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6 Chilled Pasta Salad Recipes for Summer

Come summer time here in the desert, I try to avoid using my oven as much as possible. It heats up the house a few degrees and creates a larger AC bill than I’d prefer. Keeping cool is the name of the game out here and I try to do that whenever possible. Including meals.

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Keepin’ It Real For #BlogHer14

My toes might not look quite so purdy this year. And it’s ok. Let’s go back in time for a moment to my first BlogHer experience. Back in 2011, newly single and a bit broken, working my way through motherhood, sorting through the feelings I was having for the man I now call my mister, newly

Recipes

Cacao Millet Puff Squares | SoFawned.com

Cacao Millet Puff Squares: Think Of Them As Guilt-Free Rice Krispie Squares!

Hey. Remember Rice Krispie squares? All that marshmallow fluff and chewiness? And, hey, remember Cocoa Puffs? That super sugary cereal that you would only get once in a blue moon (in my family, at least)? Yeah, well, these taste like that. Except without all the bad-for-you stuff. Creating these literally made me feel like a kid

Chocolate Cherry Almond Smoothie | SoFawned.com

Chocolate Cherry Almond Smoothie Recipe

I came home to a full bag of cherries the other day. Cherries! Now, I’m not sure about you, but where I’m from, cherries are EX-pen-sive. With a capital EX. So this was a real treat. Obviously, they’re delightful to eat plain; I don’t even mind spitting out the pits as long as I can access

Chocolate Cherry Almond Smoothie | SoFawned.com

Chocolate Cherry Almond Smoothie Recipe

I came home to a full bag of cherries the other day. Cherries! Now, I’m not sure about you, but where I’m from, cherries are EX-pen-sive. With a capital EX. So this was a real treat. Obviously, they’re delightful to eat plain; I don’t even mind spitting out the pits as long as I can access

Cacao Millet Puff Squares | SoFawned.com

Cacao Millet Puff Squares: Think Of Them As Guilt-Free Rice Krispie Squares!

Hey. Remember Rice Krispie squares? All that marshmallow fluff and chewiness? And, hey, remember Cocoa Puffs? That super sugary cereal that you would only get once in a blue moon (in my family, at least)? Yeah, well, these taste like that. Except without all the bad-for-you stuff. Creating these literally made me feel like a kid

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Almond Butter Tahini Salad Dressing

Hello! Today I’m sharing a recipe which might seem complicated, but you’ll be able to whip it up at a moment’s notice! My Almond Butter Tahini Salad Dressing is one you’ll want to make over and over. It involves some fun ingredients — that I encourage you to seek out to spice up your kitchen

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Almond Butter Tahini Salad Dressing

Hello! Today I’m sharing a recipe which might seem complicated, but you’ll be able to whip it up at a moment’s notice! My Almond Butter Tahini Salad Dressing is one you’ll want to make over and over. It involves some fun ingredients — that I encourage you to seek out to spice up your kitchen

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Almond Butter Tahini Salad Dressing

Hello! Today I’m sharing a recipe which might seem complicated, but you’ll be able to whip it up at a moment’s notice! My Almond Butter Tahini Salad Dressing is one you’ll want to make over and over. It involves some fun ingredients — that I encourage you to seek out to spice up your kitchen

Cacao Millet Puff Squares | SoFawned.com

Cacao Millet Puff Squares: Think Of Them As Guilt-Free Rice Krispie Squares!

Hey. Remember Rice Krispie squares? All that marshmallow fluff and chewiness? And, hey, remember Cocoa Puffs? That super sugary cereal that you would only get once in a blue moon (in my family, at least)? Yeah, well, these taste like that. Except without all the bad-for-you stuff. Creating these literally made me feel like a kid

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DIY Personalized Pillows: A Special Gift For Your Child

Every year we like to make the kids something special for their birthdays, ‘tho I can’t say whether we did it for their first year, as both were pretty much a sleep-deprived blur. But we’ve certainly done it every year since, usually staying up ’til the wee hours the night before their big day to

Style

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Be Mini Couture: Save On Designer Children’s Clothing!

Just look at those eyes, would ya? Our contributor, Holly, has the sweetest little girl named Evelyn who makes for such a fantastic little model! Sometimes I miss the days of having free reign over my daughter’s wardrobe — something that’s slipping away as she develops her own little sense of style at age five. I may control

Parenting

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A Montessori Morning And A Reflection On Our Year

At the end of last summer, I shared a series of posts from mothers who told their stories choosing an educational path for their children. We heard from homeschoolers, public schoolers, Waldorf mamas, and beyond. It was such a beautiful series and I think back to it a lot. I think about how it helped me

Travel

Creative Campfire Recipes! | SoFawned.com

7 Creative Campfire Recipes

With summer in full swing, the smoky smell of campfires has been filling the air. One of my favorite summer traditions is enjoying a s’mores feast with my family as we sit around the campfire exchanging parenting warrior stories, laughs, and watch as the kids try not to burn their marshmallows. With visions of campfires dancing

Life

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Keepin’ It Real For #BlogHer14

My toes might not look quite so purdy this year. And it’s ok. Let’s go back in time for a moment to my first BlogHer experience. Back in 2011, newly single and a bit broken, working my way through motherhood, sorting through the feelings I was having for the man I now call my mister, newly

Holidays

O Canada! 5 Canada Day DIYs To Make With Your Family! | SoFawned.com

O Canada! 5 Canada Day DIYs To Make With Your Family!

Though I’m an American, I have Canadian roots and I do celebrate Canada Day on July 1st with my kiddos. Much of my family resides in Newfoundland, though I have more in Ontario and peppered about the country. Today I thought it would be fun to round-up a few fun Canada Day DIYs to make the

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