Saving Money With Soap Nuts & 10 Recipes To Get You Started

I have been wanting to try soap nuts for a long long time.  The other day I finally was able to do so and I’m so glad I did.  It not only worked much better than I thought, but after doing some research, I realized how versatile these little berries are.  After sharing with I found with some friends, very few of them knew what they were.  Have you heard about them before?  If not, read below.  If so skip to the recipe part.
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For those of you who haven’t soap nuts are actually berries found that when combined with water, produces a natural soap called saponin that helps clean, deodorizes, & lift stains.
I’ve always been allergic to all the laundry & body soaps out there.  They make me itch insanely, which makes me very uncomfortable.  When I stumbled upon soap nuts, I knew it was something I had to try.  And boy am I glad I did.
So far my laundry has been super clean & actually smells clean.  It’s great.  Since they don’t leave a scent, I did a few drops of grapefruit & lavender essential oils.  If you have sensitive skin like me, soap nuts are the way to go.  But don’t just stop at laundry soap, they can be used for so much more.  Plus, using them can save your family a lot of money.  Here’ s how:

*you put 5-6 nuts into a small bag for your laundry
*these nuts can be used up to 5 times (if using cold water) or 3 times (if using hot water)
*once you used them up, you can boil them in water to create a liquid soap nuts
*This liquid then can be used to make household cleaner, facial cleansers, shampoo, soap etc.

By using soap nuts for all these different things around the house, you can save a lot of money by simply using soap nuts as much as possible.  You won’t have to buy any of products that contain harmful chemicals, instead you can clean the house, yourself, & your clothes naturally.
There are 4 different forms of soap nuts that you can use:

  • The whole nut/shell, which is good for laundry.
  • Liquid, which you can learn how to make in this post. It’s this form that’s handiest for most soap nut uses.
  • Paste, which is basically running the boiled soap nuts through a food processor. This is good for shaving cream and heavy-duty cleaning jobs.
  • Powder, which you can buy in powder form, or make yourself by grinding the shells VERY finely (in a coffee or spice grinder – the good news is, it cleans out really easily). This is good for laundry or adding to a homemade dishwasher detergent, which I’ll talk more about right now (taken from Crunchy Betty)

To get you started, I searched the web & come across 10 great recipes for you to try.  All recipes taken from Crunchy Betty.

Soap Nut Power Dishwasher Detergent

  • 1 c. Borax
  • 1 c. Washing Soda
  • 1/8 c. Finely Grated Castille Soap
  • 1/8 c. Finely Ground Soap Nut Shells

Stir everything together well, and use as you would a dry dishwasher detergent. (Don’t forget to put white vinegar in the rinse well, too!)

Soap Nut Glass Cleaner

  • 1 Tbsp Soap Nut Liquid
  • 2 Tbsp White Vinegar
  • 1/2 c. Water
  • 2 Tbsp c. Isopropyl Alcohol (optional)

Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well. Use as you would any glass cleaner. This doesn’t streak, and it’s also really great for windows/glass that are particularly messy (like toothpaste splatters or mud on the outside of windows).

General Household Soap Nut Cleaner

  • Straight Soap Nut Liquid

or

  • 1/2 c. Soap Nut Liquid
  • 2 Tbsp White Vinegar
  • 1/8 c. Water

Combine everything in a small bowl or spray bottle, and use as you would a kitchen or bathroom cleaner.

Soap Nut Bathroom Cleaner

  • 1/8 c. Baking soda
  • 1/8 c. Borax
  • 1/2 c. Soap Nut Liquid
  • 10 drops Eucalyptus Oil or Peppermint Oil (optional)

Stir everything together well, breaking up any clumps. You should have a thickish paste, which you can add more liquid to, if you’d like it thinner. Scoop out a bit of the paste with your sponge and clean your bathroom counters/tub/toilet with it. If you have any remaining, drop it in the toilet and use the toilet brush to clean the bowl well.

Soap Nut Hand Wash

  • 1/2 c. Liquid Castille Soap
  • 1/8 c. Soap Nut Liquid
  • 5 drops Essential Oil (Lavender, Tea Tree, or Rosemary would add extra antibacterial power)

Mix everything together in a small pump bottle and use as you would any hand soap. Alternatively, you could just wash your hands with a little bit of soap nut liquid, but adding this all together will give more cleansing power, and mixing the essential oils and castille soap in with the soap nut liquid will prolong the life of the liquid.

Soap Nut Jewelry Cleaner

  • 3 Tbsp Soap Nut Liquid
  • 1/4 c. Distilled Water

Mix the two ingredients together and place jewelry into the liquid. Allow the jewelry to sit for 15-20 minutes. With a small toothbrush, gently scrub your jewelry clean. Sparkly!

Soap Nut Dandruff Treatment

  • Pre-Wash: Mix together 1 Tbsp soap nuts liquid with 3 Tbsp coconut oil. Massage into scalp for a few minutes. Let sit for 15-20 minutes.

Then wash with:

  • 3 Tbsp soap nuts liquid
  • 3 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 1 Tbsp Liquid Castille Soap

Mix the above ingredients together, and use as you would shampoo. If you do the coconut oil scalp treatment beforehand, there should be no reason to use conditioner after shampooing. Repeat three times a week until dandruff is gone.

