Homeschool with DiscoveryK12

Today we started our 2016-2017 homeschool year!

Two in second and one in eighth –
I think Mama is gonna be on her toes for sure!

We always do a combination of approaches, and this year, our afternoons will include a FREE online curriculum called Discovery K12


It covers all required subjects plus spanish, html coding, healthy living and personal finance.

I created the following worksheets for the kids to take notes and keep track of their reading log. This also helps them email me at the end of the lessons to tell me what they’ve learned.

Printables for DiscoveryK12 kids:


All and all, it was a super good first day for us!!

All Natural Cleaning Recipes

All you really need to know is Baking Soda and Vinegar!! Pair these guys up with essential oils and natural based soap and you are ready to give your home an aromatic cleaning you will both appreciate!

ROSEMARY SOFT SCRUBBER ~ Great for bathrooms!

1/2 cup Baking Soda
1/8 cup liquid vegetable-based soap
10 drops Rosemary essential oil

MIX up then Scrub the crud!

The next homemade recipe:


1 cup white vinegar
25 drops Tea Tree essential oil

Spray on ~ go put your feet up for 10 minutes ~ wipe or just spray it and leave it!


Fill your spray bottle up with naturally disinfecting white vinegar along with a good squeeze of natural dish soap and 20+ drops of your favorite essential oils. Lemon, Pine or Clove are great!! Spray on counters, table, high chair and greasy messes!


In a spray bottle add:
1/2 cup white vinegar
2 cups of water
1/2 teaspoon or less of natural dish soap
5 to 10 drops essential oil of LEMON, ORANGE or GRAPEFRUIT essential oils


Brace yourself for this genius breakthrough…
Get a bottle, fill it with water, add naturally disinfecting essential oils,
shake it and spray it….. wow.

Use single oils alone such as Lavender, Sweet Orange, or Clove or make complimenting combinations such as Patchouli~Rose or a Citrus Blast with Grapefruit, Lemon, Orange and Lime! Make an air purifying sick room spray of Eucalyptus, Thyme and Lemon.


In a glass jar with a tight lid combine equal parts of baking soda and dried Lavender flowers.
To remove the stinkers, Sprinkle this mixture on your carpet. Let it sit for at
least an hour, then vacuum.


1/4 cup Dry Thyme
1/4 cup Whole Cloves

Combine and separate into clothes bags to put in drawers, chests,
or to hang in closets.

All recipes are all natural, smell fresh and are very effective.

Happy Cleaning!

Suggestions for Your Body Odor


Disclaimer: I am sharing some of my herbal remedy notes with you – these are just ideas to get you started in your research! I am a good looking human being with a fantastic sense of humor, but I am not a doctor. Copy and paste the name of the suggestion and Google to find out more information!

Here are your suggestions for body odor:

– Arnica cream: use once a week to kill bacteria

– Parsley: eat and drink or take 500 mg a day

– Herbal deodorant recipe:

1 ounce witch hazel
1 ounce sage tincture

In a spray bottle add your liquids +20 drops of your choice of aromatherapy essential oils such as – Bergamont, Rosewood, Lavender, Sandalwood, Teatree, or Rosemary.



d.i.y.friday ~ Lemon Sugar Body Scrub

Everyone usually preps their feet for summer [aka heavy duty exfoliation day]
And know it’s time to do an end of the season de-callousing!

Thank you feet for running us around for all this summer fun,
plowing along through hours of yard work, and putting in your time
being smothered in chlorine water. Prepare to be pampered!!

But let’s not stop at tootsies!!

Elbows, knees, thighs, booties & backs love a good sugar scrub too!
[just be cautious on your pretty face though if you have sensitive skin]


d.i.y.friday ~ Make Perfume with Fresh Flowers 

Flashback to the scented days of the Peony flowers!

Every year I wish the blooms would last forever,
so this season, I decided to start a long-term project
of making perfume from the blossoms.

It literally could take years, but—

Totally worth it. Totally fun.

And here’s the DIY video that inspired me!
Wouldn’t it be nice to live in Hawaii
where beautiful flowers grow year-round!!

This guy’s got it made –
I’d love to get a whiff of this homemade perfume!!


Happy Birthday Ayden!! (14!!) 

We’ve all had a fabulous time celebrating
14 times around the sun with Ayden!!

Happy birthday honey bear!!

Ayden’s teenager birthday requests were:
-to sleep in without being woke up
-to have a double double double
batch of gluten free shells & cheese for lunch
-and to spend time with his family swimming 

Well – done, done, and done. 

Now let’s eat some cake*!!

* gluten-free, sweetened with maple syrup, full of love!! 

Happy DIY Friday!! 

I’ve been stitching my heart out all day
on my new Singer One
(thanks Dreg!!)
Making the cutest little zippered
big mouth pouches, that I’d be happy to
show ‘n tell a few pics below! 

But what I really want to invite you
to look at are all the tweets
I just retweeted on Twitter!

My profile is @allnaturalme
(of course),
and there should be a link on top of my blog
to take you there (probably)

Yippee Twitter!
I’d love for you to hook up with me there!!
It’s NOT Facebook lol 

Finding fabric to match zippers…

My version of Pokemon Go 🙂 

Have a great diy weekend!!! 

Zippers are my new thing!