Author Archive: Natalie Jepson

Orange Patchouli Cold Process Soap

I was amazed by how GOOD this smells! If you are not a patchouli lover (like me), but have a lot of requests for it, try an orange patchouli blend. I did an ITP – in the pot – swirl…
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30 Day Squat and Arm Challenge plus Personal Results

I love workout challenges and a new workout series – it gives the body and routine a much needed change. Especially if you are a fitness instructor or athlete who needs a change of routine to help avoid overuse injuries…
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Name That Soap Contest

I used a few soap samples with heavy base of Sandalwood planning for a “Hippy Woods” fragrance. But for some reason, one of the fragrance samples used added more of a sweet fragrance than the anticipated woods. While it is…
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Granny Grutz’s Sour Cream Cornbread

This was my great grandmother’s (Lucy Grutzmacher) cornbread recipe that has been passed down through the family. Granny Grutz’s Sour Cream Cornbread 3/4 c cornmeal 1/4 c sugar 1 c flour 1/2 t baking soda 2 t baking powder 1…
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Red Wine Marinated Chicken

I made this dish quite often in our early 20s as it was healthy, fast, tasty, and the marinade was very inexpensive.  We also liked to roll it in the crushed seasoned oyster cracker recipe before baking. Red Wine Marinated Chicken…
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