Hello Friends, it's been awhile! Do you ever have those days and/or weeks that just seem so crammed with stuff you don't know where the time has gone? Just me? My life tries to stay organized by three different calendars; phone, planner, and dry erase to keep me straight but sometimes.... not even the calendars … Continue reading Total Dear Diary Moment Here…
Written by: Julie We dove into the toxic chemical issue and quickly found out about personal care products, house hold cleaners and medications. Not only are the toxins in most of those products bad for humans and animals but they can also be harmful to the environment. First we weeded out the horrible stuff … Continue reading The Switch to Wellness
Written by: Julie Learning about preparedness helped me understand why water is extremely important especially during emergencies. Read Christa's post about her water storage if you haven't already to learn more about it. We have a similar system in place for our bottled water storage. Living in the Pacific North West, we get a lot of … Continue reading DIY Water Collection made Simple
Written by: Julie Once we started to dig into all this life changing information we were overwhelmed. We had to choose a focus. We wrote a growing list of all the things we were learning about and put them in order of what was most important. We concentrated first on what we needed to get … Continue reading Preparedness Meets Insurance
I decided to write this post as I was carefully, and artfully, arranging our beloved water supply for refill. One of the most important things you will need in the event of any disaster is water but we often run into a lot more questions than answers regarding how we go about stockpiling said water. … Continue reading H2Ohhhh Man I Need More Water!
As my husband and I mapped out our trek across the United States of America there is one thing we knew for sure.... Yellowstone National Park was a MUST! Our bucket list was calling and so we must go. We had a timeline to meet, as many military/PCS moves do, so we had to be … Continue reading THT Series: Yellowstone National Park – Where No Connection Meets Real Connection
Written by: Julie About 5 years ago I started to learn about toxic chemicals in personal care products, medication and household cleaning chemicals, effects of fluoride, contaminants in tap water, GMO’s, harmful hormones in meat and dairy products, preservatives in processed foods, pesticides and other toxic substances used for growing food, carcinogenic ingredients in vaccines … Continue reading HOLD ON! Here Comes a New Lifestyle!
Hello fellow travel buddies and let me welcome you to our first experience of driving across the United States with our tiny humans! Yes, above is our actual route that we took approximately two years ago. Our kids were six and almost one at the time. I can't even believe it! Any who, let me break … Continue reading Tiny Human Travel Series: Our First Cross-country Roadtrip!
Written by: Julie Alright. I compost, I’m not a professional but I have been involved with it my whole life. Composting also goes hand in hand with our zero waste life style. Check out that article here: https://2lanternsifbysea.com/2018/02/16/my-road-to-zero-waste/ There is an art to composting, but I try not to think too much into it. The quality … Continue reading The Picky Composter
Written by: Julie I saw an advertisement on Facebook for an exhibit called “The Compassion Experience”, which is an organization that has a sponsorship program for children living in poverty. I actually saw it last year too, we weren’t able to go and I honestly don’t think we were ready. My son was too young, … Continue reading Compassion