Mar 29, 2011


I have not yet watched any other Documentaries so there is no update on that end. We are still going strong on our new Organic lifestyle though. The kids really do love all the new foods and are excited about them and love eating healthy. My body seems to be regular again as far as periods go. Hopefully this will lead to good things in the future. Not to mention my pants are fitting nice.

I also had some fun a few sundays ago with my SIL making hair bows. I was hoping to sell some at the JBF Sale but they did not sell as well as I had hoped. But none the less it was still really fun and we got to spend some quality time together. ( plus I scored some great deals at the sale)

Tom and I put the kids rooms together ( or should I say apart as they were together). So now they are back to having their own rooms. They look too cute.

The entrance to Lilahs room ( yes it looks this pink with those curtains)

The room from this angle, and you can see all her girly toys and the changing table is now a toy/bow shelf..haha (both baskets on the top have bows and headbands in them)

And the other side, her dresser, dollies and play clothes

Sams room entrance ( all the homeschool supplies and boy toys in here)

Coming in you can see his bunk bed and desk area

His desk for school ( he needed to work in private without sissy) ( i know the dresser needs some cleaning)

and just a view of his beds... He loves them. ( he has a cool night light that projects a "nemo" scene on the ceiling too.

Mar 14, 2011

Cloth Diaper Cutness

Mar 13, 2011

Documentaries and Cloth Diapers.

So I'm making it my mission to watch all 17 documentaries on this list! (all though Ive already seen a few, Ill watch them again !)I don't know how long it will take but as I watch them I will review them and kind of give my reaction to them.

DIRT- watched on hulu, it was a quick watch so good if you don't have a lot of time. It wasn't life changing though, it did give me a new perspective on dirt and compost etc.. but I'm also not quite in the composting "green" as of yet. It did however, make me really want some good organic wine!

FOOD MATTERS- We watched this a few weeks ago so its not as fresh on my mind but it made us realize a bit more about the nutrition value of food and this is how GOD intended it to be. Did you know that they are able to treat cancer with high doses of Vitamin C, something GOD made yet we are banning here in the U.S. because of the pharmaceutical companies pockets? This was part of the reason we added so many vitamins to our diet and why we as parents decided to be sure our kids were eating nutritionally dense foods. Fun fact from this film: 2 handfuls of cashews can equal one Prozac! Its a pretty educational film and I think a must watch.

SUPERSIZE ME- We watched it again today, partially because it will be on my exam for my nutrition class. Which by the way I also think that every person should take. I am learning so much about my food and it is only cementing this new lifestyle of ours and making it more solid! Okay, back to SSM, amazing, and disgusting all at the same time. My husband was sure it was going to make him crave McDonalds but by the end of it he to is on the NO FAST FOOD train! Here is an article I read recently about mcnuggets.. and ewweee, butane..really. I cant believe I fed that to my children. From all the illness my family suffers from, I have to wonder if its partially because of the way we eat? I know Spurlock took it to the extreme, but really how much of this also can hold true to other processed foods we Americans eat?

THE FUTURE OF FOOD- WOW, first it was slow, but the more we watch the more we couldn't take our eyes off it. It goes into more depth and detail about GMO, what it is, how its made and the effects it has. It was sad at the same time. We watched it in two parts, after just 30 min I went to bed thinking that MONSANTO was pure evil. I still feel that way, how can we as humans and Christians be so opposed to Gene modification in humans but not our food that we are feeding our children? We gasp at the though of someone modifying our embryos but not when it comes to our food? God made all the plants the right way with the nutrients we need to survive, how can it be okay to change it and say WE can do better than GOD! This film will teach you about the process and patents that go into GMOs. Companies like Monsanto are saying these will cure hunger famine when really its just causing more by the way they are running it and putting farmers out of work. Hunger is not a issue of amount of food, its an issue of access to food. How can we continue to turn a blind eye? No more for my family, we will vote with our forks and our budgets by not buying food made with GMOs, we will support our local farmers and get the future of food changed! check out to learn more. and watch this film!

Ill post more as I watch them!

Now on another subject we have decided to try and Cloth diaper:
We only started two days ago and so far so good, it does take work and Im reading everything I can get my eyes on about it. My friend Kat let me borrow a few to test out, Im thinking I like the old fashion pre folds with covers over the aios, I think the changing may be easier as most times I only have to change the inside and not the whole diaper as with aio's ( all in ones) and that means less money for us. We have now gone two days without using a single disposable. So far our favorites are the G diapers with cloth inserts and flip covers. Ill also keep updating the progress as we move forward for a healthier family and a healthier world!

Mar 10, 2011

ch ch ch changes....

Okay, Ill give an update on some of the other stuff at the end of this post....

Two months ago my husband and I decided to start eating healthier, so we started buying more veggies, sugar free and low fat options etc... but then a few weeks later we were bored and watching netflix. We came across the movie FOOD INC. and OMG, (yes I said OMG) it completely changed the way we look at our food and our lives. I would encourage anyone and everyone to watch this and then to continue to do research and educate yourselves.

That being said, we decided to really make a change. We have begun the process of switching to only eating Organic (and local when possible) foods. It is just that, a process. We did donate some of the HFCS things in our house, dumped the non organic ground beef and are almost all organic in our pantry and fridge. Soon we will probably be 98% organic. I can not wait until its farmers market season! We have started to add daily vitamins as well. Since the change we have felt better inside and out.(Tom has lost about 8 lbs) Our way of thinking has changed and this is starting to also turn us a little more green each day. We will be stopping the use of chemicals in our house to clean and use vinegar, baking soda etc... combinations instead. ( thats a whole nother blog!)

We do not want the GMO's food in our house or bodies, HFCS etc... I would rather you all just watch this movie and then FOOD MATTERS as well to really get an idea about this lifestyle change.

So what about the budget???

For years I said I could never shop organic or "healthy". I was wrong. Its all about change, we no longer eat out at fast food restaurants because they are not organic and instead that money we spent now goes into the grocery budget. Ive found its not that much more, with couponing and shopping around the difference is marginal. We make it a family day when we go to whole foods and the kids are starting to love their veggies now, as they really get to pick what they eat. Ive also found that my taste buds are changing. I crave good organic food, not the greasy fries and hamburger..those actually make me sick. My mother alwyas says "pay now or pay later" and shes right. I want to be around for my kids I want to see them live healthy lives and not end up in the hospital later or be on pills because of a choice as simple as eating healthy and organic!

Bottom line.. watch the movie and pass this knowledge on to a friend so they too can live healthier lives. (its streaming on netflix and amazon)


so here is a bit of fun..
3 years ago I participated in an online challege about what our food says about us. This was the video:

Now here is what our fridge looks like today: We are well on our way!

okay so for some of the other updates:
The pharmecutical company 100% approved the meds!  I have had a few flair ups but they are getting farther apart.
School is going great as well as work, it is keeping me super busy as well.
Sammy has been doing awesome in Gymnastics, and is excited to start T ball in April! (look out for photos!)