Author Archive: Rachel

  • All-Natural DIY Drano: Safe and Effective Toilet Declogger

    It worked! This all-natural DIY Drano recipe really worked.  Not just once, but it did the trick two different times on my completely clogged toilet. (Yes, we have really crappy toilets–no pun intended.) Let me tell you, I was one happy homeowner upon discovering this simple, cheap, and safe DIY

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  • 7 Steps to Make Your Summer Count with Kids at Home

    If your kids will be at home with you, by themselves, or with a sitter this summer, don’t let that precious time go to waste. With just a little forethought, you can intentionally help them grow in ways that might not be possible during the school year. Here are seven steps to make your summer count when you have kids at home.

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  • How to Grill Asparagus

    The flavor of this simple, grilled asparagus recipe will amaze you. The crispy, slightly charred ends are a perfect contrast to the tender fresh asparagus stalks. In 5-7 minutes, you can serve up one of nature’s healthiest foods to your family all summer long. Here is how to grill asparagus…

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  • “Shape Up In May” Challenge

    Sometimes you just need an excuse to jumpstart the engine again, right? This is why we’re hosting something really fun this month. We’d LOVE for you to be a part of our “Shape Up In May” 10-Day Challenge.

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    10+ Great Summer Reads to Add to Your Book List

    Add these 10+ books to your summer reading list! The common threads in our diverse summer book list? Each of these are redemptive, inspiring, and/or simply fun books that had us walking away as fully satisfied readers!

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    Easy Hash Brown Casserole (Gluten Free)

    Our make-ahead Easy Hash Brown Casserole makes this traditional holiday side dish a little bit healthier by making it from scratch and leaving out the canned cream of soup. It comes together quickly but is creamy and comforting as always!

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  • spinach salad on table

    Strawberry Fields Spinach Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

    Perfect for an Easter holiday table or weeknight meal, this colorful spring-inspired salad packs a flavor punch with every bite! Spinach, strawberries, bacon, feta, red onion, and more are topped with a mild, lemony, sweet dressing that’s sure to please all ages.

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  • bowl of stew in white bowl with napkin

    Instant Pot Beef Stew {Freezer Meal}

    This Instant Pot Beef Stew recipe is easy enough to be a mid-week dinner or fancy enough for dinner guests. What would typically take all day in the slow cooker, only takes about an hour from start to finish in the Instant Pot. You’ll take a short cut by using stew meat (no chopping!) and Yukon gold baby potatoes (no peeling!).

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    3 Lessons from Moving Across the Country

    By Erin Hawley, Contributor Our family has recently relocated for my husband’s job.  There have been some difficult moments as we moved our two small children away from their school, friends, and family.  But through all of the transition, God has shown up in grace-filled, after-the-fact funny moments, and in

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  • berry smoothie in mason jar with straw

    Very Berry Smoothie (+ Freezer Pack Instructions)

    The Very Berry Smoothie starts your day with a super food punch! This easy, healthy smoothie includes strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, plus some hidden spinach. Make some freezer smoothie packs ahead of time to have these on hand for a quick, nutritious breakfast.

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    Strawberry Piña Colada Smoothie (+ Freezer Pack Instructions)

    Frozen strawberries, pineapple, and banana combine with coconut milk and almonds to create the most luxurious, healthy smoothie you’ve ever had! We teach you how to prep ahead by making freezer smoothie packs to have on hand, too. This easy Strawberry Piña Colada fruit smoothie has party time written all over it.

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  • Orange smoothie in mason jar with straw

    Orangesicle Smoothie (+ Freezer Pack Instructions)

    Sweet potato, clementines, carrots, and bananas create the base of this easy smoothie that’s a healthier version of the orange sherbet push-up pops from childhood. Yum! Freezer smoothie pack instructions included so you can prep these smoothies ahead of time.

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