natural living

Chamomile tea

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Amazing how something so simple can bring back so many emotions and memories.

My mom used to make me a cup of chamomile tea in the evening when I had a sore stomach or just felt sluggish.

Just the smell of it wraps me in comfort as if she were right here giving me a hug and I find myself making it more and more just to feel that sensation.

Cheers mom! 



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I got a water filter about 2 years ago now .

I used to have such a hard time drinking water; it just tasted bad to me . I could smell the chemicals in it; Ā especially the chlorine… and so drinking water was difficult.

And then I ended up with a kidney stone šŸ™

For those of you who have had one, you know how horrible it is. For those of you haven’t, I hope you never get one!

The best way to avoid getting a stone obviously is to drink water. I knew I never wanted another stone again … and I know the importance of drinking water … WATER IS LIFE!

So I set off on a quest to find a water filter that would make my water taste good and hence I would want to drink it … and I foundĀ it …

the berkey water system is amazing!

Also as a bonus we had a water boil advisory just recently … and I found out it was due to e-coli … I discovered that Ā my berkey filters e-coli 99.9999 % so I wasn’t freaking out too much when I learned about the boil advisory a day into it.

here is a link to go check out the berkey water system šŸ™‚

go drink a glass of water and have a great day šŸ™‚


I am affiliated with them … as I truly love this water filter!

conference chat ~ living organically

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If I were asked to give a conference chat; my topic would be living organically.
How does this tie into homeschooling Ā you may ask ,
wellĀ I like that my kids are learning to eat healthy foods and take care of themselves and the environment.
I think the number one thing we can show our children is how to live as naturally, simply and organically as possible!
By that, I mean everything from cleaning products to the food we eat ā€¦ from the clothes we wear to the products we use on our bodies and even the chemicals in and outside our homes.
Every purchase we make has an impact ā€¦ and every dollar we spend leaves a message.
What kind of Ā message do you want to leave?
What kind of message do you want your kids to take on from your actions?
I want to support our local organic farmers.
I want to support natural healthy sustainable products.
I want people growing and making these items to be healthy and not have to worry about their own health just to make some moneyĀ and I want them to be fairly compensated for their work šŸ™‚
I want natural clothing that doesn’t contain toxic chemicals.
I love that…
  • my kids can tell you all about GMOs and organic food.
  • that they know how to read the labels.
  • that my kids are learning about protecting the environment and that if they spill something they reach for vinegar to pick up the mess.
  • that my kids tell me about stuff that isn’t healthy and what is healthy.
  • that they know what the fair trade label means.
  • we sell or recycle stuff we don’t use or need; to live as simply as we can.
So thanks for joining me on this virtual conferenceā€¦.
I hope I have inspired you to question everything Ā and show your kids to do the same to live as naturally as you can šŸ™‚

make a wish

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I love dandelions …

spread the love …

spread the seeds šŸ™‚




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Did you know you that Palm oil is found in over 50% of processedĀ foods (candles and grooming products as well) and Ā this is destroying the rainforest where many animals live and affecting the local people that live there as well?

HereĀ is great information about palm oil and what you could do to stop this at rainforest rescueĀ 

RememberĀ “Every dollar you spend ā€¦ or don’t spendā€¦ is a vote you cast for the world you want.” so let’s send a strong message!

The power is In Your Palm!


Rainforest Alliance

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What a great symbol to look for on products !

Their mission ( according to their site ) ;

“The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior.”

How awesome is that ???


Next time you are shopping see if you see one of their logos šŸ™‚

To learn more about them please visit their site here at Rainforest AllianceĀ 

They also have a neat kids section here … which I plan to cover with the kids as part of a homeschool project in the coming weeks.

have a great week!




announcing ~ Organically Conscious

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I have decided to start a new blog all about living simply, naturally and organically.

you can find it here… it is called Organically ConsciousĀ 


I hope you will join me Ā šŸ™‚

I will still keepĀ blogging here as well at sweet bella vita šŸ™‚