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10 Best Kitchen Tools Under $25

Today I'm sharing a roundup of my top ten favorite kitchen tools that are under $25. These are items that I use frequently and that have made my life so much easier in the kitchen. With Mother's Day around the corner, these also make for a thoughtful yet inexpensive gift. Even better, use some of these tools to make her a wonderful treat! These tools are also perfect house warming or wedding gifts.



top 10 best kitchen items under $25


1. Spiralizer





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Mindful May: Spring Cleaning Brain Clutter and Enjoying the Moment

You know that little nagging voice that you sometimes ignore? Matt would say yes, and that the voice is mine. But what I'm talking about is that inner voice in the back of your mind that's usually right even though sometimes you don't want to listen. It might be telling you to finish that thing on your to-do list you keep putting off, that maybe you could be eating healthier, or that you’re spending too much time on your phone. Lately I've been ignoring the fact that I should be getting a littl…

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DIY Kitchen Backsplash: Lessons I learned from making every mistake




Everything might take approximately 3-4 x's longer than estimated (if you don't use these tips)


DIY kitchen backsplash


DIY kitchen backsplash


My goal in writing this post is to help you avoid ALL of the mistakes I made and road bumps I encountered during this DIY kitchen backsplash project. I literally had some kind of issue every step of the way. It was a learning experience. I naively thought this project was going to take a …

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Sweet Potato, Cucumber, Goat Cheese, and Smoked Salmon Stacks

sweet potato cucumber goat cheese and smoked salmon stacks


Today I'm taking a break from working on the kitchen backsplash to bring you my latest snack/meal/appetizer obsession. I'm actually making progress with the whole backsplash situation, and I finally finished putting up the tiles. Hallelujah. All that's left is the grout. Simple! Right? Not really.



Nothing about this project has been simple. Once again the videos online make it seem like grout application is a breeze. But yesterday I spent a whole lot of time in the grout section of Hom…

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How To Get Into Yoga When You're Type-A

8 Tips to embracing taking a deep breath



mermaid pose, yoga


I'm a first born and my parents named me Amelia. In Latin, Amelia means "industrious". Basically, this means that a synonym for my name could be Type-A. I'm only now realizing how appropriate that is given the first letter of my name. All of this to say, I feel like my constant need to be productive and setting goals and difficulty JUST RELAXING was kind of inevitable.



For the most part I've accepted and embraced that. But accepting my person…

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The 2 key principles that finally helped me understand and master glute activation

st regis maldives - the 2 key principles to understand and master glute activation


I want to preface this post by stating that I am not a certified personal trainer nor a physical therapist.  My goal with this post is to simply share what concepts (after spending a lot of time, money, and hours researching) allowed me to have some "light-bulb" moments and finally understand how to master glute activation. If you're experiencing any pain or muscle imbalances, I highly recommend consulting with your doctor and a physical therapist first.  



running


My battle with running injurie…

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Easiest DIY Sofa Table: How to make an inexpensive table when you have minimal carpentry experience and tools

easiest DIY sofa table


Buying a home and decorating it is a super fun but also a never ending process.  We have lived in our house for close to two years, and somehow I still have a project I want to tackle each weekend.  Lately, my focus has been on our “bonus room” which is one of Matt’s and my favorite rooms for very different reasons.  Matt loves the projector we have for optimal tv and movie watching, and I love the little home gym we’ve created for awesome home workouts. Last weekend tv –watching and fitness …

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Amelia's Amazeballs: Salted Chocolate Coffee No-Bake Energy Balls

No Bake Salted Chocolate Coffee Energy Balls


You guys. I hate to play favorites but when chocolate and coffee are added, is it really a level playing field? I made these last week and then popped them in the freezer curious how they would hold up. Yeah...put these puppies in the freezer. They maintain a nice texture and biting into the slightly chilled chocolate tastes a whole lot like a truffle.



Like all Amazeballs, these are crazy easy and quick to make. They don't have any added sugar, but the dates provide plenty of sweetness …

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The Ultimate ALDI Whole30 Shopping Guide



Here it is! As promised, I've put together an ALDI Whole30 shopping guide complete with a printable list you can take with you to the grocery store at the end of this post. While I've tried to be very careful to include only products that are consistently Whole30-compliant, I do recommend glancing at the ingredient lists just to be safe. Or you can be a rebel. For example, I didn't include sunflower seeds because the type of oil they use seems to change every few months, and I'm trying to…

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