Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookie Recipe

Healthy cookies that taste good? They have my vote! These cookies are pretty healthy - they are made with whole wheat flour and have quinoa in them which gives them more protein and nutrients than your average cookie. I use semi-sweet chocolate chips because they have less sugar than both milk chocolate chips and carob chips. You can use either white sugar or sucanat, depending on what you have on hand. They do have more of a soft cake like texture instead of a traditional chocolate chip cookie texture, but I think the texture makes them more interesting!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Win a $45 shopping spree to Swanson's {closed}

This summer Swanson Health Products is having their 45th anniversary! Swanson's is a family-owned company who sells vitamins, supplements, healthy food products, and natural beauty products. To celebrate their birthday, Swanson's wants to giveaway a $45 gift card to one of our readers!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

How to Make Lotion Bars

The other day I ran out of the lotion bars that I had been purchasing so I quickly whipped up my own. I used ingredients that I had on hand and they turned out great. I actually made two different recipes and I like them both – the first one is a harder bar that is less slippery and oily. It goes on smooth and absorbs quickly without being oily. However it is a little harder to apply since it doesn't have very much slip and glide to it. My husband usually does not like homemade lotions and lotion bars because they are too oily and he tried this one and loved it. The second bar is more oily and has more slip and glide to it but it doesn't absorb quite as quickly. You choose which one you like more!

Monday, July 07, 2014

{Herbal Learning Guide} Lesson 1D: Materia Medica - Herbs for the Nervous System

In this post we talked about the purpose keeping a reference binder and a Materia Medica. Each lesson in the Herbal Learning Guide has a selection of herbs for your to research and study on your own. Use at least three reference guides (see list here) to research the herbs. Create a Materia Medica based on this research. The Materia Medica that you keep will be your own personal reference guide on the herbs that you have studied.

Saturday, July 05, 2014

{giveaway} Prefolds to Potty Training {closed}

PrefoldstoPottyTrainingFINAL Welcome to the Prefolds to Potty Training Event and Blog Hop, hosted by and! This event began as a one year cloth diapering anniversary celebration for Lauren last year, but has grown into a celebration of the journey from diapering through potty training. Join us for two-and-a-half weeks of cloth diapering and potty training guest posts, introductions to some amazing products (to help get you through the diaper-potty training journey), two amazing grand prize packages, and a blog hop with fifteen other bloggers giving away cloth diaper and potty training prizes! Be sure to check out (and thank) our amazing grand prize sponsors, and "hop" on over to the other participating blogs via the linky at the bottom of this post.