Kelly’s October Stitch Fix

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Kelly's October Stitch Fix

So, you have seen Tamara explore her stitch fix in August and September.  But what you didn’t see was my July Stitch Fix.  I was SO excited for it to come.  And when I got the box it was almost like Christmas morning.  I had high hopes for a few items, but in the end they failed.  I sent EVERYTHING … Read More

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A Natural Remedy for a Urinary Tract Infection

Kelly Liston

Natural remedy for a urinary tract infection

Yup!  I am talking about urinary tract infections (UTI) today.  Aren’t you glad you stopped by?  If you are a woman, chances are you may have had a UTI at least once in your life.  And if you have had one, you know EXACTLY when a UTI is starting.  The abdominal discomfort – which admittedly you may wonder about – … Read More

Kelly ListonA Natural Remedy for a Urinary Tract Infection

Stitch Fix Review September 2014

Tamara Mannelly

Stitch Fix Review September 2014

As you know from my Stitch Fix Review from August, this is becoming my new favorite thing!  I get so excited for my box of goodies to arrive each month and can’t wait to see what my stylist chose for me!!! This post is a bit delayed (went out of town for my 40th birthday, attended a blogger conference, been … Read More

Tamara MannellyStitch Fix Review September 2014

Your Food Parenting Style Matters

Kelly Liston

The picky toddler solution

We all try to be the most caring, supportive and invested parents we can. We all wish our kids only the best. It comes naturally to us because we are all evolutionary wired to make sure our offspring is warm, safe and fed. But, unfortunately, since our primary instincts were developed in a pre-kids menu world, they might not be … Read More

Kelly ListonYour Food Parenting Style Matters

How to Reuse Essential Oil Bottles

Tamara Mannelly

How to Clean How to Reuse Your Empty Essential Oil Bottles - Don't toss your empty bottles. Clean and reuse them. Great for making custom blends, roll-ons, sample bottles, travel bottles and more!!and Reuse Essential Oil Bottles

If you have been using essential oils for years like me, you have ended up with a stash of used bottles!  Hopefully you haven’t recycled them because you can REUSE them!!! I will admit my first few empties, I promptly tossed in the recycling, never thinking that I could reuse the bottles.  Now that I know better, I have a … Read More

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How to Render Beef Tallow in a Crockpot

Tamara Mannelly

How to Render Beef Tallow in a Crockpot -

If you knew me back in the late 80s and 90s, you would totally get that this is something I never thought I would do.  I mean, I was eating fat free frozen yogurt and Swedish Fish and fat free cheese and *gasp* Butter Buds.  I would hardly let butter or olive oil come near my lips and I certainly … Read More

Tamara MannellyHow to Render Beef Tallow in a Crockpot

Wort Brined Pickles

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Wort Brined Pickles

Allow me to let you in on a little known fact about Kelly of Oh Lardy.  Her husband loves to brew his own beer.  He hates the cleaning part of brewing, but he loves brewing.  I guess this shouldn’t be too much of a surprise since we pretty much ferment anything over here at Oh Lardy.  But my husband was … Read More

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Kelly’s Favorite uses for Essential Oils

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Kelly's Favorite uses for Essential oils -

If you are a seasoned Essential Oil veteran or an EO newbie, we all wonder how other people use their essential oils.  Is there something we don’t know that could help us? I am going to tell you today my favorite and most common ways I use my essential oils.  Most of the oils that I use every day are … Read More

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7 Benefits of Fermented Foods

Tamara Mannelly

The Many Benefits of Fermented Foods

Do you eat fermented foods?  You should! Fermentation is a traditional form of preservation dating back thousands of years.  Essentially, the bacteria naturally present on food begins breaking down sugars and starches in food.  This produces lactic acid which halts the growth of ‘bad’ bacteria, so the food is preserved not rotted. Not only is the food preserved but it … Read More

Tamara Mannelly7 Benefits of Fermented Foods

Italian Sausage and Pepper Strata Recipe

Tamara Mannelly

Italian Sausage and Bell Pepper Strata

We love breakfast foods in our house…especially savory breakfast foods with plenty of eggs (from backyard chickens, of course)!  We even love to have them for dinner!  Breakfast food is good food anytime of the day! Frittatas, Bacon Hash, Breakfast Casseroles, even Oatmeal!  Yum!! Can’t get enough!!! I got this recipe for an Italian Sausage and Bell Pepper Strata from … Read More

Tamara MannellyItalian Sausage and Pepper Strata Recipe

Top 10 Uses for Diatomaceous Earth

Kelly Liston

Diatomaceous Earth

Even for a dedicated diatomaceous earth user like myself, I’m always learning new ways to use DE. Read our top ten ways to incorporate diatomaceous earth more fully into your life. Use this as ant killer and repellent in the home. Definitely one of the most popular reasons to use DE, and you’ll be glad you used it. Even if … Read More

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How I Keep My Immune System Strong in the Winter

Tamara Mannelly

How to Keep Your Immune System Strong -

Summer has come to a close and I can feel Fall in the air.  The leaves are starting to turn, the morning air is cool and crisp.  The kids are back to school and are settling into a routine.   I love fall.  But with the onset of fall, something else is coming…cold and flu season.  I am hearing stories … Read More

Tamara MannellyHow I Keep My Immune System Strong in the Winter

Cucumber and Red Onion Salad

Tamara Mannelly

Sweet and Sour Cucumber Salad -

Summer has officially come to a close, especially here in Chicago where the leaves are just beginning to turn and the morning temperatures are a bit cool.   My garden is slowly dying back, except for a few fall hardy plants like pumpkins, kale and turnips.  Soon it will be time to put the garden to bed for the winter. … Read More

Tamara MannellyCucumber and Red Onion Salad

Nourishing Nachos

Kelly Liston

nachos -

Nachos are always a crowd pleaser!  The good news is they don’t have to be a junk food!  You can prepare nachos for your family using nourishing and delicious ingredients!  Not only can you source good and local ingredients, you can give your favorite toppings an added boost!   For example, you can add a frozen cube of pureed beef … Read More

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Essential Oils for Men

Kelly Liston

Essential Oils for Men -

So you have been enjoying using essential oils in your home for a while now.  You use them to make cleaning products, you diffuse them in your home, you make bath salts.  You use them to ease tummy troubles, headaches, muscle aches, and allergies!   Has your husband peeked into your oily stash looking for something that can possibly help … Read More

Kelly ListonEssential Oils for Men