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Weekend Links

He’s here! Stephanie and her family welcomed their newest member, a little boy, at 12:21 am PST on Thursday! He weighed 7 lbs. 15 oz. and both mother and baby are doing well! Links for this week: Sons And Grandsons Help Paralyzed Man Hike The Grand Canyon @ Huffington Post The Friends Who Come to Carry You @ (in)courage Shaved Carrot Salad @ Wellness Mama Breaking the Influence of Consumerism @ Becoming Minimalist The Unlikely Reaction to Filling Life’s Holes @ Hands Free Mama Paleo Teriyaki Chicken […]

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After binging on busyness for nine months, I’m spending the summer purging commitments from our lives. This year, my minimalistic approach to summer includes three Rs: Rest. Rejuvenation. Refocus.

A Minimalistic Approach to Summer

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer Whew. The school year is over. Does anyone else want to breathe a huge sigh of relief with me? In many ways, it feels like my family’s been on fast forward since school began last August. And I’m tired. Even though I homeschool my two children, our year’s been jam-packed with co-ops and lessons. Strangely enough, I tried to be intentional with our plans this year,  yet somehow we ended up with at least one family member having some sort […]

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

This week’s top deals: June Savings at Bulk Herb Store Give Dad a FREE Beesilk pocket size bar from MadeOn Hard Lotion.  Just pay shipping.  Add the Beesilk pocket size bar to your cart. Apply code “DAD2015″ and the bar is free.  You can even send a bar straight to Dad, along with a gift note included with your order.  Offer only good for TODAY.  Coupon code ends at midnight Tuesday, June 16, 2015. AbesMarket.com Natural for the People Check out the sales at Abe’s Market. […]

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Looking for some new real-food recipe sites? Check out my favorites!

My 10 Favorite Real-Food Recipe Sites

Looking for some new real-food recipe sites? Check out my favorites! By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer I have recently started meal-planning for the month. It is just amazing to look at the month of meals, PLANNED, in my calendar! While it is a bit of a bear to plan 30 days of meals at once, the rewards far outweigh the trouble! Anyone with me?? Whatever your method of planning meals (or not planning meals!) there probably comes a point where you think, what am I going to make for dinner? I […]

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Weekend Links

Links for this week: Stranger Danger: Just Buy the Burger @ Grace Table The Day My Son Gave Up on Me @ Huffington Post Paleo Chocolate Beet Cake Recipe @ Paleo Spirit Please stop telling me you’re too busy. @ John Acuff Always Look for the Light @ (in)courage 16 Recipes and Tips for Real Food Camping @ GNOWFGLINS Searching for a More Balanced Life @ Nomadic Matt when you want to thrive instead of just barely survive @ A Holy Experience It’s almost officially summer! What […]

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After traveling to Costa Rica, the biggest lesson I learned was that eating real food while traveling abroad is only as difficult as we make it out to be. Real food truly is simple.

4 Tips for Eating Real Food While Traveling Abroad

By Tiffany Crumbs, Contributing Writer For six years, my husband and I scrimped, saved and pinched every penny we could for one big purpose: a family trip to Costa Rica. We worked hard for YEARS to get out of debt, so being able to take this big of a trip – without going back into debt to do so – was important to us. My type-A, list-making foodie self worked in our favor when we were in extreme savings mode. When we saw the potential of […]

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

This week’s top deals: 50% Off Healthy Snacks at Abe’s Market.  Limited time offer.  FREE shipping on orders over $49 Just $2.88!  Yogi Honey Lavender Stress Relief Tea, 16 Tea Bags.  Get FREE shipping with qualifying order. As Low As $6.78-$7.58  McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract-16 oz is on sale for $7.98.  Save an additional 5-15% with Subscribe & Save.  Get FREE shipping with qualifying order. This deal is still available! List Price $249.99  On Sale $159.99  Ninja Mega Kitchen System (BL771) Qualifies for FREE shipping. […]

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How to Make Your Own Sunscreen Lotion

This post was originally published in June of 2008, but this topic is always an important one as the days grow longer and the summer sun returns each year! I have a small list of things I never thought I would make myself, and sunscreen happens to be on that list. It feels good to prove myself wrong, and realize that yet another product that felt so elusive and out-of-reach to me is actually dead easy to make. Last week, a friend and I gathered in my […]

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