Warmer weather is here, which means it’s time for … fun summer drinks! If you make cocktails at home, you’re probably familiar with simple syrup. I make simple syrup every time I mix up a pitcher of lemonade because it’s much easier to mix into drinks than just sugar by itself. The other great thing? You can easily infuse simple syrup with just about any flavor you can imagine. I’m sharing six great flavor combinations guaranteed to put you in the mood for a summer beverage….
Even the most traditional of us get bored with classic Easter eggs. If you’re tired of the basic dip and dye eggs, check out these amazing projects. I have to share them with you, because they’re absolutely mind blowing! And not just because of their look, but also for how easy they are to do.
Here are 15 unique Easter eggs you’ll be happy to hunt for!…
Bathroom cleaning is inevitably the chore I put off the most (unloading the dishwasher is a close second). I mean, what fun is there to be had cleaning a toilet? But let me tell ya, I have found the magical toilet-cleaning answer that gets the kids to do the work for me.
After Lindsey’s spring cleaning post reminded me that my toilet brush was WAY overdue on cleaning I gave my bathroom a natural cleaning overhaul. Along with this simple all purpose cleaner here are the 5 things I use to make my bathroom naturally antibacterial, no harsh chemicals required. Plus it smells better than ever!
1. DIY antibacterial foaming handwash
I threw out the heavy duty hand washes long ago and started making my own. It’s crazy simple – add a squirt of castile soap to a reusable pump and fill the rest with water. It’s easier on your hands and, omg, so much easier on the wallet. I started adding essential oils because I’m a sucker for anything that smells good and the oils are magical with their antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and antiparasitic properties. Some of the best-smelling, naturally antibacterial options are cinnamon, clove, lavender, lemon, oregano, rosemary, sweet orange, tea tree and thyme. Add a dozen drops of your fave or mix and match….
A few years ago I decided to purchase a juicer. That was a huge step for me. I didn’t realize just how quickly I would be hooked on fresh vegetable and fruit juice. (I even did a crazy 10-day juice fast!) Juicing has so many amazing benefits, but it might also leave you wondering if it’s really something you want to dabble in or if you’d rather just chew your fruit and veggies.
When I first started juicing, I got a lot of questions from family and friends. Why are you doing this? Isn’t making smoothies the same thing? How does it taste? What kind of juicer should I get? Why are you doing this again???…
There are very few things I don’t like about summer, and one of them is bug bites. It keeps me from wanting to go camping or stay outside after dark. I just can’t stand those itchy, painful bites. The thing I have hated more than the bug bites themselves is using bug spray loaded with toxic chemicals. Kinda makes the bug bites not seem so bad, right? This summer I have a new plan of attack, and that’s using my own natural homemade insect repellant made with essential oils.
I have extremely sensitive skin, so it also makes sense to use natural ingredients for that reason too. Plus I really do care about what’s being absorbed into my skin and my kids’ skin. Making your own bug spray couldn’t be easier. Chances are you probably have some of the ingredients in your cupboard already….