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Cranberry Orange Christmas Potpourri with Printable Gift Tags

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One thing I love about the holiday season is the smells. I love the smell of a real Christmas tree in our living room, a fire in the fireplace, and pies in the oven! So, when I was thinking of Christmas gifts to give to my friends and neighbors, I immediately thought of the homemade stove top potpourri my mom has made in the past. It was so simple, yet thoughtful and elegant. The perfect gift!There are several different recipes for Christmas Stove Top Potpourri. I am not one to measure ingredients, especially in something I am not going to eat. So, I have created a recipe that will give you some ideas of ingredients to put in your potpourri. Be creative! Add what you like or leave out ingredients you don’t! Here is what I used!  Cranberry Orange Christmas Stove Top Potpourri Bring the smell of Christmas to your house with this AMAZING homemade Christmas potpourri! 3 handfulls Cranberries (uncooked)1 Orange (whole)1 pinch Cloves3-5 Cinnamon Sticks2 Sprigs Rosemary2 pinches Ground Nutmeg2 pinches Ground Cinnamon (this is optional) Put all ingredients in a bag or mason jar. Attach gift tag. Gift to a friend…

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5 Day Low Carb Family Friendly Meal Plan

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I am so very excited to start sharing weekly meal plans for all of you busy mamas! One thing I know that I struggle with as a mom is coming up with meals that meet some very specific criteria.One: The meals must be quick and easy. As a mom I am usually making dinner while tending to my two young children. Anything that requires a lot of time or thought is a no go.Two: Healthy. I strive to feed my family healthy meals that meet their nutritional needs. I find it hard to find healthy meals that my kids will actually enjoy.Three: Kids will at least attempt to eat it. I usually know what my kids will attempt to eat and what they won’t be touching. However, I want to be sure to introduce them to healthy foods like fruits and vegetables. So, I usually have to get creative!Four: Variety. I often find myself making the same meals over and over again out of convenience. Sometimes, while making my grocery list, I honestly just cannot think of new meals to cook.Five: Frugal. It is easy to spend a fortune on groceries each week. As…

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Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

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Fall is just around the corner and I have to admit, I am a sucker for everything pumpkin spice. I think my brain has been re-wired to associate fall with pumpkin spice.The problem is, I am really trying to reduce the amount of sugar in my diet. So, that doesn’t really leave room for drinking 50g of sugar in one cup. (Well, maybe every once in a while…)Anyhow, I came up with this recipe that I don’t have to feel as guilty about drinking, but really do enjoy!I use my beloved Nespresso Machine to make my espresso. It comes with a handy milk frother, so I like to froth my pumpkin milk once I have mixed it all together. It is my absolute favorite! However, you can also make this recipe with regular coffee as well.  Healthy Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte 1 Cup Almond or Coconut Milk (You can use whatever type of milk you want)1/4 cup Espresso or Coffee3 tbsp Pumpkin Puree1 tbsp Vanilla Extract1/2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice1 tsp Stevia in the Raw ((Sweetner)) Warm the almond milk on the stove top on medium.Add the pumpkin puree…