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Off The Shelf: Homemade Alternatives to the Condiments and Snacks you Love.

Coming to you from some of the top real-food bloggers on the web! Off The Shelf is a brand new e-book loaded with easy to make recipes for condiments, toppings and snacks you love. Included is my own Asian Plum Sauce recipe!  Save your health and your money by making your own! Note: You do […]

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Make Your Own Pancake Mix

How to Make Whole Grain Pancake Mix From Scratch

Pancakes are a treat in my household, and also a go-to meal when I am on the run. I make them for breakfast on school mornings, and I make them when I am late arriving home for the evening, and I need a quick meal on the table. I am not a fan of any […]

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Hot Fudge Sauce

The Best Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce Ever!

Nothing beats a hot fudge sundae… unless it is a hot fudge sundae made with homemade ice cream and homemade hot fudge sauce. Most hot fudge sauces contain artificial flavor and color, preservatives, high fructose corn syrup and thickeners, making it a treat not worthy of it’s calling. Thankfully it is easy to make with […]

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Apple Cider Vinegar from Apple Peels

How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar from Apple Peelings.

Apple cider vinegar has become a buzz word amongst the health-conscious crowd lately, and rightfully so. It is not only a culinary necessity, but it can cure skin conditions, detangle hair, stop heartburn, play a roll in weight loss and detox the body. Click here for more information on apple cider vinegar. Real apple cider […]

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Dear Kathie Lee and Hoda (but Mostly Kathie Lee) – Bullying is NOT OK!

This one is for everyone, since we are all affected by bullying.  My blogger friend Jacquelyn from Little Owl Crunchy Mama was verbally attacked on national television by two well-known hosts of Today Show: Kathie Lee and Hoda.  What for?  Because she has chosen to not use shampoo to wash her hair with for the last 5 […]

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DIY Sweater Pillow Tutorial: Cheap, Cozy Style!

You’ve seen them in upper end decorating stores, or in display windows. Sweater pillows. They are slightly boho, cute, cozy and… EXPENSIVE!!  They usually start at about $30. I have been decorating a new guest room that will be used by my teenaged niece for a while, and the budget is low. I really loved those […]

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Homesteading LIfe Skills Carding Wool

My Journey Towards Learning Homesteading Life Skills: Carding Wool

Wool. Carding. Spinning. Weaving. These words are all a part of our heritage from many years ago, that lasted for hundreds, if not thousands of years. The common people knew how to make their own fibre from what they had available, and most areas had wool available, from a variety of sources. Today, in first […]

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Whipped body butter

Top 10 Last Minute DIY Christmas Gift Ideas From My Healthy Green Family

Ahhhh! Christmas has snuck up again! Here are some basic last minute Christmas gifts that can be made up hours before Christmas, rather than days or weeks. 2 Ingredient Whipped Body Butter: Decadent, smooth and rich. Also works as a fantastic shaving cream!   Lip Balm Recipes: Honey Vanilla, Chocolate Chip Mint, and Sweet Almond. […]

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Oil Cleansing Facial Bar Tutorial: Soap-Free!

The premise behind oil cleansing is that, rather than washing your face with soap or detergent and removing all of the natural oils, you wash your face with a clean oil, which not only removes the old, dirty oils, but replaces them with a clean oil thereby cleansing your skin and moisturizing it at the […]

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Inside the coop

Inside Our Chicken Coop: Lessons learned, Key Features and Tips

Our homesteading adventure began 4 years ago with 5 hens and an old shed-turned-chicken coop. We now have over 50 hens and we sell our extra eggs. We have learned a great deal from experience, from other’s experiences, and from information shared online. Our newest coop is a combination of lessons learned, advice given, and […]

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