DIY Fridge Freshener – Natural and Easy!

DIY Easy Fridge Freshener - All Natural!

A recipe to make an easy and effective fridge freshener! Perfect for a real-food household that buys a lot of produce. It’s also frugal and 100% pure and natural! Real Food Fridges Can Have a STANK What is that smell?  Where is it coming from? You know what I’m talking about.  That funky, musty odor that […]

Planning a Vegetable Garden This Summer? What You Should Do Now

Vegetable Garden Planning

Anyone planning a vegetable garden knows that what you do before summer can have a big effect on how your garden grows. There are many things you can do now to ensure your vegetable gardening this summer is productive. Now is the perfect time to get started – the snow is gone, the rain is […]

How to Detox Your Body and Home and Why It Helps

How to Detox Your Body and Home (and why it helps)

The whole concept of detoxification was a completely foreign one to me until I started living naturally and eating real food. I never understood or even cared what it was about and now incorporate detox strategies into my daily routine as I find it improves my digestion, helps my mood, increases my energy, and relaxes […]

Green Kid Crafts – Backyard Science Discovery Kit Review

My Merry Messy Life: Green Kids Crafts Backyard Science Discovery Box Review

If you’re looking for something fun and educational for your kids that doesn’t include a screen, Green Kid Crafts is for you! This is such a neat concept because they aim to bring kids a monthly craft that is earth-friendly, educational and fun to build confidence, creativity and appreciation for the environment. We were able […]

Easy Solution to Kill Ant Piles – Club Soda!

My Merry Messy Life: Kill Ants with Club Soda - Easy, Cheap and Non-Toxic!

Today’s post is short and easy, which is sometimes just what we all need! Did you know you can knock out an entire ant pile with just club soda? Yup, it’s true! When we first moved into our new house this spring, my kids were out playing in the driveway and they started to scream. […]

Green & Non-Toxic Carpet Cleaning from All-Star ChemDry

Green and Non-Toxic Carpet Cleaning from All-Star Chem Dry

When we bought our house a few months ago, I knew I wanted the carpets cleaned before we moved in. I could only imagine what kind of dirt and other yummy things could be ground up in those fibers as the previous owners had pets and were a large family. Now that I’ve become educated […]

How To Ditch Paper Products and Go Paper Free

My Merry Messy Life: How to Go Paper Free By Ditching Paper Products in Your Home

Here are my easy and frugal methods of going paper-free – a little way to save trees, money and our planet! You can learn how to ditch paper towels, toilet paper, disposable diapers, paper napkins and more and make your own at home using cloth you may already have. One way I have chosen to […]

Natural Laundry Fragrance and Softener

Natural Ideas for Laundry Detergent and Softener - No toxins!

A natural and green method to replace dryer sheets, fabric softener AND add some heavenly fragrance to your freshly washed clothes. And it’s so terribly easy!   Once I made the switch from commercial laundry detergent to making my own green, natural detergent for a fraction of the cost, I have really missed the lovely […]

Woolzies Wool Dryer Balls Review & Giveaway

Woolzies Wool Dryer Balls Review

Wool dryer balls are an excellent green alternative to dryer sheets. I swore off using dryer sheets and fabric softener over a year ago when I learned all about the harmful chemicals they contain. So, now I use vinegar as a fabric softener in the washer, my own homemade laundry detergent that’s very gentle on clothes, […]

Truly’s Natural Deodorant Review

Truly's Natural Deodorant Review

I’ve been making my own deodorant for about a year now with great success, so I was excited to come across Truly’s Natural Deodorant, which is perfect for those of you who’d rather not make your own! What’s the point of using a natural deodorant? I decided to only use natural when I learned of […]