Easy Homemade Granola Bars

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I was looking for something quick and easy to take to church for our Sunday school class over the weekend, and decided to try homemade granola bars, after seeing some easy recipes floating around Pinterest.  I adapted this one for our tastes and to give it more of a protein punch.  The boys were happy …

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2 Ingredient Homemade Lavender Bath Salts

  Yesterday I took my first detox bath with Epson salts and Lavender Oil – I cannot believe I’ve been missing these my whole life!!!!  I could not believe how good my body felt post-workout.  I felt so relaxed, refreshed, and soothed. I had no idea that it would actually reduce swelling, decrease pain, and …

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Easy Chocolate Chip Oat Bars

I tried a recipe on a whim the other day. I had a mad craving for chocolate chip cookies, but was feeling to lazy to make cookies. Thus, I found this recipe for Chocolate N’ Oat Bars from the Eagle Brand website, tweaked it a little and it’s vanished from our kitchen twice since!  It’s …

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Easy Crockpot Taco Soup Recipe

I LOVE SOUP SEASON!!!! Bring on the chowder, chili, and warm goodness! I put together this simple taco soup in the crockpot the other night, and it was a definite crowd pleaser! It’s a soup that you can prep and walk away from for the day, and let the slow-cooker do the magic. First you’ll …

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Simple Outdoor Adventures for Boys {Day 30}: Make a Homemade Slingshot

  How to Make a Homemade Slingshot…    Supplies: A Forked Stick Heavy Rubber Bands Electrical Tape Hand Saw Most every boy love to create ways to "shoot stuff". The sling shot is a classic and easy way to accomplish this. There are a million ways to make a sling shot, but I have found …

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Simple Outdoor Adventures for Boys {Day 28}: Make a Homemade Sailboat

How to Make a Homemade Sail Boat…    Supplies: Log or Flat Piece of Wood Stick Sail (Leaf or Square Piece of Cardboard) Needle Nose Pliers Body of Water This outdoor adventure was a lesson in simple over complex.  Brad had a master plan in his head for a homemade boat made from string, sticks …

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Simple Outdoor Adventures for Boys {Day 25} : Make a Zip Line for Toys

How to Make a Zip Line for Toys…    Supplies: 15 – 30 Feet of String Electrical Tape Superhero Figure or other Figures 3" Round Metal Screw Hook This might be my favorite creation, and most long-lasting entertainment yet! My boys loved sending their superhero’s for a ride down this DIY Toy Zip Line.  The …

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Simple Outdoor Adventures for Boys {Day 21}: Build an Outdoor Fort

How To Build An Outdoor Fort…    Supplies: Logs/Branches Tarp/Old Sheet Rope/String Stakes Rubber Mallet As much as I like following step-by-step instructions {Lego Instruction Booklet OCD}, I love the freedom of creativity in the great outdoors.  And while indoor forts are life-savers for rainy days, they don’t hold a candle to building an outdoor …

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