Best Winter Food Recipes and Decor for Simple Living

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Winter is a time to settle in and get cozy and what better way than with delicious winter food recipes and warm, simple decor style. To celebrate the joys of winter, myself along with 7 very talented women teamed up to create a FREE e-book for you full of 60 plus pages of winter food recipes and winter DIY decor tutorials. Homestead Living: winter edition, will teach you how to make the most out of winter, while also finding joy in all the rest that …

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How to Reduce Stress During the Holidays

Tis’ the season to feel jolly, but how come we often feel so stressed?! What is meant to be the most magical time of the year, can often feel pretty overwhelming and at times not so magical. So how can we reduce our holiday stress so that we can enjoy the magic of the season? The simple answer is that we need to embrace the present moment more and not focus on the past and future. In other words, we need to live in the …

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Easy Recipe for Delicious Baked Brie with Jam

If you are looking for a sinfully delicious baked brie appetizer, than this is the recipe for you! Warm, melted brie with a buttery crescent roll crust and baked with red pepper jelly. As you cut into the golden baked crust and taste the explosion of flavors of the decadent brie, topped with a sweet and slightly red pepper jelly, you will have to stop yourself from eating the whole thing! The best part is that this easy recipe for baked brie takes less than …

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How to Create a Relaxing Bedtime Routine

Creating a relaxing bedtime routine is as important as having a morning, school or work routine. Routines create good habits and help us maintain skills we need throughout the day and sometimes in life in general. When you do something consistently, it then makes it easier to do even when you are upset, anxious or worried. So what does your typical bedtime routine look like? Maybe you take a shower, brush your teeth and then read a book. Maybe you watch t.v or surf social …

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Homesteading: Where to Start

Have you ever thought, “I want to learn to homestead but I don’t know how or where to start”? Well, we are here for you! In this Ebook you will learn how to make this lifestyle a reality. With over 172 pages, you will learn everything from DIY’s, food preservation methods, natural living and a whole lot more. Discover how HOMESTEADING is a LIFESTYLE not a LOCATION Homestead Anywhere: FREE E-Book What is Homesteading Homesteading is simply a way of life. Typically, homesteading is defined …

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Easy Garlic and White Bean Hummus

This easy garlic and white bean hummus is so simple and delicious! It takes less than 5 minutes to make and will last about 1 week once refrigerated. Garlic and white bean hummus is great served as a delicious appetizer or as a tasty, healthy lunch. The best part is I promise your kids will not even know they are eating beans and this quick and easy recipe will become a requested family favorite! What is White Bean Hummus White bean hummus is a creamy …

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How to Take a Mindful Break

Taking a mindful break throughout the day is so important. For many of us though, we often do not build in any time for ourselves. We simply just move from task to task and then wonder why we feel stressed and overwhelmed. At what point do we realize that self-care is not selfish, but necessary? Building in time for a mindful break into your day is as important as making time to eat. It can also be as quick as 10 minutes! Giving yourself 10 …

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Easy 2 Ingredient Breakfast Recipes

In my home weekday breakfast time can be pretty hectic. I am always looking for simple and easy semi-homemade breakfast recipes to make that are quick and kid friendly. I am going to share with you two easy recipes and each only need two main ingredients! If that wasn’t enough reason to try out these delicious and easy 2 ingredient breakfast recipes, then here are two more reasons! If you are looking for a breakfast recipe vegetarian style, then you will love my eggless breakfast …

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The Best Recipe for Homemade Pesto

This easy homemade pesto recipe is perfect for a quick and delicious weeknight meal. In only 2 steps and in less time than it would take you to heat up store bought pesto, you will have made the BEST homemade pesto! Not to mention, that even your pickiest eaters will LOVE this pesto recipe. Don’t forget to also check out my simple tip to preserving homemade pesto so that you can enjoy this garden fresh goodness ALL YEAR LONG! Can I use Parsley instead of …

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5 Must Have Mindfulness Books for Kids to Learn How to be Less Stressed

With so many mindfulness books for kids to choose from, it can become somewhat confusing and overwhelming to pick the best one(s) for your child or teen. That is why I have compiled a list of the 5 must have mindfulness books for your children and/or teens to help them feel calmer and less stressed. These books will help transform and shift your child’s mindset from worrying about the past and future to focusing instead on the here and now. What is Mindfulness Mindfulness is …