Thursday, March 1, 2012

My strange food allergies

So most people have normal food allergies that we have all heard of, but of course I have to have a different sensitivity to certain foods than most other people, therefore making it harder for me to avoid these items.

I can't eat anything fermented, otherwise I will have a migraine, which I do not enjoy, as I have spent too many years already battling them and I am only in my 30's. It also makes me short of breath, feeling like my windpipe is shutting off and an elephant is sitting on my chest.  Not only not fun, but also scary, so it's not worth eating the things that do that. A benedryl helps, but makes me feel awful the next day, and I don't like taking medicine.

So anything fermented includes yogurt, vinegar, alcohol, breads and I am sure others.  It does not sound too bad, but it means I have to limit or not consume: yogurt, relishes, bread, sandwiches, mayonaise, mustard, ketsup, all salad dressings, alcoholic beverages, cakes, brownies, cookies, the list goes on really long if you think about all the things that contain vinegar especially.

If I watch what I eat, a little in moderation is not likely to affect me, so that is a plus. Then I decided in my quest to figure out what was causing all of this that I would weed out eating bad for you things like white rice, pasta or sugar.  I do eat whole grains, veggies, fruit, seafood, some red meat and some other things, basically a healthy lifestyle.  However, I do break the regimen occasionally and endulge in a few things, afterall life is short.

All Natural Cleaning for my Home and Family

So I have been on a mission lately to try all the "new" money saving, all natural options for my house. I started with making my own laudry detergent in November, and have been impressed. It cleans just as well as any other detergent I have bought in the past and has saved money for sure.  Next up was dishwasher detergent, same there, however, I still run my brand name tab thru every 3rd or 4th load, it is not quite keeping up, so I will try a new recipe next go round.

My newest trial is going to be foaming handsoap with castile soap and water and I found foaming handsoap dispensers on Amazon.  My kids just make a huge mess and waste regular handsoap, I'll let you know how it goes when I get it all together. Also when I figure out how, I'll share my found recipes.

In the future I will continue to try to make more all natural things for my home and family while saving money, and will keep you posted.  We are just running thru all the regular things we have on hand first, so we don't wast it.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Beginning

So it all begins, I am new here to the blogging world, just figuring it all out.  So I will start with a little history. Just the basics on me, I'd like to keep it that way.  I have been married for a while now and have 2 kids, one of each.  I am in my thirties and I live in the peaceful country in Georgia. 
I titiled my blog Ever Evolving, because that is how I define my life, the only constant is change.  Some of you may find me crazy others I hope will find something relatable.  So I welcome all feedback. Let's get started!