Gardening 101: Companion Planting

Mother Nature is awfully ingenious; she has come up with quite a few methods to keep bugs away and plants healthy and thriving.  It turns out that plants, like people, prefer certain company.  You can help keep your vegetables happy and pest-free by planting them near their buddies! This simple method maximizes certain plants’ natural (read more…)

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4 great reasons to wake up early

Since our life has been crazy the past few months, I haven’t had much of a routine.  But starting this week, our family is getting back at it.  There’s still a lot to do as we move in to our home, but we’re ready to get back to normal life, with some form of routine, (read more…)

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Using Cloth in the Home

A couple of years ago, we were primarily using disposable products at home.  Lots of paper towels, one-time-use “sweeper” cloths for sweeping floors and dusting, sponges for scrubbing, tissues for nose-wiping, and paper napkins at mealtime. This is probably common for many households, and while it sure is convenient, it definitely contributes to all sorts of (read more…)

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Has this world been so kind?

This weekend I’m over at (in)courage, sharing a bit more personally about our family’s abrupt and unexpected temporary move back to the U.S.  From the post: “This current move of ours is temporary.  We are taking one year to deal with some family medical issues, and in the meantime, have our third baby and pray (read more…)

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Sunday Links: Out Like a Lamb

March is already coming to an end?!?  Where does the time go?  Yesterday, I spent the morning at a huge children’s consignment sale here in Austin (pictured above); it’s a bi-annual event, each spring and fall, and I never miss it.  I am usually able to buy about 99% of my daughter’s clothing for the (read more…)

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