on wool dryer balls

What’s cooking today?

Well, actually… these are wool dryer balls. The boiling is to make the yarn ball stick together in one solid piece – it’s called “felting.” Later I’ll stuff these into a sock & dry on high heat to finish the process.

If you’re sitting there wondering, “What the heck are wool dryer balls?”, keep reading! These puppies’ll change your life. (Okay maybe not, but they’re still pretty darn awesome.)

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Wool dryer balls are an AWESOME replacement for dryer sheets because..

a) They last for years and you don’t have to buy dryer sheets (💵) – and they still get your clothes soft

b) You can easily ditch of all the harmful chemicals used for fragrance and softening in dryer sheets (on your clothes ➡️ on your skin ➡️ in your body. This stuff is just bad news 😵)

c) They can actually cut down on drying time!! (💵 & 🕚)

Four of these cost around $6-8 to make.

I whipped up a few batches to bring to a local women’s shelter!

awe and wonder.

sometimes this thing we call the human body is quite the mystery. the more I learn, the more amazed I am. but there are so many surprises along the way. like who knew that dark chocolate actually helps keep healthy bacteria in your gut?? amazing.

what is one thing you have always wondered about health and wellness? leave a comment below!


balance your wellness goals through the holidays

xbx3uqbcn1k-mira-bozhkoBeing healthy doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the holidays! However, there are a few things you can put into practice to balance reaching your wellness goals through the endless spreads of deliciousness.

1. Enjoy the foods you do choose to eat! Eating with guilt not only adds stress, but defeats the purpose of eating those things in the first place. Savor every bite – make it count!

2. Choose small portions. You can have a little bit of everything – and you won’t feel you’re missing out if you refer to number 1 😉  sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, turkey, ham, stuffing… yummm.

3. It may work best to narrow down your options to one or a few. You don’t need every cookie, just pick the most delicious, best looking one. Cookies are definitely my weakness! 🍪

I think it’s safe to say, one of the most challenging things for everyone through the holidays – regardless of what your wellness goals are – is not to eat too much sugar. Choose carefully & make it count.

Though there may be challenges, it really is so important to e n j o y your wellness journey – this is all about living!

w a t e r .

Does this photo make you thirsty? Staying hydrated is one of the easiest ways to improve your mood & energy level! When our cells become dehydrated, they are sluggish and don’t function quite as well. An easy way to figure out how much water you should be drinking is to take your weight in pounds and divide by 2 – that’s how many ounces of water you should get in a day! It’s easy to remember on a hot summer day, but make sure to drink enough water in the cold, dry winter months as well!