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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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Bathroom Remodel Update – Part 4

By Jen | April 8, 2014 | 1 Comment

We spent lots of time over the past two weekends working on finishing the Master Bathroom Remodel. I’m happy to say that we are SO close now. Just few more touches and it will be complete. Below are the 2 pieces our contractor custom made for us. I love the arch ‘shadow box’ insert. My husband…

Easy Lavender Soap – Goat’s Milk Soap. Great for gifts!

By Jen | April 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

So as you may remember I have been working on making these gift baskets for Mothers Day. Earlier I did these Lavender Bath Melts and today I have made these easy Lavender Soaps. These were so much FUN! What makes them so easy is that I bought some great goat’s milk soap base. This is…

Gluten and Allergen Free Expo Chicago

By Jen | March 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Woooo the 2014 Gluten and Allergen Free Expo is almost here! Last year was the first year the I attend this awesome event. It’s basically a candy land for someone like me. Just about every booth there had “Jen Safe” food. I enjoyed so many yummy items and I can’t wait to go again! My…

DIY Lavender Bath Melts

By Jen | March 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

I had an idea for an upcoming vendor show that I am doing, I wanted to make some ‘spa’ baskets that could be used for Mother’s day gifts. I have also been wanting to make these Lavender & Chamomile Bath Melts that I saw awhile back. I thought they would be a perfect addition. I…

Quick Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls

By Jen | March 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

So Sunday morning I was looking for a quick Gluten Free Cinnamon roll recipe, I didn’t want to wait for yeast to rise. So I stumbled upon this one, of course it wasn’t gluten-free so I adapted it 🙂 The original recipe can be found here. These were pretty good…the key is to make sure you…

Spice Cabinet Organization

By Jen | March 18, 2014 | 3 Comments

I have been cooking more and more by scratch so I have been collecting lots of spices over the past few months. I have one ‘spinning’ rack on my counter top and then the lesser used spices are in the cabinet. Well as you can see from the photo below they have collecting and it’s been…

Spring Mantel

By Jen | March 17, 2014 | 2 Comments

One of the blogs I follow (The Lilypad Cottage) posted a challenge to show off your spring mantel. So here is mine… It’s still pretty cold here in the Chicago burbs so some bright colors and spring items are definitely a pick me up. I so can’t wait for the warmer weather and flowers!  …

Master Bathroom Remodel – Part 3

By Jen | March 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

I’m long overdue on the update to our bathroom remodel! As most home projects it’s been going a little slower than we would like but it’s making progress and it’s looking awesome! In fact tonight I actually took a bath in the tub…lol Yes the walls still have bare wires and there is plaster dust…

Wine Party Ideas

By Jen | March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

I was planning my first party for my PartyLite business and I wanted to have it for my friends/family but I wanted it to be more than just a candle party so I themed it Sniff and Sip, and added a wine party aspect to it. Here are a few of my wine party ideas. Below…

Indoor Garden – I’m tired of waiting for spring!

By Jen | March 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

I’m not waiting for spring anymore!! I’m starting an indoor garden 🙂 Our Chicago winter has been very harsh this year and I am so ready for spring! Last year was the first year I had a herb garden in my back yard and I LOVED it. Being able to just walk outside and get…