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Create your own $10 Cookbook

Create your own $10 Cookbook

I have piles and piles of great recipes that I’ve printed out.  Most of the time, I fold them up and place them inside my various cookbooks.  I also have a few family recipes that linger around in a 4×6 recipe box that is opened up usually around Thanksgiving and Christmas. Recently, my Mom came to visit and she told me about a great idea to organize all those recipes that I had laying around as well as to consolidate […]

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The Convenient Environmentalist

The Convenient Environmentalist

I love the earth, use cloth diapers, and try to reuse or recycle as much as possible.  There comes a point though where I think to myself, “I want the whole urban hippie movement to be easy because I am not getting a damn hernia over this!”  Enter Pinterest.  It’s the urban hippie’s wet dream (using recycled rain water, duh) to find easy and earth friendly DIY projects.  Check out these great ways to be fashionable, organize your home, grow […]

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Grapefruit & Rosemary Coconut Oil Body Butter

Grapefruit & Rosemary Coconut Oil Body Butter

 Grapefruit & Rosemary Body Butter I wanted to combine the wholesome yumminess of Burt’s Bee’s with the exotic smell of my favorite perfume Jo Malone’s grapefruit and rosemary.  The result was an incredible delight for both your nose and your skin that is perfume free (all essential oils).     Ingredients 2 tsp beeswax Yaley 100% Beeswax Pellets – 4 oz./Natural 1/4c Cocoa Butter RAW Cocoa Butter 1 Lb 1/4c coconut oil  Garden of Life – Extra Virgin Coconut Oil 100% Organic, […]

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Coconut Oil Hair Conditioner

Coconut Oil Hair Conditioner

I’m always on the look out for natural things I can use in my beauty routine rather than something full of chemicals.  On a dare, I quit conditioning my hair absolutely positive that I would hate it and come roaring back.  That didn’t happen and I was shocked by the results.  Instead, life without daily conditioner leaves my hair thicker and surprisingly less greasy.  But my hair gets dry, even with the Seattle rain, and I need to condition at least once a week.  Instead of using a store bought conditioner, I use […]

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