Herbal Wormer for Dogs

Herbal Wormer for Dogs

We have a new puppy named Sparky.  He is a mini schnauzer and absolutely adorable (to us)! I will be posting more about natural pet care and the holistic options available to all pets.  Here is my Herbal Wormer Formula from Molly’s Herbals Here is a little information about the formula: Molly’s Herbals Worm Formula … Continue reading

Wrinkles and Aging Skin

Wrinkles and Aging Skin

Cellular regeneration is the key to preventing wrinkles and aging skin.  Essential oils provide a way of doing this that is far more pleasant than most methods that involve a skin care clinic.  The nutrients and proteins in essential oils help to maintain the elasticity of collagen and encourage the regeneration of new cells.  The circulation-stimulating … Continue reading

Mini Schnauzer Puppy

Mini Schnauzer Puppy

We have a new Mini Schnauzer puppy.  His name is Sparky.  He arrived the day after the 4th of July.  We love him!  Sparky is a great name for our new July puppy.  He is 8 weeks old and pure white.  I researched the breed before purchasing him.  Mini Schnauzers look great on paper: The … Continue reading

Homemade Cantaloupe Ice Cream

Homemade Cantaloupe Ice Cream

The 4th of July is tomorrow and I wanted to make something extra special.  Homemade cantaloupe ice cream is so yummy!  I remember the first time I tried it… Honeymoon Island, Dunedin Beach, Florida 2 years ago.  My life was changed for the better!  Cantaloupe Ice Cream is an all time favorite for my family. … Continue reading

Top 20 First Aid Essential Oil Uses

Top 20 First Aid Essential Oil Uses

The summer is here and vacations are upon us.  If you are traveling with children accidents always seem to happen!  This rule applies to our family at least.  Here is a list of my Top 20 Essential Oils for Emergency First Aid Travel Kits: 1. Animal Bites: Thyme, Eucalyptus, Chamomile, Lavender 2. Burns: Lavender 3. … Continue reading

Natural Insect Repellent for Camping

Natural Insect Repellent for Camping

We are out of town camping this weekend in Idaho and Wyoming.  We are staying at an old farmhouse that sits on 11 acres. The farmhouse was built in the late 1800’s.  The Mosquitos are pretty bad this time of year.  We have a great natural bug repellent and I brought with us my favorite … Continue reading

Natural Remedy for Swollen Gums

Natural Remedy for Swollen Gums

A week ago I woke up with swollen painful gums in the back of my mouth.  This swollen inflamed area is the area that most people have wisdom teeth (not me… I never developed any wisdom teeth).  My swollen gums were on the bottom left side of my jaw.  It started out as a little … Continue reading

Moving to Alpine, Ut

Moving to Alpine, Ut

We are moving again tomorrow morning.  We have really enjoyed the charm and convenience of Millcreek Township nestled in the southeast part of Salt Lake City, Ut.  We will miss so many wonderful things about city living. Things we will miss about Salt Lake City: Unique Restaurants Natural History Museum Parks Farmer’s Market Wheeler Farm Health Food … Continue reading

Essential Oils for Muscle Aches and Pains

Essential Oils for Muscle Aches and Pains

Muscle aches can really slow down your workout routine.  Do essential oils help with muscle aches? The answer is Yes!  Strained muscles can cause pain and in some cases the inability to move without trembling as the muscles struggle to contract.  Normal activities are now painful.  Rest is the best remedy, followed by hot bath … Continue reading

Night Terrors in Children

Night Terrors in Children

I use a great natural remedy for night terrors and fatigue.  My children get very restless and tired during the summer.  Summertime is great for so many reasons.  We love getting out of the house and participating in local activities.  My boys are busy with summer camps and swimming lessons.  My only complaint about summer time … Continue reading

Essential Oils for Anti-Aging

Essential Oils for Anti-Aging

I love using essential oils for my homemade anti-aging creams and serums.  I have noticed a reduction in age spots, freckles (I have them from overexposure to the sun), scars (a few chicken pox scars), fine lines, and wrinkles.  My skin looks healthier than ever.  My skin tone has evened out and my skin has … Continue reading

Salt Lake Hikes

Salt Lake Hikes

We did a spontaneous Salt Lake Hike last night.  Last minute salt lake hikes are the best…. not much planning involved.  We live 3 miles aways from Mill Creek Canyon, so we hopped in the car and headed towards the mountain.  The hike is about 2 miles up and great for advanced beginners.  I wouldn’t … Continue reading

Is Juicing good for you?

Is Juicing good for you?

Is juicing good for you?  Juicing is great for your health.  Juicing has been a big part of my healthy living for the last 10 years.  I remember my very first juice fast.  I was 21 at the time and I had just graduated from college.  I moved home to live on our family farm … Continue reading

Juice for Energy!

Juice for Energy!

