About mrsgoodstuff

I’m a homeschooling, stay-at-home mom to 3 busy little boys and wife to one big boy and this is my first attempt at this blogging STUFF!  My goal for this site it to provide a forum to share the things that are not only important to me, but also the things in which people seem most interested.  I’ve always been interested in ‘health and nutrition’ and have lived at various places on that continuum (you can guess which part while I was in college), but after giving birth to my oldest son, living a life that keeps my family and the Earth healthy evolved from a passion to a necessity.   Thanks so many smart people, endless hours of reading and just plain trusting my instincts, I’ve accumulated some useful knowledge over the years.  I’m basically the ‘crazy one’ in my circle of friends yet I always find myself being asked for little tips here and there. I figured, if you’re like I am, last thing you need is another book accumulating dust on your counter, so maybe this will be a good and easy-to-use resource for you.

Please keep this in mind as you read and participate in this blog: I am certainly not a professional anything.  But…I still have some really GOOD STUFF to share…stuff that has worked for my family; stuff that I’ve ‘researched’ for years; stuff that can save you time and benefit you, your loved ones and the planet. (My husband said a good title for this site would be: ‘How to breastfeed, juice wheatgrass & empty the dishwasher simultaneously’!  I have to give it to  him: that sort of sums it up to a T.)

When I can, I’ll post raw & vegan recipes, recipes for truly natural pest control, links to amazing charities, tips for natural beauty products & recipes to make your own, suggestions to lower your impact on this planet without overwhelming yourself…GOOD STUFF like that.  I’m blessed to have some friends and loved ones who are incredibly knowledgeable and skilled; hopefully they will chime in from time to time as ‘guest bloggers’.

Your suggestions and feedback are absolutely welcome.  I equally love learning from like-minded and not-so-like-minded so please share if there’s something you think would benefit others.  Thanks for joining me!

Beth Ann

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33 Comments

  1. Excellent idea for keeping your own sanity as well as helping others with theirs!!!

    1. Thanks Deb! Keep an eye out for posts that credit you, Jeff, your mom…Marie W. was the first, but your mom was the 2nd person in my life to open my eyes to the whole concept of health through nutrition
      And, of course, I always think of Jeff when I’m using my Champion juicer that is still amazing after 16 years of use
      So a big ‘thank you’ to you and your family

  2. Hi Beth – Love your blog. Mia and I are trying to follow in your “little green footsteps”!!! We are opening our salon in June and we are trying to use as many organic/green products as possible. Our skin care and hair care lines are organic. We may have some useful tips for people reading your blog – like should I get a Brazilian Blowout or use a Keratin straightening product??? (Only if they are formaldehyde free). Looking forward to reading more – especially like the green cleaning products.

    1. Thank you! I can’t believe your opening is so soon. You guys will be terrific. Please feel free to post any tips you think would be helpful; I’ve been making most of our skin care products and am still trying to master some things. I have a cellulite sea weed masque & scrub that I’ll be posting soon!

    2. Judy-I just thought of something else: I don’t know if you and Mia have committed to carrying certain products yet or not, but, if you haven’t and you guys want to do organic, paraben-free, no preservatives, etc., check out two websites when you have a chance
      The first is http://www.mountainroseherbs.com
      They carry everything under the sun and explain in great detail the ingredients, etc. It’s where I buy essential oils, French green clay, etc. Also, there’s a company in Beaver Falls, PA (of all places!) called Sensible Soaps/Nourish (not sure if they are in the middle of a name change or what); they make the best, truly natural deodorant I’ve found and their packaging is eco-friendly/responsible, as well
      I think you’ll love it all.

  3. Beth Ann – I love your new blog !
    I can’t wait to try out your recipes and other great tips.

    1. Thanks so much, Cathy! I am so anxious to get back to Pilates; I miss your amazing work-outs and you. I am tankful to you everyday for sharing Hundred Year Lie with me. Hope to see you soon

  4. I LOVE all of this incredibly useful information! I look forward to what you have to share in the future. I am gathering togethering the ingredients for the natural cleanser and the “hummus” today! GREAT JOB!!

  5. I think I may have done this previously but you said you didn’t get a notice from me.

  6. Mrs. Goodstuff you never cease to amaze me. Great ideas and info.
    Have you found good price for essential oils?

    1. Likewise.
      For essential oils the best place I have found is http://www.mountainroseherbs.com
      They sell most things in a choice of at least several sizes, so if you are buying in bulk, you can see a significant savings. Even if you aren’t, their prices are very reasonable and even the 2 ounce bottles of oils last me a long time.
      I plan to do some posts this week with recipes for homemade ‘beauty products’ and will talk more about the company but they are an amazing resource both for products and specific information about each oil, herb, etc. They also carry an awesome deodorant & handsoap from the brand Nourish, great culinary salts, peppercorns. You will love it. They indicate very clearly what is organic and what isn’t as well as giving you comprehensive ingredient lists for all of the products they sell. They also carry a great selection of empty glass bottles for when you are making your own concoctions, if you don’t have an empty container you can re-use.

  7. Love the blog! Glad to come across it.

    Kelli Ackiewicz
    (Pennypacker Girls!)

  8. Mrs. GoodStuff served me her delicious Quinoas with dried cherries and I am now a
    convert…Thank you I enjoyed the meal and the company

  9. Oh cool! This is the first time I’m officially signing up to a blog. Looking forward to reading more 🙂

    Anastasia

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