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Hi there! I am a sunny day, toes in the mud, lets all live primal again kind of girl. I'm a mom, wife, and I suppose you could say hippie these days. I hope you'll join me for inspiration living life as it should be- natural, relaxed, safe, and honest.

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Am I an “anti-vaxxer”

ATTENTION: PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE POST. WE MUST BE OPEN TO IDEAS THAT WE MAY NOT AGREE WITH AT THE TIME. THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO EVER LEARN WHAT WE DON'T ALREADY KNOW, GROW, AND BETTER OURSELVES. SO, PLEASE, READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE, NOT JUST THE FIRST SENTENCE WHEN I MAKE MY STANCE RATHER CLEAR. ONE QUICK TIDBIT BEFORE YOU CONTINUE, TO HELP YOU STAY PUT AND READ THIS ENTIRE POST… DID YOU KNOW THAT VACCINE COMPANIES CANNOT BE SUED FOR ANY VACCINE RELATED MISHAPS (At one time there was a loophole, but now that loophole doesn’t even exist.)? IF THAT ISN'T A CORRUPT SYSTEM, I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS. THEY HAVE NO ACCOUNTABILITY, A MAJOR RED FLAG! So, am I an "anti-vaxxer"? Yes, in all sense of how the term "anti- vaxxer" is used. ANY OF YOU WHO ARE AGAINST THIS VIEW- AGAIN- PLEASE, PLEASE KEEP READING. IF NOTHING ELSE YOU CAN ...
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Father’s Day 2017 is on June 18!

This post contains affiliate links in which I earn commission from sales generated from these links. Rest assured that it comes at no further cost to you. Thank you! Need a few gift ideas for Father's Day? Here are my top 3. In our household, #3 was a huge Christmas hit a couple years back, #1 we just couldn't wait for an occasion to buy, and #2 is on my possibility list for this upcoming Father's Day. 1. Chemex- because coffee is a more of a man thing in my house. I'm a hit or miss coffee connoisseur- although lately I've very much so been a hit. We have had our Chemex for a few months now and we love it. I love knowing that it’s clean! There are no parts of it that I can't see or clean. They offer a few different sizes. You may want to get a kettle to go along the Chemex, as ...
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Earth Runners- Barefoot Sandals For Adults and Children

This post contains affiliate links in which I earn commission from sales generated from these links. Rest assured that it comes at no further cost to you. Thank you! The "WHERE TO BUY" section can be found at the end of this post, or visit the SHOP page. Attention parents! Before you get too excited about this review, as of now, Earth Runners has an unusual window of time custom made sandals (which is how they make children's sandals) are available. They only offer custom made sandals in the winter months. I am shocked that they aren't offered in the season with the most need- summer, however I understand when running a  company some things need to be done for the best of the company. I hope this will be temporary and will be resolved by next year to offer children's sandals in the actual summer! If you are looking to get children's sandals ...
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SILICONE ENSO RINGS GIVEAWAY

Why am I giving away Enso Rings? Well, I figured this would be easier than sending them back, just kidding- a little. I ordered the wrong size… twice. When I instantly fell in love I decided that instead of sending them back, I would give them away. What are Enso Rings and what are they worth? Enso Rings are silicone wedding bands meant to be much safer than traditional metal wedding bands. If you are considering the worth of keeping your finger (ever heard of ring avulsion?), an Enso Ring is invaluable. The actual price of the rings included in this giveaway (Enso Rings stackables) are $12 each. Why do I recommend Enso Rings? I have to give credit to my husband for finding silicone rings in the first place. He has looked for years now at trading in his metal wedding ring for a silicone one. I feel awful we didn’t do it ...
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TIPS FOR PLANNING A MEANINGFUL MOTHERS DAY- WHAT DO MOMS REALLY WANT?

