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Homemade Laundry Soap–Updated Recipe

This week, I made a new batch of homemade laundry soap. Now, I know there are hundreds of recipes out there, and people have different opinions about ingredients and methods. I’ve tried a couple different recipes, but I’ve found that … Continue reading

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Red Lentil Vegetable Soup

red lentil vegetable soup on a cold day

We finally had a snowfall here in Denver that was more than just a dusting. And after being spoiled with a mild January, the temperature has finally become almost cold enough for my middle school son to wear a jacket … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Whole Wheat Gnocchi

whole wheat sweet potato gnocchis on plate

You remember what a powerhouse sweet potatoes are, right? Here is my favorite recipe that uses them. Sorry, this isn’t a particularly “quick” recipe, but it’s a good one to do with an extra pair of little hands to help … Continue reading

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Semi-Homemade Pizza Trick

Do you love homemade pizza but don’t feel confident in making the dough? Or maybe you don’t have the time? If so, here’s a little trick. Check with your local Costco or Sam’s Club to see if their Food Court … Continue reading

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Diaper Envelope
DIY replacement for the diaper bag

Diaper Envelope for one diaper and some wipes

Sure, sometimes you need a hefty diaper bag, but sometimes you just want a diaper and wipes. And sometimes, you wish your diaper and wipes didn’t look so much like, well, a diaper and wipes. Or that your diaper, loose … Continue reading

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“Stick To It” Mini Goal Book Craft
plus free printable and a giveaway

stick to it book craft for tracking goals for 1 year

Have you made your goals for the New Year already? Are you serious about them? How many times have you been told that if you are going to stick to your goals, you have to actually write them down–not just … Continue reading

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Soft Soap Customized For A Small Gift

customized soft soap in use

Looking for a small gift for a teacher or other person you care about? Do you like a personal touch, but not able to spend a lot of time? Here’s an idea for something useful and unique: customized soft soap. … Continue reading

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I Yam What I Yam, Sweet Potato

There is a lot of information out there about what is a yam, and what is a sweet potato, and how nutritious they are. But it isn’t so easy to take these facts (like: yams are not related to sweet … Continue reading

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Homemade French Fries

When it comes to mealtime, I’m all about quick, easy, tasty, and healthy. More and more, I’m steering away from the processed foods and trying to make things as natural, but yummy, as possible. One of my favorite simple, but … Continue reading

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Better Than Cream O’ Soup

cauliflower, mushrooms, zucchini, onion, brown rice, bullion, garlic, potato

In an effort to eat healthier and less processed foods, I’ve been avoiding using canned, condensed Cream O’ Whatever Soup in my cooking. But as so many recipes use it as an ingredient, I now have a substitute that is … Continue reading

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