Soap Nut Facial Cleanser

  • Soap Nut Liquid

Rinse your face with warm water. On a clean, damp washcloth, pour a tablespoon or so of soap nuts liquid. Gently scrub your face with the washcloth and rinse well.

Alternatively: And this is the way I’m really enjoying the soap nuts liquid at the moment.

Mix the two things together in a small bowl. Rinse your face well with warm water, and then gently scrub the mixture onto your face for 2-3 minutes. Rinse well with warm water and finish up with moisturizer.

Soap Nuts for Athlete’s Foot

  • 3 Tbsp Soap Nut Liquid or 1 tsp Soap Nut Powder
  • 3 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 3 drops Tea Tree Oil

Stir everything together well and massage into freshly washed feet, concentrating on the effective area. Apply socks. Do not rinse off.

Soap Nut Shaving Cream

  • Flesh from 15 Soap Nuts, leftover after boiling them for liquid
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 tsp Soap Nuts Liquid

After pitting and removing the hulls around the pits (as well as any “harder” chunks of the boiled soap nuts flesh), put the flesh into your food processor and turn it on. After the flesh has become a paste, dribble in the olive oil and liquid. Watch out! The paste starts to foam A LOT. Shave immediately after making.

Some other ways to use soap nuts are:

  • Kitchen counter tops
  • Powdered laundry soap
  • Floor cleaner
  • Fresh fruit and vegetable wash
  • Carpet cleaner
  • Non-toxic spray to deter pest from garden plants
  • Car wash
  • Body wash & bar soap
  • Pet shampoo

As you can read, there is so much you can do with these little berries, which is how you can save lots of money.  You can do so much with so little, it’s definitely worth your money & time.
Have you tried them before or is this a new product for you?
Would you try them, now knowing about an alternative to what’s out there?


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31 days series Intro: Eating My Way Through Fall

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Tomorrow is October 1st, which means that the 31 days series will begin.  This event is a popular blogging event that over a thousand bloggers take part in.  This year, I’m excited to be joining the crew of wonderful blogging working our way through our chosen theme.  I thought awhile about the different topics I could do and finally came up with a fun topic.  My theme for this event is “Eating My Way Through Fall”.
Fall is my favorite time of the year.  I love cooler nights, warm comfort food, sitting around the fire, delicious desserts…….. Since food is a big part of our lives and fall, what better way to celebrate than than eating, exploring different textures, flavors, &  combinations.  Starting tomorrow, I will be adding a new delicious recipe for you guys to try.  Join me every day for the next 31 days to see what  new recipes I have for you….some new….some old,….some unique….but all delicious.  Be sure to follow along with my blog by bookmarking this page or signing up for email updates.

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CARAMEL APPLE POKE CAKE
Cincy Shopper

Poke cakes make for a super easy and delish dessert. We normally make poke cakes in the summer, our Boston Cream Poke Cake has been a huge hit. Since I had a few cake mixes and apple pie filling on hand, a poke cake was in order. I spotted some easy Pillsbury Caramel frosting at Target while school shopping last week. I knew it would make for a perfect frosting on top of this apple yumminess.

 

Jack-O-Lantern Orange Fruit Cups
Simplee Thrifty

Halloween is such a fun holiday; I love coming up with all sorts of fun and cute crafts and projects that I can do with or for my kids. And from making milk jug jack-o-lanterns to scattering plastic spiders around to baking Halloween-themed treats, there are plenty of ideas to choose from. I’m pretty sure I could do new cute projects every year and never run out of ideas! This Halloween, I’m making these adorable Jack-O-Lantern Orange Fruit Cups.

 

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My friends and family often make comments about how large my salads are.
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TOMATO, LEEK, AND GOAT CHEESE TART
MY FLAGSTAFF HOME

This delicious recipe is adapted from one in a Martha Stewart magazine (no longer in publication) called Everyday Food.

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I have been wanting to place a plant in my kitchen windowsill for awhile but needed something that was strong enough to withstand my not so green green-thumb.  I decided to use succulents if I can keep them alive outside I should be able to keep them alive inside, right?

Prickly Pear Jelly
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Prickly Pear tunas are turning ripe this time of year. Tuna are the fruit of the prickly pear cacti that ripen after it flowers. Prickly Pear Jelly has a unique flavor I wouldn’t begin to know how to describe, but it’s good. My neighbor has a nice crop of tunas this year and I decided to try my hand at making jelly. I searched the web for recipes and tips then got started.

Welcome to the August 2015 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Life Learners
Life Breath Present

This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Code Name: Mama and Hobo Mama. This month our participants have talked about how they continue learning throughout life and inspire their children to do the same.

Garden Bench For Two {All About Second Chances Chalky Finish Contest}
The Interior Frugalista

Oh my you guys, I had one of those should’ve read the instructions first moments.

Sitting under a tarp in my back yard was a sweet headboard and footboard that we picked up for a song last year at a thrift store.

