Simple Lives Thursday #120

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Welcome to Simple Lives Thursday, a blog hop dedicated to simple living. “Consume less, produce more. ” So many topics fit: Gardening, raising animals, cooking from scratch, real food, natural cleaners, sewing, recycling, thrifting, a mindset of simplicity, saving a buck… Come on in, check out the featured posts from last week’s submissions, visit posts shared this week, or add your own post to this blog hop.

3 Tips for Traveling on GAPS

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The thought of traveling while on the GAPS Diet can seem incredibly daunting. What food will be available? How will you make sure you’re eating everything you need for your healing? How will you avoid foods that make you ill? Take a deep breath. Don’t worry — traveling really is possible and enjoyable. As with most things on the GAPS diet, it does take some advanced planning and preparation. My three tips for traveling on the GAPS diet will help you have a successful adventure away from your home.

Winner: Naturally Knocked Up Book

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Ready to hear who won a copy of Naturally Knocked Up by Donielle Baker? Please join me in congratulating… I’m sorry everyone couldn’t win this fantastic resource on natural fertility. If you didn’t win, please add this book to your gift-giving list or personal wish list. It’s that good and the information that valuable.

Hills Homestead

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We’re heading down home… to your farms! Urban, suburban, or rural — whatever you’re growing and doing, we want to see it. Today’s featured farm is Hills Homestead in Australia. On a quest to produce more for themselves, Hayley and her family farm two acres of their own and keep cattle and a dairy cow on nearby land. Come on in and say hi — and check out the precious lambing pictures!

Incredible Health Living eBook Sale — 34 eBooks for $29

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Allrighty…. the sale is here! I told you about it last week, and now all that’s left is to tell you that it’s time to click the Buy Now button to get 34 eBooks for 87 cents each. That’s right, 87 cents each! For 5 days only, 27 prominent Healthy Living authors — including yours truly — have joined together to bundle 34 of their most popular eBooks, valued at just over $300, for the incredibly low price of $29. Real food cooking, special diets, pregnancy, herbs, homesteading, gardening, preserving, meal planning, budgeting, skin care and beauty… That’s what’s in store for you. Five days only, so act now.

Giveaway: Nourishing Skin Care

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I’ve waxed eloquent many times about how much I love the hard lotion from MadeOn Skin Care Products. In fact, Renee (the owner) is my guest on today’s podcast. So, this post is all about a giveaway! Renee is giving two readers a $50 gift certificate. If you win, you can spend it on hard lotion bars, DIY kits, eBooks, lip balms, body butter… I’m sure you’ll figure it out. ;) Also, read this post for details on a FREE DIY eBook and a 15% coupon code.

KYF #009: Nourishing Skin Care with Renee from hardlotion.com

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In today’s podcast, I’m visiting with Renee Harris from hardlotion.com. Raising, saving, and preparing food can take a toll on our skin and we should nourish and repair damaged skin with nourishing products. Such as… hard lotion! Frankly, there’s nothing like it. Also in this episode, we kick off a giveaway for 2 $50 gift certificates from MadeOn Skin Care Products and a 15% off coupon. Come on inside and check it out!

Simple Lives Thursday #119

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Welcome to Simple Lives Thursday, a blog hop dedicated to simple living. “Consume less, produce more. ” So many topics fit: Gardening, raising animals, cooking from scratch, real food, natural cleaners, sewing, recycling, thrifting, a mindset of simplicity, saving a buck… Come on in, check out the featured posts from last week’s submissions, visit posts shared this week, or add your own post to this blog hop.

A Primer: Baking with Coconut Flour

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My family makes most of our baked goods with coconut flour. In addition to following GAPS, two of us need to be on a low-oxalate diet. Coconut flour is the only low-oxalate, GAPS-friendly flour. I really like that coconut is technically a fruit and is very low in anti-nutrients, making soaking unnecessary (as is necessary with all grains, nuts, and seeds). In this post, I’ll help you discover what makes coconut flour unique, how to bake with it, and I’ll share some of our favorite recipes.