Juice for energy today! Spring time is here and a few of my close family members are trying to shed the comfy winter pounds.  No names here.  My sister in Florida has just joined a local swim team.  She was a swimmer in high school and loves the sport.  She has found a new source … Continue reading

How to Treat Head Lice

How to Treat Head Lice

How to treat head lice?  Not always a simple answer.  A few months ago, (while we were still living in Florida) there was lice outbreak of head lice going around my nephews school.  My sister in law did some research on how to treat head lice and found great options online.  I decided to jump … Continue reading

Bear Lake, Idaho

Bear Lake, Idaho

John and Grant did a weekend trip to Bear Lake, Idaho.  Look how pretty  Bear Lake, Idaho is this time of year!! This is a picture of Izzy and Grant exploring the property connected to Bear Lake.  The property is a little over 11 acres.  The boys left on Friday afternoon with Doug and 5 … Continue reading

ABC Homeopathy

ABC Homeopathy

A great ABC’s of Homeopathy.  The basics.  Simplified.  Easy to read.  Many of my readers (and friends) email me often and ask me what books I recommend for parents wanting to learn more about Homeopathy and Childhood Illnesses.  This is one of the first books I read when I started using natural healing.  It is … Continue reading

Pony Ride

Pony Ride

Pony Rides are a favorite for my boys.  My parents were in town a few weeks ago.  It was a lot of fun!  We decided to take  the boys to Thanksgiving Point Farm Country.  There is a petting zoo, wagon ride, and a pony ride.  The boys really loved the pony ride.  They wanted to go … Continue reading

Horses and Kids

Horses and Kids

      Horses and kids do well together.  I am speaking from my own experience with my sons.  My parents are ranchers, they own a number of cows, goats, chickens, horses, donkeys, and Shetland ponies on over 1000 acres.  They breed and sell a specific horse breed…. Rocky Mountain Horses.  This breed has a … Continue reading

Damaging effects of sugar

Damaging effects of sugar

by DR. NANCY in HEALTH The destructive things sugar can do far surpass the momentary happiness on your tongue after consuming a mouth full of it on a fresh donut or in your morning coffee. Unfortunately, sugar can also throw off the body’s homeostasis and create many short term and long term problems. Excess sugar may result in … Continue reading

Make Dandelion Tea

Make Dandelion Tea

Time to make Dandelion Tea! Why?? Our yard is full of spring dandelions! I had no idea about this little Utah treasure.  The kids are in heaven with all the flowers popping up.  I had each of the boys gather a bag full this morning.  It was really quiet for about 30 minutes…. miracle around … Continue reading

Natural Ways to Reduce Anxiety

Natural Ways to Reduce Anxiety

What are your ways to reduce anxiety?  I eat foods that help me reduce anxiety.  I exercise to reduce anxiety.  I do deep breathing to reduce anxiety.  Many things help to reduce anxiety, but one important Mineral really reduces anxiety.  Any guesses??  This Mineral is the popular Mineral Magnesium.  Magnesium lotion, oil, powder, and bath … Continue reading

Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis

Here is Part 1 of my Traumatic trip to the Emergency Room. Back to last week.  It’s Wednesday night and I am back in the ER waiting room.  This time there is a long wait.  I have a fever and my throat is about 50 percent closed.  I had a throw up bag that I … Continue reading

My trip to the Emergency Room

My trip to the Emergency Room

I wanted to write a quick update about my health status.  I was severely ill the last 10 days and I ended up in the Emergency Room twice! Not something that I am used too.  I haven’t been to a hospital in over 5 years (birth of first son).  I haven’t even been to a … Continue reading

Safe Sunscreen

Safe Sunscreen

We pulled out our safe sunscreen this week.  Spring is finally here in Utah. We are so excited!  I have been missing Florida these last few weeks because it has been unusually cold in Utah.  It is time for safe sunscreen season.  My favorite time of the year. Today we drove over to the Cottonwood … Continue reading

Wheeler Historic Farm visit

Wheeler Historic Farm visit

The boys have been missing our Florida Farms the last few weeks.  I have been really missing them too.  Little boys need wide open spaces to run and and explore.  That is the thing I miss the most about Florida right now.  The mountains are beautiful and there are some amazing hikes in the Millcreek … Continue reading

Cough Remedies

Cough Remedies

Cough Remedies are important for every holistic medicine cabinet.  My youngest son (3 yrs old) woke up at around 11 pm last night with a barking cough.  Every parent dreads the sound! You instantly know it’s going to be a long night.  Sleep goes right out the window…. and it sure did for me.  I … Continue reading

Growing Plants

Growing Plants

Winter is finally over and it is time to start growing plants.  I am starting to collect my leftover eggshells for my garden.  This is a picture of the eggshells before they are washed.  They should be rinsed before you crush and add them to the garden.  I have been reading a lot about soil … Continue reading

Healthy Easter Ideas

Healthy Easter Ideas

We left this morning and headed down south about an hour to Mapleton, Ut.  There is a lot of farm land in this area and it is absolutely beautiful.  The views of the mountains were breathtaking.  Too bad my husband works in North Salt Lake or this would be perfect place to have a little … Continue reading

Grassfed Meat pickup

Grassfed Meat pickup

I received and email a few days ago from Utah Natural Meat mentioning this little bit of information: “We are excited to announce that these are NO CORN / NO SOY chickens. This will be our first group of birds that we have raised without the use of those two grains. They have also been grass fed … Continue reading