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Hot Tea Toddy

Sometimes you need a warm drink to cut through all the stuff lodged in your throat, particularly during allergy season. I often have allergies through the winter, and this tea is perfect from cutting through all that mess.


The base of this tea toddy is chamomile. Chamomile is known for its healing properties and it is a perfect base for this health renewing tea.  I purchase my chamomile tea from Nemscok Farms because I love purchasing through family-owned businesses!  You should, too! The lemon, cinnamon, cloves, and honey all contribute healing aspects to the drink.

To make this tea is simple.


Stud one lemon with whole cloves.  Cut the lemon in slices so that the cloves are in the lemon slices.  Boil 2 cups of water, add lemon with cloves, a cinnamon stick, 2 T of chamomile tea (I put mi…
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Strawberry, Banana and Cashews Overnight Oats

I am loving this new version of Strawberry Overnight Oats I have been eating.  It provides plenty of energy for a workout and for a day of snow shoveling.  At last count we had 14 inches of snow and it is still coming down! What a great time to have a Fantastical Food Fight!  Thank you, Sarah!  You always make this event so much fun!


Overnight Oats are a fabulous way to have a delicious and healthy breakfast and save time as well.  We make ours in a shaker and grab and go.  Sometimes we give it a quick blend to make it more like a smoothie, like this Apple Chai Smoothie that is so yummy.

I looked into the history of overnight oats, and basically it is a type of musli called Bircher Musli made by a Swiss physician named Maximilian Oskar Bircher-Brenner.  He made it for the patients of his …
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Repurposed OUI Jars #pinterestchallenge

Welcome to the January Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop, hosted by My Pinterventures. The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants of this hop (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen! This month, I chose to create dipped jars as made by Emily at Our House Now a Home.  My take on it was to use repurposed Oui yogurt jars.


Emily's blog is one that I read regularly and when I ran across this craft, I wanted to give it a try. I have a good-sized collection of OUI yogurt jars and I have a set of them on my mantle. I thought this would be a great way to jazz those cuties up.


I decided to use a pot of sand colored paint so I could use them for many different decor situations. For example, I love the sand with my usual beachy decor, but they will also l…
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Could You Be Spending Less Each Month?

Are you starting to find that your monthly spending is growing every month? That’s not a good sign, and it could be the thin end of the wedge - before you realize it, your spending could have spiraled out of control, and it could put your family’s finances at risk. So, if you do think that you have started being a bit too loose with your purse strings, it’s important to nip your spending in the bud while you can. One way to cut down on your spending is to take things month by month. You should try to figure out how you can reduce your regular monthly expenditures. Here are a few tips that can give you some insight on how to do this.

Consider Changing Utility Suppliers
First of all, it’s worth checking how much you are paying for your household utilities, such as gas, electricity, internet,…
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How to Make the Most of the Last Winter Days

While Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year have long since passed, we are still very much in the throes of winter, and there are still many of those winter days left for us to appreciate. Many people simply dislike the season; the cold weather, the dark mornings and nights, and the time spent indoors, but there are still many ways to have fun despite the conditions, so read on if you’re interested in making the most of the weeks that are left of the winter!
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Catch up on Netflix There are few of us out there who can admit that we don’t love pajama days and watching films and series all day while eating the foods that we probably shouldn’t. However, doing this in summer simply isn’t the same as doing so in the winter months, so why not utilize the season and have a few more pajama …
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Bulletproof Chai Tea for Keto Fans

This list of cozy, warm drinks for the middle of the winter couldn't come at a better time!  We have a prediction of 5-7" of snow on the way to our area which thrills me to no end!  I adore the snow.  In fact, this photo popped on my Facebook memories today!

It had snowed hard for several days, and school had been out for several days. Making a snowman seemed fitting for that event!

Back to our drink, though.  As part of a keto diet, you must ingest good fats.  One way to do that is to add heavy cream and grassfed butter to your coffee.  I am not a coffee drinker but I do love my Chai tea, and that is how this drink was developed.

To make this delightful, warming and filling drink you need the following:

1 bag of chai tea (or a Keurig pod, like I do!)
1 T grassfed butter
1 T hea…
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