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“What You Should Plant in Your Window Boxes This Spring”

Spring will be here before we know it. Thank goodness. We’ve already noticed buttercups and daffodils popping up in some neighborhoods. It has us in the gardening spirit and we are very ready for a little curb appeal to inspire us for spring. First things first we cannot wait to tackle our window boxes. We experimented for a few years and have been doing some research and these are the […]

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“How to Wrap Meat for the Freezer”

The key to storing and freezing meat effectively is in how you wrap meat for the freezer. Freezer burn, the most common cause of wasted meat in the freezer, is the process of dehydration that happens when meat isn’t wrapped properly. Most people don’t realize it, but even ice evaporates in the freezer over time (ever notice how ice cubes get smaller as they sit there?). Here is how to […]

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“DIY Natural Dry Shampoo”

The art of turning typical kitchen items into healthy body products is something we do regularly, especially given how many chemicals are now in the store-bought stuff, not to mention how expensive they are! We love the idea of getting resourceful and knowing exactly what is in our products, and keeping it as natural as possible. G, herself, is constantly on the road traveling so one of the top beauty products she […]

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“How to Make Charcoal Soap”

When you think of charcoal you probably think of grilling, right? Well, if you are into beauty, health and wellness at all you’ve probably noticed this odd ingredient popping up everywhere, from charcoal soap to activated charcoal protein bars. What exactly is this all about? Charcoal is an organic residue that is derived from various sources like wood, coal, coconut shells, or even bamboo (okay, still seems weird to be putting it on your […]

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“At Home Remedy: DIY Vapor Rub”

If you have been lucky enough to avoid the flu this season, you are a unicorn. This flu season is an epic one, some doctors are saying it may continue well into March. We are always looking for ways to boost our immune system and cure our bodies in the most natural and resourceful way possible. We took a look at the back of our common vapor rub ingredients, and […]

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“Spring Break Destinations You Have Not Thought of Yet”

It may seem like Winter is never-ending, but Spring is right around the corner and if there is one way to beat the winter blues, it is thinking about the next adventure.  We came up with the perfect spring break destinations you may not have thought of yet. We’ve done our research and considered factors such as crowd control (nobody really wants to be swamped with drunken college goers), budget, and activities […]

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“Valentine’s Gift Guide”

Valentine’s Day is next Wednesday, so if you haven’t already, it is time to get on getting your special someone a little something sweet. This can be your BFF or yourself for that matter.  We made a point to curate a special list of some of our favorite small businesses and friends, because shopping small makes the gift mean more in our opinion. Valentine’s Gift Guide: “I Eat Vegetarians for Dinner” […]

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Meet the Modern Pioneer: Kadie Smith of The Modern Huntsman

Kadie Smith is truly a renaissance woman and modern pioneer. She is the creative and art director behind the recently launched Modern Huntsman magazine, a gorgeous publication aimed at restoring the perception of hunting. In addition to the magazine, Kadie also runs her own design firm and blog, Drop Cap Design where she strives to service and inspire fellow creative entrepreneurs. She has an incredible eye and a hardworking attitude. […]

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“My Insider’s Guide to Austin”

Everyone in Austin has their own favorite spots that are near and dear to their heart. In the years that I have had a home there, I’ve been absolutely amazed by how rapidly things have changed. It seems the new restaurants, hotels, and experiences are sprouting up daily. After many requests, here is my list, in no particular order, of the the things I have continued to love in Austin. […]

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“Adventure Date Ideas”

Yesterday began the month of love. Valentine’s day will be here before you know it. Nothing brings people together quite like sharing a new experience. This year, rather than the old stuffy fancy dinner or generic movie date, we want to challenge you to think outside the box and add a little adventure to date night. PHOTO: Buzz Feed Camping Nothing brings you together quite like sharing a night under […]

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