Make this your BEST YEAR EVER

Start enjoying everyday with these easy simplicity and minimalist tasks you can complete is just a few minutes.

  • When you are tired of waking up dreading the day…
  • When you count down the minutes before bedtime…
  • When you can’t think because of the chaos surrounding you…

You need minimalism that’s doable. Start effortlessly with this monthly calendar.

Homemade Pizza Recipe: Chicken Potato and Sage

mmm…mmm..mmm. Today’s recipe post is so yummy I can’t wait to make it again. Brett likes to say that if you take a bunch of yummy things and put them together, you will get something delicious at the end. This homemade pizza recipe is no exception. This was a really

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Beautiful DIY Jewelry Holder Frame

I was lucky enough to hang out with my good friend, Suzan, a couple weeks ago. We had a great time catching up and even spent some time working on a creative project. She moved into a new place not too long ago and we’ve worked together to help her

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Homemade Laundry Detergent

In continuing with the efforts to have a cleaner / greener house I also made homemade laundry detergent to go along with my homemade dishwashing detergent. Although not as easy as the dishwashing detergent, I was pretty surprised at how easy it was to make. Plus, the batch was quite

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Simple Peach Pie Recipe

I love peaches. They are one of my favorite things about summer. So, when my friend Mandy and I stumbled upon a fruit stand on the side of the road, of course we opted for a giant box of fresh organic peaches. When we got them home we realized that

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Homemade Dishwashing Detergent

In August I decided I wanted to try to “green up” a few things around our house in an attempt to live a healthier lifestyle. One of the blogs I read regularly is all about it. She writes about using food and natural ingredients to replace your beauty and household

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Grown Up Peanut Butter and Jelly

One of my favorite flavor combinations is peanut butter and jelly. I just love it and never grew out of eating a good pb&j sandwich! However, now that my taste buds are a bit more sophisticated, I thought it would be fun to think of other food combinations that would

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Detailed DIY Pottery Barn Dining Table Plans

Back in September, my husband and I built our very first piece of furniture. It was a dining table modeled after the Pottery Barn Hyde line. It was much easier to put together than expected and since then I have received several requests for detailed plans on how we put

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Mint, Corn and Quinoa Salad Recipe

This week’s recipe is perfect for summer. Take it to your next BBQ, family reunion, or potluck or simply enjoy it on your patio while basking in the warm weather. Just be prepared for people to ask you what it is and how to pronounce it. Speaking of that it’s

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Foil Dinners Around the Campfire

This month’s challenge of cooking over a campfire was pretty successful and earlier this week I talked about my campfire breakfast of eggs cooked in an orange shell. If you haven’t seen it yet, you really should check it out. I can hardly believe how tasty those eggs were. But,

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challenge recap & a campfire breakfast recipe

I would call this month’s challenge both a success and cheat. Even though it was incredibly short and I did a pretty bad job documenting, I was able to cook a full day of meals over the campfire with items that had not been prepared at home (well, mostly). The

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Sweet and Salty Triple Chip Cookies

Have you ever had a craving for something late at night? Please tell me I’m not be the only one. I tend to be one of those people who craves something for a while and then all of a sudden, WHAM! I have to have it NOW! That was me this

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How to Quickly Shred Chicken with a Mixer

I have been so bad about taking photos while cooking lately. I’ve made lots of yummy things too, but for some reason photographing them has not been on the top of my mind. So instead of sharing a full recipe today, I am going to share a tip. It’s so

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Homemade Rosemary Bread Recipe

I used to be terrified of making bread. The yeast, hoping the dough would rise, the time it took. Something has always stopped me from making bread in the past. Then earlier this year I made a king cake and all my fears disappeared. Since then, I have really enjoyed

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The Best Chicken Enchiladas Recipe Ever

Mmm…mmm…mmm. This chicken enchiladas recipe sure are tasty! I made these a few weeks ago when we had company over. They were a hit. Half of us ate vegetarian so I also made these green goddess enchiladas and paired it all with grilled peppers, Mexican rice, and margaritas. These chicken

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Green Goddess Enchiladas

We had friends over for dinner the other night and since one of them is vegetarian, I set out to find something yummy to make. And boy did I find it! These Green Goddess Enchiladas were fantastic, if I do say so myself! I found the recipe on Pinterest and

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Cake Batter Blondies

Love brownies? Love cake batter? Love white chocolate? Yes. Yes. Yes. Then you will love these cake batter blondies! I found the recipe while browsing Pinterest and since we had some friends over for dinner this weekend, I had the perfect opportunity to make them. And let me tell you…they

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3 Twists on the Grilled Cheese Sandwich

One of my favorite things about cold weather is eating tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. There is just something about the combination that I find irresistible. However, as I have gotten older I enjoy experimenting with with new flavors that extend beyond the traditional processed American cheese slices on

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Homemade Marshmallows

Okay. I know my DIY posts normally revolve around furniture, pillows, or other home decor, but why couldn’t DIY relate to any items you normally buy out, including food? I thought it fit well so today I made homemade marshmallows and I want to show you how to make them too. Now

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