New Website: Porch.com launches today! (Free gift with sign-up!)

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As you know, my family purchased our dream property about 2 years ago. We had plans on planting, growing and eventually truly farming our land, so our 6-acre lot really is perfect for us. The house, on the other hand…well, it needs some work. At the moment, one bathroom is stripped down to the wall studs,…

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Food Storage and My New Rule of 12

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Wow. What a summer. Looking back, I can’t help but think of that person who walked away from her office cubicle on June 4th, scared and unsure of herself. I’m still pretty scared, but I’m becoming just a tiny bit more sure of myself as the months go by. The thing that has me worried…

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

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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: 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…

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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…

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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…

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{Guest Post} Greening Your Home

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*Consideration was received for the review and publication of this article. We’re in the middle of a heatwave, but the veggies won’t wait! I’m spending my day in the garden, as well as the garage, getting ready for Friday’s yard sale! Today’s post comes your way courtesy of guest blogger, Sara. She’s got some great…

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Guest Post: Summer Diapering {and BabyKicks Beach Bash Giveaway!}

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This post is part of the BabyKicks Beach Bash ’13 in celebration of the NEW BabyKicks limited edition prints (Baby Safari and Outfoxed) and swim diaper (Anchors Away)! The swim diaper is available in sizes S–XL  to ensure a perfectly snug fit on your little one’s bum. As part of the celebration, the BabyKicks Ambassadors…

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