Posted in January 2012

Liked it: Cloth diapers

Liked it: Cloth diapers

We switched to cloth diapers shortly after the birth of my second daughter. I LOVE cloth diapers: routine diaper rash disappeared, no worrying about running out of diapers, and so much cheaper than constantly tossing disposables! We are not purists though, we still use disposables for night-time and day-long trips. At first, I sewed out own … Continue reading

Liked it: Homemade bread

Liked it: Homemade bread

I have tried making bread for years, on and off. I finally found and tweaked a bread recipe that works for us, so I’m going to share it with you without all the background of what did not work for us. With making bread, as with most things, the best advice is if at first … Continue reading

Liked it: Oil Cleansing Method

About once a year I deviate from my beloved Mary Kay Timewise cleanser to experiment with a homemade or less expensive cleanser. And, sooner or later, I end up going back to Mary Kay because I see no improvement in my oily, acne prone skin, or it makes it worse. So, this year I saw … Continue reading

Sort of liked it: Making my own detergent

I had recently been smitten with making my own household, environmentally friendly cleaners (more in another post to come) when I decided to take the leap and try homemade laundry detergent. I researched many blogs and recipes and decided on this one, more friendly for hard water than others: 1 bar soap grated, such as … Continue reading

Liked it: Couponing

Liked it: Couponing

My coupon binder with coupons and inserts to file There are whole blogs dedicated to couponing, there is no way I can tell you all about the couponing process in one post, however I can tell you about the system that works for me. I tried writing a couponing blog years ago, but could not keep up, … Continue reading

Tried it, liked it

Six years ago, I was a full time science teacher, married with no children. Then we had Ella, and everything changed. Fast forward through part-time teaching, working from home, two more children, and with only one full time income. Like so many other bloggers out there that had careers and chose to be a “stay-at-home” … Continue reading