 

The Multiple Uses Of Huggies Wipes – They Aren’t Just For Babies, You Know!
Ducks ‘n a Row

Moms, how many times have you re-purposed something? All of us do. We are constantly reinventing things to make them work for our homes. Well, Huggies Wipes at Walmart are new and improved with TripleClean™ technology that no others have. They are now thicker, too, which makes them SUPER repurposable. (Is that a word?)  So, anytime can be a good time for wipe BECAUSE KIDS OUTGROW DIAPERS, NOT MESSES.*

Easy Lemon Cupcake Recipe
You Brew My Tea

I love dessert and this Easy Lemon Cupcake Recipe is a perfect way to enjoy a sweet treat that is bright, light and delightful!  For me, lemon cake or cupcakes always remind me of my grandpa. He loved a lemon bundt cake, and in his last year of life I often made them for him since he had little appetite for any regular food.  My friend Amber made these light and delicious cupcakes for me and I knew I had to share them with you.

A Different Kind of Coconut Oil
Storybook  Apothecary

Cocovit Coconut Oil is not your average run-of-the-mill coconut oil. Created as a way to help anyone who wants an all-in-one beauty and health solution to their problems, Cocovit is the most raw and pure coconut oil you’ll find anywhere. Cocovit owns the coconut farm in South India where they employ 30+ locals to help harvest the organic coconuts. All coconuts are fresh, hand-picked, and a special extraction process is then employed. The extraction process does not use heat, bleaches, solvents or deodorizers like many common coconut oils might employ. Instead, their extraction method allows the coconut oil to retain it’s raw freshness state and doesn’t destroy any of the valuable enzymes and nutrients which make coconut oil so beneficial for us in the first place. It also helps retain a higher concentration of lauric acid, a naturally occurring ingredient which does wonders for hair, skin and nails.

Breakfast B.L.T.
Life With Lorelai

Doesn’t that look DELICIOUS? You have no idea how good it was with our homegrown tomatoes! This sandwich came about as a mash-up of mine and Luke’s ideas for Sunday breakfast. I had a can of Trader Joe’s Buttermilk Biscuits (which I love) that I had planned on fixing with some eggs and such. But, we had so many tomatoes from the garden that Luke thought maybe it would be nice to have a BLT for breakfast…it was after 10:30…

Our goat saga
Homesteading Quest

Not really a Saga I suppose. But a somewhat sad story, with an ending that could have turned out much worse.

We have 4 goats. Three Nigerian Dwarves and 1 Spanish Boer. The Boer is a show goat my daughter *was* going to show at this year’s fair.

 

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10 Fun Camping Food Ideas

In lieu of our upcoming camping trip, I thought it would be fun to do a round-up of some fun camping food I found while searching for budget friendly ideas.  Just click on the images to get to the recipe.  **Side note-The images are not mine, they are from the recipe sites.**   ~Enjoy~
Fruit Salad W/ Honey-Lime Dressing

Grilled Bananas W/ Coconut Caramel Sauce

Chocolate-Covered Watermelon Bites
Chocolate-Covered Watermelon Bites Recipe
Campfire Eclairs
Campfire Eclairs will be a new tradition. A campfire treat that tastes as pretty as it looks. So clever and easy!
French Toast Roll-Ups
French Toast Roll-Ups - cream cheese, fruit, or whatever fillings you like rolled up in cinnamon sugar bread. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com
Pineapple & Ham Skewers
Ham and Pineapple Kabobs
Grilled Pineapple

Dark Chocolate Covered Pineapple
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Mini Bun-less Cheeseburger Bites

Mexican Corn On The Cob
Mexican Corn on the Cob - This is the best way to serve corn, brushed with melted butter and sprinkled with chili powder, cheese and lime!
What’s some of your favorite camping foods?  Got any good recipes to share?

Healthy Living Link Party #21

Today we are off for some fun in the sun at the ocean.  Since we don’t live close by, this is a special treat for us all.  I can’t wait to dip my feet in the water, walk the coast, & chase the kids around.  What are you plans for today?
My pick for this week’s feature was Elaine’s post 8 Reasons to Cut Out Processed Foods.  I felt it was well written, informative, & offered helpful information for us all to consider when debating on making our own or buying processed foods.  Check it out along with the other featured posts.  We hope you all stop by, visit, & link up any healthy living related post.   Now, onto the party.
Welcome to the Healthy Living Link Party

The Healthy Living link party is all about living a healthy life. Link up your  posts related to healthy living and recipes that are low carb, low calorie, paleo, keto, organic, clean, etc. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring and is more fun when you share your recipes and find some new ones.

  Meet Your Healthy Living Link Party Hosts

(Top Right) Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess | Twitter  | Google+ | Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram

(Middle Right) Anne from Simple and Savory | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

 (Bottom Right) Heather from Diva’s Run For Bling | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

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(Bottom Left) Sarah from Living Intentionally Simple | Twitter | BlogLovin’ | Google+ | Instagram

Please Welcome Our Guest Hosts

Meet Your Healthy Living Link Party HostsJody from Easy Peasy Mom | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook

NEW Nichole from Naturally Nicole | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram

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Garlic-Grilled-Chicken-With-Persimmon-Salsa Elaine chose Garlic Grilled Chicken With Persimmon Salsa from Strength and Sunshine

” An interesting combination that tempts the tastebuds”

Meatless-Gyros Anne and Jody both chose Meatless Gyros from Easy Peasy Life Matters

Anne – “An easy and refreshing recipe”

Jody – “I am always looking for more meatless meals to make and these look delicious!”

