Archive December, 2013


5 Ways to Begin Your Year on a Healthy Note

Each year many of us make resolutions to lose weight and become healthier. But, becoming healthy need not be overwhelming. Here are five simple, straightforward ways to get on track toward optimum health in the New Year. 1. Be Smart About Snacking Snacking throughout the day is actually a good idea, as it can help […]

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Healthy Cocktails & Mocktails for New Years Eve

New Years eve usually means parties and merry drinking time. More and more people prefer staying in for house parties than venturing out in the chaotic restaurant and club scene. Combined with steep costs for a new year’s night out, plus the hazards of drunk drivers; it seems best to stay warm indoors with loved ones and have […]

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The Memory Jar

 Here is a fun idea we found online and thought it was fantastic for so many reasons! The basics of a memory jar are pretty simple. Take an empty jar with an opening big enough to put your hand in without getting stuck (not fun). With or without a lid is a personal choice. Place a […]

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The Green Crockpot

You may have noticed that the Crock-Pot is making a big come-back. Not that it ever left, it’s just become a popular way to cook for not only busy families, but for retired couples too. Many people don’t realize that by using your crock pot more often, you are actually making your home more “Green” […]

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Edible Simmering Christmas Potpourri

This recipe not only makes your home smell delicious, you can serve it to your guests! Apple cider to fill a large soup pot 2-3 apples cut horizontally into round 1/2″ thick slices 2 cups cranberries One orange, cut into round 1/2 inch thick slices 6 whole cinnamon sticks 9 whole cloves 9 whole allspice berries 1 (3-inch) piece of fresh ginger root, peeled […]

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Dairy Free Homemade Eggnog

Some say that the holidays are for the children. And in many ways, that is true. When you are little, the magic of Christmas blends with the traditions created by your family, each year creating memories and joy that we continually look back upon decades later. Some of those traditions we pass on, and some […]

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Christmas Morning Vegetable Casserole

Christmas morning brings joy and laughter, and inevitably a little chaos. You could save yourself one less headache by preparing breakfast the day before. This mouthwatering casserole from Simply Organic® is festive, vegetarian and organic. What more could you ask for? Reheat the pre-cooked casserole in a 300°F oven for 20 minutes or until warm throughout. Serves 4-6 adults INGREDIENTS […]

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THE 15 BEST ELF ON A SHELF SIGHTINGS

  Because just sitting on a shelf is so 2012 …                                                    

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Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies

For our gluten free readers, we found a great recipe for gingerbread cookies. However, these are so delicious you don’t have to be gluten intolerant to enjoy them. This version is corn free as well as gluten-free and is extra-extra gingery- so cut back on the ginger if you like. The gingerbread men are decorated […]

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DIY Mason Jar Candle

Here’s a great idea for a homemade gift that only costs about $5 to make. It’s a eco-friendly mason jar oil “candle”. Christmas is creeping up on us quickly. Last minute gifts are great to keep on hand for the unexpected invite or the awful realization that you forgot to buy Aunt Martha’s present. You don’t have to give them as gifts at all. […]

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