Documentaries You Need To Watch!

Sunday, July 10, 2011 Edit This 1 Comment »
Hey there my loverlies..
I know its been awhile since I have written anything.I do apologize.
I've been adjusting to mommyhood..
But I am gonna get back in the swing of thing's and start sharing thing's that are close to my heart.
Also updates on Miss Saraphina..
BTW she's born now..haha I'll blog about that next..
But this blog is to bring awareness to some amazing Doc's that everyone NEEDS to watch.
They have to do with what's in our food and the need to become sustainable.
Because honestly ladies and gentlemen we are in such a need to become aware of what is going on.
We need to stop being sheeple and wake the hell up and realize that here in the U.S. and the rest of the word are in an economic crisis which our govt refuses to fess up to.
Our oil dependance is at a dire rate of usage.Which believe it or not is about to run out.
Most of these Doc's were made between 2004 and 2008.
Most everything they talk about has happened or is happening.
How scary is that..
The truth of the matter is we need to rethink the way we live.
Which means that it will take us out of our comfort zone.
We as a society have become accustom to comfort that we dont want to feel the teeniest bit of uncomfort.
We don't wanna believe our food is killing us,we don't want to believe that our dependence on oil is the reason we cant pull our troops out of the middle east (which aside from the crazy ass terrorists that's the reason).
Man this list might be long so I apologize in advance.
I will post the trailer's if they are available on youtube.
I will also separate them into categories.
All are available on netflix instant play!
Ok here we go!

Food Documenties 

Food Inc.

King Corn

The Beautiful Truth


Deconstructing Supper

Fed Up!

Food Matters

Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead

Oil Documentaries 
Escape from Suburbia


A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash

Dirt: The Movie

Broken Limb's


Blue Gold


The Future of Food

Natural Birthing Documentaries
The Business of Being Born

Orgasmic Birth

Pregnant In America

Soap Recipe's

Friday, May 06, 2011 Edit This 0 Comments »
Well I was reading one of the posts off a group I'm apart of and thought I'd pass along these soap recipe's.
I have not tried to make soap myself yet..but I know a lot of people are interested in it..
So here ya go.
Oh also there is a natural berry called a Soap Nut that you can purchase that makes natural soap as well.After its done producing you toss it into the compost pile.This is what I personally use.You can get a sample at 

Ok on to the recipe's...
Copy and Pasted from the posting...

Making Your OwnHerbal Soap
With The HappyPeasant

Makingsoap is a passion of mine. Working with herbs is healing to me. When I put bothof them together it just doesn’t get any better. I’m going to share one of my herbal soaprecipes with you to help you achieve the dream of making your own soap

Manyof you have creatively pondered making your own homemade soap. Some of you havealready made some, either way, this recipe will let you enjoy the fun andcreativeness involved in making, and using, your own herbal soap.

Let mestart out by saying that if you can follow a recipe, you can make soap. The first rule in soap making is safety. Since soap is not soap without lye (inactuality a very strong salt), you will need to protect your eyes and skin. Ifanyone tells you they can make soap without lye, they are ‘lye-ing’. Lye is thecatalyst that turns any oil into soap. Without it, you’ve just got a bar of fator oil, not soap. Don’t worry though,when the oils or fats are mixed with the lye at the proper temperature, the lyeand oil change chemically and become soap. You will no longer have lye. 

Whenwe talk about old-fashioned lye soap, we are referring to how much lye to oilproportionately that was used. The more lye, the stronger (and harsher) thesoap. 

Oldfashioned lye soap had a high percentage of lye to oil. This made it good forcleaning and cleansing clothing and hands that had been plowing and farming allday. In this recipe, we will be usingthe smallest amount of lye to produce a beautifully primitive and useful soapthat is not harsh to the skin.

Suppliesyou will need to assemble ahead of time are:

~1Glass Pyrex bowl 
~1Stainless Steel Pot
~2Cooking Thermometers
~1Wooden Spoon
~Powderedlye (can be purchased at most hardware stores or grocery stores) Do not useDraino or Red-Devildrain cleaner. Use only 100% lye powder/granules.
~Distilledor filtered water (cold)
~ CoconutOil (purchased at any local health food store).
~Driedherb of your choice (for this recipe we will be using Sage, but any dried herbcan be substituted)
~Gogglesto protect your eyes
~Glovesto protect your hands (common yellow dishwashing gloves are fine).
~Cardboardbox lined with clean plastic garbage bag, cut to fit (tape to stay put).

