Category: Family Life

We started composting (again)


With the warm weather we’ve been having over the last week, it definitely feels like spring. The daffodils are up, the cherry blossoms are blooming, and I am starting to think about what we’re going to do with that mess of a backyard we have. My plan: start my first garden. Step 1: Get some…

Wordless Wednesday: Bloom


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We bought new appliances, and they aren’t stainless

Whirlpool "bisque" appliances

It started when our oven died last month. No worries, we thought, we’ll just replace it. It’s old anyway. While we’re at it, we figured we might as well replace our ancient microwave and get matching appliances. At the time, we had a black circa 1989 microwave and a white oven that I’m guessing was…

Repurposing egg cartons

artist's palette

If you’ve started to think about coloring Easter eggs, or even if your family just goes through a lot of eggs, here are a few ideas for ways to repurpose those egg cartons before you recycle them. Before you repurpose them, I recommend washing them with soap and water and, especially if they’ll be in…

Wordless Wednesday: Anticipation


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We live where we can walk

pedestrian sign

One of the things I love most about where we live is how many things we can walk to. Within a few blocks of our house are restaurants, a post office, banks, a grocery store, a library, a community center, a public elementary school, several pre-schools, walking trails, doctors, dentists, pharmacies, beauty salons, several playgrounds…

Wordless Wednesday: Spring is in the air


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