Frugal Travel Tips

frugal travel tips

Planning a vacation can be exhausting and frustrating, especially when you are trying to stay within a budget. I've learned some amazing secrets over the years and I want to share them so your family can benefit.  Wouldn't it be great to take more vacations and spend less money?  I am frugal to the bone. I am currently away on a solo retreat, AKA, Soulcation....just me....alone.... with no one to care for. I know, mom to mom, this is … {Read More...}

An Evening for Freedom

Freedom Dinners

Last Friday evening I attended an event that was simply, magical. A group of about twenty five food lovers, purchased tickets for $75 to have dinner in the middle of an orchard with strangers.  As an introvert, and one who often struggles with small talk conversations, this was truly stepping outside my comfort zone. I had begun following CiderPress Lane on Instagram, shortly after attending a women's conference outside Seattle in May.  The … {Read More...}

All-Natural Cleaning Recipes


A few years back I truly discovered the danger of chemicals in all our household cleaners. As someone who is in remission from an autoimmune disease, I need to be very aware of what I am coming into contact with in my home. I've spent years educating myself about what we expose our bodies to on a daily basis...from what we ingest, to what we apply topically on our bodies, to what we inhale, and also what we come in contact with in our … {Read More...}

Cleaning with Thieves Household Cleaner


One of the number one things we ALL use for a clean home is household cleaner. The Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit organization focused on environment and public health, recently came out with their Cleaners Hall of Shame list. The list includes common products you use to clean your home every day. These products contain ingredients containing carcinogens, asthma instigators, and poisons, which mean some sparkly cleaners might come at … {Read More...}

My Journey Overcoming Lupus


I have been ask hundreds of times over the past five years about my journey with the Autoimmune disease, Lupus. I was diagnosed with both Cutaneous (Discoid) as well as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. During the course of the past eight years, I've managed to learn how to support my body in the best ways possible to lessen any symptoms of this disease. I recently did a LIVE Facebook event where I shared my story.  How I discovered my … {Read More...}

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