Could I ask an easy favor? Organic Gardening Photo Contest

I have exciting news. I submitted a photo to the 2011 Photo Contest from Organic Gardening and I was selected as one of the 10 finalists! My picture is number 5 – Picking Beans with Grandpa. It is a photo of my dad and my daughter picking green beans together. It is a treasured photo ofContinue reading “Could I ask an easy favor? Organic Gardening Photo Contest”

Spice Organization – Free Printable Spice Labels

I have been staring into my spice cabinet for months trying to decide just how to overhaul the whole mess. It needed to be neat and orderly, preferably with the jars or canisters all the same size. And I need to be able to find things easily. It wouldn’t hurt for it to be prettyContinue reading “Spice Organization – Free Printable Spice Labels”

Sorry for the Radio Silence! Our Week and the Bumper Tomato Crop

You may have noticed that things were pretty quiet around here a bit ago. You may also have noticed my brief (to say the least) bumper tomato crop post. The two definitely coincide. Unfortunately, the bumper tomato crop was not my own (though mine are certainly doing well). We spent the better part of aContinue reading “Sorry for the Radio Silence! Our Week and the Bumper Tomato Crop”

Excalibur Dehydrator Frustration – It’s Loud!

UPDATE: I was able to get the new fan blade installed. It helped, a little. The machine is still noisy, but since it dries food so well we just deal with it. END UPDATE I am SO frustrated with the Excalibur people. I received an Excalibur 3900 as a gift last Christmas (2010). What anContinue reading “Excalibur Dehydrator Frustration – It’s Loud!”

DIY Body Butter and Hand Cream Update – No Water Added This Time

After the comment on my last hand cream post that mentioned that adding water to the lotion was inviting bacteria I have been ready to try again. I altered my recipe to remove the water, and to lessen the oil a bit because after some use I felt it was too oily. I also added teaContinue reading “DIY Body Butter and Hand Cream Update – No Water Added This Time”

DIY Moisturizing Hand and Body Cream

UPDATE (7/24/11) – Make sure to check out my DIY lotion update – this time with no water! Between diaper changes, garden work and working in the kitchen I find that I wash my hands many times a day. As a result I found that my hands were really dry all the time. In aContinue reading “DIY Moisturizing Hand and Body Cream”

A post July 4th thought

   photo credit: PMillera4   “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consentContinue reading “A post July 4th thought”