Green Cleaning & Conditioning Leather Furniture; Cleaning with Castile Soap

Green Clean Leather Couch (11)

The first day of Spring was Sunday and I've been bit by the spring cleaning bug....actually, I was bit a few weeks ago when we had a few days of 50 degree weather. The sun was shining, a nice spring breeze trickled through the windows, which had been begging to be opened for months, and I walked over to relax for a minute on my 4 year old cream leather couch...and noticed it's not so cream anymore. Want to see? The right side is cleaned, the left is before. Yikes! Less than a year ago, I … [Read more...]

How to Hard Boil Eggs Perfectly and Peel Easily (without sticking to the shell)

Hard Boiled Egg

Happy Easter (tomorrow)! Today we went to brunch with my parents where they had an Easter egg hunt for the little man and a small petting zoo.  It was tiny but amazing because all of the kids just went into the fenced in areas and were able to hold baby chicks and ducks (my little man's favorites), as well as pet geese, goats, sheep and chickens.  I couldn't believe that the animals weren't freaking out (well....they probably were). Anyways, on the way home from brunch I called my mom and asked … [Read more...]

Homemade Southwest Chicken Soup; gluten free, dairy free, soy free, nut free recipe

Southwest Chicken Soup

Happy St. Patrick's day! Do I care about it? Not really.  Long gone are the college days of waking up early to drink chemical and gluten laden green beer and eat complimentary bowls of lucky charms.  Annnnd who am I kidding? I never woke up early back then anyways. Most St. Patrick's days that I can remember I didn't roll out of bed until after noon - then I showered, popped on my "mini hat" (a St. Patrick's day tradition within my group of friends from college) and went to the bar, where I … [Read more...]

The “I’m Getting Sick” Immune Boosting, 3 Day Healthy Meal Plan

Immune Boosting Mealplan

Usually, when someone in our house starts to get sick, I go grocery shopping and get all of the stuff I need to make our "I'm getting sick" meal plan. The meal plan started out as a convenience thing (basically, making a whole chicken to have broth and leftovers for soup) but has, over the course of each sickness, been modified to add additional dishes that are easy to prepare and full of nutrients to help boost the immune system. Three days ago we spent 2.5 hours on the way home from Colorado … [Read more...]