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DIY Hair Mousse for Glossy, Healthy Curls | TheSweetPlantain.com

I'm not sure why I didn't try making my own hair mousse sooner... I avoid store-bought chemical-laden personal care products at all costs, and my hair has been chemical-free for years - which has done wonders for it, but I've never found the perfect homemade alternative to mousse. The straight-up coconut oil was pretty good […] Read More

A Gentle Cleanse: Our Raw Milk Fast Experience post image

A Raw Milk Fast sounds kind of strange doesn’t it? In a world where everyone is turning up their nose at dairy - and especially raw dairy (gasp!) - it definitely goes against the grain to use this food as a way to cleanse. But amazingly enough, cleanse it does! My husband Tony did a […] Read More

Amazing Coconut Oil Fudge: a healthy, chocolate treat perfect for sugar-free snacking #coconut #chocolate

  Have I told you how much I love coconut oil? If you haven't started adding coconut oil into your diet, now is the time. You won't believe the difference it makes in your energy level and metabolism! And with tasty treats like this hanging around, it won't be hard to do. These chocolatey squares […] Read More

Immodest Mothers that Breastfeed in Public are Obviously Perverts #breastfeeding #modesty #public | TheSweetPlantain.com

There have been a lot of women recently who have been harassed for breastfeeding their baby in public. There are people out there that are grossed out by the sight of a woman using her breast to feed her child. Popular reasons for this outrage include The Flagrant Public Nudity of it All, and turning all men in the vicinity […] Read More

A Simple Parent’s Approach to Summer Vacation #parenting #simplicityparenting #minimalistparent | TheSweetPlantain.com

In a world where summer time means FILLING TIME with camps, play dates, VBS, completing reading lists, and whatever else - I'm making a special effort to say NO to the madness and take the time to slow down with my kids. There's plenty of time for busy schedules when school starts. I really think […] Read More

The easy way to teach your kids to cook #cookingwithkids #lifeskills #parenting | TheSweetPlantain.com

Yeah...not the best scenario to set you up for mealtime success. Throw in your parental responsibility to teach life skills and your burning desire to incorporate them in the meal preparation, and you've probably worked yourself up into a tizzy. By now you've most likely shrieked like a banshee and sent your kids flying at high-speed […] Read More

Get to the Table: Why You Should be Eating Dinner With Your Family Every Night | TheSweetPlantain.com #family #meals #parenting

Believe it or not, I didn't realize I was a total weirdo until I was well into my twenties. For some this may come as no surprise, but I've pretty much spent the majority of my life in a state of oblivion. I made assumptions that everyone was like me. That what I considered normal […] Read More

The Canary: Our Upcycled Swing Set. The eyesore of a swing in our backyard got transformed into a fully function set that looks fantastic! #diy #upcycle #kids

I think it's safe to say that this little house we just started renting is full of character. Not just because it's an older house. Or because the one bathroom we all share is the most slender room you've ever had the pleasure to walk sideways through. The yard - the huge, leaf-littered yard - […] Read More


Homemade Tamarind Paste Recipe

Homemade Tamarind Paste Recipe | TheSweetPlantain.com #healthy #diy #tutorial

Okay, first I'm going to start off with a bit of a pity party. I know, not the best way to capture an audience, but...I'm feeling sorry for myself. You see, I took all these amazing photos of tamarinds while I was preparing this recipe - gorgeous photos. The light was perfect, the tamarind itself […] Read More

15 Easy and Attractive Cinder Block DIY Projects | TheSweetPlantain.com #DIY #Reuse #Upcycle

Our new backyard has all these little groupings of cinder blocks littered around. And since I'm just that practical kind of gal, I got to thinking...what could I do with these things? And now it's practically an obsession. As it happens, you can make some pretty nifty things using cinder blocks. So I thought I'd […] Read More

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Homemade Kettle Corn

Homemade Kettle Corn – Make this salty sweet snack with quality ingredients at home | TheSweetPlantain.com #tutoriall

One of the things Tony missed most when I got rid of our microwave years ago was kettle corn. That yummy popcorn that's the perfect mix of salty and sweet. It's the best. And unless you're fortunate enough to be walking through a fair with a kettle corn vendor, the microwave is really your only […] Read More