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    Beef Bone Broth, Tomato Soup, Maple Baked Beans Recipes and More!

    Happy Monday! You might notice that this week’s post looks a little bit different than our usual Monday recipe post and I really hope you’re going to love our new changes. Instead of our typical single concept posts, we’re moving toward more collective writings that will include a bit more of our story, rather than …

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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!

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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.

Olivia Whalen | Author at Food Life Design



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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