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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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The Gluten Free Expo is coming! Nourished Festival Schaumburg 2019

By Jen | May 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expos are now called Nourished Festivals. In addition to our Gluten-Free & Nut-Free sections, they are adding Paleo, Keto & Plant-Based zones. Even in these new sections, all products at the Festival are still gluten-free! Every year I look forward to this festival because I always discover great products!…

Mother’s Day DIY Gift Ideas

By Jen | May 1, 2019 | 5 Comments

Looking for some easy DIYs you can do for Mother’s Day gift, check out the ideas below. Also, check below for an Instant Pot Giveaway! Easy Rosemary and Lavender Soap Give these quick and easy homemade soaps a try.   Homemade Lavender Body Scrub DIY Lavender Bath Melts   Instant Pot Giveaway! Mother’s Day is…

Alice in Wonderland Wine Party Ideas

By Jen | March 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

I recently became a Scout and Cellar¬† wine consultant (check out what this is all about here) and I wanted to throw an Alice in Wonderland themed wine tasting party. Below are just a few of the ideas I did. I kept it simple but fun. To dress up the wine glasses I made these…

Tips for Traveling with Essential Oils

By Jen | March 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

I just took a trip to New Orleans and so I had everything fresh in my mind I thought I would run down what essential oils and supplements I take with me when I am traveling. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel   Transcript from video: Yes, I do bring my big case like this, and…

How to make an Essential Oil Roller Ball – recipes include for seasonal support and more!

By Jen | January 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

New to oils or have you been hearing about roller balls and just haven’t figured out what they are? Well, this video is for you! See how easy and fun they are to make and be sure to scroll all the way down to grab a free PDF full of recipes.   Supplies I used:…

The Best Foods for a Good Night’s Sleep plus Essential Oils to use

By Jen | December 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

There’s no feeling like waking up fully charged and ready to tackle the day. Unfortunately, stress, hormones, poor diet, and other factors can make it hard to catch those much-needed Z’s. Luckily, the solution might be simpler than you think. Rich in sleep-inducing chemicals, these natural foods can help you drift off into dreamland. Best…

Cinna Snow – Warm Winter Drink

By Jen | December 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

So I was in the mood for a nice warm drink to help me get into the Christmas Spirit and this is what I came up with using the stuff in my cabinets. I used the homemade vanilla extract I created a few months ago, some warm milk. Of course, I am dairy free so…

Painting a Bathroom sink with Rust-Oleum Tub And Tile Refinishing Kit

By Jen | November 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Thanksgiving is coming up and I wanted to give my downstairs bathroom a mini-makeover on a very tight budget. I was searching Pinterest and came across a few using this kit for tubs and decided to try this on my sink. Our house is about 18 years old and this is the original sink that…

Easy Gluten Free Vanilla Extract Recipe

By Jen | October 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

So if you are like me it’s hard to find good vanilla that is gluten-free or one that at least says that on the label. Plus many of the store-bought ones have caramel coloring, added sugars, and preservatives, yuck! I was purchasing the crapy stuff until I found out how easy it is to make…

DIY Backyard Chicken Coop Tour!

By Jen | October 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

So I had my dreams set on one of those Carolina Coops but my budget (and timeline) just weren’t cooperating, so hubby suggested that we convert part of our shed to a coop and then create a run. After the initial shock of that he was onboard with the chicken thing I agreed and off…