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Archive for October 2013

Minimalist Seasonal Decor

As a minimalist, I try to avoid most seasonal decorations. Which takes conscience effort to do, when walking through stores. Especially going through a craft store! They are wonderful about placing all the beautiful seasonal decorations at the front of the store to seduce you into buying cute decorations for the current season. The fact…

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Simple Desserts: Grilled Peaches

We love peaches. In anything, served any way, our family will just devour them. When heated, the sweetness of the peaches comes out even more, making it perfect for an extremely easy dessert and a nice variation of “peaches and cream”. Grilled Peaches Ingredients: 2 Peaches Vanilla ice cream Directions: Cut peaches in half, remove…

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My Top 10 Decluttering and Minimalism Books

These are books that have helped me through my decluttering/minimalism journey. Not all of these books deal with clutter and possessions, but they have impacted my life and helped me get to where I want to be, especially in my minimalist lifestyle. In no particular order: 1. Throw Out Fifty Things: Clear the Clutter, Find…

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Simple Desserts: Baked Apples

I love fall, and I enjoy sitting and watching the leaves flutter down from the trees. It’s a great time of year to sit on the porch swing and enjoy a warm dessert! Hearty and satisfying, these baked apples are perfect for a chilly fall evening. These are gobbled up in no time at our…

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30 Sandwich Ideas for Kids and Adults

Everyone gets into a food rut now and then, these 30 sandwich ideas for kids and adults are sure to shake you out of your brown bag blues. A sandwich is basically anything you can stick between two pieces of bread. Or tortilla. Or lettuce. Or pita bread. Let your imagination run with it! You…

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Simple Desserts: Blackberry Crostata

I grew up in Washington state, where blackberries are in every area possible. I have fond memories of picking blackberries with my mom and brothers, going home with buckets full of berries, stained fingers and lips. This blackberry crostata takes me back to childhood. It’s so delicious, I could eat the whole thing! If you…

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15 Healthy Snacks For Lunch Boxes

There are many ways to get nutrition in lunch boxes and make it fun and exciting. If it tastes good, they won’t notice that it is also good for them. Here are a few ideas to run with on healthy snacks to stuff in a lunch box. 1. Homemade trail mix – If kids aren’t…

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5 Ingredient Trail Mixes

Trail mixes are wonderful to have handy. Any time you are in a rush and need a quick pick-me-up, nuts and dried fruit are the ticket! These work great for midday snacks, to pack in lunch boxes or to grab on the way out the door if you don’t have time for breakfast. Tropical Trail…

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Grilled Greek Pork

One of our favorite savory meals! We love garlic, and tzatziki sauce definitely fulfills all garlic desires. My mouth is watering, just remembering it! Grilled Greek Pork Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10-30 minutes Ingredients: 10 pork chopsMarinade: ½ cup lemon juice (about 1-2 lemons) ½ cup extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves of…

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Simple Desserts: Raspberry Semifreddo

Semifreddo is a refreshing frozen yogurt dessert and although great for summer weather, I make it all year round. With eggs and yogurt in it, I know it’s a healthy treat to serve my family and that makes me feel good.Looking very elegant and being extremely simple to make, it’s perfect for dinner parties. And…

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How to Keep an Organized Fridge

By properly organizing your refrigerator, you can save both time and money. Not only that, but you will be well on your way to the start of an organized kitchen. Here are some tips to help you out: Meal Planning Jot down a list of the meals you plan to make for the week and…

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Simple Desserts: Chocolate Clementines

Colorful, cheerful and chocolate. Perfectly refreshing for Fall and Winter! These cute little beauties will be a hit when served to both young and old. So, invite over some friends, set some chocolate clementines on the table and enjoy the evening! Chocolate Clementines Ingredients: 4 clementines, peeled and separated into their segments 1 teaspoon coconut…

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