Superfoods: The Lowdown

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    Superfoods – What They Are You hear the term a lot around the internet and tv: superfoods.  Everyone from Dr. Oz to The Doctors is talking about them and how we need to be eating more of them.  But WHAT are they?  Well, like many things, the definition of what is a “superfood” depends on who you ask, but it gets down to one basic idea.  Superfoods are foods that have few calories, but are packed with essential {Read More}

14 Fabulous Uses for Honey

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  Honey is More than Just a Sweetener Honey has been used since ancient times for many more things than we use it for today.  From healing salves to sweeteners, honey is a golden liquid that can be exceptionally versatile.  Here are some of my favorite ways to use honey. 1.  Ginger Honey Lemon Tea When I start to feel sick, Ginger Honey Lemon Tea is my go-to beverage.  A 1 inch knob of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced, is {Read More}

Cold Brew Coffee – Perfect Coffee Anytime

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Cold Brew Coffee – Perfect Coffee Anytime I love coffee.  Ok, so seriously, most of us like to have our caffeine fix, but I LOVE coffee.  I love the flavor.  I love it hot, cold and any way in between.  I like coffee black, with cream, with cream and sugar, with flavorings….you get the idea, I love coffee. Seeing as I have this love of coffee, you can probably now appreciate that I own no less than 6 different coffee {Read More}

10 Benefits of Honey

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  Honey: What it Takes Since ancient times, honey has been a prized treat for everyone from royalty to the commoner.  It was given as gifts, delicious beverages were made from it, and it has been found in tombs, still edible, after thousands of years.  But what does it take to make honey?  It can be a little astounding!  On average, it takes about 66,000 bees, traveling 55,000 miles to make a single pound.  During their trek, they will visit {Read More}

Homemade Moisturizing Hair Mask

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Homemade Moisturizing Hair Mask My hair is VERY over-processed.  I dye my hair blonde and have to go in for touchups every 5-6 weeks.    That is not good on your hair.  So I have some really, really dry areas and on top of that, I am losing my hair at my bangs area.  So, I had a bright idea to combine some of the ingredients that I know help your hair into one hair mask. I had heard about {Read More}

Be Your Own Barista – Andes Mint Mocha

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Be Your Own Barista with Andes Mint Mocha Have you ever wanted a fancy coffee drink, but you don’t want to spend a bundle on a special coffee maker, or drive to the coffeehouse?  Well, you don’t have to!  You can make a delicious Andes Mint Mocha at home in minutes with things you probably have on hand.  I reserve a pretty mug for this beautiful drink.  Andes Mint Mocha is an easy drink to make simply and in just {Read More}

Rich and Creamy Organic Hot Cocoa Mix

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Homemade Organic Hot Cocoa Mix is Perfect Have you ever looked at a package of hot cocoa mix and wished there was a better option?  Maybe something organic with ingredients that you can pronounce?  Well, now there is!  This homemade Organic Hot Cocoa Mix is super simple to make and has a total of two ingredients.  Yes, you read that right!  Amazingly rich chocolate flavor that tastes better than from a premade mix, with only two ingredients.  And, if you {Read More}

Smoker Recipe: Pulled Pork Shoulder (or Butt)

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  Pulled Pork Shoulder from Your Smoker If you have a smoker, you need to try this recipe for Pulled Pork Shoulder.  Amazing flavor is abundant in every bite, whether you eat it fresh from the smoker or freeze some for later.  This recipe makes enough Pulled Pork Shoulder for a good sized barbecue, if you want to share, or quite a few fantastic meals.  This recipe works well for pork shoulder or butt, so watch for sales at your {Read More}

Bean Soup in a Jar

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Easy Bean Soup in a Jar Bean Soup is one of my favorite things to make in a jar and give as a gift by itself or in a themed gift basket. Dry beans are inexpensive, especially if you shop at Aldi’s or dollar stores for them, and with jars you can find at second hand stores or maybe in your own attic, you have easy gifts! If you like, you can make up spice mixes to go with the {Read More}

Bare Autumn Trees – Paper Bag Trees

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  Bare Autumn Trees – Paper Bag Trees These cute Bare Autumn Trees (Paper Bag Trees) are not only adorable, but Kid Friendly.  I made these trees with my girls.  They had so much fun and of course it was a great way to pass the time and get a little mommy/daughter conversation going. The first step is to use a regular paper bag, lay it out flat (folded) and cut 1 inch cut strips from the opening end to {Read More}

Housecleaning on a Schedule – With FREE Printable Chart

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Housecleaning on a Schedule How do you keep your house clean without spending all day cleaning it?  My best tip, is to do a little each day.  Each day will take an hour or less, when kept up.  And just think, one hour a day for a clean house all week! Here are the basics: Every day of the week, there will be some things that just need to be done, so these will be Daily on the list.  These {Read More}

Easy Brown Sugar Scrub Cubes

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Brown Sugar Scrub Cubes Made from Scratch If you’ve ever been to one of those fancy bath stores, they have all kinds of bath bombs and scrubs. And boy, do you pay for them! So I went looking for an easy, economical way to make these at home. With a only four ingredients, you can make the coolest Brown Sugar Scrub Cubes at home in minutes, for a fraction of the cost of ones at the fancy stores. A whole {Read More}

Saving Money on Meat: Eye of Round

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  It’s Easy to Save Money on Eye of Round There are a lot of ways I save money on meat.  Watching the sales, buying larger pieces and cutting them down, and sometimes swapping out varieties in recipes are all easy ways to save money.  When my favorite grocery store had Eye of Round on sale for $2.99 per pound, I had to pick one up.  There are so many things you can do with an Eye of Round.  To {Read More}

Summer Fun on a Budget

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  Cheap Summer Fun on a Budget With kids out of school and summer in full swing, sometimes it’s hard to keep them motivated around the house.  Here are a few great ideas to keep them busy, without breaking your budget! Visit Your Local Library: Most libraries have great programs during the summer for kids and adults alike.  On this same vein, check local bookstores.  Some of them have programs that if you read so many books, or so many {Read More}

15 Frugal Uses for Salt

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  Salt is More Than a Seasoning Salt is something we all have in our kitchens, but did you know how many other uses it has?  Common table salt is made up of two simple chemicals, sodium and chlorine, that on their own can be deadly.  But when introduced to each other, they become a magical substance that our bodies can’t live without.  Salt is an inexpensive way to take care of a lot of things, from cleaning, to seasoning, {Read More}

15 Uses for Coffee Grounds

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Giving Coffee Grounds Another Life The sweet, rich, delicious aroma wakes us up every morning.  It helps us keep up our mid-morning stride at work.  Coffee makes the world go round, some might say.  But what happens to all those coffee grounds?  Many of them make their way to landfills.  Why send coffee grounds to landfills though when they have so many other uses that are helpful?  Here are my favorite ways to use coffee grounds. 15 Uses for Coffee {Read More}

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