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My Top 5 All Natural Budget Friendly Baby Products

January 14, 2018
My Top 5 All Natural Budget Friendly Baby Products

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There are so many baby products out on the market that it is sometimes hard to know what you really need. I have found that less is more. The products which can multi-task is really the way to go! 

Here are my top 5 all-natural budget friendly baby products that I have used over time with my three boys (and one I just found and had to share, as it is life changing)! 

1. Dr Bronners Unscented Baby Soap – I have used this on all my boys and love it! A little goes a long way. My current bottle has lasted me well over 7 months! 

I also use this to wash the dogs, as a body wash & shampoo for the entire family, and to make my homemade baby wipes! For only $6.45/bottle from Thrive and that it can serve multiple purposes, definitely makes it one of my favs!

2. Coconut Oil – 

I have posted many articles on my love for coconut oil. I order the Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil in the large gallon tub from Tropical Traditions This will last us for about 8 months! Right now they are having a special where a gallon will run you $79. That is around $.53/ounce! 

There are so many reasons why I love Tropical Traditions, but their farming practices, the fact that their oil is made in small batches, and wet milled from fresh coconut milk are just a few. Here is a great article that describes their practice in more detail.

I use this on my lil guy for an all over moisturizer after his bath, for his cradle cap and diaper rashes! Continue Reading…

All Natural Stainless Steel Cleaner

November 12, 2017
all natural stainless steel cleaner

With the end of our kitchen/dining room renovation almost complete (praise the lord!), came the task of actually cleaning! I have never had stainless steel appliances until now (I feel sooo fancy!).

With that being said, I had to figure out how to clean the stuff, since little fingerprints tend to cover them very quickly. 

I knew I did not want to buy the stainless steel cleaner, but make my own. So, I Googled away. I found this article and thought I would take a shot. My husband usually thinks I am crazy with all my homemade cleaners, and I am pretty sure he doubted me on this one. But….I was right as this really works and does a great job! 

All you will need is white vinegar and olive oil! Continue Reading…

New Home….New Baby…..

September 9, 2017

It has been a whirlwind to say the least. A few months back, we packed up our bags to move out of the Windy City to a small town of only 1400 people. Meanwhile, we are renovating our (new) old farmhouse and welcoming a healthy baby boy into the pack. 

As things are slowly dying down, I have found a few spare moments to start the blog back up again. Continue Reading…

Healthy, Easy, & Thrifty School Lunch Options

January 22, 2017

My oldest will be six next month….dear lord. He’s been in kindergarten for the past five months and has an amazing dad who packs his lunch everyday! Packing can be a big pain, so I wanted to share some of our healthy, easy, and thrifty school lunch options.

As a kid, I always bought my school lunch (packing was really unheard of in my house) but my husband packed his (himself). We did not have to worry about peanut allergies back then and I think I had a brownie (or two) everyday. 

Obviously that was years ago and things are a bit different. We now understand that much of the crap put into our foods are filled with sugar, GMOs, pesticides, etc.  Continue Reading…