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How CrossFit Benefits Both Your Heart & Overall Fitness

**Originally posted on my fitness & pregnancy blog, A Mountain Mama’s Epicure. General fitness and heart health are closely linked. Just like your other muscles, the heart is a very important muscle that also needs regular exercise to stay healthy. You may think that its regular function is exercise enough, but, when you don’t exercise […]

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Getting Started With Making Beaded Jewelry

My daughter and I have been stocking up on beading supplies over this past year, as it is her desire to begin creating her own line of gemstone jewelry.  I adore gemstones, always have, and I would love to give it a shot with her.  It’s something she and I can take part in together, […]

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Holiday Hair Tutorial – Side Bun with Bling

Holiday Hair Tutorial – Side Bun with Bling Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. It is holiday party season and if you are looking for a simple, but elegant way to style your hair, you will love this side bun with a bit of bling complements of our friends at Madison Reed. How to Create […]

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12 Days of Christmas With Little Passports

My children absolutely love learning about holiday celebrations in different parts of the world!  I highly recommend going through these articles below with your kids, we did, and we had a whole lot of fun doing it too.  A lot of questions popped up for both the kids and myself, and it led us to […]

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5 Hair Health Tips for New Moms

5 Hair Health Tips for New Moms Disclosure – this post contains affiliate links. These days, it’s easy to find information about hair care. The challenge is how to sort fact from fiction. Madison Reed is here to help! Dr. Jan Hansen, a board certified OB/GYN, explains the science behind common questions and popular hair […]

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DIY Snowman Snack Mix (plus Gift Ideas Under $25!)

Mix up a bag of fun for the holidays – no cooking required! With just a few vegan candies and snacks, plastic baggies and a festive tag that you can download and print, you can make these cute snack bags that are perfect stocking stuffers, secret Santa bonuses or class treats! Supplies plastic baggies label/gift […]

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Your Optimal Diet (Free Seminar)

In this day and age, we’re constantly bombarded with mixed messages about what constitutes good nutrition, as well as conflicting information about one-size-fits-all diet plans. The result? You end up frustrated and confused when you try different approaches and don’t see sustainable results. You feel hungry, tired and depleted. Your weight yo-yos. You develop aches, pains […]

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Global Indigenous Wisdom Summit

In these times, it’s easy to feel dispirited and hopeless when listening to the talk about the crises facing our Beloved Mother Earth and all of us who may struggle to thrive here. Everywhere you turn, you hear about environmental destruction, economic and political corruption, social and cultural disintegration, violence, human rights abuses and more. […]

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8 Benefits of the Barefoot Experience

It is well into summer now, and many people enjoy the sandal season – I love sandals too, but I have to say, I am a huge proponent of barefoot season!  It used to be customary for children especially to go barefoot in the spring and summer, I know I sure did, and I still […]

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snowman snack mix

DIY Snowman Snack Mix (plus Gift Ideas Under $25!)

Mix up a bag of fun for the holidays – no cooking required! With just a few vegan candies and snacks, plastic baggies and a festive tag that you can download and print, you can make these cute snack bags that are perfect stocking stuffers, secret Santa bonuses or class treats! Supplies plastic baggies label/gift […]

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Rustic French Apple Galette Recipe

A Rustic, French Apple Galette Recipe It’s apple-picking season, so after you’ve picked to your heart’s content, this tart is an oh-so delicious way to use some of your bounty. Photo by Manuel Rodriguez This delicious recipe comes compliments of the fine folks at One Kings Lane.  It caught my attention immediately, as I adore […]

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Healthy Apple Dessert Ideas

So many apple desserts involve large amounts of sugar, butter, shortening, or white flour – or all four of these! It’s really too bad, since naturally-sweet apples make excellent, healthy desserts without all of the added ingredients.  Here are some recipes for healthy apple desserts that everyone in the family can enjoy.   1. Jellied […]

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old fashioned holiday craft ideas

Many people believe the holidays have become too commercial. They don’t like the glitz and electronics that have overtaken the holidays; they may even dream of old-fashioned celebrations. While you can’t change everything about the holiday season, you can make these old-fashioned holiday crafts to bring back some of the feel of yesteryear. Old books, […]

volunteer as a family

There are so many incredible advantages to volunteering, they would be difficult to cover in one little blog post like this one!  “Many hands make light work” – this is a saying that is quoted often in the emails and newsletters that are sent out by my daughters’ school, and we even have required volunteer […]

creating a family rhythm

These days I have really been striving to work towards a solid routine with my little ones.  It is difficult sometimes to get them to understand that we simply cannot make it out to the park every day right now, for most of the day.  Especially since the weather here turned so abruptly and we […]

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7 Tips for Repairing Summer Damaged Hair

(Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.) Sunny days lounging by the pool, exploring the great outdoors, and traveling far and wide – all the summer excitement has been harsh on your hair. Here are a few tips to get it back in shape. 1. Turn Down the Heat Your locks have been suffering the heat […]

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Top Hairstyles This Fall (and 50% off Madison Reed Hair Color)

(Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.)   Autumn is fast approaching and it’s all about ease and nonchalant simplicity. According to Madison Reed, top looks this fall include; twisted and fly away top knots; sexy, sixties style bouffants; creative braids; easy, loose mat waves; sleek center pats; and bobby pins galore!   Bobby Pins: Bobby […]

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3 Tips on Finding Fashionable Eyeglasses That Suit You

Have you just been told that you need to wear glasses and are in a little bit of a funk because of it? You are not alone in needing glasses. Just about everywhere you turn, someone is either sporting glasses or wearing contact lenses. Once you have gotten over the fact that your vision may […]

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Fitness & Health

crossfit

**Originally posted on my fitness & pregnancy blog, A Mountain Mama’s Epicure. General fitness and heart health are closely linked. Just like your other muscles, the heart is a very important muscle that also needs regular exercise to stay healthy. You may think that its regular function is exercise enough, but, when you don’t exercise […]

hair health for new moms

5 Hair Health Tips for New Moms Disclosure – this post contains affiliate links. These days, it’s easy to find information about hair care. The challenge is how to sort fact from fiction. Madison Reed is here to help! Dr. Jan Hansen, a board certified OB/GYN, explains the science behind common questions and popular hair […]

your optimal diet

In this day and age, we’re constantly bombarded with mixed messages about what constitutes good nutrition, as well as conflicting information about one-size-fits-all diet plans. The result? You end up frustrated and confused when you try different approaches and don’t see sustainable results. You feel hungry, tired and depleted. Your weight yo-yos. You develop aches, pains […]

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