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Archive for November 2012

Decorating a Minimalist Christmas Tree

Earlier in the week, I talked to you about the importance of traditions during the holidays. (Click here to read about Finding Belonging and Community Through Actions Rather than Things) Our first Christmas tradition is getting a tree. That means hiking up in the mountains and finding the perfect tree: I like them sparse (or…

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Apple Date Snacks

All my kids love Larabars and I try to keep them handy for trips or long errand days, we love experimenting and making different flavors! We also like them bite-sized. Apple Date Snacks Ingredients: 2 cups pitted dates 1 cup crispy walnuts “I love them good!” 1 cup dried apple pieces 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon…

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15 Clutter Free Gift Ideas

With the holidays right around the corner, many of us are turning our thoughts to gifts. With wishing to limit our own intake of clutter, I do not want to burden our family and friends with clutter, which means we have to get creative in our gift giving. Disclaimer: We have been having minimal Christmases…

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Maple Cream Coffee

I know I just shared a recipe for hot buttered coffee last week- but I love coffee, and thinking about coffee recipes made me want to share all my coffee recipes… so you may see quite a few more before the year is over! This is my typical every day cup of coffee. I get…

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Hot Buttered Coffee

Coffee. Yum. Butter. Oh yes. Together? Wedded bliss. So… I’m a coffee snob.  Coffee should be amazing, not just an avenue to get caffeine. Being in the middle of Montana definitely has it’s downfalls and there really isn’t much for options when trying to purchase local food. But we do have some amazing coffee. I’ve…

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Easy Honey Caramel (GAPS legal)

MMMMM Caramel. We have 2 favorite ways to eat this… so far.  Over the top of coconut flour vanilla cake and on crispy pecans with a sprinkle of Celtic sea salt. I have no doubt it’s going to be delicious on ice cream…  Oh and in coffee… And on granny smith apples… Oh yes, the possibilities… Easy Honey…

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Peanut Butter Bites

Looking for a way to increase your coconut oil intake? These are delicious!! I leave some in the freezer and nibble on them all day. No need to feel guilty about this candy- for the health benefits of coconut oil, most coconut oil sites recommend eating about 3 tablespoons a day. Peanut Butter Bites Ingredients:…

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Avocado Chocolate Mousse

I love treats that are healthy but don’t taste like it!! Avocados are full of healthy fats- excellent for all ages! And if you know someone who doesn’t care for avocados… well, they won’t have a clue they are eating them! Avocado Chocolate Mousse Ingredients: 5 ripe avocados 1 cup cocao powder 3/4 cup maple syrup*…

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