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DIY Jerky from the Meat Shop

I found a bang’n deal at the Goodwill the other day I couldn’t pass up. There on the shelf sat a $7 dollar newish dehydrator.  I brought it home, cleaned it thoroughly and christened it with my first food: beef jerky. Although, I mainly bought the thing to dry my garden herbs I was excited…

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DIY Recycled Crayons

Most restaurants provide my 2-year-old crayons as a distraction while we attempt to eat .  Due to the kind gesture, I end up with countless colors under the couch, at the bottom of my purse and scattered throughout the car. Instead of storing scores of broken crayons in a lonely kitchen drawer I create an imaginative, clever crayon for  my toddler.…

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The Truth About Water Bottles & Tap Water

Living in the Arizona desert makes bottled water an exceedingly popular and convenient product, but while plastic water bottles offer convenience, they also create unnecessary waste within our environment and landfills. I recently completed a state-wide brochure informing Arizonians why water bottles are killing our planet. I am so passionate about the subject that I…

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Down To Yurt

A family vacation turns out to be quite the experience. We drove up the snake-like road that hugged the fuzzy mountainside toward the Rattle Snake Canyon wildlife reservation. The soft, rolling hills stood like grassy ant piles around us in varies shades of green. The brush was thin and the wind constantly robust. A large…