Turmeric is an ancient spice that is also an antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties. It is even touted as decreasing the risk for cancer and for alleviating symptoms of arthritis. Here are some easy turmeric tea recipes. I went in search of turmeric tea recipes that are easy and affordable to make, as well as palatable. I made changes, tweaking the recipes to my own tastebud preferences.
6 Easy Mother’s Day DIY Gifts Even Kids Can Make
Mother’s Day is the perfect time for kids to show their love for Mom or Grandma with easy-to-make homemade gifts that will be treasured for years. Thoughtful DIY Mother’s Day Gifts. 1. Marshmallow Mother’s Day Flowers. My friend Robyn made these pretty edible flowers. What you need: lollipop sticks, marshmallows, Easter grass (on sale now!), colored sugar, floral foam and drinking glasses. Says Robyn, “I dipped
The Ultimate Fidget Frenzy Guide (or How to Be the Coolest Parent Around)
Recently, seemingly out of nowhere, my kids started asking for these mysterious things called fidgets. I wasn’t immediately sure what they were but for the last couple weeks we’ve been trying to track them down and they are RIDICULOUSLY hard to find. In fact, the toy stores and drugstores that usually carry them are being overwhelmed with requests. When I asked an associate in one toy
Hyperemesis Gravidarum: When Morning Sickness Becomes Life Threatening
Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a rare disorder characterized by severe nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. It is a complex physiological disease that I suffered through not once, but twice, and I still have the emotional battle scars to show for it. MY FIRST PREGNANCY About two weeks into my pregnancy, I started to feel nauseous. Soon, I was unable to eat almost anything except for maybe
DIY Unicorn Frappachino (That Actually Tastes Good)!
If you didn’t hear the internet buzzing about Starbucks’ limited edition Unicorn Frappachino….well, I don’t know where you have been this past week. Maybe somewhere where folks have more important things to do than debate franchised media gimmicks among total strangers? Although I can understand the appeal of the pink and blue bright color-changing drink (at least for preteen girls) the consensus seems that the
6 Mother’s Day Gifts She’ll Love – For Under $25!
Looking for a gift for your mom, mother-in-law, or hoping to drop a hint for yourself? Think beyond flowers and breakfast in bed (though we like those things, too!) and take a look at our great gift ideas for Mother’s Day. Gifts a mother would love. 1. The Republic of Tea “Thanks Mom” Gift Set. Imagine putting your slippered feet up and relaxing with a cup of hot
How to Make Your Own Marshmallow Peeps and Bunnies for Easter!
Marshmallow Peeps and Bunnies are best-sellers this time of year, but as cute and iconic as they are, they’re also gritty and tasteless. The good news is that if you make your own, they are amazing. They will melt in your mouth with a sweet vanilla yumminess that you have never before tasted in a Peep. Here’s how to make your own Peeps. 1. Buy a
Gifts from the Kitchen: How to Create a System of Meal Sharing
When a family is bringing home a new baby*, or suffering a time of grief and loss, or perhaps enduring the stress of a move, there is nothing quite as comforting as receiving meals from friends or family. It’s an intimate and loving gift to know your loved one took the time to cook or prepare for you. Someone recently asked on a Facebook group
DIY LUSH Inspired Bath Bombs are the Bomb!
Whenever we pass by LUSH in the mall, my 11 year-old daughter and her friends are instantly pulled in as if by a strong magnet. The chain’s bath bombs seem to be the biggest crowd pleaser. Sure, they’re colorful, often glittery, and they smell intensely fragrant, but these bath treats do not come cheap! How to make your own bath bombs for less. Put that DIY slime
What’s on My Amazon Wishlist: Spring Edition
I have simplified my life significantly and my spending habits have certainly become more deliberate over the course of the last year. But minimalist or not, I still enjoy window shopping (whether the windows are at my local Nordstrom Rack or a window on my web browser). To me, it makes sense to keep an Amazon wishlist because I can watch prices and keep track of gift ideas. Just
DIY Easter Egg Decorating Ideas – Frugal, Fun or Fail?
Instead of using the usual Paas Egg Dye kit this year, I thought it might be fun to try some creative and inexpensive Pinterest egg dyeing recipes. I got the kids involved and we tried 5 different ways to decorate eggs. Are Pinterest Egg Decorating Recipes all they’re cracked up to be? 1. Shaving cream egg dye. This idea looked great to me – shaving cream
7 Small Ways to Tweak Your Life and Get Instant Payoffs
Like many of you, I’m a mom with a million things on my plate and ALL the irons in the fire. I homeschool three kids, I work part time, I juggle my daily passion of writing and my first love in my sweet husband of 13 years. Right now, it’s ten years into my journey with an anxiety disorder and things are much improved, but
Why Letting Go (of Stuff) is So Hard: How to Get Rid of Sentimental Items
In the Japanese art of decluttering, it all seems so easy just to throw everything in a big donate bag and be done with it. But in reality, getting rid of items you no longer need can be hard for emotional reasons. Tips for letting go without drama. When my mom was recently visiting, we went through my kids’ playroom (pictured above) and other areas of the house and
Is Homemade Slime Safe? Are There Better Alternatives?
Homemade slime is “the thing” these days. My daughter and her friends watch YouTube videos online and post pictures on Instagram of their slime creations. It’s not unusual for me to find the kitchen cluttered with bowls upon bowls filled with shaving cream, glue, food dye and Borax. But are the ingredients in homemade slime actually safe? I read an article recently stating that homemade slime
Why You Should Always Have Beans in Your Kitchen
When I am too tired to cook, or my meal plan has failed, or I realize I am missing a crucial ingredient for dinner, I turn to one magical ingredient that is always in my pantry: beans. (This post was sponsored by S&W Beans as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.) Beans are the
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