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Easy Blueberry Greek Yogurt Bark Healthy Recipe

This blueberry Greek yogurt bark recipe is healthy and easy to make.  It's great for kids or adults, and you can enjoy it for breakfast, a sweet treat, or as a snack. I'll admit that I don't always eat as healthy as I could.  I mean I'm trying, but then life happens. Eating healthy takes work.  I meal plan before I go shopping so I can plan healthy (or healthier)  meals, but sometimes I just don't have time. This blueberry Greek yogurt bark recipe is perfect for those busy weeks.  There are only to ingredients: yogurt and blueberries. My kids love cooking, and this is one of those recipes that they could make when they were little.  They like getting creative with different fruits. Of course, none of my kids can agree on the same flavor.  This recipe is easy to make two flavors at once.  If you want to add nuts, add them to part of it so not everyone has to eat parts with nuts. BLUEBERRY GREEK YOGURT BARK HEALTHY RECIPE You can make this with your choi

3 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes Using Essential Oils

How to make three easy melt and pour soap recipes using essential oils.  The oils and supplies are in the September 2019 Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box. It is really almost September?  To rephrase that, is summer really over?   I demand a redo.  It rained all of June.  We've had like 3 hot days and now it's fall already.  I feel like we got ripped off this year. But alas, it is the end of August.  I can't scroll through Facebook without seeing back to school photos.  We are doing a week of a soft start.   The kids need to learn their new homeschool curriculum, so we are just doing one lesson per subject per day this week. With the end of the month comes my next Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box .  The September box is a fun one!  It's all about soap making.   You'll make 3 soaps, one diffuser blend, a compress, and a roller bottle. 3 Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes Using Essential Oils The Simply Earth Essential Oil R

Skinny Mocha Frappe Recipe Sugar Free Vegan Dairy Free Options

How to make a delicious skinny mocha frappe recipe.  This iced coffee drink is sugar free and can be made vegan and dairy free.   My daughter spent most of the summer at the theater.  Thankfully, we have a wonderful community theater that's only 10 minutes away.  That's pretty amazing considering that I live in the middle of nowhere. Sometime I drop her off at the theater and enjoy a few hours alone outside of the house.  It's a small town, so there aren't many options. When I say small, I mean small.  There are two dollar stores, two thrift stores, and that's about it for shopping after 5 p.m.   There are a few restaurants, and there's a McDonald's near the theater.  I may have developed a slight weakness for their mocha frappes during my alone time. I needed to kill some time, it was hot, and they are so good.  It was like coffee house taste for two dollars and some change.   They taste amazing, but they are definitely a somet

Calendula and Lavender Fluffy Whipped Soap Recipe for Dry Skin

This calendula and lavender fluffy whipped soap recipe is easy to make with melt and pour soap.  It has real calendula and lavender and natural essential oils.   My skin is dry in the summer from the sun and swimming almost daily.  In the winter, it's dry because of the cold dry air.  Basically, my skin is dry all the time. I use a moisturizer every day and use moisturizing soaps and body washes.  When my skin gets really dry, it's extremely itchy and annoying. Two of my favorite herbs for dry or irritated skin are calendula and lavender.  They work well together to reduce itching and help the skin recover. I used both the herbs to make the calendula and lavender fluffy whipped soap recipe.  This is a fun recipe, and it's great to use as a shaving soap. It's also fun for kids.  It almost feels like a dry shaving cream.  It's fun to play with while washing hands, especially with kids who like a little extra sensory input. Most fluffy whipped soap recipes