Laundry List: How to Keep Your Whites White Without Chemicals

Laundry List: How to Keep Your Whites White Without Chemicals

The minute spring and summer hit, the whites in my closet are put on heavy rotation. White jeans, white T-shirts, and crisp, white button-downs are all major staples in my wardrobe this time of year. So the challenge has been keeping my whites looking as fresh as when I first bought them. When you’re wearing whites a lot, you don’t want them to fade or yellow over time. But I also prefer the eco-friendly solution over harsh chemicals, and try not to keep bleach under my sink (especially with the pups in the house). So, I did a little research, and I was pleased to discover that there are several safe and natural alternatives to bleach. Check them out below…

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Adventures in Baby Food

new adventures in baby foodI recently shared my simple recipe for Sweet Potato Baby Food.  My little guy loved it! I’ve always been interesting in eating whole, real food and it’s been an adventure trying new combinations with him. With the “go ahead” from my pediatrician, the only thing I’ll be holding back from letting him sample before his first birthday is honey. Continue reading

DIY Baby Food: Sweet Potato

DIY Baby Food

Up until his 6 month birthday (just last week!), my young son had only nursed. He was gaining weight well and I wanted to follow the AAP guidelines to wait 6 months before offering him solids. From what I’ve read, there is no benefit to introducing solids early, but there could be potential drawbacks as a small baby does not have a fully developed system.

Goodness, time moves fast. It seems that as soon as we settle into a good rhythm, we’re preparing for the next phase! There’s nothing I dislike more than packing up away clothes that no longer fit, or buying the next size diaper. Continue reading

Easy & Safe Food Storage


It’s fairly common knowledge that toxic chemicals can leach out of many plastic containers into food or drinks. Luckily for modern consumers, this is fairly easy to avoid. Toss any scratched plastic, recycle numbers 3, 6 & 7 (found on the bottom) and refrain from heating food in plastic.

Keep reading for detailed information on what recycle numbers found on the bottom of containers mean, and even further down for better, cheaper options for your family.