Our Kitchen Must Haves
The Berkey Filter
We have two Berkey water filters in our home! I love them. Our big one downstairs is the Royal Berkey and it holds more water and filters it 14% faster than the Big size. At only 9% more the Royal Berkey is a favorite among families of 2-6 people; in the 2 filter configuration, with moderate to high water consumption.
This unit comes with the Berkey Care Lifetime Warranty, an exclusive benefit for Berkey Filters customers. If you don’t have a full home water filtration system, I highly recommend the Berkey.
The Water Your Family Drinks Should Be Safe. PERIOD.
21,000,000 Americans drink water that violates U.S. health standards. When we had our water tested, it had chlorine and other contaminants in it.
Berkey water filter systems are actually water purifiers because they remove bacteria and viruses that conventional filters cannot!
Home & Living
Our kitchen BFF.
We use this tool when cooking meat, baking, and grilling. Basically anytime you need to check the temperate of food. It’s an investment, but one you’ll have for years to come and their customer service is great.
Hold it in any direction and the display automatically rotates right-side-up so you can read it in any position—in either hand, straight up or down; read temperatures without cocking your head. With full readings in only 2 to 3 seconds, the Thermapen is the world’s best in speed and accuracy.
Beauty & Skincare
You might have heard me talk about Beautycounter (for about 3 years now) and it’s because I love the brand, the mission, and the changes they are making in the beauty and skincare industry. Above all, that I can use high performing products that I trust are safer and rigorously tested for toxins and heavy metals that work like department store products (or even better). They avoid using 1800 ingredients in their products that are known to be harmful and many of which are banned elsewhere.
There is also a great return policy which I love since shopping online can be overwhelming at times, especially for skincare and make up! There are free returns and a 60-day no questions asked return policy giving you ample time to try products.
See my personal favorites/routine here. Note: Everyone’s regimen will look different!
It’s literally magic! I don’t know how they did it, but I use Branch Basics quite literally to clean everything in our home. From countertops and hardwood floors, to stain removal, laundry, and even my jewelry cleaner.
Their non-toxic multi-purpose Concentrate makes cleaning simple, affordable and sustainable. Their products are refillable, so they’re significantly less expensive than similar single-use products. Simply dilute The Concentrate with water, and you’ll be ready to tackle any cleaning job around the house.
You can read more about switching over my cleaning products in this blog post.
My go-to brand for our non-toxic deodorant, body butter, dry shampoo, and many other items. Their products are naturally-sourced, organic, made with high quality ingredients and work so well.
For deodorant, I use the Lemongrass, Mike uses the Charcoal, and my mom loves the lavender. You can read more about why I switched my deodorant, what else I’ve tried, and more in this blog post.
I highly recommend their new face masks.
Kitchen Organizing Tip: Plan your layout around the dishwasher! Place highly used items in prime real estate spaces. Store pieces less commonly used for special occasions and entertaining in the hard to reach cabinets or a separate storage space.
We had so much fun organizing our space, and hope it inspires you, too!
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