DIY Moisturizing Natural Lotion

DIY Moisturizing Natural Lotion - easy to make with only a few ingredients: shea butter, coconut oil, grapeseed oil and essential oils!

This winter is like every other Saskatchewan winter – cold and dry.

We have spells of -40 weather and the furnace is running constantly, sucking all potential moisture out of our home and leaving our skin dry and itchy.

It doesn’t help that we have a problem with dry skin to begin, Raeca has a long struggle with dry skin and eczema and Ephraim’s beautiful African skin needs a lot of moisturizing.

So, I’ve been experimenting with some different lotions and have come up with one that we love!

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Living With Crohn’s For More Than 15 Years & Not Even Knowing It – Signs & Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease

Living with Crohn's for more than 15 years and not even knowing it - signs and symptoms of Crohn's disease and triggers for Crohn's

I had actually written pretty much this exact post elsewhere last summer but I wanted to share about my health journey here as well so here’s part one.

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About a year and a half ago I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, completely out of the blue. Okay, so it wasn’t totally out of the blue but I sure didn’t see it coming.

Now that I’ve had over a year to come to terms with the diagnosis and think about it I’ve realized I’ve been having symptoms for more than fifteen years. Probably for more than half of my life.

Today I want to share my story, not in an effort to say “hey, look at me!” but for the same reason I’ve always blogged; in the chance that my journey can help someone else out there.

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New Year, New Goals! {Goals for 2018}

I always love the start of a new year, I look forward to the idea of a “fresh start” and always find myself setting goals at this time of year.

For the last number of years I’ve had a word for the year instead of a list of goals. Some of the words I’ve had over the years have been: discipline, encourage, hospitality, serve and celebrate. 

This year I didn’t have a word jump out at me, one may still, but for time time being I decided to create a list of goals for the year.

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