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Make a DIY Bath and Body Gift Basket in 30 Minutes or Less

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Homemade gifts are fun to give, but can seem overwhelming to make.  I’m here to tell you that this does not have to be the case. It’s possible to give something made with your own hands without spending days getting it ready.  My favorite method of creating homemade gifts, is the fast and furious approach. I’ve even been known to make 100 gifts in an hour. (And it wasn’t that hard. I promise.) Today I’m going to show you how to make a […]

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Real Deals: This Week’s Sales and Discounts on Natural Products You Really Use

This week’s top deals: As low as $5.09-$5.69 ($0.42-$0.47/bar) Larabar Variety Pack Mini Bars 0.78 Ounce Bar, 12 Count are on sale for $5.99.  Save 5-15% with Subscribe & Save. Get FREE Shipping with qualifying order. List Price $49.99 On Sale $39.99 Hamilton Beach 33967A Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker, 6-Quart As low as $8.49-$9.49  Nutiva Organic Chia Seeds Black, 32 Ounce.  Just $9.99  Save 5-15% with Subscribe & Save. Get FREE Shipping with qualifying order. List Price $174.99 On Sale $119.97  KidKraft Waterfall Mountain Train Set […]

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9 Hair Care Products You Can Make for Yourself

  By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer It’s routine for me now, but when I think about it I realize that I do a lot of DIY’ing. Mostly with kitchen and bathroom items. Sometimes it even feels as if I’m on a personal quest to put certain companies out of business. I mean, that would be a nice side effect in some cases (particularly the companies that malevolently market their junky products to unsuspecting consumers), but that’s not really the primary reason why I do it.  I […]

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Weekend Links

  Links for this week: Hospitality. But Not The Kind You Are Thinking Of. @ nesting place When We Are Given More Than We Can Handle @ The Better Mom  One Pan Chicken Verde Recipe with Rice and Veggies @ Food Renegade If You Ever Feel Lonely, Read This @ (in)courage  How to simplify the holidays without feeling like a Scrooge @ The Art of Simple  Grain Free Caramel Apple Tart @ The Nourishing Gourmet Lord, Get Me Off This Crazy Brain Train @ Heavenly Homemakers  […]

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DIY Skin Soothing Salve

  By Nina Nelson, Contributing Writer Living in the Central Oregon high desert, certain things are a given. There’s always, always a week of beautiful spring weather in April that you just can’t get used to because it’s inevitably followed by six weeks of cold. Summer is construction season and any road can be a target, no matter how remote. And as soon as winter hits, the dry climate and cold temperatures mean chapped, irritated skin. For years, I thought dry, irritated skin was inevitable. Click To […]

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Frugal Real Food Thanksgiving Menu + Stress-free Cooking Timeline

Guest post by Tiffany Crumbs I’ll be the first to admit — this is the time of year when we typically throw caution out the window. We toss aside “healthy” recipes and reach for the shortening and corn syrup and pre-packaged short-cuts that we’ve always used, all for the sake of tradition. I’m including myself in this category too. I’ve been craving hot chocolate for WEEKS, and I’m not talking about the healthy kind. I’m wanting the instant hot chocolate, ripped open from a single-serve […]

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Real Deals: This Week’s Sales and Discounts on Natural Products

This week’s top deals: Just a reminder that this Blendtec holiday promo expires December 1, 2014 and is only available while supplies last. Lowest Prices Ever!  Certified Refurbished Blendtec Blenders an additional $30 Off + FREE Shipping.  They have also just introduced a new FourSide refurbished blender package at the low price of $229.95 (regularly $259.95) good during the Holiday Promo.  This new package is the same as their old Certified Refurbished Total Blender Classic, but comes with a FourSide Jar rather than a WildSide + […]

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Are you tired? Overwhelmed? Come re-discover how to thrive!

Are you tired? Overwhelmed? Read this.

By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer Just a quick note before we begin: I purposely didn’t title this post “5 Ways to Fight Overwhelm” or “5 Tips to Living More Simply” because while the five items listed below are the five things *I* remind myself of when I get into overwhelm mode, I know you wise mamas have lots of tried-and-true ways of making life feel less crazed and more meaningful as well. So please share with all of us in the comments what YOU do to […]

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