Monthly Archives: September 2011

Homemade Cleaning Products – I Am Amazed

After cleaning the bathroom last week with homemade cleaning products – I decided to make cleaning products for the rest of the house.  Last night the castile soap finally arrived – so to my lab (kitchen) I went to mix … Continue reading

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What Do You Get for An 8 Year Old for Her Birthday?

Stella has been invited to a birthday party this weekend and I went to several stores looking for the perfect gift for an 8 year old girl – but I could not really find anything that was worth buying.  I … Continue reading

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Get Clean While Making Felted Soap

A couple of Mother Day’s ago I purchased a couple of felted soaps for gifts from one of our local shops – Whimsies.  I love Whimsies, the store supports local artists, fair trade and co-op craft organizations.  After purchasing the … Continue reading

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Breaking the Dinner Rut – Add A New Recipe

I have found that I get into a rut in regards to cooking dinner.  I tend to do the same recipes over and over again, sometimes making a change in the recipe from time to time.  I have so many … Continue reading

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Rich, Dark and Creamy – Apple Butter

To look at a jar of applesauce and a jar of apple butter is like looking at day and night, but you can’t make apple butter without starting with applesauce.  Apple butter is a highly concentrated form of applesauce – … Continue reading

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Easy to Make Homemade Apple Sauce

Apple sauce making started first thing Sunday morning and ended on Tuesday evening, my counter, stove, floor and myself were all in a constant state of sticky.  Wednesday was spent cleaning the kitchen and all the utensils, putting them up … Continue reading

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Who Needs Potato Chips – Grab Some Apple Chips

I have been busy for 3 days preserving all the apples that were picked on Saturday.  All my time has been spent on apples, with the Stella detours during the day, walk to school, pick up from school, stop at … Continue reading

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Oats Aren’t Just for Oatmeal – Try Oatmeal Pancakes

There is a restaurant, The Flying Biscuit Cafe,  in Atlanta, that almost every time that I go I have to have their oatmeal pancakes – I LOVE THEM! This restaurant used to be a small treasure that only the locals … Continue reading

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Support Your Local Farms – Apple Picking

This is the second year that we have leased an apple tree for Liberty View Farm, and I think it was one of the best things we have done in on our quest to support our local farms and farmers.  … Continue reading

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Green Cleaning the Bathroom

I do not use chemicals in the cleaning of my home, but I do buy the products – Seventh Generation, Method, Simple Green, Whole Foods Brand, Mrs. Meyers, Earth Friendly, etc.  But I also make some of my cleaning products.  … Continue reading

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