Spotlight: Dalew Farms (Lavigne, ON)

I mentioned Dalew Farms briefly in another post, but I wanted to go a little more in-depth today.

There are a lot of people out there in the more remote areas of Canada looking for good, inexpensive, organic goods.

Northern Ontario is a region that is dotted with small towns stretched out along far distances.  It can be difficult to get high quality produce and meat in the few (sometimes only one) small grocery stores due to the high cost of transporting these goods from down south.

However, there are also many farms within Northern Ontario, and if you live near the Lavigne area then you are lucky enough to be close to Dalew Farms. Continue reading


Fantastic Homemade Laundry Detergent

Because we are away from our neck of the woods for my Dad’s wedding (congrats Dad!), I figured I would pre-write this post just in case I couldn’t get a chance to write an update of week 3 of the 30 x 30 challenge.  If you are reading this I am far away from my precious Mac.  I will get back to reality soon.  In the meantime enjoy THIS post:

Fantastic Homemade Laundry Detergent

Waaaaaaaaaaay back in October I tried out a homemade laundry soap recipe that I found on Pinterest (originally from the site Tip Junkie).  It is now almost mid-June and I JUST ran out of the soap.  Because it lasted so long, was so inexpensive and worked so well, I wanted to write about it today. Continue reading

Guest Post: Why Use Essential Oils

Today I’m participating in the Ultimate Blog Swap.  You’ll find me guest posting over at Townsend House about my food preservation hits and misses, and I’m excited to welcome Krissa from More than Mundane to Yeah Baby It’s Cold Outside.


I first began using essential oils a couple years ago when I began looking for ways to create a healthier, more eco-friendly home environment. As I began to learn more and more about essential oils I realized they were an extremely natural, effective, and versatile tool in creating the natural home I’m striving for.


One thing I love about essential oils is that they are natural. Essential oils are distilled from plants and plant parts. I can feel safe about using them in my home, for myself and for my family.


I love that essential oils are not only natural, but also Continue reading