Renew Your Health- September Challenge: SLEEP

Healthy sleep is so much more complex than it sounds. It sounds so easy (for some of you it probably is), but most of us don’t get enough sleep. Those of us who do often still aren’t getting good quality sleep. This month, I’d like to challenge you to join myself and my hubby in getting more shut-eye!

Before we jump into that, though, let me quickly recap our August Health Challenge, which was to detox. I ended up needing to increase my detox herbs more slowly than I thought, but it is important that I not take things too quickly. Since I’m breastfeeding, I don’t want to detox any faster than my body can break down the toxins. So, I’m still just taking one of each capsule a day. We’ve decided to extend the detox for at least another month, so I’ll be increasing the burdock root and milk […]

DIY Blackout Curtain

My girls have been waking at the crack of dawn, lately. Ladies, I am NOT a morning person! Something had to be done. As many of you know, I’m also not crazy about my little sweeties being exposed to unnecessary chemicals. Whatever store-bought blackout curtains and shades are made of, they stink to high heaven. My guess is that those fumes are less than wholesome, so…

I made my own blackout curtains! Before you say “I can’t sew!”, don’t panic. All you need to do is sew two straight lines. Promise!(Don’t worry, that curtain doesn’t stay up there during the day.)

Why Make Your Own Blackout Curtains? No stinky fumes! It’s easy. It’s fast. It’s pretty cheap. These can be taken down for daytime. S.L.E.E.P. (need I say more?) What You’ll Need: Black fleece at least 12 inches wider and 10 inches taller/longer than the window Suspension rod Sewing […]