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Moxie Friday 12.16. 2016

Dear readers, When I first started this blog, I was going strong with the whole "Moxie Tuesday" bit, and for some reason I decided to discontinue it. Luckily, all good ideas come back around, and now we have "Moxie Friday", a weekly tribute to all the positive female role models out there. Who doesn't love a great role model? So, who shall I pick for our very first Friday female role model? Why Lizzie Velasquez of course, a beautiful and brave…

Your recipe for bake sale success!

13 Tips For Ultimate Bake Sale Success

Dear readers, This time of year puts us in the mind-set of giving almost by default. Presents, bell-ringers, church and charitable donations all have us reaching for our wallets in the spirit of enriching the lives of others. Bake sales are no different, and what an awesome time of year to have a bake sale indeed, everyone has thrown their diet out the window and is in the spirit of giving! I have baked for, and organized, many a bake sale…

Five Major Benefits of Thrift Store Shopping You Need To Know

Five MAJOR Benefits of Thrift Store Shopping You Need to Know

Dear readers, You may not be great at recycling ... but you're trying. You may not have the chops to become a vegan... pun totally intended. You may not come close to a crunchy-granola-Earth-mama... at least not on the outside. However, one small alteration in how you shop can have some MAJOR benefits to our environment and our quality of life on this planet. Throughout this blog, I will list off five major benefits of thrift store shopping that you need…

11 Pre-Holiday Items You Need To Thrift For RIGHT NOW

11 Pre-Holiday Items You NEED to Thrift for Right Now

  Dear readers, It's September, you know in a week or two we will be going crazy for the holidays. I went to Big Lots yesterday and they were actually putting out Christmas stuff with the Halloween decorations. Pretty much sacrilege in my book, but, alas, I digress. Soon enough you will be roaming Pinterest for ideas on home-made centerpieces, decorations, and gift ideas, so now is the perfect time to start scouring thrift stores for these crafty, useful items that…

Pepperoni Roll-ups

Dear readers, I am always faced with a dilemma called, "What the hell am I going to do for dinner?" I get off of work at 4 pm, get Audrey from daycare, and prefer to have food in her mouth by 5 pm. This leaves me with about 30 minutes to cook something healthy and nourishing for her (which she will actually eat). Pepperoni Roll-ups were a concoction that actually solved this problem quite well. Here is the quick and easy recipe:…

Thrift Store inspirations for clean fall fashion in 2016

16 Thriftspirations for Fall 2016

Dear readers, Let's talk Fall. Let's talk about pumpkins, apple cider, cinnamon, pumpkin flavoring, Halloween, and watching leaves change colors. Let's talk about all of that... in a different post. Right now, let's talk about my favorite part of Fall: the fashion options! Tights, shorts, skirts, scarves, and skinnies. You can be cozy, comfy, edgy, bad and good all in the same outfit. Leggings and shorts? Sure. Pleather and a sweater? Of course. I. Love. Fall. Outfits. Eeeeeeekkkk! Okay I'm…

Weekend Project: Mod Podge Streamer Collage

Dear readers, Streamers become a staple of every mother's life by the time her child turns one. Am I right? Yes? No? I always find an old roll just chillin in a drawer somewhere whenever I start deep cleaning. Word of advice, do not throw them away. They are perfect for up-cycled crafting projects throughout the year with your child. Here is a great tutorial on our little Mod Podge Streamer Collage project from last weekend. It's a great little…

9 Quotes to Weather the Storm

Dear readers, Everyone has hard days, weeks, months, or maybe even a hard year. As human beings we doubt our decisions, beat ourselves up for the choices we made, and generally over-think what we may have under-thought before. When you enter into that rut, have your heart ripped to shreds, or have your will tested, sometimes we need some words of wisdom to yank us off our knees and back on to our feet. Here are nine quotes to help…

No-Knead Wheat Bread

Dear readers, There is nothing like home-made bread. I've managed to mash this recipe together after a few years, various recipes, and lots of trial and error. Too much wheat equals a brick. No wheat and well, it just isn't wheat bread. Lately, I've been using King Arthur Flour: White Whole Wheat. It's mild, unbleached, and zero preservatives. I make this bread once a week in the fall/winter because it requires very little effort on my part aaaaaaaaaand we all…

Ms. Moxie’s Three P’s of Thrifting

Dear readers, When people imagine thrift stores many images come to mind. Some immediately get a vision of overwhelming rows of dusty clothes, old stained mugs, carnival glass, and other faded pieces of junk discarded by society. When my friend Sam thinks of thrift stores, she thinks of dead people's clothes. Rows and rows of dead people's clothes. When I think of thrift stores, I think of options. Lots of inexpensive options. And I also think how great it is for the…