Cinco de Mayo Favors: Hot Tamales


I love any excuse to decorate the house with bright colors and host a gathering with friends and family, and Cinco de Mayo is no exception. For the food, I like to keep things super simple by serving large quantities of homemade guacamole and pico de gallo – anything that will fit on a tortilla… 

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Toasted Coconut-Hazelnut Butter


I’ve been on a huge nut butter kick lately. Whenever there’s a package of nuts in my house, it doesn’t take long for me to roast and blend them up into a delicious creamy paste so I can eat it with apples for lunch. It’s simple, delicious, and has just the right amount of protein… 

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Easter Gift Baskets


Every Easter, images of gorgeous Easter eggs colored with vibrant natural dyes pop up all over the internet, and the results always look so fantastic that I decided to try it myself for my family’s Easter gathering. So, with the help of a few ingredients from the kitchen, I came up with three natural dye… 

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April Fools! “Doughnut Seeds”


My husband asked me to help him pick the perfect prank to play on his coworkers for April Fools this year – something appropriate for the office and not too mean – so I went searching and found the best idea at Doughnut Seeds! And while I love the idea of using a real… 

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DIY Painted Garden Rocks


Now that it’s warmer outside and the days are longer, I’ve been itching to get started on my vegetable garden. Unfortunately, the weather here in the Portland area hasn’t been cooperating lately. We’ve had tons of rain and wind, so I’m getting creative with indoor-friendly gardening activities in order to feel like I’m actually accomplishing… 

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St. Patrick’s Day Recipes


If you’re celebrating this St. Patrick’s Day with a nice cold glass of Guinness, you may want to save some for use in your favorite foods, too! Want some inspiration? We’ve got a roundup of recipes for you to try: Spicy Guinness Mustard Make this easy recipe for homemade Guinness mustard. It’s delicious, hearty, and… 

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Guinness Beer Floats


St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays, so to celebrate the day properly, my husband and I will be hosting a dinner party at our house with all the traditional St. Patrick’s Day foods we can muster: corned beef and cabbage, Irish soda bread, and, of course, a simple St. Patrick’s day-themed dessert:… 

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DIY Bath and Massage Oil


Here in the Pacific Northwest, the weather is still wintery enough to abuse the skin, so I decided to make myself a batch of bath and massage oil to help protect myself from the elements. I originally came across this idea from one of my favorite beauty blogs, Be Beautiful, and I liked it so… 

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