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Mostly Homemade Mondays – Week 143

Homemade Mondays is a series for people that are on a journey to better living, via healthier eating and a more natural lifestyle. We realize that there are different paths that we all take to get to that place, and this bloghop celebrates that. Whether you’re a seasoned raw foodist who has banned all things… 

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How to save big on your favorite books

I haven’t yet made the official announcement yet, but here it is: we’ve decided to enroll Colette in for real kindergarten. I was a bit [extremely] hesitant at first, but it’s actually been a lot of fun starting the process. Have you started back to school shopping yet? We’ve been looking for the right backpacks, lunchboxes– you know, all the right supplies.

Picture this: it’s a rainy, miserable day outside and you’re wanting to take a short rest from the day’s work. It’s early afternoon and even though you’re full from lunch, you need a quick afternoon pick-me-up. So you decide to do the right thing: you bake a quick batch of these Earl Grey and Poppyseed muffins, before settling down with a hot cup of tea and a magazine to flick through. Sounds good, no?

Earl Grey & Poppy Seed Muffins with Marmalade Glaze

No cup of tea is complete without a sweet something. No cup of coffee is complete without a sweet something. Actually, no hot cup of anything is complete without a sweet something. Can I get an amen? Picture this: it’s a rainy, miserable day outside and you’re wanting to take a short rest from the… 

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If you live in the city, a rain barrel is a cost effective way to water your garden. The series of rain barrels in my backyard serves as the sole watering system for my garden. One 50-gallon barrel will water my 6 raised beds and most of my edible landscaping. I use a little sump pump that John gifted me for Dog Mother's Day :) and a nice, long non-kink hose to water my garden.

Why Rain Barrels Are Essential for Any Urban Homestead

My garden is off the hook right now, guys. It’s going gangbusters. Completely nuts with abundance. I’m going to toot my own horn and tell you that this is the best garden I’ve had in about 3 years. See: I am just about done with the delicate greens of the spring, as only my kale… 

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Mostly Homemade Mondays – Week 142

Homemade Mondays is a series for people that are on a journey to better living, via healthier eating and a more natural lifestyle. We realize that there are different paths that we all take to get to that place, and this bloghop celebrates that. Whether you’re a seasoned raw foodist who has banned all things… 

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The best part about this recipe is, by far, the taste and texture. The second best part is that your kids can help you create the whole thing. And if you want to get extra creative, it's a breeze to modify this recipe to adapt to their own favorite tastes (just make sure to leave in the cheese, it's the best part!).

Cheesy baked chicken tenders

We have a snack cabinet in our kitchen that is right at child’s height.  My baby– is he a toddler already?– loves to help himself. He walks in there, opens the cabinet, takes out a box of crackers and then sits in the middle of the kitchen helping himself. My kids, who range from 1 to… 

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Banana Nut Bread

Looking for a recipe that’s easy to make, tasty and perfect when eaten as breakfast? How about a recipe that uses up over ripened bananas and is suitable to freeze? Look no further, guys. This recipe is one for you. This banana nut bread is unlike any other banana breads I’ve made or eaten (and… 

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