Handcrafted Soap – What are the benefits?

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OK, this is another question we hear some times.  “Why should i buy your soap?  What is the difference from store bought? or What makes handcrafted soap better?”

When you push past the hint of attitude conveyed in these questions, there is great value in asking them.  We believe at our core of being transparent, and conveying the truth in all things, so when someone asks questions like this we want to be prepared to answer them wisely.

So what are the benefits of handcrafted cold processed soap?  We use soap every day – for washing our skin, our hair, our clothes, our houses, and on and on.  Soap is integral in our lives to rid us of dirt.  But truely all soap is not the same.  Commercially made soap looks alot like handcrafted soap but the main difference of course is inside. All those “soaps” have different chemical formula and…

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National Scrapbook Day Roundup

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Happy Friday, and Happy (Inter)National Scrapbook Day tomorrow! We’ve been celebrating all week with plenty of scrapbooking inspiration, and today we’re going to cap things off with a roundup of some fabulous memory-keeping projects we’ve found on the internet. We love to see what you’re creating with our projects, and we hope you enjoy the inspiration!

Use your Envelope Punch Board (or 123 Punch Board) to make pockets for your scrapbook page. You can use your pockets to include extra photos, memorabilia, or journaling. CLICK HERE for more details and a process video by Zinia Armoiridou for Hip Kit Club.

Make a statement on your scrapbook page with a large bow embellishment! Use the One Piece Bow Die and the Evolution Advanced to create your bow from your favorite patterned paper. For more photos and details about Kim Jeffress’ beautiful layout, visit the Heidi Swapp blog HERE.

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Recipe of the Day: Creamy Beef Enchiladas *National Enchilada Day*

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Creamy Beef Enchiladas

2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
1 cup chopped onion
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
3 cups (12 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
3 cans (10 ounces each) enchilada sauce, divided
12 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed

Preheat oven to 350°. In a Dutch oven, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add soup, sour cream, chilies, 1 cup cheese and 1/2 cup enchilada sauce; heat through.

Spread 1/4 cup enchilada sauce into each of two ungreased 13×9-in. baking dishes. Place 1/2 cup beef mixture down the center of each tortilla. Roll up and place seam side down in prepared dishes.

Pour remaining enchilada sauce over top; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, 20-25 minutes or until heated through…

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Mexican Hot Chocolate Muddy Buddies

Mexican Hot Chocolate Muddy Buddies

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Are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo today?

My daughter made this for us to snack on during the day. She loves making and coming up with all sorts of combinations for Muddy Buddies. This is a great recipe to make with kids. They can stir and pour!

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Loaded Nacho Fries

Loaded Nacho Fries

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fries2         Well, Chris’ request was delicious.  It’s been a while since dinner has been such a quiet affair lol.  No one wanted to stop eating long enough to actually carry on a conversation!

I didn’t really take pictures of what I used because I sort of winged it with some of the ingredients from the Taco Pizza.  I did however take some pictures as I was “creating.”


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#DIY Painted Plastic Organizer(REVAMPED)

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Hi, sweeties!

I have got another project here! Yes, it used to be a boring yellow plastic organizer and now it has a new look.

If you want to see how I did it, check it out here. Thank you.


I hope you liked it sweeties.



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Let’s Celebrate ! Cinco De Mayo

Let's Get this Party Started! For one drink1 1/2 oz. tequila (100% agave a must, preferably a "reposado")1 1/2 oz. triple sec or Cointreau1 to 1 1/4 oz. of lime juiceSalt for the rim of the glass Shake all the ingredients with cracked ice in a cocktail shaker until the exterior frosts. Strain into a [...]

Happy Cinco De Mayo !

Happy Cinco De Mayo ! History Channel Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a [...]