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Fill your yard with shrubs that are both beautiful and functional! Here's a list of my favorite options

Edible Shrubs you can easily add to your landscape

Thanks to Monrovia for sponsoring today’s discussion! I can’t take it anymore, I’m about to burst. I’ve already gotten word that in some parts of the country people are experiencing this phenomenal called “warm weather”. Meanwhile I sit here looking out of my window at a snow storm. All this conversation about the weather, it’s not just… 

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Bath salts are a simple yet pampering treat to gift to any loved one in your life, or for yourself! The salts help emulsify the essential oils better into the water, so that the oil does not float directly on top of your bath water.

Pampering bath salts

Bath salts are a simple yet pampering treat to gift to any loved one in your life, or for yourself! The salts help emulsify the essential oils better into the water, so that the oil does not float directly on top of your bath water. You will boost your mood, and also support other skin… 

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These are the fluffiest sweet rolls you'll ever come across - and they're made right in your breadmaker!

Fluffy sweet rolls

These are the fluffiest sweet rolls you’ll ever come across – and they’re made right in your breadmaker! There’s this bakery near where I live that sells the most amazing sweet bread. It’s sweet and fluffy and is coated with a sticky glaze that makes the bread simply irresistible. We’d often stop by that bakery,… 

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Wondering what items are perfectly acceptable to purchase second-hand? If you're new to second-hand shopping, it might be intimidating to wade through your local thrift store or garage sale. To help to be a savvy thrifter, here are our suggestions:

How to be a savvy thrifter

As urban homesteaders, or frugal folks of any nature, we all know that buying used is not only cost effective, but good for local economies and our environment. Buying used often means buying local. Buying used means reducing that item’s carbon footprint drastically. Think about it: A single item is manufactured, then packaged using fossil… 

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Mostly Homemade Mondays – Week 121

Homemade Mondays is a series for people that are on a journey to better living, via healthier eating and a more natural lifestyle. We realize that there are different paths that we all take to get to that place, and this bloghop celebrates that. Whether you’re a seasoned raw foodist who has banned all things… 

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Start with a great, big, delicious bowl of homemade, cheesy carbo-heaven, and then add some fresh, sautéed veggies from the garden—you've got a perfect meal!

Mackenzie’s Garden Herb Mac N’ Cheese

Macaroni and cheese! It’s almost every kid’s favorite food, right? Start with a great, big, delicious bowl of homemade, cheesy carbo-heaven, and then add some fresh, sautéed veggies from the garden—you’ve got a perfect meal! Or… at least my siblings immensely enjoyed this weekly treat at our home when we were all growing up. I,… 

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There are so many ways to pamper your skin with essential oils. The recipe below is a great one. Enjoy!

Frankincense Facial Moisturizer

A facial regimen is something I’ve struggled to keep consistent in my daily routines. When I first became pregnant in 2006, I began my quest to eliminate unnecessary ingredients from my household and personal products. After all, skin is our biggest organ, and is constantly absorbing toxins we breathe and touch! However, I still dabbled… 

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