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  If you haven’t noticed, I’m a little bit of a Real Food Movement kinda gal.  I am all about putting the healthiest, most natural foods possible into my body in order to achieve the highest level of health possible.  The closer to the way God originally made it, the better. Awesomely enough, I have [...]

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    Happy Friday!  Sorry I haven’t posted one of these in a while, literally every week I’m suddenly like “Shoot! It’s Friday night and I never wrote a blog post!”  I really don’t know why everything is so crazy since I only have 1 child, but somehow she seems to take up every waking [...]

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    In case you hadn’t noticed yet, I am all about being cheap.  Ok, not exactly being cheap, but you know what I mean.  Saving money.  Living on a budget.  Making my own makeup, laundry detergent, household cleaners, etc.  Being a thrift queen. This skill tends to be especially important when you are trying [...]

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    Oh man you guys.  OH. MAN. We just ate the freaking awesomest dinner, and I just HAD to sit right down and share it with you all.  I know I haven’t posted a recipe in a while, but I promise you will forgive me after you try this one. I love Greek food.  [...]

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    If you missed why you should avoid products made in China, be sure to go back and read it here! Boy howdy!  It’s Friday again…sorry I missed last Friday.  I kinda didn’t even realize it until Sunday…haha! Things have been busy busy around here, as usual!  Kids coming back from college for the [...]

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      Last weekend was my precious little baby’s 1st birthday.  I can’t believe she’s already a whole YEAR old!  It is crazy to me.  It feels like just yesterday that I was in labor with her…except the fact that today I don’t feel like I was in labor for the past 3 days [...]

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    Sorry today’s post is getting up a little late, and is going to be a quick one too.  I was out last night at GIRLS’ NIGHT/clothing exchange!  Might not sound SUUPER exciting to you, but it was pretty much the biggest thing that’s happened to me in like a year.  This was the [...]

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   If you missed why to buy China-Free, go back and read here! For this installment of China-Free Fridays, I thought I’d break my cookware kick and talk about some good toys instead. Enter Nemmer Toys. This is a great company that seems to make all of their toys in Germany, and most, if not [...]

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    Well, it’s about that time again…time to make another step in ridding your home of Chinese-made goods!  If you missed last week’s post on why you might want to avoid products made in China, be sure to go back and read it here.   Today’s awesome non-China-garbagio product is Lodge Cast Iron Cookware.  [...]

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    Probably just about anyone who knows me is well aware that one of my “signatures,” if you will, is my detestation for all things made in China. My husband and I have made a commitment to avoiding buying products made in China to the best of our ability.  Sometimes you just don’t really [...]

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  I’ll just go ahead and tell you right now that this post has absolutely nothing to do with my business or the rest of the content that usually shows up here.  No nutrition, no recipes, no warnings about the latest thing I’ve found out that will kill you…but it is something that has absolutely [...]

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Mission: Avocado

February 27, 2013No Comments

  I know some people (read: mamas) have been interested to know what I, as a Natural Chef, foodie, hippie health mom have been feeding my baby since she has started solids, so I thought I’d do a quick post on that. First off, I know there are a lot of different schools of thought [...]

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    Have I ever mentioned that I love Costco?  Yes?  Well then let me say it again anyway: I LOVE COSTCO!!! We do the majority of our shopping there now, as they have majorly listened to consumer demand for more wholesome, organic products.  We already get whole organic chickens, boneless skinless organic chicken thighs, [...]

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  We all know we should do it, but it’s usually easier said than done.  We start the day out with such good intentions, but before you know it, the day is over and we’ve failed yet again. What is it I speak of?  Why, eating more LEAFY GREENS, of course! Of all the foods [...]

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    I have this ca-yoot little leaf bowl for the Fall that I absolutely love.  This year, the day before Thanksgiving, I was rushing around trying to get the apartment all ready for guests, and I could not find those beautiful decorative gourds at the store!!  I was majorly bummed.  So, I had to [...]

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  It happens to all of us. That moment of truth, when you’ve slaved over a new recipe for hours, spent way too long finding all the right ingredients at the store, talked it up to the family, you go to taste the finished product before you serve it, and… “UGHHHH, what the heck?!  THIS [...]

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  Hey all!  It’s been a long hiatus during the Christmas season, but I’m back, starting with a guest post for the lovely Haley over at Carrots for Michaelmas!  Haley and I grew up together, including lots of adventures in the American Girl Club (woot woot!), and have recently reconnected when we both moved back [...]

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Chicken Stock

December 20, 20121 Comment

  Everybody knows how healthy bone broths are, right?  All full of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, gelatin, healthy fats, bone marrow…mmMMmm, good!  It is ridiculously healing to the gut, and honestly, we could all use a little gut lovin’.  So, to warm and nourish you on these cold winter days, here is an easy peasy lemon [...]

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    Today, I’m going to talk about two things.   One: my psychotic OCD-enaeity concerning my baby coming anywhere NEAR chemicals of any sort. Two: houseplants.   When we moved a couple months ago, we LOVED our new apartment we were getting. The guy before us apparently had two huge dogs though, so the [...]

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