A Kinder Kind of Egg.

Let’s talk about EGGS.

eggs Eggs are a staple food item, in most anyone’s kitchen. They are quite popular for breakfast: as scrambled, over-easy, hard-boiled, poached, or omelet style! They make incredible egg salads for lunch, and are called for in most baking recipes. And let’s not forget most every mother’s favorite backup plan; Breakfast for Dinner!

We all know that eggs are good for your overall health! But did you know that

Old/Antique Bottles


My family and I live on the south shore of Massachusetts, now. But I (Laura) was born and raised out in western MA, in the city of Westfield. Most times when I go back home to my parent’s house, my father urges me to take anything in the house that I want, for myself. “Anything at all”, he stresses.  I most always dismiss his invitation because, frankly, I want everything to stay there, just as it is.  Forever, really. But at least, for as long as possible.

You see, my mother passed away in 2005.  It’s so hard for me to believe it’s been that long already.  But what’s harder for most others to believe, is that my father has kept everything in the house, just as it was when my mother was there.  He even keeps it clean.… Read More

It’s the Chicken Coop Reveal!

Finally, we are ready to show you the chicken coop that has been in the works for 2 months!
We know many of you have been waiting to see it, and we have to tell you, we’re pretty darn excited to show it to you!

PLEASE NOTE: There are many photos in this post, so please give them time to load.  Then at the end there is a link to even more photos that I thought some would like to see, such as early stages of the coop being built (for those who may have missed it on Facebook), the inside of the coop, and and a closer look at some of it’s other cool features.Read More

Sat – Essential Spring Cleaning Event – Stinky Boys, Cleaning with Oils, Water Bead Diffuser

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Oh my; we’re really at the tail-end of The Essential Spring Cleaning Event now! Tomorrow is our last day. It hasn’t been easy getting a post out daily here, but I’ve managed, hoping it’s been a real help and inspiration for you all, in your upcoming spring cleaning plans and endeavors!

So here’s Friday’s hit list! Visit, comment if you’d like (us bloggers really appreciate that ;) ), and bookmark or Pin the ideas for your future references:

 
Fresh House With Stinky Boys
at The Mob Society

 MAMA IS SPRING CLEANING {WITH HER OILS}.
at Mama is Oiled

Water Bead Diffuser
at The Joyful Homestead

So here’s all week’s spring cleaning posts:

HERE is Monday’s Essential Spring Cleaning round up of posts links.
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Fri – Clean with Natural Products, Keep Bugs Out, Chemical-Free Kitchen, and Favorite Ways to Use Essential Oils to Spring Clean

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Oh my; we’re really at the tail-end of The Essential Spring Cleaning Event now! Tomorrow is our last day. It hasn’t been easy getting a post out daily here, but I’ve managed, hoping it’s been a real help and inspiration for you all, in your upcoming spring cleaning plans and endeavors!

So here’s Friday’s hit list!  Visit, comment if you’d like (us bloggers really appreciate that ;) ), and bookmark or Pin the ideas for your future references:

 

The Bucket List” – How To clean with natural products
at A Nourished Home

Keeping The Bugs Out
at Jana’s Apothecary

Chemical Free Kitchen Cleaners
at Something For Everyone to Enjoy

Favorite ways to use Essential Oils to Springclean
at Life on the Urban Farm

 

So here’s the growing rundown so far:

HERE is Monday’s Essential Spring Cleaning round up of posts links.
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Thur – Essential Spring Cleaning Event – Home Odors, Musty Rooms, Cleaning with On Guard, Boys Stinky Room Sprays


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It’s Thursday, so we’re in the homestretch now, with our Essential Spring Cleaning Event!  Anyone itching to put all of their new cleaning tricks to work? We’ve done some things, but like my friend said, I too will be more motivated to really get cleaning, with the warm spring weather is here. When we can open the windows!  Hopefully we’re in the homestretch for some spring-like weather as well.

Anyway, let’s at least just keep gathering our grand cleaning plans, shall we?

Keeping the Home in Homestead: So it doesn’t smell like the barn
at Mama Kautz

Making Musty Rooms Smell Like Spring
at Whole Lotta Somethin’

Deep Cleaning with On Guard
at Independence Farms

Room Sprays for Stinky Boys!

