Real Food Recipe: Secret Ingredient Beef Stew in the Slow Cooker


When the weather starts to become crisp and cool and Autumn is here, I start to crave warm soups and stews. Comfort food for chilly evenings. Fall is my favorite season! I am so happy to live in Pennsylvania where we have four distinct season. I love everything about fall- the leaf colors, the crisp […]

Clean (and Green) by Christmas Series (10 Weeks to Clean!)


So, even though I failed the 31 Days to a Clutter Free life challenge, I really need to do something about the mess and clutter in my house. What better goal date to set than Christmas? I don’t know about you, but I have a love/hate relationship with Christmas. I love Christmas because (well obviously) […]

Weekend Reads


(this post contains affiliate links)   You know how sometimes you pick up a book and once you start, you just can’t put it down? You become so engrossed your life just melts away and suddenly it’s 9:30 pm and the kids are still up and you’ve been a couch potato for the evening and […]

Real Food Recipe: Italian Roasted Chicken and Vegetables


It seems like now a days between food allergies and sensitivities everyone is cooking for some type of special diet. That can make cooking and meal planning a challenge. I know all about this- our family has a member with celiac disease and a child with a dairy allergy. All of our dinners are gluten […]

The Hidden Cost of Cloth Diapers (and why I am using disposables)


¬†When I found out I was pregnant for the second time, I knew this time around I wanted to make the greenest choicest possible. Breastfeeding? Check. Glass Bottles? Check. Co-sleeper with organic cotton sheets? Check. Cloth Diapers? Check. Of course I was going to use cloth diapers! That was a given. I am the Green […]