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13 In Essential Oils

10 Amazing Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

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We keep Lavender essential oil well stocked in our home. I go through more of this oil than any other and I love it. You might be surprised when you smell therapeutic grade lavender essential oil because of it’s potency and plant-like scent. It is amazing. Here are 10 Amazing Uses for Lavender Essential Oil 1. Lavender essential oil is commonly called the “Swiss Army knife” of essential oils because it can be used for just about anything. I keep a…

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4 In Food

Raspberry Lime Party Punch Recipe

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of 7UP®. The opinions and text are all mine. Some of you may have seen pictures last week of my girls all dressed up with my husband….they were getting ready to go to their Father Daughter Dance. Yes, he has a lot of girls to dance with! We have been blessed with many girls! Anyway…we actually hosted the dance. Yes, it’s true. There was actually a dance a few weeks…

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1 In Food

Apple Cinnamon Protein Pancakes

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My children are always asking me to make pancakes. I admit, I’m not always eager to make a pile of pancakes first thing in the morning, but there’s nothing like seeing their faces when they wake up to freshly made pancakes on Saturday morning. This recipe makes you think you are eating apple pie.  You get all the comforting spices — such as cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg — we love from grandma’s apple pie without the sugary extra calories you get…

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2 In Food

Vegan Slow Cooker Stew With Chickpeas and Spinach

Slow Cooker Vegan Stew

Give me a slow cooker and a heart stew on these chilly days, and I am one happy mama. This is one recipe that I go to multiple times each fall and winter. It’s super simple and my whole family will eat it, so that’s a win in my book. I love being able to throw some ingredients together in the morning and have dinner ready to go. It makes my day so much easier! This simple recipe is packed…

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34 In Healthy Living

How Much Sugar Should You Consume a Day?

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I am a sugar addict! Seriously. Give me chocolate and I will love you forever. I really don’t care for chips, or breads or cheeses…but get me around brownies, cookies, chocolate…and I have a hard time containing myself. I seem to have it under control right now, and thankfully I have learned enough to reel it in when I need to. I thought I would share some information that I found to help you understand WHY and HOW you should…

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2 In Food

Flourless Brownie Muffins

Flourless Chocolate Muffins

CHOCOLATE, anyone? These dark chocolate flourless brownie muffins are delicious and surprisingly healthy. I make these every once in awhile as a treat for my family and the kids love them! They have NO idea what is in them and I love it! We are gluten free due to some people having allergies in our family, but I also prefer to be low carb in general. I have fond that my body responds better and feels better when I keep…

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0 In Food/ Healthy Living

Healthy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

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CONFESSION: I have never been a fan of cauliflower. Ever. I have always liked broccoli, but couldn’t get into cauliflower. In the last year or so, I have found a few recipes that have changed my mind. Cauliflower pizza crust is one of them and I have an awesome roasted cauliflower recipe. THIS IS ONE OF THOSE RECIPES. It has even been approved by my Buffalo wing loving husband, so you know it’s good! If you are trying to eat…

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12 In Food/ Healthy Living

What is the Pegan Diet?

I have always had a passion for health and nutrition. I went to school for pre med and ended up switching to nutrition. After school, my interest only increased and I found myself fascinated by how our bodies were made to use food. We can do so much for our health just by changing what we put into our bodies. Our bodies were made to heal themselves! I won’t get on my soap box right now, but if you ever…

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9 In Homemaking

How We Save Money with Groupon Coupons

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, but as always all opinions are 100% mine. As a large family mom, I am all about saving money where and when I can. I go for quality purchases, so they last, but try to save and shop wisely. Over the years, I have learned to forgo the immediate gratification in place of saving up to find the best deal. This doesn’t always happen, but I try my best. It can also be hard…

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23 In Homemaking/ Homemaking/ Organizing/ Planning

Tools to Conquer Your Clutter For Good!

Conquer Your Clutter

Friends, have I got a treat for you today! You are going to love me… We talk all the time her about organizing, creating systems and routines. If you have read any of my posts, you know I am a huge fan of planners…paper planners. I also love my lists and I can’t stand clutter. And I know without a doubt that so many of you are the same way! That is why I am so excited to share this…

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