Rulesto Remember:

Do notwash any globs of uncured or untraced soap down the drain. This will clog yourdrain.
Mixthe lye INTO the cold water, not the water into the lye. 
Themixing of the lye into the water will create temporary fumes. Do not breathethe fumes. Instead, work near an open door/window if possible.
If youget lye on your skin or in your eyes, rinse immediately with cold water. Keepcider vinegar handy to dilute the PH of the lye on skin. 
Do notuse aluminum or plastic containers. Use only Pyrex glass or stainless steel.

Herbal Sage Soap Recipe

3 PoundsCoconut Oil 
2 CupsCold Distilled Water or Filtered Water
7Ounces of Lye Powder
3 T ofCrumbled Sage Leaves or Ground Sage 
(ExtraSage for Decorating Top of Soap)
EssentialOil of choice (3-4T) (Lavender is nice)

Placemeasured oil in a stainless steel pot. 
Warmoil slowly on low stove setting to 110 degrees.
Whileoil is warming place goggles and gloves on and measure cold water into Pyrexbowl. 
Slowlyadd measured lye powder into cold water and stir gently with a wooden spoontill fully diluted.
Placelye solution in a cool place to reduce temperature to 110 degrees.
Whenboth lye solution and oil solution have simultaneously reached 110 degrees,carefully pour the lye solution into the oil solution and stir. You can stir voraciously by hand or use astick blender.
Blenduntil the consistency of the mixture begins to feel/look like frosting. (Approximately 10 minutes)
Liftspoon/stick blender and drag the mixture across the surface. If it leaves afirm ‘trail’ it is ready or ‘tracing’. 
Addyour herbs at this time and continue stirring.
Whenthe mixture begins to thicken slightly, add essential oil, mix well and pour soapinto pre-prepared box mold, sprinkle with decorative herbs on top if desired, andplace in an undisturbed spot to harden for 24 hours.
Remove soap from mold, cut and let cure for 3-4 weeks. 

Check Out This Blog

Wednesday, May 04, 2011 Edit This 0 Comments »
Hello Ladies and Gents!!
I am gonna try and start blogging regular again.I kind of miss it and also I want to again start spreading green awareness around.
So to start that off right I am going to introduce you to my father's blog!
He also has a fan page to go with it so you can keep up to date with everything goin on with his little slice of the Internet!

His blog is called 
Ol'McDonalds Garden Fresh Veggies

Yep I'm sure you guessed it he's a gardener!
But not just any gardener.He is a very avid organic gardener who has dabbled with it for years, but just last year decided to stop dabbling and truly get rid of all chemical assistance and only do thing's mother natures way.
He has always had an incredible green thumb where as I can kill Ivy.. I know I know its almost impossible to do that but trust me when I tell you it can TOTALLY be done.He just shakes his head to..
Its ok I'm at one with my non green thumbness!

Anyway his blog will be chock full of information.We hope to eventually do product reviews so that you can learn about different organic products and methods of gardening.Plus there will be video how to's!!
So go by and check his blog,subscribe and let us know what you think!
If you have any gardening questions please feel free to ask!
Here are the links! 

Got my maternity portraits taken!!

Monday, April 18, 2011 Edit This 0 Comments »
Hey guys!!
I know I know..been forever...haha..
Im a slacker I know..
Anyway I finally got my maternity images done by the amazing Amanda Keith of Indie Jane Photography!
She's amazing and we are SO SO happy with our images..
We had such a blast shooting with her which makes all the differance.Portraits should be fun and I can tell ya..we had ton's of it!
Check it out ya'll!!


Monday, January 03, 2011 Edit This 0 Comments »
Hey there my darklings!!
I am so sorry Ive been M.I.A. for awhile.Life's been very interesting to say the least and I really need to get back on the band wagon and start blogging again.I feel guilty for neglecting it.
But I've also kinda stopped shooting to so it all just stopped when my life went down the toilet.
I wont bore u with the details..
The only good that's come of this is my baby that is currently growing inside of me.
I wont lie Ive not been 100% green during my pregnancy but its also be 1000% stressful around me so something had to give.
But we are having a little girl and she's super healthy and super active.
Im due in may between the 14th and 18th.It was May 18th but at my ultrasound I measured at 20wks 6 days so that puts me in my 21st week now.So Im entering into my 6th month.Wow time flies..
Well I will share my ultrasound pics and will try to keep ya'll updated on my adventures..
I am going to be cloth diapering,breast feeding and making my own baby food.For many reasons..
Most of which are better for the baby and cost effective.Not to mention eco-friendly.
I'll admit the cloth diapering is a lil intemidating..its kind of a mystery in this day and age because we live in a disposable world.Which is sad..
Well here she is..
Her name is Saraphina Annaliese!!