12 ideas for frugal artwork

Having moved countless times in the past decade, I’ve grown to appreciate a minimalist look to the decor in my home. The stuff we’ve chosen to keep and hang on our walls is stuff we truly love. There are so many great choices for art, there’s no need to default to cookie cutter motel room-style (read more…)

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Weekend links

101 Things to Do This Summer :: Love and Be Loved 25 Healthy Meals in 20 Minutes or Less :: Raise Healthy Eaters Printable Alphabet Bunting :: Ruffled (via How About Orange) The Power (and Peril) of Praising Your Kids :: New York Magazine Dos and Don’ts with Babies :: Cool Stuff (hilarious!) “Like a (read more…)

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Sunday Links: July 25

• From How About Orange…: How to Make Gift Bags From Newspaper • From Treehugger: Want to Kick Our Oil Addiction?  Let’s Get Our Priorities Straight First • From Simple Bites: Lacto-Fermentation: An Easier, Healthier Way to Preserve • From Small Notebook: Cleaning Products: Are You Spending More Than Needed? • From SortaCrunchy: The Road (read more…)

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Follow-Up: The Simple Organic Natural Deodorant Challenge

I’m back from vacation! I had a great time, but it’s good to be back. Thanks for all your well wishes – y’all are the best! Back on June 11, I made a confession: I was still using traditional, mainstream antiperspirant / deodorant.  Eeek!  Yes, it’s true – despite having made great strides in “natural (read more…)

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How to have a completely peaceful car ride with three small kids

My husband has this little joke whenever the three-foot-and-under crowd in our family gets insanely loud en route somewhere. He pretends to press an invisible button near the A/C of our car, which magically scrolls up a sound-proof window between us in the front seat and those in the back. You know, like in a (read more…)

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