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Hi There! I'm Jen, welcome to my blog.

This blog is sort of a mix of ramblings and how-tos. My main goal is to be entertaining and to teach you how to live a toxic-free and chemical-free life, well as much as you can.

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Painting a Bathroom sink with Rust-Oleum Tub And Tile Refinishing Kit

By Jen | November 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Thanksgiving is coming up and I wanted to give my downstairs bathroom a mini-makeover on a very tight budget. I was searching Pinterest and came across a few using this kit for tubs and decided to try this on my sink. Our house is about 18 years old and this is the original sink that…

Easy Gluten Free Vanilla Extract Recipe

By Jen | October 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

So if you are like me it’s hard to find good vanilla that is gluten-free or one that at least says that on the label. Plus many of the store-bought ones have caramel coloring, added sugars, and preservatives, yuck! I was purchasing the crapy stuff until I found out how easy it is to make…

DIY Backyard Chicken Coop Tour!

By Jen | October 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

So I had my dreams set on one of those Carolina Coops but my budget (and timeline) just weren’t cooperating, so hubby suggested that we convert part of our shed to a coop and then create a run. After the initial shock of that he was onboard with the chicken thing I agreed and off…

Should I get backyard chickens?

By Jen | September 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

I thought long and hard over the past year on if I should get chickens. I’ve been researching and reading all about chickens the past year and finally talked hubby into letting me get them. The first thing you have to find out is that if you are allowed to have them where you live.…

Best Cleansing Foods for Natural Detox

By Jen | August 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

From germs and harmful chemicals to fat and cholesterol, there are many things we could do without. While the liver and kidneys are fantastic cleansers, it’s up to us to finish the job. And it’s not as hard as you might think. The secret lies not in a special detox supplement or torturous exercise regimen,…

Best Houseplants to Purify Your Home

By Jen | July 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

When it comes to bang for the buck, houseplants earn their keep. From lilies to snake plants, houseplants purify the air and look good doing it. A little greenery can provide relief from asthma and seasonal allergies and cleanse toxins generated by the appliances and chemicals we use every day. Even a small potted cactus…

You may have heard of the benefits of Himalayan Salt lamps but what about Sole?

By Jen | April 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Be sure to read till the end to get entered into the contest! For years we have been taught salt is bad for us. While this is true about most table salt, there are forms of salt that actually have many health benefits. Table salt goes through a process where it is heated to 1200+…

Need to control your Kid’s Internet Time? – UnGlue Review

By Jen | March 15, 2018 | 2 Comments

So as the mom of two teens I have been faced with the chore of how to tame their internet use. We had tried a service once before to limit what they could see on the internet but I always had trouble with it because it also blocked her email. So I tried looking for a…

2018 Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expo

By Jen | March 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Woohoo the 2018 Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo is almost here! This will be my 5th year attending the show and I couldn’t be more excited. Who doesn’t love finding new delicious food that is gluten-free! The expo is going to be in Schaumburg April 7-8 at the Schaumburg Convention Center. My tip come hungry and wear…

Review of Essential Oil Diffusers – Plus diffuser seasonal recipes

By Jen | February 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

I’ve been heavily using essential oils for over 4 years now and have gone through quite a few diffusers. Below is a review of the ones I have used, I didn’t realize how long my list was until I started writing them all out!   Riverrock Diffuser 100ml –  $24 This one I ordered by…