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Easy Candy Cane Sugar Scrub Recipe

Tis the season for candy canes and my family could not be any happier.  Not only do I love the TASTE of candy canes, but I love the smell of them as well.  This easy candy cane sugar scrub recipe requires no actual candy canes, although you could crush some up and put them in there if you would like.  During the winter, I probably make a sugar scrub recipe just about every month.  The exfoliating … [Read More...]

Cookie Baking Tips for Beginners: For Perfect Cookies Every Time!

It's cookie season! Read through these cookie baking tips for beginners if you are new to the art of baking. When I was young, I was lucky enough to have a mom who loved to bake.  When I was about 6 or 7, I would go to school with my homemade lunch and kids would pay me a quarter just for me to give them homemade cookies from my mom.  It was quite a nice little side business for a while!  I love … [Read More...]

Tips for Cooking in Natural Clay Cookware

I am pretty picky about the pots, pans and assorted cookware I bring into my home.  I try to avoid things like artificial non-stick coatings or other questionable types of cooking vessels.  Natural materials like cast iron, stainless steel, and natural clay cookware are my first choice when cooking.  Of course, you sometimes have to play around with recipes when you are trying out new types of … [Read More...]

Need Dinner Place Setting Ideas? Make Cranberry Wreath DIY Place Cards!

Despite the stress and the added burden to my credit card, this is my all-time favorite part of the year.  I love the holiday season, from cookie baking to the smell of wet leaves in the air.  Thanksgiving and Christmas mean spending time with family, plenty of cookies to bake, and fires in the fireplace.  If you are having company over this month, you may be looking for simple dinner place … [Read More...]

Ideas for Decorating with Natural Elements to Bring the Outdoors Inside!

Decorating with natural elements is a great way to bring a bit of the outdoors into your home.  In my opinion,  it brings a bit of peace and harmony into the house that everyone could use a bit more of. There are many types of things that you can use to decorate that are easy to find and appeal to the senses. Some of these ideas can be found near your home and crafted into something beautiful.  … [Read More...]

Recipes

Cinnamon Apple Energy Bites with Organic Freeze Dried Fruit

This cinnamon apple energy bites recipe with organic freeze dried fruit has been sponsored by Homegrown Organic Farms.  All opinions are my own.I … [Read More...]

Easy Broccoli Quiche Recipe for a Simple Vegetarian Dinner Idea

This easy broccoli quiche recipe has been sponsored by Organic Valley. I received product to use for this vegetarian dinner idea but all opinions are … [Read More...]

Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Energy Bites

I am a morning person but by 3 PM in the afternoon, I am craving a nap.  These peanut butter oatmeal energy biteswere my attempt at powering through … [Read More...]

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Green Living

Ideas for Decorating with Natural Elements to Bring the Outdoors Inside!

Decorating with natural elements is a great way to bring a bit of the outdoors into your home.  In … [Read More...]

Delicious Honey Gift Ideas to Help Support the Pollinators!

Honeybees are struggling to survive.  The overuse of pesticides and dwindling habitat for flowers … [Read More...]

Eco Friendly Bathroom Ideas for a More Sustainable Home

We bought our home 12 years ago and each year I try to come up with a few ways to make it a more … [Read More...]

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Health

What is the Ayurvedic Diet and is it Right for You?

While healthy eating is important to me, I am not a fan of fad diets.  I don't want to count points, … [Read More...]

All Natural Sleep Remedies for a Peaceful Drug Free Slumber

I have a couple of friends who have been suffering from insomnia.  Stress and fluctuating hormone … [Read More...]

Electrotherapy Pain Relief and Staying Active with Chronic Pain

This post about electrotherapy pain relief and staying active with chronic pain have been sponsored … [Read More...]

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House, Home and Family

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...]

Environmental Projects for Kids that They Will Actually Enjoy Doing!

When my children were young, summer vacations were filled with educational opportunities.  We took field trips to the zoo, got educational books out … [Read More...]

How to Choose a Ripe Watermelon for a Sweet and Juicy Treat!

The weather here in Georgia is warming up and the pool opens in just a few weeks.  I am looking forward to BBQs, pool parties, and (of course) some … [Read More...]

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DIY and Crafts

Need Dinner Place Setting Ideas? Make Cranberry Wreath DIY Place Cards!

Despite the stress and the added burden to my credit card, this is my all-time favorite part of the … [Read More...]

Easy Terra Cotta Pumpkin Craft

I have just started pulling out the fall decorations and getting into the spirit of all things … [Read More...]

Need DIY Halloween Centerpieces? Make Upcycled Wine Bottle Candy Corn!

If you are frugal and crafty, DIY Halloween centerpieces are a great way to add a bit of holiday … [Read More...]

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Gardening

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...]

Mint Growing Tips and 5 Uses for Fresh Mint When it Takes Over the Garden

Many years ago, my husband and I started growing mint in the back yard.  I thought I would share a … [Read More...]

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Travel

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...]

4 Things to do Before Vacation to Make Coming Home Easier

If you are taking a long trip, you need to not only plan the vacation itself but also keep in mind a … [Read More...]

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