 QuinoaHeather  chose Quinoa: The Most Versatile Gluten-Free Seed from Strength and Sunshine

“Quinoa is one of my go-to foods in my pantry. It can be used in so many different types of recipes and it is jam packed with good for you nutrients.”

Simple Summer Stone Fruit SaladKaren chose Simple Summer Stone Fruit Salad from Family Food Forum

“These kinds of cool, juicy, refreshing salads are just what I love during the summer – the heat’s getting to me!!! The sweet peaches, the peppery arugula, the creamy mozzarella, and the salty prosciutto. Just a quick great treat that won’t overheat my kitchen!”

 You keep hearing that you should cut out processed food but not sure why? 8 Reasons to Cut Out Processed Foods | Ramblings of a Bad Domestic GoddessSarah  chose 8 Reasons to Cut Out Processed Foods from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess

 “It was a great post because it was choke full of helpful information which I feel is important since our world is full of unnecessary chemicals, additives, & health problems. It was a great read and I learned something new-how low fat often times means high sugar.”

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Wake Up Wednesday #78

Here’s another chance to link up your favorite blog posts, new or old, to another fun party. Come join us for Wake Up Wednesday link up party. Your post will be seen on 18 blogs this week, so come join in on the fun and make this our best party yet. Plus, it’s a great way to gain traffic & exposure to your blog. If you are a new follower don’t forget to say hi & leave me a comment with your post link so I can pin your link to my Pinterest page.

 

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We are so excited to have so many amazing bloggers party with us.

Check out this weeks Featured linkups.

Thank you so much to all those who share your blog in our party.
Last week we had  486 awesome linkups!   
 Wake Up and be happy, get excited and have fun with us! 
We want to be inspired, entertained, laugh and have a good time!
Your link will appear on the blogs of
 
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Featured Bloggers

GRILLED CORN AND POTATO SALAD – NAPA ROSE

THE DISNEY CHEF

Summer is a season all about fresh vegetables, cool salads, picnics, and grilling.  This recipe combines the absolute best of all of these summer perks!  Grilled vegetables and a sour cream dressing along with crisp fresh herbs blend together for a potato salad worth having a picnic for!

Frozen Butterbeer Recipe

Rae Gun

I’ve been wanting to try my hand at making a Frozen Butterbeer Recipe ever since I visited The Wizarding World of Harry Potter a few years ago. Since we’re closing out this year’s Happy Harry Potter series I thought it was the perfect time. This recipe is so easy and yummy you’ll feel like you’re at The Three Broomsticks.

lemon sunshine baking cup cookies

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although these cookies do require you to turn your oven on, the baking time is so quick you can get back to your normal tortured summer heat of a cool 90+ degrees.

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp & Pineapple Skewers

Life With The Crust Cut Off

Hey guys!  Today I am going to talk to you a little bit about everybody’s favorite thing, bacon!!  We all love bacon right?  Some people might even think all bacon is created equally, wrong!  Some people might also think bacon is just for breakfast, double wrong!!

The People God Uses

Doorkeeper

To the discouraged blogger who is thinking about giving up

My Love for Words

Dear discouraged blogger, I know you feel like you’ve had it. You’re just don’t feel cut out for this blogging thing.

Homemade & Baked Chocolate Donuts

My Heavenly Recipes

One of our guilty pleasures are Chocolate Donuts. But, with this Momma on a lifestyle change and eating healthier these Baked Chocolate Donuts have become a weekend regular around here!

No-bake Oreo Cheesecake Cups with Cherries Recipe

Upstate Ramblings

A few weeks ago my husband and I were out for dinner, and the restaurant had Oreo Cheesecake on the menu.  We were too full for dessert, but I decided I had to make Oreo Cheesecake for the family.  Since it has been so hot I didn’t want to run the oven, and decided to create No Bake Oreo Cheesecake Cups for the family to enjoy.

Latest Crochet Creations

Life Breath Present

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been getting back to crafting, specifically crochet, which makes me oh so happy! It’s just a wonderful feeling to see something come together. Neither of these projects are solely mine, as I’ve used patterns created by others. But, when something is just so beautiful, why reinvent the wheel, right?

White Chocolate Cookies with Strawberry Buttercream

Homemade Hooplah

I’m having one of those weeks where it feels like I’m working twice but for half the result. I know it’ll pay off in the long run, but for right now, it feels a bit like I’m wearing myself running in one place. I’m being a little vague on what’s going on, but that’s on purpose – my busy week has a lot to do with all the marketing and promoting I’m doing for this blog, and I’m sure you don’t want to read about that any more than I want to write about it.

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Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, crafts, decorating, fashion, makeup, health & fitness, recipes, mommy moments — anything at all, as long as it is family-friendly.  Please visit some other bloggers and make some new friends and say hello to old friends..

  • Please leave me a comment , I love to hear from you.
  • Please Link to your family friendly post 
  • I’d love for you to grab my party button for your blog party site but it’s totally optional
  • Please No adult content blogs
  • Please do not add links to shops or selling websites (they will be deleted from the party)
  • Giveaways are always welcome.. Add your giveaways to Sew Crafty Angel’s Pinterest Community Giveaway Board too.  

