• Health & Fitness,  Lifestyle,  This & That

    Why local, raw honey?

    “Sugar pie, honey bunch You know that I love you I can’t help myself I love you and nobody else” -The Fourtops Okay, so I wouldn’t say that I only love honey.  But it’s dang tasty, y’all!  And if you’ve been on The Bourbon Cactus blog for any amount of time, you know that I am a BIG proponent of local, raw honey. But why local, raw honey you ask? Well….here’s the skinny on Why you should only be consuming local, raw honey.     Don’t hassle me, I’m local First off, let’s define what local honey actually means. Honey is considered local when it is harvested within 50 miles of where…

  • DIY-it,  Health & Fitness,  This & That

    DIY Natural Kitchen Cleaner

    Over the last few of years, our family has been shifting towards a more non-toxic lifestyle.  This simply means we are choosing more natural products for our home and our bodies, and being more mindful of our food choices. The biggest area of toxins in our home was cleaners. (Of course, right?)  And I am constantly looking for ways to make or use a healthier alternative to an abrasive store-bought cleaner. One of the very first products I set out to overhaul were the sprays and wipes we always used in the kitchen.  I mean, think about it, those harsh chemicals are being used around our food!  So I absolutely…

  • Breakfast,  Recipes,  Snacks

    Easy & Healthy Homemade Granola

    We eat a lot of granola in our house.  And if you are anything like me, it makes you almost physically sick to spend upwards of $5 on a bag of the store bought kind. Yes, it looks yummy sitting on the grocery store shelves, but who the heck even knows what’s in it!  (Any label readers out there?!)  Now, don’t get me wrong, I have been totally guilty of spending way too much money on those sweet, crunchy bags of deliciousness.  But making granola at home is seriously so easy and MUCH cheaper.  Plus, I know 100% what’s going into my body when I eat it.     With…

  • Health & Fitness,  Lifestyle,  This & That

    Worthy of Grace

    I sat this morning about to post a picture on social media of Doodlebug and myself after my daily workout. And I stopped myself. I stopped myself because I was unhappy with the way the photo looked.  “It’s not perfect,” I told myself.  “This is not worthy of Instagram and no one will “like” it,” I thought. What the heck!     I wasn’t being judgmental of my over cluttered fridge in the background or the fact that I have a small home and I have to exercise in the kitchen most days.  I was judging my appearance and the misconception that I had not worked hard enough, long enough,…

  • Recipes,  Sides

    Classic Southern Deviled Eggs

    Deviled eggs are an absolute family favorite in our home.  But yet, for some reason, we only have them on holidays.  Even growing up I only remember having them on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Memorial Day, and Labor Day. I know, crazy, right!   It could be because those special days were such a big part of my childhood so I hold the memories extra close. And funny enough, for the longest time I wouldn’t even eat a hard boiled egg!  But man, I would devour a good deviled egg. There is just something about the bite of the firm egg white combined with the creamy, tangy yolk mixture.  *Mmmmmmm*  …