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Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls with Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana bread cinnamon rolls are seriously the way to my children's hearts! Four days ago I went to the grocery store and spent almost $300 on groceries.  Today, my house is almost bare of anything that the teenagers may remotely consider a 'snack'.  There are no salty pretzels, no sweet treats, and the only fruit left in my kitchen are a few over ripe bananas and a can of pumpkin puree.  I'm … [Read More...]

Warm Lemon Water Benefits and Side Effects

When I heard about the warm lemon water benefits being touted by health gurus, I was intrigued. I had heard about the lemon water side effects as well but that didn't stop me from giving it a try. WHY? Because Tthe older I get, the more I feel like an old car that only has a few more miles left to go before hitting the scrap heap.  My body is slowing down, my aches and pains are numerous and I … [Read More...]

Natural DIY Wood Butter and Tips for Cleaning Cutting Boards

This DIY wood butter recipe is a must have item for anyone who does a lot of cooking from scratch. I have about 10 cutting boards in all shapes and sizes and they are looking their age!  There are gigantic ones for rolling out pie crusts (which I HATE doing!).  I have tiny ones for chopping up a jalapeno from the garden to put on our pizza.  When you wash wood cutting boards multiple times a day, … [Read More...]

Ginger Detox Bath Recipe to Help You Sweat Those Toxins Out!

If you are looking for a ginger bath recipe, the one I use is incredibly easy to make at home. Over the last few years I have had to deal with chronic pain that is incredibly frustrating.  According to the dozens of doctors I have seen there is nothing 'technically' wrong with me.  Except that I hurt.  All. The. Time.  My neck hurts, I get random muscle spasms, my feet ache...it is incredibly … [Read More...]

Manuka Honey Lip Scrub Recipe for Smooth Healthy Lips

Every winter, my lips get horribly chapped and dry.  I admit, I am a lip balm addict and never go anywhere without it in my purse.  This Manuka honey lip scrub recipe is an easy homemade lip treatment if you suffer from the same winter lip problems that I do. Adding this homemade lip scrub to my shower routine will (hopefully!) give me smooth, healthy lips that are totally kissable before … [Read More...]

Recipes

Cajun Style Dirty Rice Recipe Your Family Will Love

My husband and I lived in Houston for many years and there was a serious Cajun influence to the food in the area.  For a girl who grew up in New … [Read More...]

Pistachio Granola Recipe for a Quick and Healthy Breakfast!

You've heard it a million times, right?  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  It is so very true and this pistachio granola recipe will … [Read More...]

Oven Roasted Maple Glazed Carrots Recipe with Fresh Thyme

Fall is the perfect time for root vegetables flavored with natural sweeteners and this maple glazed carrots recipe is so incredibly simple! I grew up … [Read More...]

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Green Living

10 Ways to Reuse Coffee Grounds Around the House

Coffee is like the nectar of the Gods in my house so I am always looking for ways to reuse coffee … [Read More...]

10 Ways to Repurpose Old Toothbrushes to Save Time and Money

Have a spare old toothbrush lying around?  Dont throw it away! Instead, try one of these ways to … [Read More...]

10 Empty Beer Bottle Uses to Save Time and Money!

Saint Patrick's Day, The Big Game, and just because it is Friday.  Those are all reasons to crack … [Read More...]

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Health

Ginger Detox Bath Recipe to Help You Sweat Those Toxins Out!

If you are looking for a ginger bath recipe, the one I use is incredibly easy to make at home. Over … [Read More...]

Omega 3 and Inflammation and Coping With Chronic Pain

This post about Omega 3 and inflammation and coping with chronic pain has been sponsored by Omax3. … [Read More...]

Tips for Healthy Eating on a Low Budget

If your goals for the new year include eating healthier and saving money, these tips for healthy … [Read More...]

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House, Home and Family

How to Make Homemade Soup for a Healthy Family Dinner

With the cool weather finally on its way, its time for you to learn how to make homemade soup.  Do you buy it in cans?  Or the new and trendy boxed … [Read More...]

Families Eating Dinner Together: Tips to Make it Fun and Stress Free!

Have you tried to sit down to a family dinner, only to have it be a horrible experience?  Cooking chaos, kids crying, picky eaters and a huge mess … [Read More...]

The Importance of Sun Protection for Eyes and Choosing the Best Sunglasses

Sun protection for eyes is something we all need to worry about, no matter what your age is. During the summer, I spend a lot of time outside in the … [Read More...]

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DIY and Crafts

Ginger Detox Bath Recipe to Help You Sweat Those Toxins Out!

If you are looking for a ginger bath recipe, the one I use is incredibly easy to make at home. Over … [Read More...]

Manuka Honey Lip Scrub Recipe for Smooth Healthy Lips

Every winter, my lips get horribly chapped and dry.  I admit, I am a lip balm addict and never go … [Read More...]

DIY Moisturizing Body Wash for Dry Skin

Having grown up in New England, I can honestly say that I really enjoy fall and winter weather.  I … [Read More...]

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Gardening

How to Prepare Your Garden for Winter

Wondering how to prepare your garden for winter? If your garden has been under as much stress this … [Read More...]

Growing Your Own Garlic Starts in the Fall!

The last time I was at my local farmer's market, I noticed that there were huge heads of elephant … [Read More...]

10 Summer Garden Projects You Need to do NOW!

I know it's incredibly hot out there but there are a ton of summer garden projects that could be … [Read More...]

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Travel

Wildlife Safety Tips for Outdoor Family Vacations

If you are heading out into the great outdoors this summer, please read up on a few wildlife safety … [Read More...]

Eco Friendly Cruises: Why You Should Rethink Your Next Cruise Vacation

Are you wondering where to go on your next family vacation?  Spring break and summer vacation are … [Read More...]

London Travel Planning and Tips for a Safe and Healthy Trip Abroad

The past couple of weeks have been incredibly chaotic.  Not only am I stressing out about the … [Read More...]

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