Thursday, December 26, 2013

Best of 2013: A Blogger Post Round Up!

2013 Post Round Up! 
Was tickled to asked to be a part of a dear buddies' blog post today! She gathered some of her and her blogger village's top posts to share easily with us! What a joy it is to know and keep like minded folks near by! I encourage you to keep steadfast on any and all journeys you are on! From decluttering your closets, to decluttering your heart! You are not alone and You are AWESOME! THANK YOU for taking that extra leap to research, read, learn, and try, and to do more! Let's continue all the encouragement and help from other villagers and kick off "2014: YEAR OF DOING GOOD STUFF" right! For you, the family, friends, the strangers, the long lost friends, and the perfectly close blogosphere tribsters alike! 

The following post is so full of information you may need feel the need to pin all 40+ popular posts from more than 20 folks but...
Do not fear ----> there is a Pinterest button to the right :) 


I am so excited to share this post with you today!  I often find it difficult to keep up with all the bloggers that I follow.  Some post daily, and I just don't have the time to read them all.  So, I got together with a few of my blogging friends to compile a list of our most popular posts from 2013.

The following list is divided into different categories, and it contains the top 2 most popular posts from more than 20 different bloggers!  Enjoy!

(Mostly) Real Food Recipes

Caramel Pecan Cups by The Ezer Wife

Homemade Cajun Seasoning by Lexie:Naturals

Premade Pancake Mix by The Homesteading Hippy

How to Eat Organically On a Budget by Live Essentially

The Best Crockpot Granola by Home With Purpose

Make Your Own Almond Extract by The Homesteading Hippy

Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana by Joyful Thrifty Home

Freezing Fresh Herbs by A New (England) Life

Healthy Cauliflower Tots by Healthy Jasmine

GAPS Diet Stories (And a Birthday Cake Recipe) by Purposeful Nutrition

Nanny's Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cake by Home With Purpose

Quinoa Burgers by Hippie KarMama

Drink Recipes

Sparkling Apple Cider Vinegar Water by More Than Mundane

Turmeric Lime Soda by It Takes Time

Skin Care

Oil Cleansing Method by Natural Living Mamma

DIY Raw Honey Lip Salve by Nourishing Faith and Family

Ginger Lime Coconut Body Scrub by More Than Mundane

Natural Health

Gut-Restorative Diets by It Takes Time

Birth, Babies, and Children

The Home and DIY 

Simplify Your Wardrobe by Richly Rooted

Farm Girl Apron Tutorial From Recycled Jeans by Creative Green Living

5 Simple Tips for the Housekeeping Challenged by Noursihing Faith and Family

Enzyme Cleaner by Hippie KarMama

Organize Your Pantry with Glass Jars (plus free printable) by Creative Green Living

Life Without a Microwave by A New (England) Life

Make Your Own Baby Carrier by A Little Bit of All of It

Gift Giving

100+ Stocking Stuffer Ideas by Titus 2 Homemaker

10 Religious Easter Basket Ideas by Simply Rebekah

Faith and Encouragement

11 Free Online Devotionals and Bible Study Resources by Joyful Thrifty Home

Keep Calm, You're a Good Mom by Live Essentially

31 Days of Encouragement by My Blessings Homeschool

We hope that you enjoyed this round-up post!  Please remember that not all bloggers share the same platform or beliefs.  Just because one blogger expresses an opinion, does not mean it's the opinion of us all.  You should also be aware that these posts are for entertainment purposes only.  While we do a ton of research before publishing an article, most of us are not doctors.  Please do your own research.  Also, please be aware that some of these posts do contain affiliate links, at no extra cost to you.  Thank you for your support. 

If you have a favorite blog post from this year, link it in the comments.

If you have a blog, link your most popular posts in the comments.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Hazelnut Honey Popcorn!

"Do it with what you got."

This is a trend and well played saying from my childhood.

When the giving bug has bitten you but you didn't get that cash from the giving tree it helps to know how to throw quick happies together for some fun and thoughtful gifts!

Recently bulked up on popcorn from Wilderness Family Naturals and had some maple hazelnut whipped honey left from our summer trip to Durango so I decided to mix the two into a scrumptious little popped treat!

I start off right... seasoned cast iron skillet pre heated on low to medium for 2-5 mins.

  • Add 2 - 4 tablespoons of ghee or coconut oil enough to coat the bottom of the pan and have some standing
  • toss in 1 cup of raw dried popcorn and a sprinkle of real salt or Himalayan pink! 
  • pop for 3-7 mins until done.. gentle manhandling the pan over the heat until kernels slow 
  • while popcorn is still hot drizzle over any thing you desire.. today it was the maple hazelnut whipped honey, tomorrow maybe cayenne and nutritional yeast for a cheesy treat! 

At this point you can devour it all or share with friends, whatever you do know that making your own popcorn is not only super easy, but (can be!) a super sweet personal gift! Check these other ideas out!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Roasted Cashew Coconut Milk

Head on over to my Instagram for a short tutorial! 

1/2 cup powdered coconut milk 
1/2 cup roasted cashews 
2-7 dates depending on what you're using it for! Reggae milk or milk for baking! You are in charge!
Clap because you're happy and you know it!!