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I’m sharing some things I’ve been loving lately! If you try any of these products let me know what you think about them!

Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo for Light Tones

I have tried a lot of dry shampoos over the past couple of years and I always go back to this one. They carry a dry shampoo for dark tones also, and I love that they do that because each dry shampoo has pigment in it that make each specific hair tone shine & look as natural as possible. Most dry shampoos make my hair look powdery and I HATE that! I don’t want to walk around looking like I poured baby powder on my head. I have a very oily scalp and this dry shampoo really absorbs oil well. I absolutely love this product.

 

 Image Skincare 

My face recently went through a breakout craze. It was AWFUL. I know there are plenty of people out there who are struggling with things way worse than acne, but if you have ever struggled with it, you know when your face looks awful it makes you feel awful. I didn’t feel good about myself, I felt like an ugly troll.  Call me dramatic, but it’s true. Because of this, I went to my esthetician in hopes that she could magically cure me. After I got an amazing facial, she gave me a sample of a few things from Image Skincare. I’m an oily person, so I use the balancing line. This stuff is a game changer, my skin cleared up in a week and I’m starting to finally feel good about myself again.

 

Method All-Purpose Cleaner

I never knew how much I loved cleaning products until I had a whole house to clean. Call me crazy, but I’m all about finding cleaning products that I love. I wipe down my counters every night so finding a good cleaner for that was important to me. I was using the Lysol all-purpose cleaner but dried my hands out SO bad I couldn’t stand it. I love Methods all-purpose cleaners because they’re all natural and so gentle on my hands.  All of the scents they have available smell amazing. I usually get mine at Target, but Amazon has them too. Let me know if you try/have tried this & what you think about it!

 

 

 

 

Homemade Olive Oil & Vinegar Dressing

My Grandmother has always made a salad dressing made purely of olive oil, red wine vinegar and salad supreme seasoning. I have tried time and time over and cannot seem to make it like she does. I always end up mixing too much of one of the ingredients and it ends up absolutely awful.

I subtracted from and added to a variety of recipes until I found the absolute perfect salad dressing. I love to use this dressing not only on salads, I use it on tuna (sometimes mixed in with a salad),  sandwiches, and pretty much anything else you can possibly think of because I could seriously drink this stuff! I love that it’s homemade, so I don’t have to worry about any ingredients being in there that I can’t pronounce. Being that I make it almost weekly, I know I’m putting something fresh into my body which is something I really value.

I have always absolutely loved ranch dressing and I have never found a dressing that compares to ranch until I started making this. I actually now prefer my homemade oil & vinegar dressing over ranch dressing any day.

Side Note: I realize this dressing does have sugar in it, not making it the healthiest thing in the world, but I have omitted the sugar and I honestly couldn’t tell a difference. If you try it out without the sugar, let me know what you think!


 

Olive Oil & Vinegar Salad Dressing
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Ingredients
  1. 1 C of olive oil
  2. 1/3 C of vinegar (I like plain vinegar, you may prefer red wine vinegar)
  3. 1/2 C water
  4. 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  5. 1 tbsp. sugar (optional)
  6. 2 tsp. minced garlic
  7. 1 tsp. salt
  8. 1tsp. oregano
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl, serve.
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Chicken and Dumplings (almost) Made From Scratch

Growing up one thing my Great Grandmother, Mildred, always made for me was chicken and dumplings. It was, and still is, my favorite thing in the world. Mammow never really had a recipe, and now that she’s older she can’t remember exactly how she made them.

I have been searching for a good chicken and dumpling recipe for a couple of years now, and I could never find one that was really great. I thought all dumpling recipes had to be complicated, because how could something so amazing NOT be complicated? After many failed attempts at making dumplings, I’ve found that less is more. For my recipe, I have subtracted from and added to recipes I have tried in the past, and they turned out to be amazing.

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Homemade Chicken Soup Recipe

This recipe originated with my great grandmother, Josie. She passed it down to my Grandmother, who has made it for me growing up. I LOVE this stuff. If my tummy were big enough, I would eat the whole entire pot. It’s perfect for the winter season, there’s nothing better than eating a warm bowl of yummy soup on a cold day. The best part about this recipe is it’s SO simple to make. I hope if you make this soup, you love it as much as I do!

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