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Turn It Up Tuesday #96

I can’t believe we are already more than halfway through July.  Time is flying right by.  It’s been a busy week here full of adventures and getting ready for our next trip which will happen in 11 days.  We are super excited to spend 12 days exploring Maine & its coast.
I’m excited to be a part of this fun link up community, where I get to see all these amazing creation made by fellow bloggers.  My two favorites this week are Colored Pencil Drink Coasters & Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Bread.  Their link is below, feel free to check them out as well as the other featured posts.

Welcome to the 96th week of Turn It Up Tuesday! We’d like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep stopping by, linking up, and sharing your amazing posts with us here on Turn It Up Tuesday!

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Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic…and having fun! Link up your favorite posts (old or new) and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments — anything at all. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!

Thanks so much to everyone that joins us each week and makes this link party the best that it could be!

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Our sponsor for July is DIVAtude.

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The DIVAtude Experience is a conference that will empower and motivate women in their personal and professional lives. We are currently taking speaker proposals through August 1st for our 1st virtual conference that will take place in October. Hosted by Michelle D. Garrett, the founder of Divas With A Purpose, The DIVAtude Experience will provide tools and resources for all women to embrace their DIVAtude – being driven, inspiring, victorious and called to action.

Are you looking to get your blog or website in front of numerous people per week? Do you enjoy Turn It Up Tuesdays? Interested in having your blog or website featured for an entire month?
Then, sponsor Turn It Up Tuesday for a month by clicking here!

 

Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures | Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings | Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise | April from April Noelle | Jillian from Baby Doodah | Tina from The Happy Creations | Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter | Cindy from Mom Maven | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Kelly from Making-More | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Tenns from Bliss & Faith | Kimberly from Being a Wordsmith | Nancy from Afro-Chic Mompreneur | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly | Kelly from Mum-bo-Jumbo | Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess | Zografia from Bisozozo | Ginger from Does Your Sister Have Normal Hair | Free from Couponin Diva | Kori from Just Another Mom | Minnie from The Country Cooking Queen’s Weight loss and healthy eathing blog | Amy from Confessions of a Ninja Mom

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for July!

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Sarah from Living Intentionally Simple | Karren from Oh My Heartsie Girl | Chantale from Unbothered, Unabashed | Dawn from Pretty Shabby UK | Anuja from All I Do

Interested in being a guest host for the month or becoming a permanent co-host?

Complete the form here! Monthly guest hosts will be chosen on a first come first-serve basis.

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Kori chose 5 Tips To Using Social Share Tools from our very own Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter. “I love the practical advice given! Social sharing tools are definitely a must have for any blogger.”

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Kori chose How to Create a Blog Post Index {with pictures} from Snippets of Inspiration. “I try to stay organized as a blogger, but I would never think to make a blog post index like this. It’s great to have all of your posts in one area and so organized.”

Elaine also chose this post. “Excellent tutorial. Wish I had found it before I did my index. It would have saved me a lot of time.”

Free also chose this post. “Being able to keep track of our blog post so that we can go back to them and use them in other post is essential.”

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Dawn chose How to Create an Amazing Gnome Village from Fun Money Mom. “I love this project it is so cute my kids would love to make this. I think fairy gardens, in this case gnome village is such a precious idea for the little ones.”

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Dawn chose Easy Egg Carton Ladybugs from One Little Project at a Time. “This is such a fantastic craft project to make with the kids, its very easy to do but the kids will love it without getting bored.”

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Mari chose Easy Strawberry Breakfast Turnovers from Practical Mommy. “I love all things turnover so this will be a great weekend try maybe even next to my second choice.”
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Mari chose One Pot Lemon Chicken and Asparagus from Sweet C’s. “One pot meals are always fantastic I love lemon chicken so this is going to be something great to try soon.”

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Amy chose My Top Blogging Pet Peeves & How Not To Make These Mistakes {Pt. 1} from our very own Tenns from Bliss and Faith. “I’m always looking for ways to improve my website so I love this list of tips to fix some common pet peeves and mistakes that every blogger makes.”

Free also chose this post. “As bloggers we need to know what is turning visitors away from our blog and what we can do to fix the problems.”

Natasha also chose this post. “I’m always on the lookout for things to help grow my blog. Tenns always share some great tips, and this post was no different!”

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Amy chose 10 Fruits and Veggies Which Help to Improve Your Natural Beauty from Urban Naturale. “I’m on a bit of a health kick right now so I love this list of fruits and veggies to motivate me to eat better and keep me looking great!”

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Stacey chose Coconut Milk Ice Cream from Suburble. “I think this would be amazing! Some dairy products, don’t like me very much, but I love ice cream and I absolutely love coconut. Thank you so much for sharing!”

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Stacey chose Stay at Home Mom: Ever Felt You Made the Wrong Decision? from Laugh Out Loud Mommy. “I can totally relate, especially with two teenagers! I even look periodically at the classifieds, just to keep my options open. But I adore them, and they won’t be at home for too many more years, and I will revel in the good days. Thank you for sharing!”