This post contains affiliate links in which I earn commission from sales generated from these links. Rest assured that it comes at no further cost to you. Thank you! Now I want to make this clear right from the start, obviously I am not every mother in the world, I am just one. While I can't speak for each mother, sometimes simply being one, and being a woman, gives me some insight into the question; What do mothers really want for Mothers Day? Sometimes I think it's more of what we don't want- what we don't want to do. For example, if there was a scrumptious meal plan created and cooked for me, I would be in heaven. We want to feel important and loved. While this sounds like the obvious, it's achieving this that can be difficult- see next bullet. COMMUMICATION. This is where knowing and talking to your mother, ...
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BLUE EGGS, ORANGE YOLKS, AND JUSTIN RHODES

This post contains affiliate links in which I earn commission from sales generated from these links. Rest assured that it comes at no further cost to you. Thank you! The "WHERE TO BUY" section can be found at the end of this post, or visit the SHOP page. Yes, you read correctly. Did you know that chickens can lay blue eggs? Well certain breeds can. And did you know that yolks of eggs should be a rich orange color, not pale yellow? These are things I never gave much thought or had any clue about until I learned the importance of pastured eggs. MY STORY I used to buy any and every egg brand stores had to offer. I knew brown eggs existed, I realized some brands tasted better than others, I would cringe at the site of a huge tractor trailer stuffed full of chickens, and in the back of my mind ...
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AVOCADO OIL MAYONAISSE RECIPE- GWYN’S OWN RECIPE

This post contains affiliate links in which I earn commission from sales generated from these links. Rest assured that it comes at no further cost to you. Thank you! The “WHERE TO BUY” section can be found at the end of this post, or visit the SHOP page. THE DEVELOPMENT When my family and I started eliminating toxic oils from our diet and lifestyle, I was so frustrated that there was no store mayonnaise made with healthy oil. I had found one with sunflower seed oil, but sunflower oil isn't healthy. It might be less toxic than canola and hydrogenated oils, but not nutritious like nut and coconut oils. I tried recipe after recipe, all were a flop. I was trying to use a normal blender, which essentially should have worked, but it definitely didn't. There were a few nights that were a mayonnaise disaster. During this time Primal Kitchen came out with their avocado oil ...
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NONTOXIC EASTER EGG DYE AND PAINT- MY REVIEW OF NATURAL EARTH PAINT

This post contains affiliate links in which I earn commission from sales generated from these links. Rest assured that it comes at no further cost to you. Thank you! The “WHERE TO BUY” section can be found at the end of this post, or visit the SHOP page. MY STORY Last year I tried to make homemade Easter egg dye because the typical artificial egg dyes are very toxic (if you have ever colored eggs before, you know that the dye soaks through the shell, so you are definitely consuming it when you eat the egg). The whole experience was a disaster. This was not only my first time making my own dye, but my first time dying brown eggs. I had brown pastured eggs from a local farmer. Brown eggs don't dye as easily, or the same color as white, and recipes for homemade food coloring don't always work (at least ...
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HOMEMADE EASTER TREATS

This post contains affiliate links in which I earn commission from sales generated from these links. Rest assured that it comes at no further cost to you. Thank you! The "WHERE TO BUY" section can be found at the end of this post, or visit the SHOP page. NEED A FEW MORE EASTER IDEAS THIS YEAR? Here are a couple of my favorite treats we incorporate in our Easter season celebrations. MARSHMALLOWS, from Danielle Walker's Against All Grain Celebrations- pg.316, made with honey, grass fed gelatin, vanilla, and arrowroot powder. You can buy Easter shaped cookie cutters to cut out Easter themed shapes (healthy, homemade Peeps!) instead of cutting them into squares as seen in the picture above. Don't forget to try to find local honey from a trusted neighbor or farm! AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS CARROT CAKE, from The Heal Your Gut Cookbook- Nutrient Dense Recipes for Intestinal Health Using the GAPS Diet ...
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INNOVATIVE WAYS TO FILL AN EASTER BASKET

This post contains affiliate links in which I earn commission from sales generated from these links. Rest assured that it comes at no further cost to you. Thank you! The "WHERE TO BUY" section can be found at the end of this post, or visit the SHOP page. WONDERING WHAT TO PUT IN AN EASTER BASKET THIS YEAR? Well, let's avoid the toxic stuff, the traditional store bought candy. So…what does that leave? I'll tell you. But first let me say these encouraging words to help you decide. Don't be afraid to… Get creative! Keep it simple! Be minimalistic! HERE IS WHAT MY CHILDREN'S EASTER BASKETS INCLUDE My girls each have their own Easter basket. They are both Longaberger baskets, one I made when I was a teenager at the Longaberger factory, the other one was my Easter basket when I was a little girl. They aren't colorful, which I love. I ...
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