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BLW Tips – Baby Led Weaning On The Go

March 28, 2014

We are doing BLW for the first time, despite the fact that is child #5. In the past, BLW just wasn’t for us, because it seemed weird and time consuming and messy and just a hassle, when compared to ebf until 12 months. Until this little one, solids were really not a desire of any […]

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Preparing to Be Self Sufficient

November 17, 2012

I’ve been touched by the outpouring of support and help given to the victims of Hurricane Sandy. I’ve also been playing the what if game. What if I lost power for three weeks or more? What if I had to rely on the food in my pantry? What if I had to figure out how […]

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Project Organize: Refrigerator

August 17, 2012

  In our last Project Organize post we tackled the pantry.  In this post we will be organizing the fridge.  Your refrigerator is most likely the most used appliance in your house each day, and an organized and well stocked fridge makes cooking much easier. Here are some tips for keeping your fridge organized and […]

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Project Organize: Your Pantry

August 10, 2012

When it comes to organization I have to admit…I’m a little OCD!  Unfortunately though, my organizational skills are usually best used for planning events or things similar.  My pantry on the other hand is not as organized as I would like.  I am a couponing mom, so I need my pantry to be stocked and […]

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Traveling on a Budget

August 8, 2012

With summer in full swing, so is the vacation and travel season.  Most families will take some sort of vacation during this time whether they travel abroad, or close to home.  When you begin to plan a vacation for your family, there is no need to pay full price for it.  There are plenty of […]

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Oven Roasted Potatoes

August 3, 2012

This is a go to side dish in our house for a variety of meals.  We have them almost every time we grill out which is about once a week!  I hope your family enjoys them as much as mine does. Recipe: 2 lbs of roasting potatoes (I like to use small, 1-2 bite potatoes) […]

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Easy and Healthy Camping Meal Ideas

August 1, 2012

Now that you have decided to go camping with your family, one of the next steps for you will be planning your camping meals.  This always takes the longest for me because I try to make it as easy as possible without having to eat unhealthy pre packaged foods while we are gone.  I have […]

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How To: Potatoes

July 30, 2012

When it comes to potatoes there is an almost endless variety to choose from.  You have various colors, textures, shapes, and sizes.  Which potato is best for your recipe?  Aren’t they all the same?  In this post we will take a look at the four main types of potatoes most people use, and what they […]

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Delicious Salad Recipes

July 27, 2012

In a previous post we talked about different lettuces, how they taste, and how they are best used.  In this post I wanted to share with you two of my favorite salads for you to try. Southwest Salad 2 cups lettuce (your choice) torn into pieces 1/3 cup black beans, drained and rinsed ¼ cup […]

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Camping 103: Choosing the Right Camping Location

July 25, 2012

In the past few weeks we have gone through Camping 101: Deciding if Camping is Right for Your Family, and Camping 102: Choosing Your Home Away From Home.  In this post we are going to wrap up the series about camping and learn how to choose a place to camp.  With so many places around […]

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