Monthly Archives: June 2009

Wondering About A Few Things

Just how hard does a 5 year old have to flush the toilet to actually break off the handle? Why do neighborhood cats like to use my veggie garden as a litter box? How many times can a 2 year old brush his teeth in one day? How come my answering machine can answer...
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A Decaf Tea Fruit Punch Cooler

One of the things I love the most about summer is making Sun Tea. A fruity decaffeinated tea with slices of fresh fruit makes a naturally sweet and refreshing drink for anytime of the day or night. The fruit adds enough sweetness that no sugar is needed for this punch at all. This Decaf...
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Only one more month…

I can’t believe that we only have 1 more month until the 5th Little Nut joins The Nut House! I guess it is getting to the point where I should already be packed and have a freezer full of ready made dinners…but I don’t. It would also be nice if we had somewhere to...
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A Gallon of Refreshing Sweet Iced Sun Tea

One of the things I love the most about summer is making Sun Tea by the Gallon. Getting up first thing in the morning and setting the gallon jug out on the stoop to soak up the sun’s rays is such a good feeling and a great way to start your day. And for...
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Homemade Black Raspberry-Apple Spread

My Black Raspberry-Apple Spread is much like a jam, and more of a cross between Black Raspberry Preserves and Apple Jelly. I have a huge Black Raspberry bush that grows bigger every year, but also gets bigger from all of the wild bushes that pop up all over our small piece of property in...
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How to Tell the Difference Between Real and False Labor

You have gotten to the stage in your pregnancy where you are starting to experience signs of labor, but you are not sure if they point to Real or False Labor. Every woman, and every pregnancy is different, but every pregnancy has very definite signs of Labor that you will need to pay attention...
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The Perfect Homemade Iced Coffee!

You might think the only way to get the perfect Iced Coffee is to go to your local coffee shop and spend way too much money, but you would be wrong. When gas prices rise and food costs make it hard to put food on the table you have to start cutting back. Making...
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UVA Heart Center Reunion Picnic & Mended Little Hearts

We went to the UVA Heart Center Picnic a few weekends ago. We thought about going last year, but it was the weekend after Owain was released from the hospital and we were so happy to have him home we had no desire to go back after everything we had be through. It was...
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How to Teach Your Infant and Toddler Left from Right

From the moment they are born, children are learning. They are soaking up everything we do and say to them. Every minute we spend with them is an opportunity to teach them. By adding a few simple conversations to your child’s day, you can teach them the difference between the Left Side and the...
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Speak. Confirm. Repeat. and do it again.

There is one ongoing conversation that has been repeated so many times since summer vacation started that it qualifies for a little bit of crazy. E Nut, my 5 year old came home from the last day of school with a squirt gun…just one. We have one squirt gun and at least 2 other...
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Filling My Etsy Store!

One of the things I am working on to get back into jewelry full time is getting my Etsy store full again. I haven’t had too much time for promoting and I let almost all of my listings expire. Since I only did a handful of shows last year and spent most of last...
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Tales From My Veggie Garden 2009 II

Last weekend I managed to get quite a bit in the ground, but not everything. Some veggies are doing well, others OK and some not doing well at all. Over all I am happy with the beginning results and still have time to replant some of the veggies that did not make it. As...
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