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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.

Find out more about me here.

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How I do Thanksgiving for 40!

By Jen | November 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

The past few years I have hosted Thanksgiving at my house. We have a large family so it ends up being around 30-40 over for dinner every year. Most would freak out about this but I LOVE it! Growing up we always had many family get togethers and over the years they have grown in…

New Giveaway! Amazon Fire!

By Jen | November 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Holidays are coming and we know you are all going to be busy planning dinners, shopping, and entertaining so why not try your luck and treat yourself! Enter below for a chance to win an Amazon Fire. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Back to School $200 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

By Jen | August 19, 2015 | 1 Comment

My kids are finally back to school! It’s such a bittersweet ending to summer. I love getting back into a schedule but I hate to see summer go. I hope everyone gets off to a great school year start and to help I have joined with some of my fellow bloggers and we are giving…

Easy Italian Sausage and Pepper Pasta

By Jen | August 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

So as usual I waited to the last minute to figure out what is going to be for dinner. Summer gets a little crazy around here and I have been SOOO BAD at meal planning. I see some freezer workshops in my near future! So I was looking around the kitchen at what I had…

This one extra click before online shopping has saved me $177 this year!

By Jen | July 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Way back in 2014 I joined this program ebates.com. Well, after I signed up I totally forgot about it, and my account sat dormant for a few years. Then last summer we were at a family camping trip and one of our friends mentioned to me that she was using this ebates.com program and saving money…

I’m a Foster Fail and found a great way to clean floors without harsh chemicals

By Jen | July 26, 2015 | 9 Comments

Be sure to read to the bottom, there’s a giveaway!! So if you noticed my fourth of July post on Facebook you probably noticed I’m a puppy foster fail, don’t worry that’s not a bad thing. It just means that we were fostering a puppy and well we just couldn’t see giving him up, so…

Yep, I’m 42 and I still take hip hop dance classes

By Jen | June 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Some say age is just a number, some say you should follow your dreams. So, yes you could say I live by both those statements. Tomorrow I will be getting ready to go on stage at a dance studio recital. While most moms will be watching their daughters on stage, I will be dancing with…

5 Steps to Building a Do-It-Yourself Butcher Block Bathroom Vanity

By Jen | June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

This is a guest post by Dane O’Leary from Beneath My Heart The bathroom is one of the most popular, fun places to redesign and revamp, perhaps second only to the kitchen, which is the inspiration for this do-it-yourself tutorial. There are more ways to do a bathroom vanity than you can count; the materials,…

My life living with EoE

By Jen | May 19, 2015 | 35 Comments

What is EoE you may ask, well the official name is Eosinophilic esophagitis and don’t ask me to pronounce it because I can’t. I usually have my sister say it for me 🙂 and let me just say it sucks! It’s confusing and interferes with life at the worst times. I was diagnosed about six…

Raising Celiac

By Jen | May 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Guest Post: This is a post by my sister, Andrea. She has child that was diagnosed with celiac a few years ago. Yep I guess you could say it runs in the family 🙂 Two years ago today I earned yet another badge on my mommy sash to go next to my allergy/asthma mom badge.…