Make More Meals Like You’re Having A Party

Make More Meals Like You’re Having A Party

Make More Meals Like Youre Having A Party

A few weeks ago, the hubs and I got into a bad habit of not making dinner and just snacking on random things or eating out. We had very few items in the kitchen that would make for a suitable meal. If I used such items, I might have time-warped back to college where all I […]

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Magical Mantras: Friendly Reminders To Sit Up Straight, Think Good Thoughts, and Smile

Magical Mantras

A mantra, by definition, is “a sound, word, or phrase that is repeated by someone who is praying or meditating” or “a word or phrase that is repeated often or that expresses someone’s basic beliefs” (Source: Merriam-Webster). In traditional Hinduism and Buddhism, mantras are spoken in Sanskrit and are considered very sacred. In the US, we […]

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Easy Bruschetta Recipe: The Baguette You Won’t Forget

Easy Bruschetta Recipe The Baguette You Wont Forget

What is bruschetta? Well, it’s basically bread, tomatoes, and olive oil. Many bruschetta recipes also call for basil, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, mozzarella, or a variety of other toppings. You can’t really screw it up, but there are a few things you need to know in order to make it legit. (Oh, and it’s pronounced […]

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Why Buying Local Makes Me Loco: The Paradox of Proximity and Magnitude

Why Buying Local Makes Me Loco

The trend of “buying local” in the United States is controversial and misleading. It ranks right up there with “going green” and “all natural flavors”. What is “local”? Is it your city, state, or country? Does it mean the food was grown within your county limits? Or does it mean that food was prepared by […]

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Practical Ways To Save The World: How To Make A Difference Every Day

Practical Ways To Save The World How To Make A Difference Every Day

Looking for ways you can make a difference in the world? It’s easier than you think. So often, we get trapped in the idea that we must perform large acts – the grand gestures of philanthropy – in order to make a difference. This is just not true. You don’t need to go to Africa and […]

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Photos That Pay-It-Forward And A Delicious Salad Recipe

The Picture That Paid It Forward And A Delicious Salad Recipe

My friend, Monica, texted me this photo the other day, and I must say that it truly inspired me. I mean, aren’t you salivating just looking at that thing?! It looks so refreshing and delicious! Monica sent this to me because she was so excited about her healthy lunch, and she wanted to share it […]

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Why You Should Care What Other People Think Of You

Why You Should Care What People Think Of You

We always hear the saying, “Don’t worry about what other people think.” But, what if what they think is good stuff? What if they see something in you that you do not yet see in yourself? Maybe we should care what people think of us. Maybe it can help us grow and be better versions […]

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I Put Butter In My Coffee And It Was Awesome


Can you put coconut oil, butter, and vanilla extract in your coffee? The answer is a big fat YES! My friend sent me an article called, The Only Way I Drink Coffee, from The article provides a recipe for a strange coffee drink and an explanation for the curious ingredients. In a nutshell, the […]

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Five Reasons To Get Off The Couch


This article gives you five reasons why you should peel yourself off your couch, get energized, and choose to live a more active lifestyle right now. The term “couch” is figurative, however, and can represent anything that is holding you back from doing the things you really want to be doing with your time. And to be […]

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Sweet Potato And Chorizo Hash With Spinach And Peppers


I love a good breakfast hash. Last week, I put together this puppy for the hubs, and it was a huge hit. Hash is basically a mixture of chunked-up meat and potatoes. I grew up eating that canned corned beef hash that looks more like wet dog food than a proper breakfast. My mom hated […]

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