#Green Cleaning Tip: When life gives you lemons, scrub your sink!

Scrub your sink with a lemon!

Alright, make lemonade first to satisfy your inner optimist, if you must. But before you toss that squeezed lemon into the compost, dip it in some baking soda and scrub your sink! It’s the greenest way to get a really good sparkle, and if you put it down the garbage disposal, it’ll freshen that, too!

Wordless Wednesday: All in a day’s work

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I used to put on heels every day to sell groceries. Now I grow things and clear ditches with tools like this. I think I need new shoes.

Wordless Wednesday: The challenges of this new life

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Life is different now. Every day, I make a list. At the end of every day, I find myself frustrated by all the things left on it. I’m failing. Work is piling up. Mail is piling up. Emails need to be answered. And the vegetables don’t wait. As I stand by my sink, snipping the… [read more]

Buying in bulk? Consider a kitchen scale from @MiraBrands

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I always thought kitchen scales were restrictive…a sign of dieting and over-obsession about portion sizes. When MIRA Brands contacted me about a review, I wasn’t sure I’d really use their new kitchen scale, nor did I think I had room for it. But then, I thought about how much cooking from scratch I’m doing these… [read more]

It’s the middle of summer, and I’m freezing.

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To recap the weekend: My birthday, uneventful. Our yard sale, a bust. The weather? HOT. Yes, we’ve had quite the heatwave this week. My mom and I practically melted during our 2-day yard sale. And I’ll bet the local pizza joints were hopping, because it was way too hot to cook. But even in the… [read more]