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]

{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… [read more]

Ten Easy Ways with Rhubarb

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Oh, rhubarb. Poor, misunderstood rhubarb. Food that ranks right up there with butterscotch under “Things Grandparents Like.”  What is it but that weird fruit (vegetable?) that your mom, neighbor, mailman always has too much of. That leafy thing that looks like celery, but not quite, and only ever tastes good buried under pounds of strawberries inside… [read more]

Tidy Books: A New Look at Kids’ Books! {Review and Giveaway}

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Yeah, so, uhh….we’re still working on the kids’ furniture. Ugh. It’s SO hard trying to fit 2 kids, a boy and a girl, one preschooler and one infant, into one tiny little room with a set of stairs in it. I just can’t seem to get it right. But we’re making small strides, and I’m… [read more]

Wordless Wednesday: Honeybees!

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This is a photo of my parents’ new willow tree. But, if you look closely, there’s something else there.. It’s a swarm of honeybees! There was a time when the sight of them would have scared me out of the yard. But now that the health of some bees is in jeopardy, I’m just really… [read more]