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“How to Start Composting”

Composting is the process of turning organic waste, like vegetable scraps, into nutrient-rich soil for your garden. It involves layering “green” matter with “brown” matter, in a ratio of two parts brown to one part green. Most apartment dwellers don’t have the land for a traditional compost pile, but not to worry; there are all kinds of options. For example, there are compost tumblers that allow you to rotate your […]

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“How to Make a Shed Antler Candleholder”

A few weeks ago I filmed a segment on The Chew where I did all kinds of adventurous things. One of those was turning a shed antler that I’d found in the woods into a candleholder! When I posted it to my Facebook page a lot of you inquired how on earth one could make that sort of thing, so I’m here to show you how. You’ll need a few […]

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“It’s Official! My New Line of Limited Edition T-Shirts are Here”

A few months ago I took a little straw poll and got your feedback on a new line of t-shirts I’ve been working on, custom made in L.A. Well I’m so happy to say that they’re now officially available to order and will ship in about 2 weeks! 100% of the softest cotton you’ve ever blanketed your body with and 100% made in America. Personally designed by me and custom […]

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“Homemade All Natural Wood Cleaner”

The sun’s out and the flowers are bloomin’, it’s Spring time friends. Here in Texas, Spring is also known as the two weeks that you can sit outside for more than a few minutes without breaking a sweat. It also means it’s time to dust off the patio furniture. Here’s a great natural cleaner for any of your wood furniture, inside or out, that might be in need of some […]

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“Venison Chili”

I love a good chili recipe. Even with the weather warming up, there is something special about a hearty bowl of chili at a summer cookout. Plus, when you have a pot of chili on the stove, your whole house will smell amazing. As you can see, a delicious chili recipe takes just a few ingredients… But I promise it’s so worth it to go foraging into your pantry for […]

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“Finding Our Inner Fearlessness on My Adventure Getaway”

Recently I have been thinking a lot about my close girlfriends and how important those relationships are to me. When I look back over the years I realize I met so many of them during those unforgettable bonding experiences that life brings your way. There is a lot that I love about the Adventure Getaways for women that I’ve been doing over the last two years, but my hands down […]

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“Homemade Red Beet Tinted Lip Gloss”

I am finally winding down on my book tour. It’s been a fabulous and exhausting journey since early March, in some wonderful cities where I’ve met so many of you wonderful people. There have been fancy gift bags, fancy food and drink, Q&A’s where we chatted, a lot of colorful sharpies that I used to draw in your books and… demos on how to make this fabulous homemade beet juice […]

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“Video: Creamy Rice Pudding”

A few weeks ago I told you about my partnership with Riceland Foods, a farmer owned co-op based in Arkansas that distributes rice around the world. Not only do they donate rice for hunger relief around the world, but the farmers also produce a nutritious, economical, gluten free and delicious product that is probably already in your pantry and at the very least in a grocery store near you. Today […]

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“DIY Homemade Boot Polish”

If you ever find yourself in Austin, or even if you’re around these parts, I highly suggest making your way to one of the dance halls here in town. There’s plenty of adventure to be had beer in hand and boots afoot. Even if you aren’t completely confident in your two steppin’ abilities, a lesson from a regular, especially those grandfatherly gents, will have you spinning around the floor in […]

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“Video: Rice Balls Stuffed with Fontina Cheese”

A few weeks ago I told you about my partnership with Riceland Foods, a farmer owned co-op based in Arkansas that distributes rice around the world. Not only do they donate rice for hunger relief around the world, but the farmers also produce a nutritious, economical, gluten free and delicious product that is probably already in your pantry and at the very least in a grocery store near you. Today […]

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