Recycled & Reinvented Christmas Cards Using Junk from Around the House - Used Gift Tags and Old Unsent Christmas Cards

Happy holidays everyone!

The tree hugger in me gets quite anxious around this time of year as the wrapping paper flies right off the roll to the present and then immediately in the garbage. When I was little I used to insist that my mom individually wrap each of our gifts in wrapping paper, so believe me, I get it. These days there are so many pretty ways to be cheaper and greener. My family has completely transitioned to those beautiful storage boxes for present wrapping. You can find an amazing selection at Big Lots actually! They are cheap, jazzy, and can be reused for many years to come!

This year I decided to go a little greener with my Christmas cards too.  I dug through my pile of old unsent cards (you know, when you print 5 too many and then they sit around for a decade), used gift tags too pretty to throw out, and old printed photos that I had an excess of.  To my surprise I created a pretty cute little set of cards for my family and friends.  I also found plain cards to work on that are made of recycled material.

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4 Minute, 4 Ingredient, Healthy, Creamy Chestnut Sauce {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

Somewhere high in the mountains is a snowy log cabin where a little old lady is roasting chestnuts over an open fire for her holiday dinner.  But for the rest of us, at least in America, they are a novelty holiday item that many of us have never even seen before; myself being one of these people.  Recently I noticed them in a store, brought them home, and found that they are DELICIOUS!  Come, let’s learn about these holiday delights together!

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Sweet & Salty Halloween Snack Mix - No Cook, Ready in 2 Minutes, and So Addictive!

Be careful with this stuff, it’s highly addictive and so very easy to whip up.  Just toss and treat.

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Pottery Barn furniture has a special feel under your fingers. It’s smooth and luxurious. That’s because it’s been painted with a multi-step process in a spray booth using top-of-the-line paints. The price tag usually reflects that! In just 4 easy steps, you can get the same high-end finish. Come take a look!

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Pumpkin Beer Floats

Pumpkin Beer Floats

Hi everyone!  Happy fall!  Have you checked out the fall makeover yet?  I actually made this banner last year thinking that my website would be up and running by then, but as life had it, other things got in the way.  Much like my September has been going this year too.  I apologize about my absence but I am back in the swing of things (I think).

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Where have I been?!


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Well… I flew from Ohio to Washington then drove through Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, and ended up in Texas.

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3 Ingredient Amazing Creamy Salad Dressing {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

What you are about to see may be shocking. 

Healthy, creamy, salty, smoky salad dressing – that’s only 3 ingredients!  Yes it’s true!

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Super Moist Blueberry Corn Muffins with Whipped Maple Butter {Vegan}

Blueberry picking on a dewy, summer morning is so very peaceful.

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Five-Minute Super Bean Sun-dried Tomato & Basil Salad {Vegan, Gluten-Free}  High protein, high fiber, filling salad perfect for picnics or packed lunches!

This high protein, high fiber, filling salad comes together in just 5 minutes.  Just rinse, chop, mix- and you have a great salad that’s perfect for picnics or packed lunches!

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20 Unique Ways to Hydrate During a Water Shortage

This week I was at the epicenter of a very serious and traumatic environmental crisis.

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