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Wed – Essential Spring Cleaning Event – Shower Cleaner, Aroma Therapy, Laundry Soap, Spiders and Pests Away


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It’s the peak of the week! Here’s Wednesday’s Spring Cleaning Event roundup!  Looks like some great stuff today!  Hope you’ve been checking out what these blogger’s have to share with us about living a healthier, less toxic-lifestyle, and how we can clean our homes with the same goals in mind! Bookmark or Pin these ideas, so you’ll have them when you are ready to tackle the dirt, grime and odor lurking in your home!

 DIY Daily Shower Cleaner
at The Prairie Homestead

 Aroma Therapy
at L A Ramsey

Homemade Laundry Soap
Scentsable Home

Spiders and Pests Away
at Naptime Warrior

Keeping you all caught up here:

HERE is Monday’s Essential Spring Cleaning round up of posts links.
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An All Natural, All Purpose Spray Cleaner Recipe and Washing Curtains -GIVEAWAY!

As many of you are probably aware, we have been participating in a wonderful Essential Spring Cleaning Event, all this week!
Not only are we hooking you up with a handful of safe, non-toxic spring cleaning posts every day this week, from 22 other bloggers, but today we are contributing to this fantastic event with our own post as well. 
And we have a Giveaway for you at the end of this post, so do-not-miss-out on that!

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I have two things I am sharing with you today:

1. My all-natural-all-purpose spray cleaner recipe 


2. a curtains washing tip

To start, let me tell you about my all-purpose, all-natural, spray cleaner solution. 
By the italicized, I mean that it is safe, non-toxic; with no harmful chemicals.… Read More

Mon – Essential Spring Cleaning Event – Bathrooms, Carpets, Refrigerators and Fun!

When you think of SPRING CLEANING, do you get excited?  Or do you think, “UGH!”?
Well no matter how you really feel about it, there is one thing most of us can agree on . . . .

It has to be done, anyway!

So I am excited to tell you that all of this this week, from March 17 – 22, 2014, we are bringing you the kind of deep spring cleaning tips, recipes, ideas, and hopefully inspirations, to make your spring cleaning the most enjoyable ever!  Yes, I said enjoyable.  As it can be, anyway.

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And the best part?  Instead of being left with headaches, feeling nauseous or dizzy, and harming you and your family’s health from all of those toxic chemicals you are usually spraying into the air and scrubbing with, you will learn how to make simple and safe, all natural cleaners, that smell a-maze-ing!Read More

The Benefits of Lemon Essential Oil and 25 Ways to Use It.

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     Is there anything more invigorating than the fresh scent of lemon?  Today I am not only going to share with you what I have learned about lemon essential oil, and the some of the many benefits this oil offers, but also give you a printable list of 25 awesome ways that you can use lemon essential oil for your health, wellness and household! 
     
     Let me start with a crazy confession that I can hardly believe myself anymore. I used to not like lemon-anything. It really wasn’t until I experienced the purity of real lemon essential oil, that I fell right in love with the essence of lemon.  I surprised myself, in a big way!… Read More

A Free Thanksgiving Display Printable For You

Dear Friends (and Family!)

Thanksgiving is just days away. Although we won’t all be gathered together in person, we like to think we all are in heart!
We ask that you remember all of those this holiday, who may be sad, lonely, ill, grieving, or otherwise struggling at this time of year, or this year in particular.  Reach out to them as you can, or remember to keep them in your prayers in a special way.

As a gift of our thanksgiving for you, I designed this 8″x10″ display printable for you!
  You can frame it, and display it anywhere you please, as a heartwarming message for all.
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Music Matters (N-Tunes Monster Headphones)

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HELLO! My name is Alexis Grace! I’m the oldest of the kids in our family, here at House Of Joyful Noise. Some of you may also know me from my own blog, Just Shine On!

But today I’m really excited to be doing a guest post on my family’s blog, and it’s all about:

MUSIC!

Our family consists of real music lovers. Music is so many things, to many people. It’s entertainment and enjoyment. But it also often carries a message, or is a story being told, whether there are words to tell it or not. Music definitely does so much for me, personally.

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