The Magic Pumpkin

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I’m a huge fan of Halloween, but not a huge fan of giving my kids gobs of candy.  Call me crazy, but I’d like to avoid my children getting cavities if possible.  When my daughter was 2 years old, we … Continue reading

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Plastic-Free Groceries On A Budget

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Nothing is terribly revolutionary about my shopping habits, but the fact that plastic is often neglected from my grocery list means my habits have departed from the mainstream.  While trying to go plastic-free, we adjusted our weekly spending to $110, … Continue reading

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Plastic-Free Pumpkin Pie

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Think of autumn and chances are that thoughts of falling leaves, apple cider, and pumpkin pie come to mind.  I enjoy baking this time of year, partly for the delight of eating sweets as well as for the comfort a … Continue reading

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Fried Green Tomatoes

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It is October now and our garden is on its last breath.  We have plenty of green tomatoes left.  They would normally get tossed into the compost with the first frost approaching, but I wanted to find a better use … Continue reading

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Bringing Our Own Dishes on Vacation

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Over Labor Day weekend, we decided to vacation in Manitou Springs, one of our favorite nearby getaways.  There are plenty of family activities to do, such as visiting the Mantiou Cliff Dwellings, the Cave of the Winds, the Penny Arcade … Continue reading

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Old White T-Shirts

There comes a point in the life of a white T-shirt when it is time to hide from the public eye.  The once bright white cotton inevitably turns dingy and thin after much use.  This was the case recently with … Continue reading

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Live Authentically, Not Perfectly

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It is easy to be too hard on yourself now and then, so I say “take a break from yourself!”  Breaking your own rules once in a while can actually be healthy.  When you aim for perfection, chances are you’ll … Continue reading

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