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13 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With a Food Processor

I have a food processor in the cupboard that I used to only use for the 1 or 2 tasks a month.. A while ago we took our eating habits to a much healthier level and this thing has made it much simpler! I use it almost daily now after Read more…


15 AMAZING THINGS VINEGAR CAN DO THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND

The average household ingredient, vinegar, is thought of mostly as a salad or cooking ingredient. But did you know the crazy things this simple product can do? From gardens to house, from germs to food, this amazing ingredient can transform the way you clean and hack your life! Here is Read more…


10 STEPS TO A MORE HYGGE HOME

What is Hygge? I sometimes wonder why things become a trend. Personally, I stay away from anything trendy. I have this weird thing where if someone talks to me about something I already love, wears a shirt I own, loves a movie I love….. I am no longer interested in Read more…


Baking Soda Mask That Will Completely Transform Your Skin

The fountain of youth is a timeless quest! At any age girls are looking to be beautiful. I have a 3-year-old daughter who spends her days dressing up, requesting new nail polish colors and asking me over and over “how do I look mom?” I know personally I watch those Read more…


11 STEPS TO A MORE SIMPLIFIED AND ORGANIZED YEAR

11 Steps to a more organized year

I’ve been doing a lot of goal setting/researching lately on how to make this year the best one yet! Life gets in the way of our happiness a lot, at least in my world. Things seem to go a million miles an hour and at the end of the day Read more…


6 Secrets to Beat the Winter Weight and Slim Down Fast

As the cold sets in and we hunker down for the winter you might start to feel your jeans tighten up and your face might begin to have that all too familiar winter puffiness to it once again. Unfortunately it’s something all too expected and yet unexpected.  We all know Read more…


15 Critical Things You Need To Stock A Frugal Pantry

15 items to stock a frugal pantry

Learning how to stock a frugal pantry can take a little research. There are so many tips and tricks out there. Sometimes they apply sometimes they don’t. Some people’s tips won’t and can’t help you. Things like growing your own garden and learning how to preserve your harvest. This won’t Read more…


9 Practices To Adapt to be Simply Beautiful

1. Smile A smile can brighten a day, make a sad person happy, cure a child’s boo-boo, and completely change an attitude. As a society we don’t smile ½ as much as we should. We “put our heads down and power through” so to say. We aren’t looking around at Read more…


5 Coffee Brewing Mistakes You Have to Stop Making Today

Everyone knows that a cup of coffee from your local coffee shop of choice is a treat over home brewed. But that doesn’t have to be the case. If your morning cup of coffee isn’t as tasty and satisfying as a $5 cup down the street, chances are you are Read more…


3 Secret Tricks to Lose Inches Fast! (Like Less than 24 Hours)

Sometimes it isn’t about losing weight. Who am I kidding it’s ALWAYS about losing weight! But sometimes there just isn’t time! An upcoming wedding, a school dance, a pool party, it’s that time of the month and your super bloated. You name it and it can probably fall into the Read more…