Where am I?

May 1, 2012

I just realized – I never posted a “Hey I’m blogging somewhere else for a while” post.  So, in case you were wondering (yeah I know you were wringing your hands, weren’t you!), I’ve been focusing on my other project, the Homesteader Kitchen.

So head on over and check it out.  My homemade Nutella and Sriracha (not generally eaten together) beckon! (more…)

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Lil Rambo

When did she grow so big?

As I was sitting this morning with my cup of coffee, nursing Firefly and perusing my email, something occurred to me.

If I was still working, I’d be going back to work today.  I distinctly remember this day, back in October 2008, when I had to go back to work after my leave with Little Rambo was up.

It was depressing.  I wanted nothing more than to be home with my baby, but I took her to my (wonderful, btw) daycare, handed her to her caretaker, and went off to work. (more…)

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Interior Designing Our Cabin

January 23, 2012

This last year I’ve been pregnant which for me means pretty much worthless.  Now that Firefly has been born, I’m feeling quite much more up to snuff and therefore more proactive.  I’m getting more done around here and also we’ve been putting more thought and focus into our future plans.  Okay, specifically our cabin.

You see, I’ve made a goal.  Remember how I’m working on the side to earn money online?  Well, I had a good month in December.  Good enough, in fact, that I am now seeing that it could quite feasibly be that this time next year we’re building our cabin and making preparations to move.  That’s a thrilling thought but also kinda freaky.  (more…)

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: Farm

My Cloth Diapering Saga

When Ballerina Girl was first born, I was in the running to be a stay home mom like we’d planned.  I decided at the time that I wanted to go with cloth diapers instead of disposables.  Cloth diapers have really come a long way since the old prefolds, big ol safety pins and plastic pants!

At the time, I didn’t know many brands so I bought a bunch of Fuzzibunz size small diapers.  We were pretty broke and I didn’t buy a whole lot, intending to go up in size as she did.  These diapers were about $16 apiece shipped.  That’s pretty pricey, right?  Yeah… not so much. (more…)

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Announcing… Firefly!

January 10, 2012

Hi!

My name is Firefly. I was born via planned c-section at 8:17am on December 9th.

My mom said that it was the best birth she’d had so far.

The whole thing was pretty much a fog for me, personally, but I do remember having lots of nice cuddle time with my Mama and Daddy!

I was born with lots of hair and my Mama thinks I’m going to have ringlet curls.  Daddy’s going to have his hands full with three girls! (more…)

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Flexible Homemade Ice Packs

November 14, 2011

Hello hello!

Well, posting is getting few and far between as my time grows near. Can you believe my little one #3 will be here in less than 4 weeks! Amazing. Plus my computer is at the shop so I have to use my husband’s which is not the idea setup… so that leaves little room for long rambling blog posts like my norm.

Having said that, check out this guest post I did! I’ve done a few guest posts at DIYNatural and I just adore Matt and Betsy there. They are really great people and committed to living a more healthy and natural lifestyle. If you aren’t following them on facebook or twitter, you should! Anyway, here’s my post!

How to Make An Ice Pack

Cheers, and have a great day everyone!

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Girls helping their Papa work on our last visit to the farm for the year.

The last few days, it’s been getting kind of chilly out. This morning actually it was 37 degrees! And don’t call me a wuss, either! I live in the friggin Pacific NW, okay? Lol…

So anyway, I was just thinking about something. Yesterday morning it was really chilly. After breakfast, I built a fire and then the girls and I snuggled down on the couch under my favorite fuzzy blanket and I had a cup of my beloved eggnog coffee. (more…)

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Generating Income from HomeThis is sort of a continuance on my previous post series, but this time I’m asking for input!  As you know, we’ve been dabbling with different ways to invest for the long-term, things that I can manage.  So, I’m asking – what do YOU do?  If you are in the situation we are in – we can put a little aside here and there, but it’s not like I have thou$ands to invest.  I’ve heard a lot about “hot penny stocks,” but haven’t really done much looking besides a little web window shopping.  (more…)

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Blog-Less in Seattle No More

October 24, 2011

Ballerina Girl enjoys the wading pool on our last trip to the property for the year.

It’s great!  Finally I’m back online.  I’m sure you were all just absolutely crushed at my absence.

Truth is, it was ALL MY FAULT.  My domain expired this month so I wanted to transfer it to a different registrar, thinking it would be a one-day process.  (more…)

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Just a quick micro post today since I haven’t posted much but I was thinking about this.  People often wonder what to do with the bones… and yes, we can make stock, but then what?  Well… did you know you can burn leftover chicken bones (or, anything really) and they will add valuable calcium to the ashes?  That is, if you want to use it as a garden amendment.

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