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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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2017 Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo is coming!.

By Jen | March 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Woohoo the 2017 Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo is almost here! This will be my 4th year attending the show and I couldn’t be more excited. Who doesn’t love finding new delicious food that are gluten free! The expo is going to be in Schaumburg April 22-23 at the Schaumburg Convention Center. My tip: come hungry and wear…

My battle with middle age weight

By Jen | March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

So of course just like everyone else at the beginning of the year I pledged to be better at my health. Well it’s now March and guess how much I have done… yep my once a month dance class and I think MAYBE one Zumba class. My meal planning has gone out the window and snacking…

DIY Fairy Garden Terrarium

By Jen | February 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

So about this time of year the Chicago winters get to me and I am SOOO ready for spring and garden season! So one Saturday my daughter and I decided to make our own terrarium. I found this really cool terrarium at Hobby Lobby and used a 40% off coupon. The only trouble with the…

Easy Rosemary and Lavender Soap

By Jen | February 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

I love making my own scented soaps. They are awesome for gifts and it’s always just fun to experiment with different scents. Lately I have been drawn to Rosemary oil so I thought I would combine my two favorites Lavender and Rosemary. Now I do cheat a little and buy my soap base. For me…

GUEST POST: 7 Steps to Raising Money-Savvy Children

By Jen | February 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

GUEST POST: Mari writes for Loansolutions to help educate people in making informed-decisions on taking out loans and becoming responsible borrowers. Being the COO, she feels it is her social responsibility to do so. Learn more from her as she shares tips, advises and stories on finance. Also, she’s fond of 9GAG, so you might read…

Chocolate Mint Smoothie

By Jen | January 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

One of things I miss the most since going dairy free is chocolate malt shakes. I think part is because I remember making them as a kid with my dad. They were always a special weekend treat. So I have adapted that same great chocolate mint taste but in a healthy treat. Perfect for an afternoon…

Hamilton Beach Food Processor and Crock-Pot Slow Cooker Giveaway

By Jen | November 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Holiday Season is upon us soon which means lots of cooking!! Who could use some new appliances for their kitchen? Enter below for a chance to win a new Hamilton Beach Food Processor AND a Crock Pot! Good Luck!   a Rafflecopter giveaway

Getting back to scheduling and eating right! Pressure Cooking Eggs

By Jen | August 29, 2016 | 3 Comments

So yes, I have been MIA this summer, busy schedules and overly full work load have kept me away. But blogging isn’t the only thing I have been away from. I’ve also been away from meal planning and eating right and my body is very much so reminding me of that! The busy schedule has caused…

Review of the 2016 Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo (GFAFE)

By Jen | May 15, 2016 | 2 Comments

Yesterday during an unusually very cold May Saturday I ventured up to the Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo. This was the 4th time attending and I’m always amazed at how many products there are. My daughter came along with me so it was a great mom/daughter day. One of my most favorite things about…

Join me at the 2016 Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo

By Jen | April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Woohoo the 2016 Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo is just around the corner! This will be my 3rd year attending the show and I couldn’t be more excited. Who doesn’t love finding new delicious food that are gluten free! My tip: come hungry! There were so many samples to try that I didn’t have to stop for lunch.…