How to Declutter the Pantry

  Is the process of decluttering the kitchen long overdue at your house? Getting real food into my family is a priority, we’ve simplified our schedule in many ways, but always left room in the schedule to enjoy real food. Even though, at times, it can (or rather, it seems like it can)  take more effort to get on…

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Simple Children's Birthday Parties

    As the years have gone by, it seems like kid’s birthday parties have gotten more and more elaborate. With having 6 kids, I had to set some boundaries fairly early for attending and having birthday parties: How many birthday parties should my child attend? When my older kids were young, money was pretty tight and…

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How to Declutter the Clothes Closet

  Most people actually wear half, or even less than half of what is hanging in their closet. You probably have a good idea of what you wear regularly and also what you never wear. As you go through your closet, I want you to evaluate the colors you wear/feel good in and which items…

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DIY Air Freshening Spray

I know so many of us enjoy a clean fresh scent- especially after the house have been onced-over and is sparkling clean. It’s like having dessert after a meal: It’s a reward, if you will, for our cleaning efforts. But most, if not all, store-bought air fresheners contain toxic chemicals. Candles aren’t any better, any scented…

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My Simple and Healthy Medicine Cabinet

Have you ever wanted to know what my medicine cabinet looks like? I try to keep it as minimal as possible. Simplicity means I can get to what I need quickly and everything is always easy to find. I purposely keep a very limited amount of man made items and over the years, it’s been very…

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How to Make a Real Food Pantry

The nice thing about being a real foodie, is that it takes up so much less pantry space! And a pantry filled with jars of ingredients is quite beautiful. A Pantry should be a place that when you look into it, your imagination takes off. It should inspire you to cook Your pantry should be uplifting. Let’s make…

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DIY Deodorant Spray- That Works!

About 6 months ago a post from DIY Natural in my facebook newsfeed: a homemade spray deodorant. I read through it, read the comments and was very curious! I’ve been making my own homemade deodorant for years. It’s worked wonderfully and is very effective. But my husband started reacting to it. He got a sensitive…

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How to Organize DVDs

Keeping the DVD and Blu Ray collection at bay can be a challenge in our entertainment driven society. Many of us have book cases full of our favorite movies, shows and video games. Before purchasing any organization tools, evaluate whether or not these are items that you want to keep. Only keep ones that you…

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How to Deseed a Pomegranate in 30 Seconds

Deseeding a pomegranate is super easy! Cut the pomegranate about 1/4 ” deep, all the way around. Split it into halves. Pull the skin to loosen up the seeds. Hold the pomegranate, face down over a bowl. Whack it with a wooden spoon. Enjoy eating your pomegranate!

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The Easiest Way to Roast a Chicken

    Roasted Chicken Ingredients: 1 whole chicken 1 teaspoon salt Directions: Wash raw (not frozen) whole chicken in cold water. Place chicken in baking pan. Sprikle with salt. Place in 350 degree oven. Bake for 3 hours. Want to add more spice and crispier skin? Check out my other simple recipe for Roasted Chicken…

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Easy Mayonnaise

Fresh Free Range Chicken Eggs Does making mayonnaise seem daunting? You can rest easy! Here is the easiest mayo recipe ever! Easy Mayonnaise Ingredients: 2 free range fresh chicken eggs (be picky & know your sources, you’ll be serving these raw) 2 cups olive oil Pinch of unrefined sea salt Pour Olive oil slowly while…

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Peppermint Lip Balm

Did you know you can make your own lip balm? It’s super easy and you will love the way your lips feel with it on!! I have been making my own lip balm now for several years. I love it so much, there is just no going back! There is no nasty peeling skin, which…

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Dehydrating Hot Chili Peppers

All summer I’ve been collecting hot chili peppers from the farmer’s market and bringing them home to the dehydrator. I am totally hooked. We love some spice to our food, but I have sensitive skin and I find it annoying to haul out the plastic gloves just to dice up one tiny pepper. I’ve done…

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