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Archive for December 2012

2013 in 2013 Decluttering Challenge

Do you want to make a dent in the amount of possessions you have? Are you ready to get rid of 2013 things this year? Would you like to see less of this? Come and join the challenge!! Subscribe to the Nourishing Minimalism Mailing List and receive a free printable chart! Each time you get…

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Clove Orange Ornaments

Have you made these before? I remember seeing them when I was a kid and reading about them in the Laura Ingalls Wilder books. We sat down to make them and had such a good time together! Clove Orange Ornaments Oranges Whole Cloves (about 1/4 cup per orange) Ribbon Straight pins Metal or wood skewer,…

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Book Review: Natural Cocktails

Appletini I have to admit I was beyond excited when Kendahl came out with her new ebook: Real Cocktails: Classic and Contemporary Drinks for the Real Foodie. I would order a sangria or mudslide and knew they had to be filled with high fructose corn syrup and food coloring, as well as many other things…

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5-Minute Fudge

This fudge is so easy, but looks like you spent all day in the kitchen! Perfect for gift giving! Click here to read 15 Clutter Free Gift Ideas. 5-Minute Fudge Ingredients: 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (Click here to buy fair trade chocolate chips) 2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk (Click here for recipe) 1 teaspoon…

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Honey Nut Brittle

I always remember having my grandmother’s peanut brittle over the holidays and am thrilled that I can make brittle out of Honey! And who wouldn’t want some delicious nut brittle as a gift?! (Click here for 15 clutter free gift ideas.) Honey Nut Brittle Ingredients: 2/3 cup butter or ghee 1/2 cup honey 1 cup nuts…

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It’s Time to Get Rid of Your China Cabinet!

If you are already a minimalist, you probably don’t have one of these, and if you have decided to strive for a minimalist life, then it’s time to think through each piece of furniture you own and its usefulness. Being a minimalist is about being honest. Removing all the things that mask who you really…

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Traditions: Gingerbread Houses

As I wrote in Finding Belonging and Community in Actions Rather than Things, traditions are of great value. We discuss the style of house we want to make, we draw the patterns out on paper. Part of being a minimalist, means I don’t want to store holiday decorations all year. So, each year we decorate our…

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Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

  One more reason to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee. Did you need another reason? I did! Well, okay, I just wanted another reason.   Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer Ingredients: 1 cup half & half 1/4 cup pumpkin puree 1/2 cup real organic maple syrup 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice Pinch of sea…

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The Easiest Way to Cook Butternut Squash

The sweet smell of butternut squash roasting is intoxicating! Butternut squash is very versatile, making main dishes, like butternut squash soup and subbing it for pumpkin in pie is just delicious! I bake several squash at a time and freeze containers of it for easy meals or to serve as a simple side dish. Here we…

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