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How to Make Gift Tags Out of Leaves

There are beautiful leaves in many seasons, especially in autumn. Why not save some of their beauty and turn them into gift tags? This is especially useful in the holiday season, but can be done any time of year. Here’s how to make some amazing, handmade gift tags out of beautiful leaves. How to Make Gift Tags Out of Leaves: 1. Gather Pretty Leaves First off, search the ground for […]

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How to Quarter a Chicken

Do you know how to quarter a whole chicken? Buying a whole chicken is more economical than buying its parts. You can easily quarter it yourself at home and then roast the carcass and turn it into chicken soup and stock. Master these few steps to quarter your own chicken and you will stretch your dollars much further. You can cook these parts all at once, or you can wrap […]

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Outdoor Style for Women

One of the most common questions I get is what I wear on my outdoor adventures, and what outdoor style for women I am liking. There isn’t a lot of gear out there dedicated to women that feels stylish and feminine and functional. I’ve written in the past about things for women to wear in the outdoors, feeling beautiful in the outdoors, and tips for women to get the right […]

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Earth, Women, Fire: My Next Adventure Getaway

I’ve been getting lots of questions about my next Women’s Adventure Getaway over the long weekend in January (17-20th) so wanted to give you an update! We have an amazing group of women coming from all over–Canada, Wyoming, Washington, California, New York, North Carolina and so much more. We have just a couple of spots left if you want to drop a few hints to your people about a Christmas […]

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Monday Musings

Hi Friends, I thought I’d share my Monday Musings with you, rather than just another recipe or tip or trick or idea. Because sometimes I just have musings to share and want to chat with you and get your feedback and what not. It was a beautiful autumn weekend, I think it was probably the best of the year and I soaked up every second. What did you do? Last […]

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A Life Changing Trip to Israel

I recently returned from a life changing trip to Israel. I had never been to the Middle East before, and it moved me in so many ways. As an American, my sense of culture and place isn’t very deep rooted by comparison. My country is young compared to a place like Israel where traditions run deep. There were so many moments that ignited my senses and my soul and so […]

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How to Identify Trees by Their Leaves

Cheryn is back today, sharing an incredibly useful set of tips on how to identify tree leaves. This is my favorite time of year to look at the leaves, so it’s just in time. – Georgia The weather (finally) seems to be cooling off a little, marking the beginning of autumn. As you enjoy a walk with your dog or a meditative stroll in the crisp, cool air, you might […]

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How to Grind Meat at Home

Our contributor Anjuli is back with another amazing tutorial, this time on how to grind meat! It’s that time of year when the days are growing a little cooler and hunting season is kicking off. Before you end up overwhelmed with beautiful freshly harvested venison and other goodies, here is how you can get extra points for making the juiciest burgers and tastiest meatballs all year long – by learning how […]

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What To Do In Bangkok

I just returned from a long trip in Southeast Asia and have been enjoying sharing my adventures with you here and on social media little by little. Bangkok is a feast for the senses. The colors, the sounds, the smells are inspiring and full of possibility. Unlike the country excursions I went on in Chiang Mai, Bangkok is dense and intense and has everything you could want at your fingertips, […]

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How to Tell If These Tricky Fruits Are Ripe

Nothing is better than fresh, sweet, delicious fruit straight out of the fridge (mmm). But there are some “tricky” fruits that are hard to tell whether or not they are ripe enough, especially without having to cut them open. Here is the ultimate cheat sheet on how to tell if these fruits are ripe and ready to eat. Let us know if you have any of your own #modernpioneering hacks […]

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