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Archive for September 2013

How to Brew Kombucha

I have a love affair with kombucha. It’s the perfect amount of sweet, cool, refreshing and not hyper-carbonated like commercial soda pop. The health benefits are great and I love the fact that I can sit on the front porch sipping my favorite beverage, knowing that it’s beneficial! Before starting, make sure you have all…

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Simple Desserts: Cheesecake Peaches

I love the smell and taste of warm peaches in the fall. Growing up in Washington state we had an abundance of fruit in the fall and the aromas of baking and canning was always a wonderful reminder that it was harvest season. This easy dessert celebrates the sweetness of the fruit and is beautifully…

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Simple Desserts: Strawberries and Chocolate

Strawberries and Chocolate is a stunning and quick dessert to serve even the most sophisticated guests.  Pair it with a bottle of moscato or merlot, add a few friends and you’re set for a lovely evening. Keeping a stash of simple beautiful desserts like this one is the key to effortless entertaining! Think of how…

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6 Ways Minimalism Makes Back-to-School Easy

Back-to-school. What does that bring to mind? Hectic? Scattered? Frantic? Pressured? Stressed? All of the above? A minimal lifestyle makes everything easier- including going back-to-school: 1. Limited back-to-school shopping. As a minimalist, I am not pressured to buy an entire new wardrobe for my children. (For one, we don’t watch commercials that tell us what…

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Minimalism and Meal Times

A minimally decorated table is the highlight to the heart of your home. This is where life happens! Keeping the table simple, means that children can take joy setting the table themselves. It also means that you don’t have to continually declutter your tableware, because you aren’t tempted to add to the collection, but are…

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Skillet Rice

This is a stand by for me– it’s so easy and I always have different veggies to throw into it. Skillet Rice Ingredients: 3 cups cooked rice 1 pound sausage, quartered & diced 1-2 cups chopped veggies (zucchini, carrots, bell pepper, onion, broccoli, etc) Directions: In skillet heat sausage, then add the veggies and rice…

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I Got Rid of The Toys

The kids weren’t playing with their toys. Most of their time has been spent outside or using their imaginations with boxes and non-toy items (paper, sticks, rocks, shovels, etc). But toys still cluttered their room and the living room, so we would have to pick up every day. Even after limiting the toys, they still…

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