Brandee’s Story

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I haven’t shared a ton about my business here on RATR – I do that at our partner site, Project Dream Intl. But I will be incorporating more stories here. Especially the powerful ones like today. I am officially “that Pinterest lady”, haha, but you have GOT to hear Brandee’s sotry. It is long, but oh … {Continue reading}

diy fresh Easter eggs

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  Last Easter was a little unplanned as my grandmother had just passed away. A lot of our traditions and decorations went by the wayside. The night before Easter I realized that we had never colored eggs. And it was also our first Easter of having fresh brown eggs. Did I really want to go buy … {Continue reading}

Rainbow Veggie Side Dish

  Looking for a delicious spring / summer (or anytime, really) side dish?! Well this is one of our favorites – and of course it is simple! And packed with nutrients! You could really use any veggie you want here – cauliflower, broccoli, brussel sprouts, mushrooms, snap peas – you name it! … {Continue reading}

Cauliflower couscous and rice

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  Our family has recently transitioned into a grain free lifestyle. I have been gluten free since my miscarriage and fibro diagnosis in 2008. But y’all, it is hard! Carbs are practically my love language. BUT, I feel so much better and think so much clearer when I avoid them. So, mentally … {Continue reading}

organizing dress up clothes

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  Last week I shared how I organize our daughter’s clothes. Today, I wanted to share how I keep her other wardrobe – her dress up clothes – organized. It’s simple really. I picked up the hook (in picture above) at Big Lots for a little bit of nothing. I bought it to hang towels on in the … {Continue reading}

5 day detox

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I have gotten floods of emails since I mentioned doing a recent detox, so today I wanted to share more!   I have done this detox several times over the past few years, and I LOVE it!!! I always feel amazing on it, feel great after, lose a few pounds (I’ve lost anywhere from 2-12 pounds each … {Continue reading}

organizing kids clothes

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  Whether it’s the January crunch, cabin fever, or the anticipation for spring, everyone seems to be in clean out and clean up mode! Myself included! This is how I keep my daughter’s clothes neat and organized! I use this method for all of her tutus / skirts, shorts, … {Continue reading}

natural oral care for dogs!

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  I share a lot about how I keep our family healthy (naturally – meaning without chemicals found in traditional home / health / body care products). Today I’m sharing how I keep our Cocker’s mouth healthy! She is very much a part of our family after all! Once a month (or more often if … {Continue reading}

how to sanitize toys (without bleach / lysol)

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  Sanitizing Toys:  It seems like everywhere we turn, whether on facebook or the Target aisle, kids are sick! It breaks my Mama Heart. *knock on wood* we haven’t had a sick visit to the doctor in over 4 years. With the exception of HFM, and the occasional runny nose / cough, Elizabeth … {Continue reading}

Cleaning with bottle brushes {more uses than you’d think}

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Today I have a few simple quick tips for you as you prepare your home for spring cleaning! You know those old bottle brushes that you no longer have bottles to clean with?! I kept one handy and today I’ll show you why! They are for way more than bottles / glassware! Who knew?!? So what else do … {Continue reading}