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  • What’s In My Apothecary?

    What’s In My Apothecary?

    Are you starting to build your apothecary? Do you wonder what the best herbs and spices are to keep on hand? Keep reading to find out what’s in my apothecary! Any good herbalist has an apothecary packed full of all the herbs and necessities required to remedy any ailment. But, there are literally hundreds, if …

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Vanessa Hamlin



Vanessa Hamlin is the owner and founder of Food Life Design. With her passion for frugal living and homesteading, Vanessa loves to share easy recipes, money making ideas, gardening and food preservation tips, home remedies and everything else that a good old-fashioned life entails!

Kayden Hamlin | Author at Food Life Design



Kayden Hamlin is a full-time preschool teacher and graduate student. She is passionate about sharing saving money tips, self-care and mindfulness ideas, and child development activities! When not in a classroom, you’ll most likely find her reading with a cup of tea in hand or knitting projects for her family and friends.

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Olivia Whalen is mama to three young girls who is devoted to creative learning, exploration and free range imagination. Olivia enjoys thinking outside the box when it comes to homemade baby food or family meals. She enjoys sharing creative kid crafts, budget friendly recipes and beginner homesteader fun!

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  • Sesame Chicken Stir Fry with Vegetables

    This sesame chicken stir fry with vegetables dish is absolutely loaded with big flavor! Also- we love a good stir fry because it is a great way to use up some of those veggies in the fridge or just simply add more nutrition to the plate!! Want to add in another perk of the dish? …

  • How to Become an Herbalist

    Do you have a passion for learning about herbs and herbal remedies? Would you love to help your family, friends and community with your herbal knowledge and skills? Read on to learn how to become an herbalist so you can get started… Why are you interested in becoming an herbalist? Do you want to start …

  • Unique Gardening Gifts for Your Favorite Plant Lover

    Looking for some unique gardening gifts? Look no further! Here’s 8 ideas that are guaranteed to make your favorite dirt digger smile! As you know, I’ve been spending a lot of time in the garden. In fact, I’m out there every afternoon, as long as the weather cooperates. All this extra time out there leaves …

  • 7 DIY Father’s Day Cards To Craft With Kids

    Handmade and homemade make for the absolute best kind of gifts- especially when the children are involved. They are the best keepsakes to have over the years of their growth. I’ve compiled a list of 7 DIY Father’s Day cards to craft with kids so no matter dad’s interests we should have you covered for …

  • 13 Best Grilling Recipes for Meat

    Are you looking to step up your BBQ game this summer? Look no further! This post contains 13 of the best grilling recipes for meat including beef, chicken, pork and seafood! I’ve been on the hunt for the best grilling recipes on the web and I have found a lot! But, today, we’re talking meat. …


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