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The Most Important Room in Your Home

What is the most important room in your home? Did you say kitchen? Maybe the living or family room? I say nope. It is your master bedroom!   What?! You might be thinking, “But no one goes into my bedroom!” That, my friend, is the point! There is a natural order to things in life. We were designed to put…

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Breads, Essential Oils, Family, Healthy Eating

Sourdough Einkorn Breakfast Bread

I love sourdough! A good sourdough starter is a masterpiece of living organisms. Recently I have been curious about working with Einkorn flour. I heard about all its wonderful health benefits so I started experimenting a bit.  I had some leftover starter from my bread baking and I thought I would make some sourdough waffles to stash in the freezer…

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Healthy Eating

Creamy Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

Thanksgiving is over and Christmas holiday is officially upon us. What in the world are you going to do with leftover turkey? Your family will only endure wonderful turkey sandwiches on yummy sourdough for a couple of meals so now what? Maybe there isn’t a whole lot of actual meat left after being carved and picked over….soup is one of…

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Essential Oils, Personal Care, Uncategorized

My Awakening

My awakening  has been a post a long time in the making. The process that I have been through has been amazing. At times painful, at times inspiring, always beautiful. I am by nature a pretty private person when it comes to sharing my flaws. I would like for everyone to think that I am perfect, however, in reality, we…

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Breads, Essential Oils, Healthy Eating

Cranberry Orange Bread

What flavor enhancer would I be putting in my precious breads? I promise it is all natural and tastes wonderful when used in baking.  Give up guessing? It is Orange Essential Oil! Orange oil has many uses around the house including uses for cleaning and aromatherapy. However one of my favorite uses is a flavor enhancer in baked treats. I…

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Family, Homeschooling, Uncategorized

The Importance of Afternoon Tea with My Children

Afternoon tea commonly conjures images of Queen Elizabeth and Big Ben, for me at least. It is a very common English tradition that is not usually observed in the United States. However, I chose to introduce it to my children, and I think it has great benefit. The Benefits of Observing Afternoon Tea 1) The consistency of ritual. Children thrive…

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My Journey, Uncategorized

Embracing Life’s Necessary Hard Times

Hard times are all around us. We need to learn to embrace them because they are necessary. Nothing beautiful comes about without great challenges, pressure, and change. This is part of life and while it is not “fun” these times should be cherished for what they are – making you a better you. What qualifies for hard times for each…

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My Favorite Energy Drink

Energy drinks are everywhere today. Everyone walks around chugging them it seems. Red Bull, Amp these are just a couple of the most popular commercial ones. Not to mention the Venti espressos with extra shots of espresso. While I am definitely a huge coffee fan, I think this amount of caffeine is a little excessive. Not to mention the fact…

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Five Gentle Ways to Say No Thank You

Recently I wrote about my discovery of the root cause of my clutter. My inability to Say No has caused great stress in mine and my family’s lives. I realized I had to stop this, but how? I am not an abrupt person and even my kids say that the phrase “We’ll see” is this mom’s way of saying “No”.…

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My Journey, Uncategorized

My Life Altering Decision to Become a Minimalist and It’s Repercussions

My living room looks like we are moving. This is not my idea of minimalism, but the result of my journey toward it that I would like to share with you. I hope that you will find some inspiration if you are decluttering your life. It’s not always an easy process and can be quite emotional and time consuming, but…

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