Since moving to Seattle two years ago, we’ve spent the last two Thanksgivings locally with new friends instead of flying across the country to be home with family. Not wanting to expose my lack of cooking skills to my new Seattle friends, we’ve typically contributed wine, a salad or store bought dessert to the big meal. Before you get too excited, no I haven’t spent the last year learning how bake (baste?) a turkey, but…

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It’s always fun buying new beauty products, but not so fun getting the credit card bill at the end of the month, right?? You’re in luck. This mud mask is department store quality that you can make in your kitchen! (No monthly credit card bills to follow 🙂 ) INGREDIENTS (See photos of all ingredients at the end of the post) 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1/4 cup bentonite clay 10 charcoal capsules 2 tablespoons aloe vera…

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I love my messy house, said no one ever. This is my one solution to keep our house clutter free! I try to keep our place free of unnecessary house clutter laying around, putting things back where they belong when I’m finished and keeping organized. Yet, when I look around, I always find one or two small things that need to go back to its place. Walking up 3 flights of stairs in our townhouse to put…

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After realizing that my fantasy of having Real Housewives Yolanda Foster’s fridge was never going to happen, I decided that mine needed a serious cleaning and reorganization. My current situation was a fridge with no extra room, lots of expired food, and all the wrong containers. We even had an empty 6 pack beer holder in the fridge while the individual cans were scattered throughout. So here’s my way to organize a refrigerator …. Yolanda style. I’m pretty…

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Anytime I bring a homemade food item over to a party, I panic that no one is going to eat it. In fact, I’m typically the one having 5 servings of my dish just to make it appear popular (and edible). On the contrary, one of my best friends Alison is a not only a natural host but an amazing cook as well. She makes it all appear effortless as she’s opening her oven pulling…

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