Necklace with peridot, sterling silver and seed beads

So, no, this is not a how to post. I’m getting ready to open an etsy store and this will be the first necklace that I will have for sale. It’s one of my favorites. I love the spring-time green of the peridot with the contrast of the gunmetal Japanese

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homemade calcium carbonate

In my posts about making tooth powders and toothpaste, I list calcium carbonate as an ingredient. Don’t wanna buy it? You can make it yourself! Directions I prefer farm-fresh, free-range eggs. Use your eggs as you normally would. I rinse off the egg white left over first and then store

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homemade tooth powder recipes

I posted a toothpaste recipe back in June. It’s my personal favorite, but it’s not the only option. Some people use baking soda by itself, but I have concerns about how abrasive that is for my teeth. You can always opt to leave the baking soda out. There are tooth powders you

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make your own wool dryer balls – take two

OK, so these are the same instructions as my previous post, but this time I’ve added images for all stages except for #6 I have to say, I was really surprised at how well these worked, I don’t think I really expected it to. There was less static and my

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my “just in case” box

OK, so this is a little off my typical topic/post, but not really if you think about it. It’s part of the self-sufficiency that I so strongly believe in. Now, I’d like to preface this with: I am not a prepper! But, I do think it’s a good idea to

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make your own wool dryer balls

Go here for pictures detailing these steps… make your own wool dryer balls – take two I have to say, I was really surprised at how well these worked, I don’t think I really expected it to. There was less static and my laundry was really fluffy. And these are

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yearning…

I don’t know about you, but I’m really ready for spring! I want to plant my garden and sit outside and listen the crickets and the birds!

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slow cooker 3 bean turkey chili with bread machine corn bread

Chili 1.3 lb ground turkey (or you can use tofu) 2 can chili beans, rinsed 1 medium tomato, diced 1 small can fire-roasted diced tomatoes 1 Tbsp chili powder 1/4 tsp garlic powder 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced 1/2 small onion, diced 1/2 cup water 1/2 tsp cumin 1 Tbsp olive

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Gluten-free chocolate mug cake

3 Tbsp gluten-free all-purpose flour 1 1/2 tsp almond flour 3 Tbsp of cocoa powder (I use raw cacao, but that’s what I keep stocked.) 1 Tbsp coconut oil 2 Tbsp organic evaporated cane juice 1 tsp vanilla extract (homemade) 1 egg (I tried using apple sauce, but it the consistency wasn’t

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homemade garlic supplements…

Garlic has so many wonderful health benefits that we’ve been taking it in supplement form. So, I bought organic garlic, dehydrated it, milled it and then put it into capsules myself.

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