Monthly Archives: June 2012

Food Waste Friday and The Surface of the Sun

Every Friday, Kristen over at The Frugal Girl posts a picture of her food waste. She invites other bloggers to join in her effort to save money and reduce the amount of food that gets thrown away in our country … Continue reading

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Natural Yeast Experiment: My First (Sorta) Success!

A few weeks ago, I told you about the natural yeast I got in the mail.  Well, after my first failed attempt, I got a little discouraged, but I finally got around to giving it a second try. First of … Continue reading

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Time Diary Update

So, in case you missed it, I decided to keep a time diary last week.  It was actually pretty simple – I decided to use a Windows Notepad document.  A pretty neat trick is that if you press F5 in … Continue reading

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Saturday Links and a Sun Filled Weekend

Happy Saturday everyone! We’re off this weekend to the lake AND a pool party.  Hopefully this preggo lady can find some shade – I just can’t seem to take the heat these days. Here’s a smattering of what I found … Continue reading

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Food Waste Friday – Probably Should Have Learned By Now

Every Friday, Kristen over at The Frugal Girl posts a picture of her food waste. She invites other bloggers to join in her effort to save money and reduce the amount of food that gets thrown away in our country … Continue reading

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Don’t Give Up, Try This Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

I thought I was done.  I really, really, really wanted to find a homemade dishwasher detergent that worked. I tried everyone’s recipes – they raved about them, but for me they never worked.  Dishes would not come clean, plastic had … Continue reading

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Strawberry Fort Knox

You know, it’s rare to meet a person that just doesn’t like a good strawberry. Apparently, it’s also rare to meet a chicken, squirrel, chipmunk, crow, or other bird who doesn’t also like a good strawberry. This season I planted … Continue reading

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