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I am sure by now you have heard about essential oils and maybe even have some friends who offer theirs up when you get a headache or start coughing.  You might kindly refuse wondering if your friend has gone a bit crazy? At least that is what I did when I first heard about them... "You mean to tell me that if I rub this oil around my kids' ear a...
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Growing up without Pinterest, fashion blogs, and YouTube tutorial videos, I never learned how to correctly apply my own makeup.  It was trial and error...well, mostly error.  One glimpse at my high school senior yearbook picture, and you'd exclaim, "Whoa girl!  Have you ever heard of blending?"  And now, as a grown woman, there are still so...
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Well this is it darlings, our last episode of the salad dressing series.  I decided to focus this {part three} on fruit based salad dressings. These are lovely with a few notes of heat and savory to balance the sweet overtones of the dressings; care should be given to what ingredients you decide to add to the salad.  Remember, the goal...
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You know Valentine's Day is in  TWO days right? Just checking. If your heart started racing a bit when you read that, no worries...this recipe is the procrastinator's dream recipe! It would be the perfect gift for anyone you want to send a little love to. And you can make it in 15 minutes!!! Crazy right? First off, in case you don't believe...
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carlee salad dressing (1)
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  A vinaigrette has evolved in its use over the years to become an essential flavor booster to not only dress salads (their best friends), but to be included in the marinade clique, the sporty sauce group and the snobby fruit juice cheerleaders of freshness. A Vinaigrette Primer A great vinaigrette is rooted in flavor balance...
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by  |  posted under Christmas, Father's Day, Gift Giving, Mother's Day, Romance, Valentine's Day
What is the perfect Valentine's Day gift? You guessed it. Aphrodisiacs. And they have obviously been on more than one of our minds. Did you see our post yesterday? Yes? Well...I suppose bath/massage oils are the best way to incorporate these beauties into a gift perfect for Valentine's Day. So today I have a couple more combos for you to...
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09.06.13 Spa Towel DIY
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by  |  posted under Beauty, Crafting, Do It Yourself, Fashion, Gift Giving, Girls, Hair, Makeup, Mother's Day, Sewing, Summer, Uncategorized
It's been a hot summer here in the northwest. The days have been blistering hot, and although it's mostly dry heat, I sometimes feel like I'm going to melt into a puddle on the sidewalk. Something that always gets me in the summer is getting ready for the day. I love a really hot shower, but in the hot months I try and change to a more tepid...
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07.09.13 DIY Terrarium
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by  |  posted under Baby Gifts, Birthdays, Christmas, Crafting, Father's Day, Gift Giving, Mother's Day, Teacher Appreciation
Confession: I am a serial plant killer. Flowers, ferns, vegetables, and even succulents die under my care. Over-watering, under-watering, too much sun, not enough sun - I just can't get it right! A few weeks ago, when my latest Jade plant died after a year and a half of suffering, I started to look for my next victim. A friend suggested...
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by  |  posted under Family Time, Gift Giving, Mother's Day, Patriotic Holidays, Recipes, Summer
My children and I were visiting the local farmer’s market this past week and spied juicy raspberries wrapped in quaint aquamarine looking for tiny, grubby hands to happily eat them.  We ate most of them on the way home, but saved a few to make these dainty hand pies for a picnic the next day. The dough I created for these pies is based on a...
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Motherhood. We grow up believing our moms hang the moon and are the most beautiful, perfect people alive! Later,  as we become moms ourselves, we recognize just how wonderful/challenging/scary/joyful/exhausting/significant motherhood REALLY is. It's a role more important than any other,  yet, a role which sometimes can go unnoticed or...
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