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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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You can make these Orange Blossom & Vanilla Bean Milk Baths with just five all-natural ingredients. Great for gifts or self-care! Continue reading
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These savory Roasted Butternut Squash Fries pair perfectly with Red Curry Miso Sauce. Keep this recipe around during the holidays to serve as a party appetizer, a unique side dish, or just as a delicious snack during your busy day! Continue reading
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How to make a striped wall of holiday lights (and not poke your wall full of holes while doing it). | Sponsored by Command™ Brand products. #DamageFreeHoliday #CollectiveBias #ad Continue reading
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Photos from my upcoming book, The Handmade Mama, a collection of healthy recipes, natural skin care products, and simple sewing projects for Mama's pregnancy and postpartum, and baby's first year. Continue reading
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When that second little line doesn't show up it can be heartbreaking. In this post, I share some of my strategies for coping with what can be a disappointing and discouraging moment. Continue reading
Congratulations and good luck!! There are so many different roads to becoming parents, but however you get there it is an incredible experience. Thank you for sharing your story about adoption. It's something our family is dreaming about doing as well and it's so inspiring and encouraging to share others' journeys along the way. I'll definitely be following The Larson House!
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A step-by-step sewing tutorial showing you how to make your own adorable Bento Bag style lunch bags from everyday bandanas! No cutting, no measuring. Easy as 1-2-3. | Sponsored by MorningStar Farms® Veggie Bowls Continue reading
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Learn how we plan on helping CC battle colds and flu bugs this Winter using three simple tips. | Sponsored by Bigelow Tea Continue reading
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A hearty casserole stuffed with layers of roasted eggplant, spinach, and red bell peppers. Filled with crumbly queso fresco, melted mozzarella, and a homemade roasted tomato garlic sauce. | Sponsored by La Vaquita® Queso Fresco. Continue reading
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In our house, nap time = mama time. Find out how I make the most out of C's precious nap time. | Sponsored by Levana Continue reading
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When I was 25, I could boil spaghetti, but that was pretty much it - despite having worked in restaurants since I was sixteen. It wasn't until my boyfriend ran into a health problem that I opened a cookbook in earnest and started really learning about food. Continue reading
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Slow cooked apple pie butter, turns your favorite dessert into a tasty spreadable treat! Continue reading
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Austin Bakes is a grassroots charity event that is near and dear to my heart. I've been helpling out with Austin Bakes since their very first sale following the tsunami that hit Japan in 2011. It was one of my first introductions into the Austin food community, and a regular reminder of why I love this city so much. I hope you'll join me in supporting Austin Bakes as we raise funds for Doctors Without Borders this Saturday in Austin, Texas. Sale locations include Make it Sweet on Research Blvd, Crema Bakery & Cafe on Brodie Lane, and Nate's in... Continue reading
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These pretty purple gem stones are actually made from soap! Make your own ethereal gem clusters from melt & pour soap using this simple DIY project. Continue reading
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Savory garlic shrimp over a pile of Barilla Angel Hair Pasta dressed in an easy lemon alfredo sauce. This ridiculously delicious meal is surprisingly easy to make - perfect for special suppers at home. | Sponsored by Barilla and Clos du Bois. Continue reading
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Looking for a quick and super healthy breakfast? The components for this delicious breakfast bowl can be made ahead of time. Just heat, assemble, and enjoy! Continue reading
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Make your own beautiful autumn themed mobile with natural or paper leaves. | Sponsored by 3m Command™ Brand Hooks Continue reading
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A sweet and fizzy soft drink crafted with handmade sorbetto and DASANI® Sparkling Lime | Sponsored by Dasani Continue reading