a couple of years ago

Making Echinacea Tintures

herbal tinctures

Herbal Tinctures Tinctures are herbal extracts in a liquid. Most commonly in alcohol, but also can be in vegetable glycerin or apple cider vinegar. So when you are growing your own herb garden one very effective way to be able to use the herbs is to put them into tinctures. A Very simple and cheap […]

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3 years ago

June garden update!

        What does a garden grow? Herbs, veggies, fruits and food galore! This is my favorite little garden area this year it is doing just amazing! Valerian, Echinacea, garlic, onions, cilantro, dill and chamomile all live and are starting to thrive in this garden                 […]

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3 years ago

Shea Moisture- Hair Color System Review

  We have been on a mission for several years to be more natural in the products we use and in our health. I recently came to the conclusion that had to include not just the personal care products for the family but for my beauty products as well. I have been searching and searching […]

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3 years ago

Urban Family Garden Starting

Garden starting

So as April comes to a close with in a few days we would like to share our garden this year this far. Herbs Planted Echinacea Valerian Borage Spearmint Lemon Bee Balm Stevia Dill Thyme Oregano Cilantro Basil Yarrow Sage Lavender Lemon Balm That sounds like a lot or that we must have huge herb […]

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3 years ago

Spring= Money Saving Time

Spring has arrived and none to soon for us. We love spring. When the heater goes off, the windows open, and spring begins to permeate our lives. I love spring for many reasons. There are tons of ways to save money, and to make extra money. Here are a few money saving opportunities that come with […]

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3 years ago

5 lessons learned from Home-Schooling

After 3 years of homeschooling, I am finally starting to feel comfortable enough to write this. It was 3  years ago when I was first considering homeschooling. I was scared to death to homeschool my kids! What if I screw them up and they don’t learn anything? What if they hate school and learning because […]

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3 years ago

Black Maca for Men

Black Maca for men Plagued by Nutrient Deficiencies Our society is a fast paced, high stress life. Our food is grown faster and less natural than what is normal or natural rather. Our lives are more stress filled with everything from physical stress, emotional, financial, and psychological. That takes its toll on our bodies,and the […]

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Treasured Junk

So we are all about saving money, using what you already have, upcycling, making something new beautiful and unique out of junk. After all this is where ‘The Upcycled Family’ came from (wink wink). Life is better with uniqueness. We are constantly in the middle of remodel somewhere in our 105 year old, crazy house. […]

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3 years ago

Being a “man” in 2015 pt. 1

Hello gentleman and the ladies who may have been drawn to this post by curiosity. This post is certainly not meant to imply that I am “the man” but this simply is my opinion on what I’ve learned in nearly 34 years of life as a man. My intention is to give some insight to […]

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3 years ago

To Heal A Thyroid Part 2

Thyroid hair loss

What girl doesn’t enjoy having long thick hair? I mean our hair is our crowning glory, right? So what if that nasty little thing called hypothyroidism is stealing your beautiful hair? It’s depressing, right? Oh trust me do I know… Having excessive hair loss is one of many thyroid symptoms, but that doesn’t mean we […]

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Top 10 supplements

Top supplements

Our top 10 can’t go without, supplements/foods 1.  Maca– We use red and black maca varieties. Black maca is my husbands, and is best for muscle-building, endurance, male fertility, and mental focus. Red maca I use, and is best for hormone balancing, female fertility, bone and prostate health. Maca is helpful in so many areas that is why […]

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3 years ago

A Super Healthy Frappe

When I was pregnant with my third child it was the extremely hot summer of 2012. 100+ degree days started in early may, and we had 60 straight days over 100. That summer I got addicted to Frappe’s they were cold, I was hot. In our town (we are pretty small) the Starbucks is inside […]

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3 years ago

To Heal a Thyroid Part 1

healing my hypothyroidism

Do you find yourself excessively tired? Even if you get plenty of sleep? Are you losing a lot of hair all the time? Do you find you are gaining weight for no obvious reason? Are you abnormally craving sugary foods? Are you often angry or irritated for no real reason? Have you recently had a […]

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