Mold

Mold. Do you know it? Is it something you've ever given much thought to? Unfortunately, I can't seem to get it out of my mind, or my home right now. It's my reality. 
Through a series of strategically ordered tests, I learned my cortisol levels were way beyond normal. That was the first red flag. Once I tested my home and found a high mold count, urine testing was done to check my mycotoxin levels. Unfortunately, the test came back showing crazy high numbers. My current diagnosis is that my body is in distress due to a mycotoxin called ochratoxin A. My doctor’s words to me were: “Your body is operating in survival mode.” 

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Bug Off

Bug Off

Anyone else feel like they’re a bug magnet the minute they walk outside?
Thankfully there are solutions that allow you to enjoy summer and be protected from bug bites. I've got the scoop on repellents and the essential oils you'll want to have on hand to make your own DIY Bug Off!
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The Persistance of a Beagle

The Persistance of a Beagle
Scout’s behavior (and Mercy’s too) can often be bothersome to me. If it’s not asking for treats, they may be annoying me with requests to be let out in the middle of the night or to play or walk at an inconvenient time. Mercy, my lab, bless her heart, will ask but often is quick to give up on me. Scout, on the other hand, will keep knocking. Keep asking. Keep seeking me out. He pleads with me with his big beagle eyes and cries until I say yes to him. I think there’s a lesson here about not giving up. 

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What's In Your Cleaning Products: Part 2

What's In Your Cleaning Products: Part 2
With the warmer days also comes thoughts of sping cleaning. Its with that in mind I bring you part two of "What's In Your Cleaning Products?"  Transform your cleaning in every room of your home with products that you can feel good about.
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What's In Your Cleaning Products: Part 1

What's In Your Cleaning Products: Part 1
I know when choosing products to use in our homes, it seems easiest to just grab whatever items are available at the local stores. However, those products may not be the safest. Sadly many of them - even the “green” ones - contain ingredients you do NOT want in your house or anywhere near your family!
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