Free eBook for You {Smoothies}!

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I have been working hard to get something ready for you. And it is finally just right! What better way to enjoy spring and prepare for summer than smoothies! Great on a warm day..refreshing on a hot day...healthy everyday! I have made it easy for you...over 15 smoothie recipes can be found in one location (and some are brand spankin' new!). Green, peanut butter, avocado, almond milk, … [Read more...]

My Menu Plan {3.19.12}

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Menu Plan #6: Week of 3/19/12 I am finally settled enough to plan...yes, I can start getting back to normal this week! This weeks menu plan was inspired by recipes I found at Stacy Makes Cents (three recipes of hers are featured this week in my house!). This weeks theme is "mexican" or southwestern. By buying tortillas, cilantro, tomatoes, and sour cream, and using them in most of these … [Read more...]

Easy Weeknight Meals

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Please welcome Anne as she takes time out of her busy day to teach us about maximizing your time by simplifying your dinners! She knows all about QUICK and EASY (and of course, cheap and healthy) and that is exactly what we need when we are busy busy! Thanks Anne so much - we love having you here! ~Nikki This is a guest post from Anne of Quick & Easy, Cheap & Healthy Busy weeknights … [Read more...]

Meal Planning {All things Real}

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From Contributing Writer, Megan: Scenario 1: It’s 5:00pm, you’re still in your pajamas, you’ve changed too many diapers to count, you’ve nursed the baby, you’ve fed the toddler, you’ve started a load of laundry, and you realize you haven’t even thought about dinner.  You want to make something that doesn’t come from a box, but where to begin? Scenario 2: It’s 6:00pm, you pull up to the drive … [Read more...]

Healthy 2day Wednesday

Welcome back to Healthy 2day Wednesdays! I have enjoyed joining these three amazing ladies in hosting every Wednesday...but my time here has come to an end. I feel the Lord is telling me to move out of this Linkup (perhaps lightening my load for now is best). I will likely be doing a link-up again in the future, but for now, keep joining these other ladies while the fun and educational links … [Read more...]

Real Food…Real Easy

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Well, it is here. 7 women got together to create a cookbook. It took a long time, but it is here. I couldn't be more thrilled!! Before I get into any details, let me just tell you that Erin (aka The Humbled Homemaker) single handedly pieced this book together. She did it as a freebie service since she was one of the contributors as well. Turned out this book was MUCH bigger and more challenging … [Read more...]

Sizzlin’ Deal for my subscribers {Free gift for you!}

3D Image Sizzlin' Soup Book

I have been wanting to offer you something for free for a while now. I just couldn't quite put my finger on what it was. I announced on Friday that our Sizzlin' Soup Series was turning into a book (with bonus recipes that weren't featured in the series). This book is brought to you courtesy of Leigh Ann, Erin, Anne, Rachel, Mindy and myself. Leigh Ann from Intentional by Grace deserves a special … [Read more...]

My Recipe Round Up

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There are the recipes I have created and shared this year. Take a look-see! If you haven't followed me from the beginning (ahem, thank you Mom), perhaps you didn't even know some of the recipes existed! These are in no particular order, but are from oldest to newest (so don't judge photo quality and posting style has changed!) Roasted Salsa Verde Balsamic Vinegrette Yummy Simple … [Read more...]

Green Tea Kombucha

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This is week 3 for our Five Flu Fighting foods. Are you new to the series? Read about Pumpkins  from our first week and the benefits of breakfast from last week, to get caught up and see tons of great recipes AND reasons for eating good foods during the flu season (and all year round!). Welcome to “Five Flu-Fighting Foods”! I am teaming up with 5 other health conscious,real-ly-yummy-food (and … [Read more...]

To Splurge or not to Splurge – (Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen)


We try to keep our grocery budgets under control, and yet we strive to have healthy, organic, natural, CLEAN food for our family. How do we know when it is “okay” to pinch a penny and when we need to splurge? If you are not familiar with a way to tell, allow me to introduce you to the “Dirty Dozen” and the “Clean Fifteen”. 12 items to splurge on (must by organic or grow your own!) and 15 … [Read more...]