FPIES, Fructose Malabsorption and a Virus: 3 Natural Ways to Relieve Discomfort (when you can’t take medicine)

It’s Friday. I’m not doing a Frugal Friday post today. Why? Because we’ve been invaded by a virus and I’ve been busy tending to two sick little boys. Not only have I not had time to sit down and write, but financial planning just really isn’t on my mind right … Continue reading

Gluten/Dairy/Egg/Soy-Free Pumpkin Pie & Crust

On occasion I come up with a recipe that just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. This is one of them. Of course, that could be just because it’s pumpkin pie, and that happens to be one of my FAVORITE desserts of all time! Pre-TED and FPIES, Thanksgiving … Continue reading

Frugal Fridays – Clean Your Face With Oil

Earlier this year I did a few posts with the theme “What’s in your _______?” I could – and may – easily write one of those about what is in our skin cleaning products. The laundry list of chemicals and sometimes potentially dangerous ingredients in a basic facial cleanser is … Continue reading

How to Clean Your Oil

When I wrote about making my own hand cream out of tallow, I mentioned that my Mom had told me once about “cleaning oil” but that I didn’t know how to do it at the time. I promised that the next time I made hand cream, I would ask her … Continue reading

Tallow Hand Cream

Last August I wrote about Zac’s reaction to Aveeno hand cream. The oats just did him in. Consequently, I became terrified of beauty products! Since then I’ve searched for as natural and basic products as I can find for EVERYTHING…especially after he once had a mucousy diaper from my hair! … Continue reading