Elevate, Play with Lark, SOAK, and Eat Local! // Embracing the Chaos

July 24, 2017

We’ve been so crazy busy lately that we’ve hardly had a chance to slow down. It’s my own fault, really. I’m a chronic over-scheduler. It’s a blessing and a curse, friends. It really is. See, I thrive on the crazy; I need the busy days. I need them because they make me feel accomplished. And […]

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Explore Ohio // Wayne County

July 3, 2017

Confession: I grew up in Amish country. Okay, so many of you may already know that about me; but some of you may not know what exactly that means. It means that our high school consisted of students from 3 different towns coming together to attend school (but still only graduating with 83 people); it […]

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Saving Money in the New Year // Direct Energy Savings in Ohio!

January 14, 2016

Winter has hit us in Ohio, finally! Last year was especially cold. And even though El Niño helped to delay winter this year; it’s definitely, definitely here. And we refuse to let our energy bill skyrocket because of it. And one way of doing so is by reevaluating our electricity rates and finding if we […]

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holiday wreath making workshop //

December 8, 2015

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending The Agrarian Collectives’ wreath making workshop at the Sunnybrook Preserve in Chesterland. Sure, Chesterland is a bit far from where we live (now), but Chad + I both grew up just minutes from this town, so we know the area very well. I had signed up a […]

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Tea Tree Oil // Review + Giveaway

March 31, 2015

Over the last several months we’ve begun to delve into the world of essential oils. It started with friend giving us a sample of an essential oil used to treat coughs and respiratory issues when Ari was diagnosed with some breathing issues last fall. I recently started using tea tree oil to treat some skin […]

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how we survived teething // amber teething necklace review

March 19, 2015

By this point we all know that our little family of three is fairly crunchy-granola. Yep. We believe in holistic remedies and minimal use of traditional medicine. We did the whole baby-led weaning thing; we puréed baby food; we co-slept in the same room for the first 9-months; and, yeah, we kind of do that […]

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Making Your Home A Smart Home //

October 6, 2014

Winter is right around the corner. And fall rolled into town with full force this weekend. It got downright C-O-L-D! We pay close attention to our energy consumption year-round, but we pay extra attention during the winter. Need help thinking of ways to make your home smarter and more convenient? Here’s a mixture of energy efficient […]

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How We #TurnItGreen & Keep It Green in Our House!

January 17, 2014

A couple of weeks ago I introduced you to Repreve, the company that uses recycled plastics and turns it into fibers for fabrics used in tons of awesome products like The North Face Denali jacket, Patagonia fleece products, and Ford uses the recycled fibers in their seats!   Buying products like this isn’t the only way […]

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REPREVE // Review + Giveaway

January 3, 2014

I’ve been called a hippy a LOT. I, in fact, prefer to be referred to as ‘crunchy-granola.’ Why? Because that means absolutely nothing to most people. To us it means that we’re very eco- and health-conscious and do things that may seem ‘weird’ to other people. I love finding companies who share the same philosophies […]

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Green Living // Green-Cleaning

March 7, 2013

We’ve been fighting off some sort of funk in our house for a few days. Chad started to come down with something Saturday and Ari was acting funny at the sitter Monday — my poor babies! 🙁 I’ve been trying to keep the germs away as naturally as possible. I wash my hands a lot […]

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