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Anuja chose Lavender Lemonade from Juggling Act Mama. “The idea of using lavender in lemonade is exciting. I love the smell and color of lavender, can’t wait to try its taste now :)”

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Anuja chose Kiwi Yoghurt Popsicles from Annie’s Noms. “I always encourage healthy options and using yogurt, fresh fruit and honey seems pretty cool way to fight off summer heat.”

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Tina chose Colored Pencil Drink Coaster from Simply Designing. “What a fabulous idea.Simple,unique and useful.I’m going to try this.Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.”

Sarah also chose this post.

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Tina chose Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Bread from Fitness Food Diva. “Beautiful recipe.Looks so delicious and moist. I love the combination of yogurt with lemon and blueberry. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with us.”

Sarah also chose this post.

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Silvie chose Chicken Enchiladas with Sour Cream White Sauce from Everyday Made Fresh. “I love enchiladas but I have never tried them in a white sauce. This recipe sounds absolutely delicious and I can’t wait to try it!”

Screen Shot 2015-07-12 at 3.57.51 PMSilvie chose Motivation Monday: My Current Running Playlist from Legally Southern. “I am always looking for music to spice up my workout routine. I can’t wait to put this playlist to the test.”

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Elaine chose Pesto Artichoke Chicken Pizza from A Dish of Daily Life. “A quick and almost from scratch pizza containing all the ingredients I love; chicken, pesto and artichokes.”

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The post with the most views is Favorite Free Blogging Resources from Logan Can…

Natasha also chose this post. “As a blogger, it is very important to take advantage of free resources. There are a number of different free resources available; however, these are a few that I utilize myself.”

Stop by and show some love to our featured bloggers this week! I’m sure they’d all appreciate it!

If you were featured above, feel free to share the badge below with pride on your blog or website!

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And the Best of the Best is…

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Coconut Milk Ice Cream from Suburble

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Pesto Artichoke Chicken Pizza from A Dish of Daily Life

Show some love to our Best of the Best bloggers this week!!!!

Best of the Best Bloggers – make sure to showcase the button below on your blog! And you’ve won free ad space on Epic Mommy Adventures for 30 days – just e-mail Natasha at 1epicmommy@gmail.com for more details!

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So now that you’ve met our Sponsor for the month, our hosts and guest hosts, our Featured, and the Best of the Best,

let’s get started!

– Show some love to your hosts and co-hosts simply by following them on social media and leaving a comment so they can follow you back.

– Link up as many posts as you’d like! The more, the merrier!

– Check out some of the other posts and make some new friends!

– Grab the button below and showcase on your sidebar! Invite your fellow bloggers to join the fun!

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Link up your posts, make some friends, and earn the chance to be featured or become the Best of the Best on Turn It Up Tuesday! We will feature the favorite posts each week! **Disclaimer: Adding your link to this link party gives permission to Epic Mommy Adventures, along with co-hosts, guest hosts, and participants of Turn It Up Tuesday, to share your posts and pictures via social media and as features, roundups, etc. with an explicit link back to the original source.**


Interested in reading all of our favorite posts on Turn It Up Tuesdays – past or present? Or do want to know if your post was featured before we go live next week? Follow Natasha Peter’s board Featured on Turn It Up Tuesdays! on Pinterest.

Wake Up Wednesday

It’s time for another chance to link up your posts, new or old, to another fun party. Come join us for Wake Up Wednesday link up party. Your post will be seen on 18 blogs this week, so come join in on the fun and make this our best party yet. If you are a new follower don’t forget to say hi & leave me a comment with your post link so I can pin your link to my Pinterest page.

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We are so excited to have so many amazing bloggers party with us.

Check out this weeks Featured linkups.

Thank you so much to all those who share your blog in our party.
Last week we had  436 awesome linkups!   
 Wake Up and be happy, get excited and have fun with us! 
We want to be inspired, entertained, laugh and have a good time!
Your link will appear on the blogs of
 
Please take time to visit your hostesses.
 
           
          
 
 
 
               
                 
                    
 
               
 
          
                  
           
                 
 
                   
 
 
 
               
 
 
                  

 

                  
                 

 

           
                
           
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S’mores Cake Recipe

PinkWhen

S’mores are everywhere and there are a bazillion different ways to make them.  I totally love the original, but decided to make this awesome S’more Cake for a large family cookout we recently had.  It was such a big hit I decided I would share it here with you.

Cheesy Chicken Spinach Enchiladas in Jalapeño Cream Sauce

Jenn’s Random Scraps

I have made these three times in the past month.  Cheesy Chicken Spinach Enchiladas in Jalapeño Cream Sauce.

Chicken, onion, spinach, and cheese, all rolled up on soft tortilla shells and baked under a smooth and spicy jalapeño cream sauce.

Summer Reading List (3rd-5th grade)

Outside The Box Mom

Are you looking for a list of books for your 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader to read this summer? I’ve compiled a list of must read books that your child is sure to enjoy!

How to Recognize the Warning Signs of Mental Illness

Urban Naturale

Mental health is a complicated subject that can be daunting; but we can all learn to look out for

early signs of a developing issue.  Problems can be spotted early on if you know what you are looking for, and knowing how to intervene in good time can make a huge difference to the management of what could become a long-term issue with a very deep impact.

The 10 Minute Declutter

A Virtuous Woman 

The 10 Minute Declutter is a perfect solution to taming those piles where ever they may be! Each morning or evening, or even more than once a day, set the timer for 10 minutes and tackle an area in your home that has collected clutter.

