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Rocky Top, Tennessee: 15 Ways to Give Back Locally

  Rocky Top, Tennessee That’s right, Rocky Top, Tennessee, it isn’t just a song, it really does exist; well it does now anyway.  Formally Lake City, and before that Coal Creek, it is town with many names and amazing  history. However, no matter what you call us, we are a …

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Oiling Today Keeps the Doctor Away: Essential Oils Give Away

  Today’s post is a very special post and GIVE AWAY by my friend Sarah Williams:  Sarah comes to us as a mother and oil guru to share her journey to essential oils, and give everyone a chance to win their very own doTerra Essential Oils set.  You will find …

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When Loving Life = Loving Coffee: The OXO Coffee Maker

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When Loving Coffee = Loving Life Our journey to good coffee and a better life…  We love coffee, it is our “life liquid”  Seriously, we love coffee.  We take it like medicine every morning, and we are a bit snobbish about it.  That wasn’t always true, let me take you …

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Football Food: GO VOLS!!! It’s Football Time in Tennessee

Go Vols! It's football time in Tennessee

GO VOLS!!! GO VOLS!! It’s Football Time in Tennessee: Go VOLS!! Football time in Tennessee means FOOD!!  Tons of food!!  Meaty, cheesy, manly foods; chili, sausage, jambalaya, hamburgers, and steaks.  Grills and tailgate parties, huge gatherings, indoors and out, rain or shine, IT’S FOOTBALL TIME!! (in TENNESSEE) GO VOLS!!! So …

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Family Fun: 5 Naturally Fun Family Activities

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School is back in session and that means family fun often falls to the wayside.  Ballgames, school activities, homework, and shorter days wreak havoc on fun. However, they shouldn’t.  Fall is the perfect time to get out in nature with your family.  You don’t need to give up all that summer …

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16 Bean Jambalaya Stew: Warm Fall Real Food: FOOTBALL food.

Jambalaya with a healthy twist. Warm, healthy, football food.

Jambalaya Stew Jambalaya Stew: Hidden vitamins in every bite This delicious 16 bean  jambalaya stew, is not only delicious but it is full of hidden vitamins. Don’t worry, it doesn’t taste healthy at all. In fact, even your pickiest of unhealthy eaters will think this is nothing but bad. 😉

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White Chili : A Warm & Hearty Football Food Alternative

White Chili: Warm, hearty, quick, easy REAL FOOD!

White Chili: Southern Comfort Food: Real Food This is a super quick and easy hearty white chili.  Made with white beans and chicken, it is not only healthy, it meets the requirements for manly, meaty, and cheesy. This delicious chili can be made as spicy or as mild as you …

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5 Steps to Becoming Simply Fit: #SimplyFitChallenge w/ Free Printable

Let's get SIMPLY FIT! An ongoing fitness challenge that will help you get simply fit, at your pace

#SimplyFitChallenge: Simply fit! What is it? The #SimplyFitChallenge is a cooperative effort, hosted by a group of bloggers, known as #SimplyBloggers, who want to get simply fit and urge you to do the same. We are bloggers with families, who have little time for fitness and just like everyone, we need …

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Treating Lice Naturally

Treating Lice

L-I-C-E: The worst 4 letter word in the dictionary!!   Creepy, crawly, itchy:  That’s me trying to type this post.  Even the word makes my head itch.  With knee-length hair, lice is one of my biggest fears.  I’ve been there, done that with my daughter and a couple of the …

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Junior Ranger Camp: Crunchy Things To Do

This post, along with all pages and posts on this blog, may contain affiliate links.  You are not required to click on these links. For more information please visit my “Disclosure Page.” Junior Ranger Camp @ Norris Dam State Park We just finished our 3rd year of Junior Ranger Camp, …

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Fighting Inflammation Naturally

  INFLAMMATION: Fighting inflammation starts with defining inflammation. What is inflammation?  According to WebMd : “Inflammation is a process by which the body’s white blood cells and substances they produce protect us from infection with foreign organisms, such as bacteria and viruses. However, in some diseases, like arthritis, the body’s defense …

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Becoming Crunchy: One Step at a Time

This post, along with all pages and posts on this blog, may contain affiliate links.  You are not required to click on these links. For more information please visit my “Disclosure Page.” Are you becoming “crunchy”? Are you becoming “scrunchy”? Or, are you still just “silky” but like to add …

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Vegetarian Lasagna Carnivores Love

as always, this blog may contain affiliate links to products I use and love.  For full disclosure please click my disclosure page tab, found at the top of this page.  Vegetarian Lasagna: even the carnivores will love!   This is a quick and simple vegetarian lasagna that even  carnivores love. …

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Back-to-School Wellness

    School wellness: Is it possible? Keeping the kiddos healthy when heading back to school is one of the most difficult tasks many parents face.  Today I want to give you a few tips on school wellness and how to keep your students healthy when returning to school.    

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My “Crunchy” Valentine: Date Night & Gift Ideas

  MY “CRUNCHY VALENTINE” Here it is men:  VALENTINE’S DAY!!  That dreaded, over commercialized holiday! (Aren’t they all?) You know the one where society tells you to man down and romantic it up?  Yeah it’s almost here again.  Time to think of a fabulous gift and plan a romantic evening.  So, …

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Venison Stoup: Real Food: Real Easy

Venison Stoup

    This is STOUP!!  Stoup is a nickname for “manly soups” coined by all these grown men living in my house. These men are not fans of plain old soups and stews, they want something hearty and chunky that fills them up like a meal. Requirements for “stoup” include …

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Biscuits & Gravy: Southern Style: With a Gluten Free: Real-Food Twist

Gluten Free: Southern Style Biscuits & Gravy

  Biscuits & Gravy and yep, that is a paper plate!  LOL  I forgot to take a picture until all food was served.  We are in LOVE with our new found ability to have our favorite southern comfort foods in a healthy real food style that meets the requirements of …

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