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2017 Holiday Gift Guide (for the Whole Family!)

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INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon vegetable oil divided use 1 red bell pepper cored, seeded and cut into strips 1 green bell pepper cored, seeded and cut into strips 1 1/4 pounds flank steak thinly sliced 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1 teaspoon minced ginger salt and pepper to taste 1/4 cup soy sauce 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch INSTRUCTIONS Heat 1 teaspoon of the vegetable oil over medium high heat in a large pan. Add the peppers and cook for 3-4 minutes or until just tender. Remove the peppers…

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My Christmas Bucket List

My Christmas Bucket List

Oh, I am so excited it is almost Christmas! Last year, I wrote down a list of everything holiday-themed we did, and the things we didn’t get to (like celebrating St. Nicholas Day), so I could remember for this year. A Christmas bucket list, if you will. I am big on traditions and consistency. I think kids thrive best when they can depend on not only a daily rhythm, but a…

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How to be a Great Gift Giver

How to be a Great Gift Giver

My favorite part of Christmas has always been giving gifts. In my teen years, I happily took over the “Santa” duties, frequently teasing family members with hints of what I had gotten them. The build up is my favorite part, waiting for that moment when their face lights up with surprise. Perhaps that’s one reason I love celebrating Advent and St. Nicholas Day in the weeks before Christmas, it builds…

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Health and Motherhood Blogs I Read

Health and Motherhood Blogs I Read

Throughout my years as a blogger, I’ve had the great pleasure of “meeting” several other bloggers who write about real food, motherhood, organization, DIY, and more. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Wellness Media have allowed me to connect with them and consider them my “online friends”. I have learned so much from these women and feel constantly inspired by their work and their willingness to share their wisdom with us. At…

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How to do a Capsule Wardrobe

It’s been a year now that I have started doing Capsule Wardrobes and I still love it! Some things that have helped is reading up on Capsule Wardrobes (Un-Fancy blog is the master!) first but then adjusting the “rules” to my life. I am so impressed with the women that can whittle their wardrobe down to 37 pieces, including shoes, but that just ain’t ever gonna happen for me! I…

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Why Women Really Cut Their Hair

Why Women Really Cut Their Hair

  Hello March, I am so glad to see you. February was kind of rough. Between the bitter cold and deary cloudy days making me mopey and the lovely letter from the IRS that required over 100 hours of work to prove my business expenses for my 2012 tax return, and emotionally/logistically prepping for my first speaking engagement in front of a big crowd, I was OVER February. Now the…

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Yup, I am Gonna Talk About Vaginal Steam Baths

Yup, I am Gonna Talk About Vaginal Steam Baths 1

Oh Lordy, y’all are gonna think I am insane. But I have already talked about eating my placenta and making sure your uterus is in the right position. Besides, Martha Stewart and Oprah have talked about vaginal steam baths, when I originally posted this article two years ago, and now even good ‘ole Gwyenth Paltrow is on the vag steam train, so here it goes! Vaginal steam baths are basically a detoxing…

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How To Stop Feeling Overwhelmed

Hi Sweet Mamas! How are you doing this month? I know how busy and crazy and stressful the holidays can get. I have just the thing to help!! Just imagine a life where you have all the tools you need to navigate everything life throws at you. Imagine knowing exactly what to do when life starts to spiral and you feel overwhelmed and unbalanced. Imagine preventing catastrophic levels of stress…

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Everything I Know About How to Get a Flat Belly

Belly fat and bloating have long been a big reason to get healthy. I simply could not, can not stand when my belly is so bloated that I look 6 months pregnant. I started noticing my belly bloat in college, looking back it was often after a heavy pasta meal loaded with cheese and a few beers. Gluten was and is not my friend. But ever since I got my…

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Double Your Eyelashes The Natural Way

If you are in the mood to really let your light shine bright and be seen, check out my new obsession! Younique mascara. After living in Palm Beach County, I started to notice that all the fashionable mamas here had these beautiful, long-but-natural looking eyelashes. Later, I found out they were fake eyelashes and the women go once a month to get them applied. I was SO tempted to give…

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