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How to Make Dried Apples in the Oven

  I’ve always wanted a food dehydrator, but I don’t really have anywhere to store it and would only use it a few times a year, so I don’t really think it’s a necessity.  I have made dried fruit and fruit leather successfully in the oven with cookie sheets and I think it’s a delicious …

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How to Get a Hair Knot Out

My daughter woke up one morning and I noticed a giant hair knot that covered the entire back of her head (like dreadlocks but all folded under into itself).  This photo wasn’t taken until after we got that folded part all out by pulling a few strands at a time and lots of crocodile tears. …

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How to Whip Coconut Milk

Since going dairy free a few years ago, I have really missed having fluffy whipped cream on desserts.  Buying soy whipped cream in the can can be more than $6 and it’s probably not very healthy.  Coconut milk is extremely good for you.  Check out this site that touts the 10 benefits of coconut milk. …

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How to Reduce Acid Reflux During Pregnancy (or any other time too!)

I have touted the uses of Apple Cider vinegar with the mother before  here on my blog. I think it’s an amazing healer!  I have since used it on blemishes on my face and they go away immediately as well as cold sores that also go away within 1 or 2 applications.  I can’t believe …

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How to Freeze Spinach for Smoothies

I buy a lot of spinach.  I eat a lot of spinach.  I might turn into Popeye one of these days!  I try to eat 2 pounds of Organic spinach per week.  Do you know how much a pound of spinach is?  It’s a lot.  It’s 2 giant costco boxes.  I have a couple tricks …

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Easter Egg Hunt for Older Kids – Ideas

Every year we do a little neighborhood egg hunt with the big kids and little kids together.  The parents hide the eggs, and the little kids go first and then the big kids go next.  It takes all of 2 seconds as we usually hide them at our neighborhood church.  Everyone shares and each brings …

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How to Clean Makeup Brushes

I have some nice makeup brushes that I use to apply eye shadow, concealer, and blush with.  Since I’m kind of a germaphobe and we are told by experts that we should clean or discard anything that touches our face (as far as makeup and brushes are concerned) at least every 6 months to avoid …

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Top 10 Easy Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

It seems like every year, I get so busy before Easter, that I forgot to plan anything special and unique for our tradition of family easter egg dying.  I have good intentions, but I never actually follow through.  Well, this year, I’m starting early! Easter is starting early too, as in March 31st.  I better …

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Happy Valentines Day & Easy Valentine Crafts

I don’t do a whole lot of crafts.  Not because I don’t want to, but just because I don’t really have the time.  I would really like to do it more but life gets in the way!  The last couple years when I was working full time, I really missed having the time to make …

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How to Make Egg Drop Soup (Gluten Free)

I have a thing for soup, especially in the winter.  I want to eat it every night and my family loves it to, so it’s kindof my go to meal when I am at a loss for what to cook, which is a lot of the time. I love to eat egg drop soup when …

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