I'm a broke single mom working multiple jobs just to make ends meet. I am determined to live a healthy, holistic, sustainable life regardless of my financial situation. This is how I do it on an empty budget.

I will get back on the path of positive affirmations. They are life-changing and necessary.  Starting with self-love and abundance. <3

I will get back on the path of positive affirmations. They are life-changing and necessary.  Starting with self-love and abundance. <3

Baked garlic. Cut the top off, drizzle with olive oil, top with thyme. Bake for 45 minutes at 375 degrees. Remove, hold one bulb upside down and squeeze to release the garlic. Mash and eat, mix with Parmesan for a bread topper, the possibilities are endless. Now the house smells delicious, and I am getting a serious dose of germ-fighting garlic. Yum. You can also use a muffin pan and cover with foil.

Baked garlic. Cut the top off, drizzle with olive oil, top with thyme. Bake for 45 minutes at 375 degrees. Remove, hold one bulb upside down and squeeze to release the garlic. Mash and eat, mix with Parmesan for a bread topper, the possibilities are endless. Now the house smells delicious, and I am getting a serious dose of germ-fighting garlic. Yum. You can also use a muffin pan and cover with foil.

chompchompvegan:

Homemade vegan vegetable broth

I am always using vegetable broth in my creations. Love the idea of saving my veggie scraps in the freezer!

chompchompvegan:

Homemade vegan vegetable broth

I am always using vegetable broth in my creations. Love the idea of saving my veggie scraps in the freezer!

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In an attempt to break free of chemically-infused shampoos, I have been washing my hair with Castile liquid soap (mixed with water, of course).  Day three and my hair feels heavier and sticky like a product residue. All you &#8220;No &#8216;Poo&#8217;ers&#8221; out there, is this normal? Keep going to switch it up? HELP! I&#8217;m out of hairties!!

In an attempt to break free of chemically-infused shampoos, I have been washing my hair with Castile liquid soap (mixed with water, of course).  Day three and my hair feels heavier and sticky like a product residue. All you “No ‘Poo’ers” out there, is this normal? Keep going to switch it up? HELP! I’m out of hairties!!

Gosh, it&#8217;s been a long time since I posted here.  Life has been full of changes these last few months. New house, new city, new job, new school soon for my little guy, new routines, new pets, new hopes, new chores and new responsibilities.  The dust is starting to settle now.  I&#8217;m enjoying the hammock on the back deck, taking an extra deep breath, and  getting back to ME.

Gosh, it’s been a long time since I posted here.  Life has been full of changes these last few months. New house, new city, new job, new school soon for my little guy, new routines, new pets, new hopes, new chores and new responsibilities.  The dust is starting to settle now.  I’m enjoying the hammock on the back deck, taking an extra deep breath, and  getting back to ME.

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US Food Administration PSA from Nearly 100 Years Ago Still Rings True- Haley Scott posted in Food, Sustainable and Brown

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US Food Administration PSA from Nearly 100 Years Ago Still Rings True
Haley Scott posted in Food, Sustainable and Brown

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Home-Made Rinse to Remove Rust From Hair

It&#8217;s been a year since I stopped coloring my hair.  Since then, the hard well water in this place has turned my reddish-brown hair into a screaming orange mess.  I keep a filter on the shower head, but it hasn&#8217;t stopped the rust-colored damage.  
Here&#8217;s what I tried tonight:
I seperated my (very thick) hair into three pieces, then drenched each piece in equal parts vinegar and lemon juice that I premixed in a spray bottle.  I wrapped them in buns and let them soak for about an hour, then rinsed, shampooed, and conditioned.
The Results:
Very minimal difference, but there is some.  My color is not quite as bright orange, it seems a bit softer now. And my hair feels amazing!
The Next Step:
I will try this again, twice a week, for a couple of weeks, and see if it makes a difference. This method, if it works would be so much cheaper than malibu treatments or hair dye.
Any other suggestions to get the metals out??

Home-Made Rinse to Remove Rust From Hair

It’s been a year since I stopped coloring my hair.  Since then, the hard well water in this place has turned my reddish-brown hair into a screaming orange mess.  I keep a filter on the shower head, but it hasn’t stopped the rust-colored damage.  

Here’s what I tried tonight:

I seperated my (very thick) hair into three pieces, then drenched each piece in equal parts vinegar and lemon juice that I premixed in a spray bottle.  I wrapped them in buns and let them soak for about an hour, then rinsed, shampooed, and conditioned.

The Results:

Very minimal difference, but there is some.  My color is not quite as bright orange, it seems a bit softer now. And my hair feels amazing!

The Next Step:

I will try this again, twice a week, for a couple of weeks, and see if it makes a difference. This method, if it works would be so much cheaper than malibu treatments or hair dye.

Any other suggestions to get the metals out??

Skin Survival for a Michigan Winter
Extra Virgin Olive Oil with a few drops of Clove and Lavender essential oils. Put a little all over after a shower, and go! It takes 26 seconds for whatever you put on your skin to enter your bloodstream. What are you putting on yours?

Skin Survival for a Michigan Winter


Extra Virgin Olive Oil with a few drops of Clove and Lavender essential oils. Put a little all over after a shower, and go! It takes 26 seconds for whatever you put on your skin to enter your bloodstream. What are you putting on yours?

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Seriously, what is up with the excess packaging and 1,892 twist ties on EVERY toy?! Ugh. 

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Check out this seasonal ingredient map from Epicurious; it calls up the produce that should be freshest in each state at any given time. If you’re in California this month, the map pulls up a list of ten items, from beets to kiwis. If you’re in Alaska, sorry, “growing season is currently dormant”. 

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