Three Ways Essential Oils Can be Used

  Oils can be found in many areas of nature; commonly in stems, seeds, flowers, bark, and roots of plants. The aroma of these oils is what distinguishes them from each other, if you have ever smelled lemon, lavender or clove you understand the strength of the smell of these substances. They can range in… [Continue Reading]

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Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats for a Delicious Breakfast

  Between family, work and our beloved posse of pups life can get pretty crazy sometimes, especially at breakfast time when making choices seems the hardest and finding time to put together a well-balanced, nutritional meal is just too much so early in the morning. With recipes like Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats, planning ahead has… [Continue Reading]

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Thai Beef and Cabbage Recipe

  Do you enjoy Thai Food? This delicious Thai Beef and Cabbage is an easy recipe to make and will quickly become a family favorite! I love cooked cabbage and when added with the beef, seasonings and roasted peanuts it is simply scrumptious! If you are looking for an easy recipe for supper, give it… [Continue Reading]

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Cinnamon Banana Butter Recipe

  This delicious and sweet Cinnamon Banana Butter is the perfect treat over pancakes, waffles, stuffed in french toast, on bagels, drizzled over ice cream, on a peanut butter sandwich, and surely there are a few other ideas I missed. IF you like bananas and cinnamon you will love this creamy concoction and all of… [Continue Reading]

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Coconut Milk Berry Blast Smoothie Recipe

  This Coconut Milk Berry Blast Smoothie Recipe has become my favorite breakfast/snack/dessert! It is really that good! I have been attempting to at least decrease my dairy intake, but wasn’t sure I would be able to enjoy a smoothie without yogurt. However, let me tell you, this one is missing nothing! I pre-freeze my… [Continue Reading]

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DIY Hand Repair Cream for Dry Skin

  Make a deeply nourishing and moisturizing cream to repair work-worn or dry hands. This protective cream will enrich your hands and nails with soothing and softening olive & jojoba oils and the vitamin & fatty acid rich argan oil. The essential oils repair the skin, treat inflammation and create an uplifting fragrance. This DIY… [Continue Reading]

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Peppermint Essential Oil Shower Melts Tutorial

  There is nothing I like better than a soothing shower or bath after a stressful day. You can actually feel the the scented water and steam relaxing the tensed up nerves in your body. In the mornings, I like invigorating scents to help get me going. What if I told you Peppermint Essential Oil… [Continue Reading]

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Mississippi Mud Bars Recipe for a Delightful Treat!

  Here in the South, we all know the sweet temptation of Mississippi Mud Bars quite well as a deliciously sinful treat! If you can get past the less than tasty sounding name then Mississippi Mud Bars are the perfect go-to dessert for any occasion! Chocolate based and rich, this recipe is delightful for an after coffee… [Continue Reading]

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Strawberry Crunch Bars Recipe

  With the weather warming up lately the countdown has begun for Strawberry season. What better way to start off the pending season than with this delicious recipe for Strawberry Crunch Bars? Strawberry preserves and shortcake sound nice and heavenly, but these chilled bars topped with crumbly goodness should be on everyone’s top 5 baking… [Continue Reading]

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Blackberry Honey Compound Butter Recipe

  I spent a lot of years eating plain Jane foods before realizing that not only were there more options to choose from to help spruce up my eating habits, but that I’d also love the new, more exotic varieties as well. I love a good slice of toast slathered in warm butter but let’s… [Continue Reading]

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7 Tips for Planting and Caring for Tulips

  Tulips are a popular spring flower, and there is no question as to why. They are bright, colorful, and seem to announce with joy that spring is here. If you missed out on planting tulip bulbs this fall, you can still try some this spring and enjoy some seasonal color. Below you will find… [Continue Reading]

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  When you grow up in the southern states having a taste for tea is kind of a prerequisite for being a permanent resident. One simply does not say, “I don’t drink tea” around these parts and expect not to be looked at like they’ve sprouted a second head. I love ice tea, hot tea, (Continue Reading…);

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20 Ways Kids Can Help in the Garden

  Want to keep the kids busy this summer? Consider having them help in the family garden. There are a ton of chores your kids can help with in the garden. Check out this list of 20 ways kids can help in the garden without making them feel as though they are not having fun. (Continue Reading…);

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Blackberry Honey Compound Butter Recipe

  I spent a lot of years eating plain Jane foods before realizing that not only were there more options to choose from to help spruce up my eating habits, but that I’d also love the new, more exotic varieties as well. I love a good slice of toast slathered in warm butter but let’s (Continue Reading…);

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Lemon Loaf Cake Recipe

  With the weather warming up to be balmy and beautiful the way it has, it feels more like cake baking season than ever. Unlike the Fall and Winter months when Ginger, Chocolate and denser cakes are a thing this is the time of year when light, fluffy cakes like this mouthwatering Lemon Loaf Cake (Continue Reading…);

