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Archive for October 2012

Homemade Deodorant

Women typically shave their armpits and then minutes later apply chemicals directly on those open pores. Ever wonder if this is the safest thing to do? Our skin is the largest organ in our body and it absorbs anything we put on it. I know “they” say things are healthy for skin: anti-aging creams, lotions,…

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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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Kitchen Organization: Drinking Glasses

Do you have random glasses cluttering up your counter tops? Hearing “Is this my cup?” “Did someone drink out of this one??” “Which one is mine?“ Someone asking if you’ve put the glass they just got into the dishwasher… yet again? Let’s solve that problem!   There are two ways to solve it: Color coding ~or~ Design coding…

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Grain Free Chocolate Cake

We eat mostly grain free. Sometimes I will make quick breads with flour, but always gluten free. I had to give up gluten to get rid of my every-other-day migraines. Sometimes I miss bread, soft pastries and doughnuts… but then I remember that half my life was spent laying on my bed with ice on…

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Minimal Toys: How Many Toys do My Children Need?

Many people want to know about minimal toys. Whether they are minimalists or not, people want to know what their children should own. That is going to look different for each family. But I ask: Do they need 50 different colorful, plastic, electronic, flashy, Disney, toys? A matching bedroom set? Decor that needs to be…

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Decluttering: Books, Part II

Guest post by Jennifer Ries. If you missed it, please read Part I here.  ~~~~ In Part I we discussed how to decide what stays and goes when decluttering your personal library. Now, we’ll talk about doing right by your beloved books. Give your books new life             Books in good condition can live new and…

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Decluttering: Books, Part I

I would like to introduce my friend Jennifer to you, a real life friend in fact! We’ve known each other almost 20 years now. Jennifer is on her own minimalist journey and is a brave woman to tackle this decluttering topic! ~~~~             It’s time to liberate your library!             Decluttering books can be especially…

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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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Grain Free Stuffed Patty Pan Squash

I think I’ve mentioned before that Patty Pan Squash is my favorite. It’s just so pretty and tastes so good! The farmer’s market has ended now in our corner of the world, but I was able to buy quite a few patty pan to make a couple more meals before I resign to not getting…

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Minimalist Decor: Living Room and Dining Room

Welcome to my living room! Sorry you can’t see too much. Photographing the insides of houses has never been a strong point for me. I think for the right shot I would need a wide angle lens… But since I’m an minimalist and all… Okay, moving on. What do you picture when you think of…

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How to Sprout Lentils

I’ve been cooking with sprouted lentils for a few years now and I will never go back! I love the way they taste and how quick they cook up. Step 1 They have great flavor and can be eaten in salads, made into lentil burgers, cooked in soups or our favorite: Super Easy Lentil Chili!…

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