salt-alternative-usesSalt is in just about every home. It’s essential to many baking and cooking needs, and I consume it regularly to help regulate my blood pressure. But what else can it be used for? Check out the below ideas for using salt around your home!

Put Out a Fire

If you have a fire place, use salt when putting out the fire. It will eliminate the amount of soot produced, making your fire place cleaner and safer.

Remove Wine Stains

If you dump salt on a wine stain or similar stain as soon as it happens, the salt will pick up the liquid making it far easier to clean up. [click to continue…]


GFBananaOatmealBars_Final4I’m always looking for gluten free snacks that are both yummy and on the healthier side. Easy preparation is a huge plus too!

I had gotten into a bad habit of buying more snacks lately. We mostly snack on fruit and nuts, but I have been buying more crackers, granola bars and chips than I should be lately.

It’s time to make a change, and start making more of our own snacks again. These Gluten Free Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bars and yummy, easy to make and better for you than the processed bars you buy at the store. It should take about 25 minutes to make the recipe and you’ll end up with 12-16 servings, depending upon the pan you use. [click to continue…]


30 Luxurious DIY Body Scrubs

by Chrystal Johnson January 23, 2015

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it is time to start thinking about making one of these 30 Luxurious DIY Body Scrubs for your friends, family or teacher. Not only will these body scrubs be a great budget friendly gift item, they are going to leave the receiver feeling special and loved. They make […]

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Get Your DIY On – Even if You’re Too Busy

by Chrystal Johnson January 21, 2015

There aren’t enough hours in the day, right? With work, helping the kids with their homework, preparing meals, cleaning up after everyone and putting yet another load of laundry on, there’s very little time for sleep – let alone DIY and crafting! But do you look at that bare wall in the den and that […]

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How to Label and Organize Your Essential Oil Roller Bottles

by Chrystal Johnson January 19, 2015

I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Brother and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own. Since getting involved with essential oils, I have accumulated a ton of roller bottles. I am constantly mixing up blends (like Mama’s Stress Buster). It’s so convenient to have everything pre-diluted, and […]

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Green Glow Power Punch Smoothie Recipe

by Chrystal Johnson January 17, 2015

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of AllWhites Egg Whites. All opinions are 100% mine.  My whole family loves smoothies. We drink them a couple times a week. It’s such an easy meal to make if we’re in a hurry or just want something really tasty that’s also light. The one […]

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12 Edible Beauty Products You Can Find in Your Kitchen

by Chrystal Johnson January 16, 2015

Did you know that there are many beauty products that can also be consumed? You can find a variety of things in your kitchen and at the grocery store that are great beauty products! All of the items listed below can be found either in your kitchen, or at the grocery store, and all of […]

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When Raising Babies, Simpler is Better

by Chrystal Johnson January 15, 2015

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Influence Central for the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. During my first pregnancy, I did what many moms do – I set out to make sure I had every last thing that a new parent needs. We […]

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Green Resolutions Giveaway Hop Grand Prize

by Chrystal Johnson January 14, 2015

Welcome to the Green Resolution Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering, Easy Green Mom and Brittleby’s Corner through the Green Moms Network! To help encourage you to make resolutions to live healthier and more eco-friendly lives this New Year!  After entering my giveaway, be sure to hop around and enter all of the other giveaways […]

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Dairy Free Blueberry Overnight Oats Recipe

by Chrystal Johnson January 14, 2015

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council. I received a stipend to facilitate my purchase for my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Blueberries are a favorite snack in our house. We love to eat them all alone, […]

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