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I am homeschooling mom of 7 wonderful blessings and wife to my best friend.Baby-Wearing, cloth diapering, pregnancy, natural health and healing and living frugally are some of my other interests. I love to read, write, listen to music, shop second hand, photography and enjoy family time especially out in nature. I enjoy cooking and making things as natural and homemade as possible. I also enjoy learning new things and about others along the way.

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Friday, October 28, 2011


I made this headband for my daughter pictured above. I am wearing it for a closer look :)

what you need:

A wide plastic headband: $1 (I bought at a IGA for a dollar but you could also check your local Dollar store)
A pair of Girl's ripped tights: I already had a pair on hand that my daughter had ripped at school.
A button
Glue Gun with glue stick

What to Do:

I cut the tights in strips across the leg parts (this pair was striped so it did make it easier to cut straight) making them look like circle hair bands

Wrap the circle bands around the headband until it is filled up except the very bottom

Use the last few to tie toward the top for a bow look

I added a button in the middle of the bow with a glue gun

The results a cute headband that only cost me $1

October 28, 2011

Since we are getting close to the Holidays and Thanksgiving in particular, I find these scriptures to be an appropriate fit.

Psalm 136:1-4
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good!
His faithful love endures forever.
Give thanks to the God of gods.
His faithful love endures forever.
Give thanks to the Lord of lords
His faithful love endures forever.
Give thanks to him who alone does mighty miracles.
His faithful love endures forever.

Thank you Lord for this day, thank you for my family and the many blessings you have given me. I am eternally grateful.

Quotes for October 28, 2011

"What a child doesn't receive he can seldom later give." – P.D. James

"If everything in our youth were easy, with no challenges, we would not be prepared to face the grand challenge of life as an adult." – Ray Lammie

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." – Thomas A. Edison

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A day at the Park

Nothing like a day at the park on a beautiful fall day! We had a great time and didn't spend a dime :) This is how we spent our Saturday: October 22, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

My second youngest son turned 4 on October 15.This picture is with his older brother and sister. He had a great day.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Lucky By Alice Sebold

From the author that wrote The Lovely Bones comes a memoir of a time in the author Alice's Life. A time where everything changed and nothing would ever be the same but Alice came out stronger and had the brave heart to fight. As a college student in Syracuse, Alice was raped in a park by her campus. She describes the trials, tribulations and some of the triumphs that came out of her rape and aftermath.

This is a great book and lets you understand how a person is effected by a crime as brutal as rape. It goes into enough detail for the reader to understand the impact but not so much that it turns the reader away from the content. Alice displays courage and lets the reader know that there is life after rape, a different life but a life worth the fight.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Banana Bread

This recipe is from Allrecipes.com
2 Cups all-purpose flour ( I used Whole Wheat)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs beaten
2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas
I added crushed Walnuts
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9 by 5 loaf pan.
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out into a wire rack.

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