The very best pumpkin bread

Alright, so you’ve read my post on 8 things to do this fall. Try a new recipe, how is that outdoorsy? Well try this pumpkin bread recipe and you’ll be asked to bring it along to every hike, get together, and excursion this fall! I’m not even kidding, this is the most flavorful and moist […]

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Getting Down and Dirty

There is plenty of research outlining the benefits of kids playing outside, gettin’ dirty, and maybe even, (gulp) eating a little dirt. It has been shown that exposure to “dirt” in outdoor settings can improve their immune system because of one underlying fact:  you are exposing your kids to organisms that allow and require their […]

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How to Make Your Own Kombucha

Kombucha is something that has become incredibly popular and trendy recently (at least in the hippy-ish state of Colorado). I became interested based on the proposed health benefits and its probiotic qualities. Meanwhile, my husband loves the slight vinegary taste mixed with the fruity carbonation goodness and, well, before we knew it, we were on […]

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The Truth Behind Organic, and Other Food Labels

With all the big, fancy words on the food labels you find in the store, how do you know what they really mean? What’s the difference between organic and USDA organic? Are “natural” and “organic” the same thing? How do I determine what is best for my family? Which labels are worth the added price […]

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No Bake Energy Bites

I want to share this wonderful recipe I found, added to, tweaked, and perfected until I finally came to this end result. I’m not exactly sure on the calorie and nutritional content after all of these changes, but the ingredients themselves are what makes it such a great snack. There are many various recipes for […]

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