Tower Garden Update

Kelly ListonAll Articles, Homesteading/Gardening2 Comments

My Tower Garden is 3 months old!  I can’t believe it has only been 3 months and I have been harvesting LOTS of goodies from this amazing tower!!!   I have really enjoyed having lettuces on the Tower Garden.  I have been just harvesting leaves for salads and sandwiches the moment I need it.  I JUST recently harvested the remainder … Read More

4 Ways to Get Your Home Ready for Winter

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Healthy Lifestyle, Tips36 Comments

4 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Winter

Winter is my least favorite time of year. I’m not overly fond of being cold, and I loathe driving in snow and ice. Plus, when you live in a climate that experiences heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures, winter means doing some serious planning — you have to prepare your home and your family for inclement weather. After years of winter … Read More

Happy Holidays!

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Happy Holidays from Oh Lardy!

I can hardly believe that the end of the year is just around the corner!!  I absolutely love this time of year.  The holidays, the people, the FOOD, the special traditions.  My kids are just so much fun, too.  I love watching the wonder and excitement bloom on their faces as we get closer and closer to Christmas day.  I … Read More

Oils of Ancient Scripture – Aloes/Sandalwood

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Oils of the Ancient Scripture - Sandalwood

Essential oils, though trendy now, are certainly nothing new! In fact, there are over 200 references to them in the Bible, and there is evidence of them being used as far back as 3500 B.C.   Essential oils are the concentrated essences of plants…stems, grasses, resins, flowers, etc.  They act as the plants natural defense mechanisms and act very similarly … Read More

20 Must Have CYBER MONDAY Deals!

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20 Must Have Cyber Monday Deals!

Cyber Monday is here and now is the time to get started on your holiday shopping…or the time to stock up on items you need! There have been countless deals this weekend and TODAY but here are some of our favorites!   Oh Lardy’s e-books Yep…we put ALL 4 of our e-books on sale for you today!  Use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY50 to get … Read More

10 Tips to Declutter Your Whole House

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Healthy Lifestyle, Tips4 Comments

10 Tips to Declutter Your Home

by Elizabeth Greene The goal of decluttering is fairly straightforward; if you want to make room in your home for the things that matter, you have to get rid of the stuff that doesn’t. With the holidays just around the corner, you’ll be needing extra space for friends and family, gifts (those you’re giving and those you receive), and of … Read More

Nourishing Mushroom Soup Recipe

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Nourishing Mushroom Soup Recipe

Today, I am excited to share this delicious mushroom soup recipe from Benjamin Smith of  I love soup and this recipe is legit!!  Give it a try! I’ve had an odd history with mushrooms. For too long I completely neglected the magic white stuff. I often thought of it as flavorless and as filler food. But boy was I wrong! … Read More

Carpet Freshener Recipe

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DIY Carpet Freshener Recipe

As I have been working hard to get rid of potentially toxic chemicals in my home, I have had a lot of fun using new recipes for products such as air freshener, lotion, mouthwash and household cleaners.   Since we no longer use any synthetic air fresheners in my home, I love this carpet freshener recipe as a way to … Read More

Fermented Salsa Recipe

Tamara MannellyAll Articles, Dressings, sauces and dips, Fermenting, Ferments, Recipes, Side Dishes, Snacks and Appetizers1 Comment

Fermented Salsa Recipe

My family loves chips and salsa…like seriously has a problem and can eat a whole bowl!  I decided to ferment some fresh salsa to bring all of the benefits of fermented food to our taco nights!  I could add some real sour cream, fermented jalapenos, fermented garlic and wow!  I have probiotic rich toppings for tacos, burritos, nachos and more. … Read More

Friends Don’t Let Friends Miss Out On These Oils!

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Friends Don't Let Friends Have These Unopened in Their Cabinet!

When I received my first essential oil starter kit, I really didn’t know what to do. The only reason I bought it was for the Thieves blend and a diffuser.  I then branched into using Lavender to relax, Peppermint to help us perk up and support our digestion.  Any of the bottles that I was unfamiliar with (Frankincense, Joy, Peace and Calming, … Read More