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Thursday, June 21, 2018

This post is brought to you by FreeYumm.
How to build a survival kit for all your kids summer activities - with FreeYumm

Whether you have been looking forward to it or dreading it: summer vacation is here! Between organized summer activities for kids and play dates at the park, things can get a little chaotic running from place to place. 
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Monday, June 18, 2018

How to make vegan ice cream or nice cream with frozen fruit.
If you haven't heard the buzz about nice cream, yet, you are in for a tasty treat! Way healthier than high fat, high sugar ice creams, nice cream recipes are the healthy ice cream treat you have dreamed about. Feel like eating ice cream for lunch? With nice cream, you can do that and have to guilt hangover afterward! This recipe is vegan, paleo, gluten free and 100% delicious!

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

This is the best Whole30 Iced Latte recipe! Learn how to make iced coffee that is paleo, keto and vegan.

You've recently gone Whole 30, paleo or keto and you are missing Starbucks! If you are trying to figure out how to make an iced latte that you can actually enjoy on your new eating plan, you have come to the right place! 

I love coffee and as a former barista myself, I've got your back. Making iced lattes is super easy. Thanks to NutPods (who is sponsoring this blog post), you can use their awesome Whole30 coffee creamer to make a Whole 30 compliant Starbucks style drink that is sugar free and only has 3 total carbs--making it perfect for people looking for awesome paleo and dairy free keto lattes as well!
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Saturday, June 9, 2018

How to keep kids entertained during summer without resorting to using screen time.

School is out and you're not sure what to do with your kids. Or your kids are crying "I'm bored!" It's easy to get trapped in routines and when the same routine kids activities aren't interesting anymore, what can you do? My ultimate guide to screen free summer kids activities to the rescue!

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Friday, June 1, 2018

How to make a DIY doctor play set for kids

So your kid wants a doctor play set. Whether its for Christmas or their birthday, who wouldn't love their own kids doctor kit with real working tools? 

I made this toy doctor kit for my son for Christmas six years ago now and we somehow miraculously still have most of the pieces. That's one of the great things about making your own doctor play set -- real stuff is durable and will be able to last long enough to be handed down.
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Saturday, May 26, 2018

how to make cherry limeade popsicles

Do you love cherry limeade? Do you ever wish you could turn your cherry limeade into a popsicle? Not just any popsicle, of course. Not a hard popsicle but the type of popsicle that is soft and easy to suck pieces off of.

Not only is this popsicle recipe the answer all your cherry limeade popsicle dreams, but it has a secret ingredient: zucchini! I know, I know. It sounds weird. But TRUST ME. This recipe won an award in a summer dessert cooking competition in 2014 when it was up against all kinds of things that didn't have weird vegetables in it. This recipe is GOOD.
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Monday, May 21, 2018

How to turn an upcycled t-shirt into a pillow. Hot pink heart shaped pillow with gold wonder woman symbol centered on it.
Hi friends, it's Natalie from Doodlecraft, sharing a fun upcycled clothing craft with you. Do you have stacks of worn out t-shirts with fun graphics? Maybe some old band shirts, sentimental shirts from a loved one or some shirts that just don't fit anymore?

Let me teach you how to turn that old t-shirt into a pillow! This upcycled t-shirt pillow craft is a great beginning sewing project for older children or teens.

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

How to make green tea bath bombs with essential oils
If you've been near a Lush store, you have probably figured out that bath bombs are all the rage. These giant fizzing balls release ingredients that feel nice on your skin and can have other therapeutic properties. This particular bath bomb recipe features green tea along with lemongrass and lavender essential oils. These three ingredients together are great for helping you relax achy muscles especially if you have had a hard day gardening or working out. Just draw a hot bath, add your bath bomb and relax.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Lots of great ideas for how to make a DIY crown or tiara

If you want to learn how to make a DIY crown or tiara, you're in the right place! Whether you want to make a craft to feel fancy while watching the royal wedding, need something for International Tiara Day or just need a birthday crown for your favorite adult or child, I've got you covered! 

