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Soothing Homemade Body Butter

It is holiday season and I am happy to be making the majority of the gifts that I will be giving.  I will be giving different people different homemade products but they will all be gifted this amazing homemade soothing whipped body butter.  This is one of the best things that I have ever made in …
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This post is part of the Mamatography 2013 Project with Diary of a First Child and Momma Jorje.         This is the third and final post on our amazing road trip….. Week 42 Day 283:  (10/10/13) We had a down day just the kids and I so I pulled out the Gator …
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PicMonkey Collage 103

This post is part of the Mamatography 2013 Project with Diary of a First Child and Momma Jorje.         Week 41 Day 276:  (10/3/13) We were still exploring in Ohio.  We hiked around a favorite childhood place of mine, Old Man’s Cave, with my dad.  It was beautiful and one of the …
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Quinoa 101

This year, 2013. has been declared as the “International Year of Quinoa” by the United Nations General Assembly.  If that isn’t a reason for you to try quinoa I am not sure what is! I fell in love with this supergrain or superfood about 3 years ago and have enjoyed at least 50 different dishes …
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Mamatography, Photo A Day

This post is part of the Mamatography 2013 Project with Diary of a First Child and Momma Jorje.         We are taking (at least) a photo a day to keep a record of our year. Join us at any point during the year and start sharing your own daily photos! Homeschooling allows …
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  Welcome to the Second Annual Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide! If you need to complete your holiday shopping, find a birthday present for a friend, or just treat yourself to something special, the NPN Holiday Gift Guide has something for everyone. But what’s even better, the NPN Holiday Gift Guide is a great …
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Barefoot Books Review & Giveaway

  This review is part of the Second Annual Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide! If you need to complete your holiday shopping, find a birthday present for a friend, or just treat yourself to something special, the NPN Holiday Gift Guide has something for everyone. But what’s even better, the NPN Holiday Gift Guide …
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photo credit:  Kathe Krusse

  This review is part of the Second Annual Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide! If you need to complete your holiday shopping, find a birthday present for a friend, or just treat yourself to something special, the NPN Holiday Gift Guide has something for everyone. But what’s even better, the NPN Holiday Gift Guide …
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My Chickadee Designs Mini Carrier:  Review & Giveaway

  This review is part of the Second Annual Natural Parents Network Holiday Gift Guide! If you need to complete your holiday shopping, find a birthday present for a friend, or just treat yourself to something special, the NPN Holiday Gift Guide has something for everyone. But what’s even better, the NPN Holiday Gift Guide …
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This post is part of the Mamatography 2013 Project with Diary of a First Child and Momma Jorje. We are taking (at least) a photo a day to keep a record of our year. Join us at any point during the year and start sharing your own daily photos!       Day 262:  (9/19/13) …
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Random Acts Of Kindness, Gratitude & Passing It On

This year the kids and I have gone on two long distance trips.  On both of these trips we have been on the receiving end of random acts of kindness from complete strangers.  I always tell my children that when you put kindness and positive energy out in the world that it will be returned …
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Vegetarian Spanish Quinoa Casserole

If you didn’t know already I am in love with quinoa.  Really, I am.  I use quinoa to make so many dishes:  breakfasts, snacks, soups, desserts, breads and main dishes.  You name it and I will try to incorporate quinoa into a recipe.  I have also fallen in love with lentil tacos and have been …
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This post is part of the Mamatography 2013 Project with Diary of a First Child and Momma Jorje. We are taking (at least) a photo a day to keep a record of our year. Join us at any point during the year and start sharing your own daily photos!       I was catching …
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Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bites

I often serve apple cinnamon oatmeal for breakfast.  I came across a recipe for apple cinnamon quinoa bites over at They Cooked Happily Ever After and knew it was something that my family would love.   I made a few changes to the original recipe and my family loves these apple cinnamon quinoa bites! I …
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This post is part of the Mamatography 2013 Project with Diary of a First Child and Momma Jorje. We are taking (at least) a photo a day to keep a record of our year. Join us at any point during the year and start sharing your own daily photos!       Day 248:  (9/5/13) …
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