DIY Pool Noodle Garden Markers

Premeditated Leftovers

I love not only finding fun ways to use pool noodles, but also finding fun ways to label our garden plants. These pool noodle garden markers combine both of my loves, and create a cool way to mark your plants and even help kids get in on the gardening action! Take a look below at how you can craft these easy and inexpensive pool noodle garden markers, perfect for keeping your plants organized.

3 Berry Cheesecake Ice Cream {No Churn}

The Baking ChocolaTess

Cheesecake lovers unite!  Got this cheesecake covered with 3 different succulent berries!  Blueberries, raspberries and strawberries are rockin’ this luscious 3 Berry Cheesecake Ice Cream with some vanilla Oreo cookies bits!

Ohhh Pure Yumminess!

How To Turn A Chandelier Into A Bird Feeder

Diva of DIY

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Happy Deal – Happy Day!

I’ve tried baking many a perfect chocolate chip cookie.  It wasn’t until my mother gave me this recipe that I finally found how to get the most MOIST and PERFECT and CHEWY Chocolate Chip Cookie you can find (with one secret ingredient that made all of the difference!!!)

How to sew a table runner

Flourish & Knot

One night a few weeks ago, in the midst of preparing school concerts, I decided that I needed to do something, anything, unrelated to music. I love music. It’s kinda my life and all. But I just needed an escape from beginner-violin-meets-beginner-trombone. You know what I mean?

Tahini Celeriac Potato Salad

Strength and Sunshine

Take that boring potato salad up a notch! With roasted tri-color potatoes and celeriac root and a creamy tahini sauce, there’s nothing not to love! Gluten-free, vegan, and paleo without the heaviness of the classic, there’s a new favorite in town!

Toddler Cloche Summer Hat

Lacy Crochet

The pattern is very detailed. It includes the pattern for the flower and the instructions on how to shape and starch the hat.

 

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Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, crafts, decorating, fashion, makeup, health & fitness, recipes, mommy moments — anything at all, as long as it is family-friendly.  Please visit some other bloggers and make some new friends and say hello to old friends..

  • Please leave me a comment , I love to hear from you.
  • Please Link to your family friendly post 
  • I’d love for you to grab my party button for your blog party site but it’s totally optional
  • Please No adult content blogs
  • Please do not add links to shops or selling websites (they will be deleted from the party)
  • Giveaways are always welcome.. Add your giveaways to Sew Crafty Angel’s Pinterest Community Giveaway Board too.  
Adding your link to this blog hop gives Sew Crafty Angel permission to share your posts and pictures via social media and as features on Sew Crafty Angel And Co-Hosts.  Note- All features on Sew Crafty Angel And Co-Hosts will be linked back to the original source .Social media features are linked back to the linky party.

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Wake Up Wednesday

It’s time for another chance to link up your posts, new or old, to another fun party. Come join us for Wake Up Wednesday link up party. Your post will be seen on 18 blogs this week, so come join in on the fun and make this our best party yet. If you are a new follower don’t forget to say hi & leave me a comment with your post link so I can pin your link to my Pinterest page.

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We are so excited to have so many amazing bloggers party with us.

Check out this weeks Featured linkups.

Thank you so much to all those who share your blog in our party.
Last week we had  473 awesome linkups!   
 Wake Up and be happy, get excited and have fun with us! 
We want to be inspired, entertained, laugh and have a good time!
Your link will appear on the blogs of
 
Please take time to visit your hostesses.
 
           
          
 
 
 
               
                 
                    
 
               
 
          
                  
           
                 
 
                   
 
 
 
               
 
 
                  

 

                  
                 

 

           
                
           
This weeks 
Featured Bloggers

Mini Cherry Soda Floats

A Sprinkle of This and That

This is such a fun, last minute July 4th dessert!

15 Pie Iron Recipes Perfect for Nights at the Bonfire Pit

Second Chance to Dream

My family loves to camp.  In fact when this post goes live we will be camping. One of our favorite meal ideas while camping are foil dinners and hobo pies (Pie Iron Recipes).

Gooey Caramel Brownie Pudding In A Jar

Better in Bulk

I almost cried when I took my first bite of this brownie covered in caramel, chocolate pudding, and whipped cream. I almost cried because it was so delicious.

ADDING A POP OF COLOR TO MY NEUTRAL SPACE

Creatively Renewed

It’s been a year since my Neutral Master Bedroom Makeover and I’m loving the tranquil space I’ve created. Now that I’ve been living in the space for a year I’m thinking of ways I can add a pop of color to my space. I have an empty wall above my tall dresser that is blank and seriously in need of some color and interest.

Mason Jar Blue Velvet Cupcakes – 

Americana for the 4th of July!

Mom Favorites

It’s all about the food for our Fourth of July holiday? What about you? Here’s a great mason jar cupcake recipe from Chemeeka.



FINDING YOUR OWN STYLE: 

AVOIDING THE COPYCAT EFFECT

Copying and unoriginality have been two topics that have honestly been addressed so much lately, that you can’t turn your head without hearing someone talk about their frustration with it.

