Against The Grain


Read MoreMy Second First Date With My Husband and The Things We So Often Forget I knew my husband was planning to take me on a date tonight but I had no idea what we are doing. I knew that we would have to take separate cars so that had me baffled! Then around 10 am today, he sends me a text. “Hey, I’m wondering if we can finally meet tonight. I love talking to you on the phone but want to take it to the next level so bad. I was thinking that if you come pick me up at my houseRead More
Read MoreI turned for one second and…Gorilla Shot Dead at the Cincinnati Zoo after a child falls into the enclosure! Can we just talk about the dead Gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo for a minute? I LOVE animals. I have to many animals actually because I love them so much. However, I love my kids more than my animals, I love your kids more than my animals and I even love you more than my animals. Okay so here is the story. O’Connor who filmed the incident, said she heard the 4-year-old (later we learn he is 3) say he wantedRead More
Read MoreDiagonally Knit Blanket Squares This is a great starter blanket! It is an easy knit blanket using garter or knit stitches! You can knit it one square at a time. It has basic knit stitches, a simple increase and a simple decrease. You can do as many colors as you want, as many squares as you want and use any size needles you want! As long as you use the same type of yarn and the same size knitting needles, the possibilities are endless with this blanket. Once you are done knitting all of the diagonal squares, attached them togetherRead More
Read MoreMy Son Is A Model I am using today’s blog post to brag! I admit, every once in a while I like to brag on my babies. My son is a model! I mean, he hasn’t booked any jobs yet, but look at this guy! Seriously, he is absolutely gorgeous! This kid has had a rough last year. He was diagnosed with epilepsy last April which caused somewhat of an anxiety disorder and a mild depression. If I was diagnosed with epilepsy I feel like I would have severe depression and anxiety! But not him, he cried for a moment,Read More
Read MoreDaytime vs Nighttime Parenting Can we talk about children and their bi-polar disposition for a minute! I have to use this moment to vent. Lets talk about parenting our kids in the daytime versus parenting our kids at night time… Daytime Vs Nighttime Parenting Struggles Water: At any point in the day, it can be a serious struggle to get water into my children. “It’s gross”, “Its plain”, “I need milk”, “I need juice”, “It makes my mouth dry”(yes I have actually heard this many times), “Its to wet”(yep I get that one too), “We only have purified water, IRead More
Read MoreHomemade Air Freshener Toxic Dangers of Air Fresheners and Scented Candles Why you should be using a homemade air freshener: Synthetic fragrances may be the most common type of chemical in your house. Air Fresheners, plug-in type deodorizers and scented candles can emit hundreds of harmful chemicals known to be carcinogens, respiratory and endocrine disrupters, and reproductive toxicants, even at low levels. In 2014, Scientific American reported that a study in the journal, Environmental Health Perspectives, shows a strong link between exposure to phthalates (chemicals that are found in air fresheners and often plastics) during pregnancy and the child’s futureRead More
Read MoreWhy Essential Oils Will Never Be FDA Approved For Medical Purposes What does one have to do to get their drug approved through the FDA? Well, believe it or not, it depends on the amount of money you can spend! But before getting into that, let me tell you the “extensive” process, used by the FDA, to approve a new pharmaceutical drug… The FDA reviews the drug and the clinical trials already performed and decides if the drug’s benefits outweigh its known risks. If so, the drug is approved for sale. Then….oh right, that’s the whole list…. The FDA must spendRead More
Read MoreHomemade Carpet Deodorizer One problem with deodorizing powder is that their fragrance may irritate members of the household with allergies or chronic respiratory conditions. Get rid of that problem with a homemade carpet deodorizer! Homemade Carpet Deodorizer: Ingredients: 1 1/2 – 2 cups Baking Soda or Borax 20-30 drops of purification 5-10 drops Other Essential Oils for desired Scent Jar with holes in lid Directions: Mix the ingredients in the jar, cover the holes and shake. Sprinkle it on carpet, vacuum immediately or let sit for deeper odors, then vacuum. I love this DIY Carpet Deodorizer, Chemical Free recipe. This homemadeRead More
Read MoreDoc McStuffins Party Ideas My step daughter loves Doc McStuffins! So I threw her an awesome Doc McStuffins Party. I had so much fun doing this party because I have boys. This is the first party I have ever thrown that consisted of pink and purple. So cute! I had to share these Doc McStuffins party ideas with you! Doc McStuffins Party Ideas: 1. Pin the band-aid on the booboo AKA pin the band-aid on Lamby! I got a white poster board from the dollar store and drew lamby on it. Simple! Then I took cardboard and cut it inRead More
Read MoreChemical Free Dishwasher Detergent Many of the ingredients in dish washing detergents aren’t named due to copyright protection! The ones that are disclosed are vague terms like stabilizer, buffer, colors, fragrance and water thickening agent. What do those things even mean?! We don’t even know what is going onto the dishes we are eating off of! Take charge of your families health by going chemical free! This homemade, chemical free dish detergent and Jet Dry recipes is a crucial step in eliminating those cancer causing chemicals in your home!   Homemade Chemical Free Dish Detergent: Ingredients: 1 cup baking sodaRead More