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The Best Sweet and Yummy Salsa

This recipe was changed and updated 7/12/2019. It has less sugar and more spice to it. I am not a fan of spicy, but I do love a great melding of flavors. I love a salsa that I can scoop a big hunk of and eat it on a chip. if it is too spicy…
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Super Easy Best Pasta Sauce Ever

A couple of years ago, we were at some friend's house, and the teen girls were cooking different recipes, and my friend took my 12 year old son in hand and had him help make her pasta sauce. My son enjoyed the cooking process, and he begged…
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Guinea Pigs and Cages

Guinea Pigs make good pets, and we had a couple of them a few years ago. We did a lot of research before buying them, and found out that they need a lot of space, they don't climb or jump, and they are not very inteligent. They are very cute…
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Outside guinea pig cage

When we got our guinea pigs, I found out that they needed a lot of space for their cage since they don't climb. They have a nice big cage in the family room, which you can read about here. In order to maximize their fresh air, thought that it…
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The Cure To a Rough Day

Sitting in a long boring meeting, I had to convince myself that I could make it through. I had to use the behavior techniques on myself that are typically used with the kids that I work with, which is a first-then card. First I have to endure…
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Sun Tea

We really love iced tea in our house, and making sun tea is a great way to enjoy your tea.  It’s nice to have the sun do all of the work while I go enjoy the day and do some things with the kids. I put in 12 cups of water, almost 1 cup…
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It Only Takes 15 Minutes

In order to develop a habit, I have found that I have to do it daily for two weeks.  I am going to test this out by spending 15 minutes a day straightening up or organizing an are/very small piece of the house.  Those who know me know that…
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Cheesy Vegetable Rice

I don't share a lot of recipes because I am a very simplistic cook, and most of what I make does not actually require a recipe.  This dish for example does not actually require a recipe, but I will make one up for you so that you can share…
easy three ingredient ice cream in a baggy
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Super Simple 3 Ingredient Ice Cream in a Baggy

For the summer months, my teenage kids wanted to do some science and craft and creating type of activities.  They got their inspiration from the Myth Busters and their line on the show where they say "Don't try this at home".  Well, the kids…
Whipped home made face cream - therapy fun zone
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Whipped Home Made Face Cream

I have very dry skin that is definitely showing its age.  I tend to use some very good moisturizing creams, and have a pretty good system to keep my skin from being dry, but I still have skin damage and age spots (Southern California has lots…
laugh and play with your kids
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Laugh At Your Kids

I love kids. They are so much fun to hang out with. I may have a very different parenting style than many people, but I think that my style is normal and awesome. There may be a couple of differences in my style though. See if you can spot…
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Aren't Essential Oils New Age and Only Used by Crazy Hippies?

Welcome to the our series: The Skeptics Guide to Essential Oils.  Specifically I was very skeptical about how the oils worked and if it was all just an airy fairy new age concept. We are having a whole series with our Oil Explorers…
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Bonding With Baby - or Through the War Zone

When I was going to have my first child, I would read stories that would gush about how there was this instant bond with the baby when it was born.  I found that to not be true.  When my daughter was put on my chest, it was like she was this…

Essential Oils Can Support a Healthy Lifestyle

Essential oils are meant to be used to support a healthy lifestyle.  What does this really mean?  It means that they can be natural things for the everyday health. There are so many ways that they can be used, but since they are organic compounds,…
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Whipped Foot Softening Cream

We all need a little pampering, and our feet are often ignored when it comes to pampering.  Let me start by saying that my feet are really really dry.  I have a condition that affects me on my feet and hands.  I am actually really…