Posted in April 2010

Bella Band Love

Bella Band Love

Ok, so I’ve found that over the course of my first, and current, pregnancies that I talk about Bella Bands to just about anyone who’ll listen.  It follows, then, that I’d create an entire blog post about it…and here it is. The Bella Band is probably my favorite invention for the pregnant woman.  See, even … Continue reading

Got Milk?

Got Milk?

So…we drink raw milk.  For a number of reasons that others have taken lots of time to write about so I won’t bore you with my inadequate summary of their words…I’ll just send you to the latest article that explains it all in good amounts of detail.  What started us on this path was my … Continue reading

First Ever Milk Kefir

First Ever Milk Kefir

What is milk kefir (you might be saying to yourself…and I wouldn’t blame you…)?  Kefir is defined as, “a creamy fermented drink made from cow’s milk, often having the taste and texture of thin yogurt”.  It’s full of probiotic goodness, just like yogurt and you can use it in pretty much the same way.  We’ve … Continue reading

2010 in 2010 De-Cluttering Challenge

2010 in 2010 De-Cluttering Challenge

Time to let you guys into my closet…well…into one of them anyway… My masters degree is in (basically) organization.  Although my parents might dispute the following statement, I’ve always craved order in my life.  Maybe not in the “keeping my room clean” kind of way when I was younger, but it has certainly evolved into … Continue reading

Strawberry Jam Makin’ (and canning)…

Strawberry Jam Makin’ (and canning)…

How better to celebrate spring than by happening upon organic strawberries at Costco at a great price and deciding to go ahead and can a years worth of strawberry jam?  🙂  We’re not complicated people, when it comes to fruit spreads we go for strawberry jam and apple butter.  The first is self-explanatory because really…who … Continue reading

Homemade Easter Egg Dye!

Homemade Easter Egg Dye!

To be honest, we almost skipped dying easter eggs this year.  I mean, we’d don’t really buy into the whole chocolate bunny thing around here and my oldest isn’t really aware of what Easter means so I figured, “Whew!  Less work for me!  We’ll wait till next year…done!”.  Then I came across this article on … Continue reading

How the heck do I use fennel?

How the heck do I use fennel?

And by fennel, I don’t mean fennel seeds, I mean a large, knobby, frond be-topped bulb (see post below to view an actual picture of said bulb).  Well, I’d only ever used it in a potato stew of sorts, something akin to a potato leek soup so I decided to do a search and I … Continue reading