Homemade Ranch Dressing

Going natural and organic doesn’t mean you have to give up all of your favorite things. While many condiments, dips and spreads are packed full of preservatives and unnecessary chemicals, there is a way to have the best of both worlds. We have a simple, easy recipe for homemade ranch dressing that your family will absolutely love. Whether you use it as a dipping sauce, a veggie dip or a salad dressing, you can rest assured knowing you are giving your family something fresh that they love without added chemicals and preservatives.

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31 Day Organization Challenge: House Edition: Finish Line

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You’re officially at the finish line! Congratulations for making it through 31 days of time-consuming, ultra de-cluttering, daily aggravation, and organizing the mess out of your home. Whether you were fully committed to the task each day or just did a few areas that were bugging you, we appreciate you taking the time out of your busy lives to join us in making our homes happier, cleaner, and more peaceful.

We enjoyed seeing your photos on Instagram as well. There’s nothing like the camaraderie of women from all walks of life coming together for one united purpose. If you want to check out the IG photos from this challenge, follow us at @dailymomig and find #DM31dayOC.

There are three more days left in this month, and we aren’t giving you a break quite yet. It’s time to wrap up the Daily Mom 31 Day Organization Challenge: House Edition by tying up any loose ends around the house and talking about our goals for this new year.

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Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Banana Cookies

If you have a couple of bananas that are just too ripe to eat by themselves or you’re simply looking for a new twist on your traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe, you’ll definitely want to try our Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Banana Cookies! This will be your new favorite go-to recipe when your kids need you to whip something up last minute for the school bake sale or you have company on their way!

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All Natural Home Fragrances

All Natural Home Fragrances

When we think of the cold Winter months, a few things may flash through our minds: fireplaces, cozy evenings indoors, curling up under blankets, and burning candles.  Let’s not forget all those delicious aromas that imbue our homes, too! Here is an inexpensive and easy way to fill your home with some wonderful all-natural home fragrances!

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All About Ghee

All About Ghee

Are you a butter lover or do you have a butter fiend in your life? We have discovered an awesome alternative to traditional butter known as clarified butter. But it’s not just any kind of butter, it’s ghee! We’ll explore the story behind ghee, how it’s made, some of the benefits, and a recipe. Pop a piece of bread in the toaster while you read this because you’ll surely want something to slather butter on after learning about ghee.

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31 Day Organization Challenge: House Edition: Week 4

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It’s Week 4, which means we’ve made it to the end of January and the last week of the 31 Day Organization Challenge: House Edition! By now, most of your house should be clutter-free and more organized than it was a few weeks ago. Find a second wind and put that last burst of energy into this final week. We’ll be knocking out the bathrooms and a few other miscellaneous areas around the house. Word of warning: The last half of this week will be slightly more intense than other days, due to focusing on one whole room/area per day. Let’s finish strong!

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DIY Photo Display Board

DIY Photo Display Board

A picture is worth a thousand words, but does it say anything when no one sees it? Most of our photos are hanging out in cyber world with only a handful making its way into the “real world.” Part of that may be because we have run out of unique ideas, or shelves, to display them.  Problem solved! With this adorable and super easy DIY Photo Display Board, you can show off those precious photos in a fun way. 

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31 Day Organization Challenge: House Edition: Week 3

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We are about halfway through the month, and we’re sure this is becoming the longest, most exhausting, nitty-gritty month of work you’ve ever put into decluttering and organizing your house! We promise you it will be well worth it when you meet the finish line. And you’re almost there. So keep pushing up your sleeves, turn on some motivating tunes, and pick up the pace as we start tackling those bedrooms. Whether you have two or six, try to go through as many bedrooms as you can this week. Bonus points for giving your kids (if they’re old enough) the same printable list you’re following and let them take charge of their room. Go ahead and offer (or bribe) a sweet reward if they do a great job!

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31 Day Organization Challenge: House Edition: Week 2

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Congratulations on making it through Week 1! Whether you strictly stuck to the schedule and enjoyed every moment of the challenge or just begrudgingly did a couple days here and there while getting your toes wet, we hope you were able to clear out some clutter and better organize your kitchen space. This week we are focusing on the main living areas and the dining areas. This can look different for different houses and setups, so again, use this just as a guideline and customize it to your specific areas. For example, you may have a living room and family room or no dining room and just a breakfast area. It’s up to you to decide which areas you want to declutter and organize that generally fall into these two categories.

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Superfood Smoothie For The Whole Family

Attention Busy Parents: We know there are only 24 hours in a day. Unfortunately, some of those hours have to be spent sleeping. The other hours are likely filled with cooking, cleaning, errands, playing with little ones, possibly going to work or running to and from soccer practice. That doesn’t always leave much time for getting in all those “super foods” you hear so much about. However, Beets are a superfood that you need make the time for! If you need quick and easy superfood solutions you must add smoothies into your breakfast (or lunch, even snack) rotation. Check out our tips and a Superfood Beet Smoothie Recipe to inspire you and show you how easy getting in these extra nutrients really is!

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10 Foods to Fuel Your Run

10 foods to fuel your run

You can ask any runner if every run is easy. We can assure you there is probably not going to be one person out there who would say “yes.” Running is hard, both mentally and physically. In fact you’ve probably heard the saying “running is 90% mental, and the rest is physical,”  but there are certain things you can do to help yourself have a “better” or “easier” run. Having a healthy and balanced diet is important for any runner. Eating a bad meal could turn a potentially great run into a miserable, long, no good run. Read on to find out what the best foods are for runners.

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31 Day Organization Challenge: House Edition: Week 1

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Welcome to Week 1 of Daily Mom’s 31 Day Organization Challenge: House Edition! Get ready to dive head first into decluttering and organizing your entire home, starting with the biggest and probably most overwhelming area, the kitchen. Since you are excited, fresh, and ready to start this challenge, you will have the most energy this first week, so we’re starting big. 

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Homemade Dog Food and Treats

Homemade Dog Food and Treats

Your dog is a member of the family and probably gets treated like it most of the time, from plush dog beds to professional grooming every other month. Most people want the best for their furry friends, instinctively.  But, have you ever thought about what you’re feeding your beloved dog day after day? It’s probably safe to assume that most of us are feeding a commercial dog food, whether it be wet or dry. Sure, it’s relatively inexpensive and convenient but the nutrition in most commercial dog food is severely lacking. Let’s explore nutritional requirements for Fido and learn how to make easy and affordable homemade dog food.

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31 Day Organization Challenge: House Edition

2015 is almost upon us, and most everyone is probably thinking about their resolutions for the new year. If getting your house organized and in tip-top shape is on your list, then we have something perfect for you! Daily Mom is introducing the 31 Day Organization Challenge: House Edition. For 31 days starting January 1st, you will go through each room in your house, declutter and organize each space with our guidance, and end the month living in a cleaner, more peaceful space.

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