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late season / early fall harvest

Carrots, sweet potatoes and jalapenos… oh my. I stepped outside for a final harvest and I was quite pleased. These were the best carrots I’ve ever had! They were simmered in a little bit of water about 2 Tbsp butter and some raw organic sugar. I had no idea carrots

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soaking nuts and seeds

Since I make my own almond milk, I buy my almonds in bulk for the better price. To make life a little easier, I soak all of them immediately and then dry them on a baking sheet on top of kitchen towel. I often use my lettuce spinner because it has

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‘no poo’ hair care

It’s ‘no poo’ for no shampoo. ūüôā I’m always amazed at the responses I get when I tell people I don’t use shampoo. Most people assume you need the chemical-filled shampoos to clean your hair. You really don’t. Now, I will admit, not every method works for every person. I

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finally… it’s time to garden!

We’re doing raised beds for the first time ever. The raised bed to the left has onions, carrots, spinach and lettuce. I’m planting all of my herbs and flowers in the garden bed next to the house (not raised). So far, we have 2 kinds of basil, lemon grass, oregano,

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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 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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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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diy cracked wheat cat litter

I’ve seen so many things about how bad clay litter is, but the price tag of the wheat litter has¬†deterred me, and I really like the clumping litters, so I didn’t want to switch to pellet or recycled news litter. I started doing a little research. The wheat litter you

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