FLANK STEAK DRY RUB – LIBERTY TREE TAVERN

The Disney Chef

The Liberty Tree Tavern at Magic Kingdom is famous for its hearty and flavorful meals.  From huge, juicy steaks to roasted chicken, Liberty Tree Tavern has earned its reputation as one of the best restaurants for true American-style food.

Twenty Five Star Desserts

This Silly Girl’s Life

I love stars, I have many decorating my house! To me, they aren’t always patriotic but since it’s summer and fourth of July is right around the corner, I’ve been seeing more and more desserts in star shapes!

OMG Chocolate Chip Gooey Bars

The Baking ChocolaTess

Chocolate Chips in anything is an exceptionally good thing, am I right?  These OMG Chocolate Chip Gooey Bars have it going on…kind of like Stacy’s Mom.

Blueberry Breeze Cooler

Ann’s Entitled Life

Quench your thirst with this adult lemonade cocktail. A deliciously refreshing adult libation, the Blueberry Breeze Cooler goes down smoothly.

SMITHFIELD BABY BACK RIBS WITH BROWN SUGAR RUB AND PINEAPPLE SAUCE

LIVING THE GOURMET

9 incredible desserts in mason jars

Dreaming of Leaving

 

mason jars have become a very hot commodity in the past few years…

The big wide world of essential oils has been calling my name.  Ever since I made my bug spray, it has intrigued me, wanting more.  So I’ve reading and educating myself as much as possible, soaking everything in.

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Mini Cherry Soda Floats A Sprinkle of This and That

This is such a fun, last minute July 4th dessert!

15 Pie Iron Recipes Perfect for Nights at the Bonfire Pit Second Chance to Dream

My family loves to camp.  In fact when this post goes live we will be camping. One of our favorite meal ideas while camping are foil dinners and hobo pies (Pie Iron Recipes).

Gooey Caramel Brownie Pudding In A Jar Better in Bulk

I almost cried when I took my first bite of this brownie covered in caramel, chocolate pudding, and whipped cream. I almost cried because it was so delicious.

ADDING A POP OF COLOR TO MY NEUTRAL SPACE Creatively Renewed

It’s been a year since my Neutral Master Bedroom Makeover and I’m loving the tranquil space I’ve created. Now that I’ve been living in the space for a year I’m thinking of ways I can add a pop of color to my space. I have an empty wall above my tall dresser that is blank and seriously in need of some color and interest.

Mason Jar Blue Velvet Cupcakes –  Americana for the 4th of July! Mom Favorites

It’s all about the food for our Fourth of July holiday? What about you? Here’s a great mason jar cupcake recipe from Chemeeka.

FINDING YOUR OWN STYLE:  AVOIDING THE COPYCAT EFFECT

Copying and unoriginality have been two topics that have honestly been addressed so much lately, that you can’t turn your head without hearing someone talk about their frustration with it.

FLANK STEAK DRY RUB – LIBERTY TREE TAVERN The Disney Chef

The Liberty Tree Tavern at Magic Kingdom is famous for its hearty and flavorful meals.  From huge, juicy steaks to roasted chicken, Liberty Tree Tavern has earned its reputation as one of the best restaurants for true American-style food.

Twenty Five Star Desserts This Silly Girl’s Life

I love stars, I have many decorating my house! To me, they aren’t always patriotic but since it’s summer and fourth of July is right around the corner, I’ve been seeing more and more desserts in star shapes!

OMG Chocolate Chip Gooey Bars The Baking ChocolaTess

Chocolate Chips in anything is an exceptionally good thing, am I right?  These OMG Chocolate Chip Gooey Bars have it going on…kind of like Stacy’s Mom.

Blueberry Breeze Cooler Ann’s Entitled Life

Quench your thirst with this adult lemonade cocktail. A deliciously refreshing adult libation, the Blueberry Breeze Cooler goes down smoothly.

SMITHFIELD BABY BACK RIBS WITH BROWN SUGAR RUB AND PINEAPPLE SAUCE LIVING THE GOURMET

9 incredible desserts in mason jars Dreaming of Leaving

 

mason jars have become a very hot commodity in the past few years…

 

The big wide world of essential oils has been calling my name.  Ever since I made my bug spray, it has intrigued me, wanting more.  So I’ve reading and educating myself as much as possible, soaking everything in.

 

 Wake Up Wednesday Linky

 

 

 

—————————————————

Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, crafts, decorating, fashion, makeup, health & fitness, recipes, mommy moments — anything at all, as long as it is family-friendly.  Please visit some other bloggers and make some new friends and say hello to old friends..

 

 

      • Please leave me a comment , I love to hear from you.

 

 

    • Please Link to your family friendly post 

 

 

    • I’d love for you to grab my party button for your blog party site but it’s totally optional

 

 

    • Please No adult content blogs

 

 

    • Please do not add links to shops or selling websites (they will be deleted from the party)

 

 

    • Giveaways are always welcome.. Add your giveaways to Sew Crafty Angel’s Pinterest Community Giveaway Board too.  

 

 

Adding your link to this blog hop gives Sew Crafty Angel permission to share your posts and pictures via social media and as features on Sew Crafty Angel And Co-Hosts.  Note- All features on Sew Crafty Angel And Co-Hosts will be linked back to the original source .Social media features are linked back to the linky party.