You want  to make a paper crown? Got it!

Birthday crown? Got it?

Mermaid crown with seashells? You better believe it! 

Just choose your favorite style of crown below and click the picture to learn how to make it! All of these crowns have a helpful tutorial that will show you how to make one for yourself. 
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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Get the best plant based superfood recipes that are both vegan and vegetarian
On Earth Day I mentioned over on the Creative Green Living Instagram account that I was starting a 21 day challenge to eat one plant based meal a day for 21 days. I haven't gone vegan BUT eating more plants is good for humans and good for the environment so when I heard about the challenge with OMD, I was excited to play along! (This post is being brought to you by OMD - sign up for the OMD newsletter and learn more about plant based eating here. All opinions in this post are my own and may not necessarily reflect those of OMD)

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

I love you plant marker recycled craft idea

This clever recycled craft idea lets you turn empty tin can lids into adorable plant markers. Use them as garden markers to help you remember what you planted where. You can also stamp other messages onto the lids to make them into a combination plant marker and gift tag. Tell a teacher "You're the best!" or tell mom "Happy Mother's Day". Giving a plant to someone who has a bit of a brown thumb? Maybe try a cheeky "Water me!" along with a second tag telling them the type of plant it is.
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Tuesday, May 1, 2018


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tetra Pak. All opinions are 100% mine.
Can you recycle cans? What about styrofoam? Learn what you can recycled that you might have been throwing away
Recycling is one of the cornerstones of sustainability. The more products that you can reuse or recycle, the fewer things end up in landfills or the [not so] Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch. I have lots of great ideas for how to reuse your trash and turn it into something awesome (check out more than 100 recycled project ideas here!). If your product has reached the end of its usable life, it's time to recycle it if you can.

Of course, if you don't know which things you can recycle you can't do that! While I cover things that are possible to be recycled below, be sure to check with your local recycling service to see where the best place to recycle is. Some of these things can be picked up with your curbside recycling and others might need to be brought to a drop off location.
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Thursday, April 19, 2018

How to make sugar free, gluten free, keto cloud bread - they taste like scones!
If you loved bread before you started keto or went gluten free, going without can be a hard adjustment to make. What do you eat with your tea? Dessert? As a snack? This delicious cinnamon cloud bread is the answer to your bready keto cravings. I like to eat them as-is with a cup of tea or bulletproof coffee. If you need a fat and protein boost, smear it with some almond butter and maybe even add a couple sliced strawberries. YUM! 

The inspiration for this recipe came from the "english muffins" recipe on page 158 of Vanessa Spina's book Keto Essentials: Your Complete Guide to the Ketogenic Diet (get it on Amazon or Barnes & Noble). Her book has all kinds of really creative keto recipes (all of which are also gluten free!). If you're looking for a great keto cookbook, I highly recommend it.

If you want a bread that is more well suited for savory applications, leave out the xylitol, vanilla and cinnamon (but do whisk the egg yolks with the sour cream before adding them to the egg whites on step 5). I love topping mine with cream cheese, lox and capers for breakfast or an easy lunch.

But you didn't come here to hear me ramble. You want to learn how to make this bread! Let's get down to it!
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Monday, April 16, 2018

This post is brought to you by ThredUP for Earth Day 2018.
How to choose an earth day shirt that also helps the planet

You know the eco slogan that took hold in the 90's: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle? So often people jump straight to the third one to get their eco pat on the back but really reducing and reusing are so important! When it comes to eco-friendly clothing, reusing clothing - by buying and wearing goods that already exist instead of making new ones is THE BEST choice you can make when looking for clothing that has the smallest footprint and environmental impact.

This gets tricky, of course, if you don't have time to dig through thrift stores or if the style and size of clothing you prefer isn't available at your local thrift shop. That's why I love what ThredUP is doing. ThredUP is the world's largest online thrift store with over 35 thousand brands at up to 90% off retail prices. Clothing gets reused instead of ending up in the landfill. You save money on your clothing. Everybody wins! They are truly an eco-friendly clothing brand!
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