Make Your Own Pink Food Coloring

by Holly on February 11, 2015

We love to decorate cookies every year for Valentine’s Day, and every year I cringe when I add the drops of the evil Red Dye for the icing. When I have purchased the natural food coloring, the colors aren’t as brilliant…not to mention it is $20 for a four pack of food coloring.

So I set out to make my own and it’s so easy!

Here’s what I did.

Take one frozen beet from a package like this:

beets

Put it in a plastic baggie and let it thaw or add a little hot water to get the process going.

beetjuice

Put powdered sugar in a small bowl, and snip a corner off of the plastic bag. Drop a few drops of the beet juice in the bowl- the more you use the darker the color will be.

suagre

That’s all you have to add to the powdered sugar- no milk, no water, no other liquid.

And now you have the prettiest pink frosting!

make your own pink food coloring

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Emeals Slow Cooker Meal Plan + Recipe

by Holly on February 9, 2015

 Slow Cooker Meal Plans
There are many days that call for a slow cooker meal. I love the extra hour I have before dinnertime on those days.

Lots of people ask me what I make in my slow cooker. They are stuck in a rut of the same recipes- pot roast, stew, cabbage and sausage- you get the picture.

I have a solution- the eMeals Slow Cooker meal plan!

Once a week they send a meal plan with a list of ingredients easily sorted by area of the grocery store.

You head to the store, grab your groceries, and life just got a little easier.

This morning I threw together this delicious recipe from eMeals.

Beef Sweet Potato Chili recipe

I encourage you to try it, and if you like it, sign up for the plan. There are lots more where this one came from.

slow cooker clean eating plan beef and sweet potato chili

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Noonday Collection Sample Sale

February 4, 2015

I’m having a Noonday Collection Sample Sale. Many of my favorite pieces are selling out, and our new Spring collection is launching later this month. So, I’m selling my display samples at a big discount! ***HERE IS THE LINK TO THE SALE*** Check out the slide show, and be the first to email me with […]

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My Interview on Austin.com

February 3, 2015

I’ve done quite a few interviews since starting Integrative Mom, and usually I am sent a list of questions which I answer and edit and reword and try to make perfect. I was recently interviewed IN PERSON by a very talented journalist for Austin.com- as I read it I can really hear my voice- sometimes […]

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Whole Foods Christmas Trees!

December 17, 2014

Last week as we were heading out the door to the tree farm to chop down our Christmas tree, we noticed it was going to rain on and off all day. “How does everyone feel about walking to Whole Foods and picking out a tree there?” I asked. Everyone preferred that option. We’d done it […]

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