My Favorite Things 2016

I’m so excited to share some of my favorites from this year that would make great gifts this Christmas. The list ranges from wardrobe to kitchen items to beauty products and even a DIY project. ‘Tis the season my friends. Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Does that question make you break out in hives? There’s

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Homemade Bread Crumbs

Don't throw away that stale bread in your cabinet. Instead, use it to make Homemade Bread Crumbs. They are super simple to make and can be used in all your favorite recipes.

I don’t know if Noah or I are more excited to share today’s post. He literally goes around telling everyone they can make homemade bread crumbs. He’s amazed and hopefully you can employ this simple, free trick too for homemade bread crumbs.   I always have some leftover bread at the end of the loaf,

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Homemade Ricotta

I made homemade ricotta this week. Be amazed friends. And go make some because it’s ridiculously easy with stellar results. I’ve had homemade ricotta on my list of foods to try making at home forEVER but it always intimidated me. Part of the problem was I never really looked into how exactly it was made so

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Sunday Inspiration {DIY Pantry Staples}

Whether you’ve run out of an item or you want to avoid added sugars, chemicals or calories you can make a lot of staples in your pantry or refrigerator at home. And they are usually simple and much cheaper than the store-bought version. I love making my own peanut butter, taco seasoning, honey mustard, ketchup,

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Sunday Inspiration {Summer Crafts + Science Edition}

After everything I’ve eaten this weekend, I just couldn’t bare looking at food so I decided to gather up some fun crafts and activities to keep the kiddos busy this summer. Noah is super creative and doesn’t spend a lot of time playing with toys but rather building and creating. We plan on doing lots

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DIY Vanilla Extract

Did you know that besides saffron, vanilla is the most expensive spice you can buy? Did you know that vanilla extract super easy and cheap to make yourself? Oh, and it tastes so much better than the store bought stuff. You literally need two ingredients, good quality vanilla beans and vodka. I get my Madagascar

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DIY Self-Rising Flour

Do you have a recipe that calls for self-rising flour but you either 1. have run out or 2. have never bought it? I land in the second category because I have always skipped by recipes that call for it because I didn’t want to buy a whole bag of “specialized” flour for one recipe. Well,

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DIY: Pumpkin Pie Spice

I adore all things pumpkin and it’s pretty much the best thing that fall brings! Unfortunately, Joel doesn’t share in my enthusiasm but alas I still go on the hunt every fall for a few new favorites to add to my arsenal. When I went to whip up a new one, I came up empty

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DIY Chalkboard Herb Pots

I know this is not my usual post but I figured since it’s food related and really fun that I would share it with you all. I don’t have a green thumb. I forget about my plants and they die a dry, crunchy death. After watching too many food documentaries (Food Inc., Ingredients…) I decided

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