It feels like eons ago when I made my first batch of elderberry syrup. I made it, LOVED it, and loved how it helped to keep my family healthy despite my mother-in-law catching and bringing “the crud” at her 50th high school reunion to our house even more. You guys loved it too, but IClick to Continue »
Cold and flu season technically runs November to February, but if you or anyone in your family interact with ANYONE else, chances are you get sick year-round. That’s why I keep charcoal gummies in my freezer. If someone gets the stomach virus, I want to nip it in the bud ASAP and prevent the restClick to Continue »
I never knew how many people struggled with restless legs, anxiety and just getting a good nights’ sleep until I shared my magnesium lotion recipe. In fact, I just made a batch for my husband’s co-worker and it worked so well, she asked if I would make 3 more for her friends! But today I’dClick to Continue »
The stomach flu – a.k.a. stomach virus, a.k.a. stomach bug – is zero percent fun. My family and I have caught the bug twice this year, and both times I thought it was never going to end. In the land of nothing stays down, carry a barf bucket everywhere you go, stay up every nightClick to Continue »
I swore off supplements for a long time, thinking that I could get everything my body needs through food. While I still think that’s a mostly accurate statement, it assumes I’m eating a wide variety of foods every single day, for my entire life. Unfortunately, my love for tacos and homemade pizza permanently disqualifies me.Click to Continue »
This year we spent the week of Thanksgiving with Mr. Crumbs family in Outer Banks, North Carolina. 8 adults and 7 kids shared 3 floors of an AirBNB rental on the beach and everyone had a blast. This Christmas we’ll spend a week in Chicago with my side of the family. Six of us will bunkClick to Continue »
I try to use home remedies whenever I can, like healing chapped lips without medication, making elderberry syrup to prevent colds before they even come, and charcoal gummies when someone gets the stomach flu. And these all work! But I tried every stretch and massage technique you can think of to stop my restless legs from keeping meClick to Continue »
The beauty industry had me duped for a long time, making me think I needed strong chemicals to heal acne. Those chemicals actually did more harm than good. Ever since, I’m leery when it comes to “medicated” anything, even the simple tube of medicated lip balm to heal chapped lips.