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My 3 Favorite Herbal Iced Tea Recipes to Beat the Heat

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I grew up drinking sweet iced tea made from your standard black tea. And when the sweet tea pitcher ran out, someone was sure to throw a fit. Sweet tea was a part of life, and it wasn't until I went to college that I discovered not everyone drank tea the way I was raised to drink it. Some people had the audacity to drink their tea unsweetened, and even still, others drank their tea hot with Continue Reading

Thirteen 20-Minute Fish Recipes You Could Make Tonight

Thirteen 20-Minute Fish Recipes {You Could Make Tonight} | IntentionalByGrace.com

  By contributing writer, Jane I'll be honest. I didn't know how to cook fish (and make it taste good) until about three months ago. Before that, my fish repertoire consisted of tuna sandwiches and way overcooked frozen salmon. I was completely intimidated by the idea of buying and cooking fresh fish (and definitely doubted I could make it taste good). As a result, fish didn't Continue Reading

Table Scraps that Naturally Fertilize Your Garden Soil

Table Scraps that Will Naturally Fertilize Your Garden Soil | IntentionalByGrace.com

Hold it right there, lady! Don't throw away those eggshells, coffee grounds, and banana peels; use your table scraps to naturally fertilize your garden! Since starting my vegetable garden, I've been researching like crazy how to boost my garden soil and help my vegetables grow. I don't want to pump my soil full of chemicals and other unhealthy things. However, I do want my vegetables to Continue Reading

What I’m Growing in My Vegetable Garden

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We started our first vegetable garden this year. Wait. Let's be real. Technically, this is our second vegetable garden. I tried container gardening once when we lived in a town home, but I didn't have a water source anywhere near my patio where my containers made their homes. I didn't mind at first. I just filled my trusty, gallon-sized watering can over and over again, trekked it Continue Reading

Homemade BBQ Sauce

A very simple homemade bbq sauce recipe. Great for summer bbqs! | IntentionalByGrace.com

I cannot bring myself to buy BBQ sauce in the store. It's expensive to get the kind without high fructose corn syrup, and we just can't find one we love. Therefore, I decided to just start making it myself. I've toyed with several recipes and finally landed on one that I keep making time and time again.   Continue Reading

My Favorite Herbs to Grow in My Backyard

List of herbs you can grow in your back yard. It's too easy not to try! | IntentionalByGrace.com

I love gardening. It's not something I thought I would ever be good at, but with time, and a whole lot of failures, I'm slowly discovering that I don't have a black thumb anymore. I don't know that I'd go so far as to say that I have a green thumb just yet, but each year I learn a little more and get a little bit more garden savvy. I love growing herbs. They are probably my favorite things Continue Reading

6 Quick and Easy Ways to Use Shredded Chicken

6 Quick and Easy Ways to Use Shredded Chicken | IntentionalByGrace.com

This post is written by contributing writer Victoria at Creative Home Keeper. As summer is well underway and we are spending the long, hot, lazy days doing various activities, the last thing anyone wants to think about is having to heat up the kitchen to cook a meal... let alone spending a lot of time actually doing the cooking! My kids are still little so we aren't doing a whole lot of Continue Reading

Raspberry Coconut Popsicle Recipe

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Homemade popsicles are so easy to make, and there are ideas galore! If you make smoothies, then you can make homemade popsicles. Just about any smoothie can be turned into a popsicle just by popping it into a mold! Plus homemade popsicles are a great way to keep cool and stay hydrated during the hot, summer days. Today, I'm sharing with you our Raspberry Coconut Popsicle recipe over at Continue Reading

My Nursing Mama Herbal Tincture {Promotes Healthy Milk Supply}

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Breastfeeding, as natural as it is, can be so hard! There can be so many challenges to overcome. With my first child, we got off to a rocky start, and I almost quit breastfeeding after four days. Once we got our breastfeeding relationship established, I had a hard time keeping a strong milk supply the older my baby got. I was always worried that he wasn't getting enough milk, but I knew Continue Reading

How to Make an Herbal Tincture {A Step-By-Step Guide}

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Making your own herbal tincture is so easy. For the longest, I was afraid to make them myself, but after I made my first batch of homemade herbal tinctures, I was hooked. I've been successfully making our own herbal tinctures for a couple of years now, and they have become a regular in our natural medicine cabinet. What is an herbal tincture? Through a simple process, you extract the Continue Reading