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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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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 | 5 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…

Mercury inspired candle holders

By Jen | February 16, 2014 | 2 Comments

So I was cruising through Pintrest this past week and I came across these molted silvery candle holders called mercury glass. I loved the look and had to give my try at them. I wanted to create some decor for my upcoming wine party and these just fit the bill. Hopefully I have enough and…

Master Bath Remodel – Part 2 (day 4)

By Jen | February 9, 2014 | 3 Comments

Here we are in day 4 of the master bathroom remodel project. As you can see it’s starting to shape up. The above photo is where the tub is going to go. This photo shows the walk in shower (on the left) and the toliet room (on the right). We went to price out cabinets…

Master Bath Remodel – Part 1

By Jen | February 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

Today we went with the point of no return with our Master Bath Remodel. We moved in about 4 years ago and the only thing I had time/budget to do was paint (the walls were white before) and I added some updated cabinet handles. Now our house was built in 1990 but I am pretty…