Category Archives: LIVE

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Blueberry Camping Cakes (vegan)

BLUEBERRY CAMPING CAKES (vegan) The question that has baffled me for years is “Why does everything taste better when you are camping?” I know we tend to eat things that are not on our normal everyday diet, but everything tastes good. I find that even the healthy foods that I eat at home taste wonderful […]

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Honey Sugar Face Scrub (raw beauty secret)

HONEY SUGAR FACE SCRUB (raw beauty secret) All my life I have had naturally dry sensitive skin. Even though I have a very healthy diet, my skin has always lacked moisture. I do drink plenty of water so that is not the problem, it is just in my genes. If you are also on this […]

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Coconut Oil Moisturizer (raw beauty secret)

COCONUT OIL MOISTURIZER (raw beauty secret) Especially during the winter, I find that my skin and hair is extremely dry. To top off living in a dry climate, the heater and layers of clothing and hats just perpetuate the problem. I am on a RAW and VEGAN diet so I want to use products on […]

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Lavender Salt Foot Scrub (raw beauty secret)

LAVENDER SALT FOOT SCRUB (raw beauty secret) One of the body parts I feel that is neglected is our feet, especially during the winter time. It might be due to the fact that they are covered with wool socks and snow boots most of the time. If they are not in boots, they are in […]

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Christmas Tree Flocking

CHRISTMAS TREE FLOCKING Flocking on a Christmas tree can add a new dimension to your tree. I think flocked trees are beautiful when they are done right. I like to use traditional flocking, which is no more than soap flakes and water. Using traditional soap flocking will ensure that you are not bringing unwanted chemicals […]

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Gingerbread Man Ornaments

GINGERBREAD MAN ORNAMENTS Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love the colors, the smells and the traditions that surround this time of year. One tradition that I have held onto and practice, is making homemade ornaments for my Christmas tree. One of the ornaments that I do is gingerbread man ornaments. These little guys not […]

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First Winter Snow 2012

FIRST WINTER SNOW 2012 As the rest of the country is in prime autumn, we here in the sierras are witnessing our first winter snowfall today. The past couple of days have been busy covering up patio furniture, stacking wood we just got, moving plants inside and putting away all the little decor around the […]

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Aspens Are Changing

ASPENS ARE CHANGING Yes, this is my favorite time of year! I love the colors and the crispness of the air that Autumn brings us. I am very fortunate to live in an area that has both of these attributes. Every year since I was much younger, I have traveled to the mountains in the […]

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Wood-Fire Roasted Coffee Company

WOOD-FIRE ROASTED COFFEE COMPANY            In my quest to live a RUSTIC LIFESTYLE, I am searching the world for others that follow the same basic ideas that I do. Doing things the old fashioned way, stop to smell what’s cooking and going back to basics. In my search, I have found Tim Curry of […]

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Farmers Market

FARMERS MARKET       Farmers markets have been around for decades. The only difference is that decades ago they were on the actual farm, not behind the local mall or empty library parking lot on Saturday.  When grandma got her produce/dairy/eggs it was from either her farm or the local farm up the road. She could […]

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Rustic Lifestyle

RUSTIC LIFESTYLE       A rustic lifestyle is a very simple concept and can be easily adopted into anyone’s schedule. My definition of a RUSTIC LIFESTYLE is embracing all that is natural and simple. I am not talking about going back to the Stone Age, I am talking about going back to a life that was […]

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