizing sweetened condensed milk.
I used to think that pre-shave oil was one of those extra products or steps that could be eliminated from the budget without second thought. It was hard for me to understand how my husband could justify spending $30 on a bottle, or how it could really help. But when I became an esthetician and started seeing