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Mary Helen
Austin, TX
I can Haas Avocado?
Interests: Mary Makes Good is a lifestyle blog featuring whole food recipes, DIY projects, natural beauty, and a parenting diary.
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Big decisions for the Leonard family. Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2017 at Mary Makes Babies
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Looking for a fun way to display your favorite Instagram shots? Visit A Beautiful Mess for my step-by-step tutorial on making Instagram Votive Candles with DIY photo transfer! Continue reading
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My whole family in the same photo! Will wonders never cease? Continue reading
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Apple Peach Upside Down Cake - a simple cake recipe made with applesauce, diced peaches, and cherries. | Sponsored by Continue reading
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This simple stir fry recipe comes together in just about half an hour - perfect for busy weeknights! | Sponsored by Smithfield®. Continue reading
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This simple and delicious Honey Tarragon Roast Radish Salad recipe will bring a touch of flavor and whimsy to any spring menu! Serve this delightfully colorful salad with lunch, brunch, or your favorite casual supper. Find my recipe on Sofab Food. Continue reading
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I'll be teaching a full-day workshop on natural beauty and handmade skin care at The Open Center in New York City on May 13. Continue reading
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Tips come from my own personal experiences through decades spent looking for better, healthier, or more homemade solutions. | Sponsored by Amazon Dash Continue reading
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My first project for A Beautiful Mess was such fun to make. This tutorial takes a more in-depth look at the technique used to create gemstone cluster soaps - taking you through the step-by-step process with helpful visuals the whole way. Plus, I included the soaps in three more colors! Learn how to make amethyst, rose quartz, citrine, and quartz in the full tutorial over on A Beautiful Mess. Continue reading
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The Length of Our Tether | Mama Diary | On parenting a mom-obsessed child while holding on to my career. Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2017 at Mary Makes Babies
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Make Your Own Upcycled Bathroom Storage Jars | An easy upcycling project using a simple technique for making faux frosted glass. | #AD #Sponsored by Tom's of Maine® #LuminousWhites #CollectiveBias Continue reading
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A grain-free and gluten-free muffin recipe flavored with fresh lemons and chia seeds. Continue reading
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Disclosure: This post includes content from sponsors. Howdy friends! I have some pretty amazing news to share with you today. After almost ten years of blogging, writing, and DIY formulating I am finally working on a completely freelance basis! That's right. No more day job. Between a small amount of income generated here on MMG, working as the editor and author of The Natural Beauty Workshop, and picking up assignments for blogs and magazines whenever I can, I'm able to do what I love best as my full-time gig. Speaking of gigs, I'm thrilled to announce that I've been taken... Continue reading
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If you have been trying unsuccessfully to get pregnant, or have recently been diagnosed with infertility, it can be a devastating blow. Your vision of the future, your plans of a happy family might seem like they are slipping out of reach. However, there are a lot of other possibilities to consider. Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2017 at Mary Makes Babies
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Orange Carrot & Turmeric Sorbet | A six ingredient plant-based dessert made with fresh juices and turmeric! Continue reading
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This beautiful Deep Dish Spaghetti Squash Casserole recipe is packed with layers of tender spaghetti squash, pizzeria-inspired toppings, and savory mozzarella. Satisfy your pizza cravings with this easy recipe that is low-carb, high flavor, and almost healthy! Continue reading
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Strawberry Lemonade Overnight Muesli | An easy make-ahead breakfast made with whole oats, yogurt, and fresh fruit. Continue reading
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You can make these cute planters in any color combination you like. I shared the full tutorial with my friends at Target Made Me Do It. Click here for the original post. Continue reading
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20+ Candy-free Easter egg treat ideas for filling Easter baskets and Easter Eggs. Great for no-sugar or low-sugar Easter baskets! Continue reading
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Carrot Zucchini Bunny Cake With Strawberry Yogurt Icing | A healthy version of a classic Spring and Easter treat. Made with whole wheat, fruits, and veggies! Continue reading
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Dinosaur Egg Bath Bombs | An easy fizzing bath bomb recipe with a surprise treat packed inside! Perfect for party favors, easter baskets, or everyday bath time fun. Continue reading
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Trail Mix Banana Bread: A quick and easy banana bread packed with dried fruit, chocolate chips, and peanut butter. Continue reading
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I'll be teaching a full-day workshop on natural beauty and handmade skin care at The Open Center in New York City on May 13. Continue reading
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A soothing oat milk concentrate infused with chamomile, lavender, and calendula. Continue reading
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Easy Sheet Pan Roasted Veggie Bowl | A quick and easy pan full of roasted veggies in a sweet and spicy marinade. Perfect enjoyed alone or over a bowl of brown rice, hearty noodles or fresh avocado! Continue reading