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Strawberry Crunch Bars Recipe

  With the weather warming up lately the countdown has begun for Strawberry season. What better way to start off the pending season than with this delicious recipe for Strawberry Crunch Bars? Strawberry preserves and shortcake sound nice and heavenly, but these chilled bars topped with crumbly goodness should be on everyone’s top 5 baking (Continue Reading…);

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Delicious Nutella Cake Balls Recipe

  Straight from the jar or slathered on a perfectly browned slice of toast, there is nothing better than the hazelnut goodness of Nutella on my tastebuds. Well, nothing better aside from this recipe I found for Nutella Cake Balls anyway. These delicious Nutella Cake Balls are just the ticket if you’re looking for a (Continue Reading…);

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What’s the Best Father’s Day Gift this Year?

  Father’s Day is just around the corner, and as the years go on it gets harder and harder to figure out just what to get the man of the house on his big day. Once you get too old for anything made of handprints or macaroni, what can you afford that he doesn’t have (Continue Reading…);

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Three Ways Essential Oils Can be Used

  Oils can be found in many areas of nature; commonly in stems, seeds, flowers, bark, and roots of plants. The aroma of these oils is what distinguishes them from each other, if you have ever smelled lemon, lavender or clove you understand the strength of the smell of these substances. They can range in (Continue Reading…);

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Cinnamon Banana Butter Recipe

  This delicious and sweet Cinnamon Banana Butter is the perfect treat over pancakes, waffles, stuffed in french toast, on bagels, drizzled over ice cream, on a peanut butter sandwich, and surely there are a few other ideas I missed. IF you like bananas and cinnamon you will love this creamy concoction and all of (Continue Reading…);

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Christmas Morning Casserole

On Christmas morning, it's nice to have a special breakfast. This is an easy and delicious recipe that you can mix up and just pop in the oven. You can still enjoy your morning while your breakfast (Continue Reading...);

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Baked Mozzarella Sticks Recipe

Baked Mozzarella Sticks is one my favorite recipes! They are one of my favorite snack foods. Or, who am I kidding? I could make a meal off of them! If you buy them out, they end up costing a fortune a (Continue Reading...);

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Copycat Lipton Onion Soup Mix Recipe

Dry Lipton Onion Soup mix is an ingredient I use quite often in cooking. Home Cooked Pot Roast, Meatloaf, Oven Roasted Potatoes and Homemade Soup are just a few examples. It's so easy to just open the (Continue Reading...);

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How to Make and Can Cajun Dill Pickles

Pickles are one of my favorite things! I love all kinds of pickles from Bread & Butter to Dill to Sweet and I can eat them straight out of the jar! I think my very favorite has to be the spicy (Continue Reading...);

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Canning Pumpkin

Save your Pumpkins by Canning Them! Fall is in full swing, Halloween is now over and now you still have pumpkins.  If you are anything like me you want to be as frugal as possible so you save the (Continue Reading...);

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44 Ways of Preserving Vegetables and Fruits

Now that gardening season is in full swing, we will all be busy canning, freezing and dehydrating our bounty! Of course we will be enjoying fresh veggies and fruit along the way, but by preserving the (Continue Reading...);

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Homemade Oatmeal Bath Bag Recipe with Vanilla Bean and Cinnamon

This Homemade Oatmeal Bath Bag recipe is full of soothing vanilla, oatmeal and cinnamon. It's a wonderful treat while soaking in a tub. As the water runs through the bag, the fragrance of the vanilla (Continue Reading...);

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25 Snazzy Snowflake Crafts

With all of the cold weather sweeping the nation, you might be looking for some fun crafts to do inside! What better idea than to do some snazzy snowflake crafts with your family? There are lots of (Continue Reading...);

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Candy Corn Canister: A Frugal Fall Craft

If you are in the market for a frugal fall craft, you will love this simple DIY candy corn container. Perfect for holding all of your Halloween treats, this candy corn container can be whipped up in (Continue Reading...);

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How to Pick Healthy Plants at the Nursery

Spring is in the air and flowers and plants are getting stocked up at the local nursery. It is planting season my friends! Gardeners around the world wait impatiently for the last frost date to pass (Continue Reading...);

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Tomato Growing Terms

Whether you are a newbie to tomato growing or an old pro sometimes you need help learning what all the different growing terms mean. Here is a quick guide to help you learn tomato growing (Continue Reading...);

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Herbs to Grow in Shade

Not everyone is blessed with a garden that can be grown in full sun, so learning about the plants that can survive in the shade is a learning process.  When designing your shade garden, make sure you (Continue Reading...);

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