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Mar 312014
 
Five Steps to Treating a Cold Naturally

I recently came down with a nasty cold. It started with a bit of a sore throat then progressed overnight to a full blown head cold. I woke up the next day completely miserable and barely able to get out of bed. My usual approach to tackling a cold like this is to reach for nasal decongestant and cold medicine. While I do still take those occasionally when needed, I have tried to move away from reaching for medicine for every little ailment.

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Jan 152014
 
My Favorite Healthy Snack Ideas {Plus an Energizing Green Smoothie Recipe}

One of my goals for the new year is to eat better and have healthier food options available. I know that good snacks that help to fuel energy are crucial for me as I often struggle with fatigue. I know that this time of year many other people are thinking about getting healthy and exercise so I wanted to share with you some of my favorite healthy snack ideas. These would all be great for a quick energizing snack before or after a workout too!

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Dec 272013
 
Most Popular Posts from 2013

As a way to close out the year, I want to bring you a way to see some popular posts from different bloggers around the web. Some you may know, others you may not but I hope you find some great new blogs and posts to read! Today I am bringing you a list of the most popular blog posts from over 20 different bloggers. You will find some recipes, skin care, health encouragement and more.

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Dec 132013
 
75+ Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

You don’t have to be super crafty to make homemade gifts. There are lots of other things you could make, like homemade bath products, cookies or mixes in a jar. So as a way to help you find some great homemade gift ideas I put together this post with over 75 different things you could make!

For the list, I found homemade bath and body products, gifts for the home, crafts and food that can be used as gifts. Find some that you like and get to making your gifts! You could even make gift baskets and combine some store bought things with your homemade gifts. Just think about what each person would enjoy and go from there.

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Nov 062013
 
Simple Tips to Help You Start Living Healthier Without Breaking the Bank

Trying to live healthier can be so overwhelming and expensive! If you have ever said or thought this, I want you to know that I’ve been right there with you. I’ve often struggled with sifting through all the information and advice flying around about what healthy really means. It can be very frustrating. In fact, there have been times when I just want to give up on trying to be healthy. However, I have been slowly learning that healthy habits don’t happen overnight. I just have to remember, It’s a process of changing one thing at a time but it does take some discipline.

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