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Happy Birthday, H. A. Rey!


“Mom, can you buy more George books?  Them is sooo funny!”  Those are the recent words of my four year old daughter, and I think many children echo her opinion. I know what I liked as a child and I don’t do any book that I, as a child, wouldn’t have liked.         […]

Non-Toxic Homemade Cleaning Spray {with Essential Oils}

Homemade Cleaning Spray

Before I share the formula for this Non-Toxic Homemade Cleaning Spray, I want to show you a picture. Those are the stairs that lead to our second floor.  And the toilet cleaner we used at one time.  And the holes the toilet cleaner ate in the carpet. How did that happen? Before I started making many of my own […]

Weekly Date Night: You Can Make It Happen!


Would you like to have a weekly date night with the love of your life?  Even if you’re already married?  And have kids? You can! You don’t have to make extravagant plans, hire a babysitter or leave your house.  Those things are good (and you should do them every now and then), but don’t wait […]

Tangy Carrot Slaw {Family Favorite}

Tangy Carrot Slaw

The kids have been begging for weeks to be allowed to pull up the carrots.  I’ve been thinking about making Tangy Carrot Slaw again, so I let them do that today. Our current garden area is a couple of small terraces outside our front door.  We squeeze as much as we can in there, so the […]

Painting With Kids: Watermelon Rind Rainbow Prints

Watermelon Rind Rainbow Prints

You may have participated in watermelon seed spitting contests or made watermelon rind pickles . . . Have you ever painted with watermelon rinds? I imagine, this being Labor Day weekend, that many of you will soon be enjoying some of the season’s last watermelon.  Save some of those rinds and make these beautiful Watermelon Rind Rainbow Prints! […]