Chia Seed Brownie Bites

essential oil brownie bites

This time of year I always find myself setting new goals, getting organized, and revamping our meal planning. I set a goal recently to add one new “superfood” to our diet each month. I’ve had a growing list of interesting items that have been studied to have major health benefits. Making changes doesn’t have to… 

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Easy Back-to-School Dairy-Free Banana Coconut-Almond Muffins

Easy Back-to-School Dairy-Free Banana Coconut-Almond Muffins #easybreakfasts #backtoschool

Our family does not experience the usual back-to-school rush. Generally, we don’t need to collect school supplies, lunch boxes, new school clothes, or any of the other items that families typically need in the fall. Though we do sometimes purchase some of the same items as traditionally-schooled families, as homeschoolers we enjoy a more leisurely… 

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10 Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

crockpot recipes

10 Easy Slow Cooker Recipes It wasn’t until recently that I started to understand all the craze surrounding slow cookers. I’d use them to make the occasional pot roast or soup, but not for much of anything else. My husband and I both come from families that are serious culinary geniuses. Not just those who… 

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Oven-Roasted Veggies: A Simple Summer Side Dish

Oven-Roasted Veggies ~ A Simple Summer Side #summersides #healthyeating

Our family is growing a garden for the second year in a row. However, we were late planting, so we do not actually have anything to harvest yet. I can’t wait until I can walk into my backyard and gather cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, and peppers for a nice summer salad! Until then, I am purchasing… 

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Best Gluten-Free Banana Bread

gluten free bread

Best Gluten-Free Banana Bread I have always loved my mom’s banana bread.  It was a quick, easy breakfast goodie that I could take with me to brunches or make to share for a playdate.  Everyone would rave and it would only take me a few minutes. I have tried so many gluten-free banana bread recipes… 

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My Bread Machine Routine


Over time, I have realized how important rhythm and habit are to me for a satisfying home life. I’ve created all kinds of schedules, hoping to one day finally stumble upon “the one” that finally gets my life in order. It feels like there are never enough daylight hours to do the things I want… 

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