I love the library. It makes me happy. But it wasn’t always like that. Once upon a time I looked down my nose at books that weren’t brand new, pages that someone else’s thumbs had already leafed through. Eww, used books. I’m over that and now I am in love. Here’s what changed: books cost [...]
My refrigerator is crammed with leftover vegetables from my daughter’s birthday party. But on Wednesday, I went to the farmer’s market anyway.
In fact, in summer, we grow most of the vegetables we eat – but still I hit the farmer’s market almost every week.
Because really, the farmer’s market it an experience in itself – just taking in the sights and smells of the freshness of the season. And farmer’s markets have more to offer than just veggies.
Once upon a time good housewives washed their family’s clothes by hand. In cold water or maybe worse, boiling water. Every week. All. Year. Long. I’m not sure I can think of a task worse than hand scrubbing my family’s clothes in 40 below zero, wringing it all out, hanging it outside to freeze dry. Then [...]
Vegetable gardening is one of the great joys of summer. I’ve been growing vegetables for about eight years now, and while one could spend a lifetime learning everything there is to know, here are ten things I wish I’d known right from the start. 1. Start small but think bigger. An itty bitty raised bed, [...]
Once upon a time, while I was 10 weeks pregnant, I decided to sand and stain our dining room chairs. The only chairs we had. While 10 weeks pregnant. I’ll give you one guess how that turned out. So we sat at our table with semi-sanded chairs for a few years until some other chairs [...]
Post by Tara Patey. Let’s talk about shampoo. I haven’t used commercial shampoo in almost a year. Instead I wash my hair with shampoo soap. During this time, I have managed to convert my husband and mother to using a good bar of handmade soap in place of their traditional shampoo. Trust me, no meager [...]
Thus far in my birthday party throwing experience we’ve had parties at home. Simple play in the backyard eat cake parties. That’s how I like it. And if the fun had by all the party goers is any indication, they like it too.
We celebrated a 5th birthday party this past weekend and the birthday girl requested her guests come in costume. The little princesses did not disappoint. One of the things I love about girls is that you can dress them all fancy with glitter and tiaras but they still love getting dirty.