Monthly Archives: July 2012

Paper Towel Roll = Napkin Rings

In my ever dying obsession in finding a re-use for toilet and paper towel rolls that are both fun and practical, here is another project for you to try out.  This would make a great kids project, especially around the … Continue reading

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Garden Abundance – Fried Zucchini

As the garden is getting into full swing and the ripe produce is multiplying, trying to find ways to use it all up sometimes ins a challenge.  For me it seems that there is no squash and then there is … Continue reading

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Harvesting Garlic

I have never grown garlic before – have wanted to, but always seem to miss the fall planting window.  I made it this year, but just barely! And then there was the car accident in my back yard – but … Continue reading

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Enzyme Cleaner – Part 2

It has been 3 long months, not really it has flown by, but the waiting for the enzyme cleaner to be ready seemed endless!  So back in April I started an enzyme cleaner that has to ferment for 3 months … Continue reading

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I love playing backgammon!  My dad taught me one summer while camping, I think I was about 8 or 9.  I have recently started teaching Stella how to play and she is catching on very quickly! Thursday here is garbage … Continue reading

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A Little Different Pasta Salad

During the hot days of summer I find that a lot of times I do not want to cook. The thought of heating up the house anymore is enough to send me running to a restaurant for dinner when the … Continue reading

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Patchouli & Lavender Sugar Scrub

It has been so hot and humid here that I feel like I have a film all over my body!  With all the sweating I feel that my pores are in need of a good cleansing and what better way … Continue reading

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Life After Becoming A Blogger

Today is my 1 year anniversary – this blog was started on July 19, 2011.  Wow – the year has flown by, but also seems like it has been longer with all the changes, growth and learning! I look at … Continue reading

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Need To Cool Off? Banana-Coconut Popsicles

It is great watching Stella grow up and become more and more independent, but at the same time it is a little sad – my little girl is growing up!  She is become very self sufficient in the kitchen – … Continue reading

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Colorado Weekend

This past weekend was spent in the mountains of Colorado.  Stella and I lived outside of Steamboat Springs, CO before moving back to NY.  We lived in Hahn’s Peak on a beautiful piece of property that sat at 8600 ft!  … Continue reading

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