How To Get Rid of Pet Stains On Carpet

removing pet stains

Several months ago a reader shared a tip in the "One Good Thing By You" Contest that at the time I thought was BRILLIANT...but not one I could personally use. It was her tried-and-true method for dealing with Pet Stains (or as she so adorably referred to them...Pet Potty Spots!) While I don't have a dog myself, No. 1 son ... Continue Reading

One-Pot Southwest Chicken & Rice

southwest chicken and rice

Ever since we were forced to start eating a gluten-free diet, it seems Mexican dishes have become our best friend! Every time I run across a "naturally gluten-free" recipe with a Mexican, Tex-Mex, or Southwest twist to it, I feel compelled to give it a try! Especially when they are as easy as THIS one! When I first glanced at ... Continue Reading

Coconut Oil & Olive Oil . . . A Beauty “Mash” Made In Heaven!

mash made in heaven moisturizer

Whenever I see a new homemade beauty solution involving COCONUT OIL, I always take notice and almost always have to try it! This one I found at was such a simple idea that it appealed to both my practical side AND my frugal side. :-) Basically it's just blending COCONUT OIL and OLIVE OIL to form a wonderful ... Continue Reading

23 Tips For Drinking More Water Each Day!

water bottle

Not EVERYONE requires exactly eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day. The Institute of Medicine has determined that an adequate intake (AI) for men is roughly 3 liters (about 13 cups) of total beverages a day. The AI for women is 2.2 liters (about 9 cups) of total beverages a day. So the traditional rule should really be ... Continue Reading

Make Your Own Washing Soda (For Homemade Laundry Detergent)

Homemade Washing Soda 1

Washing Soda is an essential ingredient in making your own laundry detergent, and I have had many people from countries all over the world asking me about an alternative because they can't buy it where they are. Who knew it was so easy to make at home??? If you can get your hands on baking have the ingredients ... Continue Reading

My Altitude Summit DIY Gift Bag


First of all, I have to apologize for the lack of a new post yesterday. In the year and a half since I started this blog I have not missed a you know it wasn't something I did on a whim. I just reached a point last night where something had to give...and it turned out to be my post. As some of you may know...I am ... Continue Reading