Homemade Laundry Detergent

Okay one more recipe for today! Another one I just made recently. So far it seems to be working out great! And its super cheap to make! Somewhere around 3 dollars and I think I should be able to do 32 loads? I haven’t figured it out quite yet. Continue reading

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Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

Lately I have really been trying to turn our house as green and chemical free as I can. So I have been making a lot of products I would normally buy at the store myself. Then at least I know what is going into our products and whether or not it is safe.  Continue reading

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Washing Hair or Not? Part 2

I have been wanting to update everyone on how my non-shampoo and conditioner routine has been going. In my last post I was using baking soda and apple cider vinegar. I did this for about 2 weeks, but my hair started feeling really strange and looking pretty greasy. So I started doing some research and found that other people who have naturally oil hair were also having problems with using the vinegar for a rinse. So I decided to switch up what I was doing. Continue reading

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Cream Cheese, Bacon, Green Onion Stuffed Chicken

Last nights dinner was so yummy! And easy to make! Hope you enjoy!

You will need:

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts

2-3 pieces of cooked bacon

4-5 green onions

1/4-1/2 of 8oz brick of cream cheese

1/4-1/2 tsp. lemon juice

salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 450. Grease an 8×8 inch glass baking dish and set aside. Next trim and pound out chicken breasts. Pound until about 1/4-1/2 inch thick. In a bowl add your cream cheese and soften in the microwave (about 20-30 seconds). Now chop your green onion and add to the cream cheese, shred your bacon and add as well. Pour in lemon juice, add salt and pepper, stir until well combined. Spread mixture over half of each chicken breast. Fold the plain side of the chicken over onto the cream cheese and hold in place with toothpicks. Place both chicken breasts in your baking dish. I sprinkled a little Mrs. Dash over the top of my chicken you can use whatever seasonings you like. Place in oven and cook for 20-30 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink. Serves 2.

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Orange Chicken Recipe

This is one of my favorite dinners! We make it pretty often cause it is so versatile. Plus I almost always have everything I need on hand for this dinner! Every time I make it comes out slightly different. But it is oh so delicious!  Continue reading

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Homemade Larabars

These are so yummy and so easy to make! We have been buying store bought Larabars, but they can get expensive so I wanted to see if making them at home would be any cheaper. Depending on how much everything you use to make them is, it does seem it can be cheaper or about the same price at worst. The nice thing about making them is you can get creative on the flavor combinations! I love these because they are something you can grab on the way out the door, or throw in your purse or diaper bag for a snack later. Lyla won’t eat the store bought Larabars but this morning she ate my homemade chocolate almond ones! I was so excited! So try out these recipes or make up your own! Continue reading

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Joyful Abode Giveaway – Gift Card to Tea Collection!

Joyful Abode is doing a giveaway! A 100 dollar gift card to Tea Collection! Ever heard of it? I hadn’t but they have such cute stuff! Clothing for kids and women! I could go crazy buying Lyla dresses from there! Check out their website http://www.teacollection.com/  And if you want to enter the contest go to http://www.joyfulabode.com/2011/04/23/tea-collectionreview-giveaway/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+JoyfulAbode+%28Joyful+Abode%29

This is Joyful Abode’s daughter in my favorite dress from Tea Collection! She is so cute!

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