fbpx

Ditching the toxins one day at a time

Clean Cooking

Living with EoE

Essential Oils 101

circle-headshot-200px

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.

Find out more about me here.

The Latest from the Blog

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…

DIY Vendor Display Ideas

By Jen | March 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

I’ve been looking for DIY Vendor Display ideas for awhile now. Being a new consultant I have been looking for some money saving ideas too. Here are a few that I came up with. I thought the signs looked better in frames so I had a few wood frames laying around the house, then I…

Chalk Painting a bathroom vanity

By Jen | March 5, 2014 | 2 Comments

So as you my remember we were a bit shocked at what new cabinets cost so I decided to give painting them a try. I figured what do I have to lose, we were going to get rid of these anyway, why not try and paint them. OMGosh I am so in love with how…

Homemade Chapstick – great for gifts!

By Jen | February 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

This is another project I have been wanting to make, homemade chapstick! Organic lip balm can be quite pricey and it’s so easy to make so this is definitely a way to save a little money. Homemade Chapstick Recipe 1 oz Beeswax (can be found here) 1 oz Shea Butter (can be found here) 1tsp…