Jen Esparza

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How to Tie-Dye — A Beginner’s Guide

If tie-dyeing some tee shirts sounds like a fun idea to do with the kids, think again. It is messy, requires some precision and definitely some patience. But I would compare tie-dyeing to childbirth — you will quickly forget the stained hands and spilled dye and be ready to do it all over again when …

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Closet Clean-out

Need a weekend project? Depending how long it’s been since you’ve gone through your closet, this could take a bit. But I’ve got a few key spots to hit that will speed things up and help you clean out your closet. The seasons are changing and it is time for me to switch out my …

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Chex Lemon Buddies

I love anything lemon. Add a little sugar and I’m hooked. These Chex were inspired by the Chex Muddy Buddy recipe. But instead of peanut butter, I use lemon! Note, this could be made with lemon juice but I find the moisture makes for almost instant stale Chex. So this recipe uses lemon essential oil. …

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Homemade Hummus

hummus and veggies

Confession. I didn’t like hummus the first time I tried it. Or the second or the third time either. But as my interest in plant-based protein grew, I looked to hummus again. I found it was easy to make, easy to make different varieties and so yummy! They say babies have to try a new …

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I’m Loving Stitch Fix!

I’ve been a Stitch Fix customer for years, but not being able to get out to shop for clothes lately has made them more special than ever. My style, delivered to my door. I send back what I don’t want. So easy! Here’s why I love Stitch Fix. If you just came for the coupon, …

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