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BPA, PVC & Phthalate Free Dishes for Kids By Safe Mama

23 Oct

I thought that compiling all of safest dish options for kids was a great idea!  So I thought I would share!  Thanks Safe Mama!

Plates, Dishes, Bowls, Cups

Utensils

Snack Containers

Placemats, Eating Surfaces

Lunchboxes, Food Containers (full cheat sheet)

 

Link to the website:

http://safemama.com/2008/10/06/safer-bpa-free-dishware/

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Drilling Pumpkings

15 Oct

B with Pumpkin

pumpkin drilling

 

Pumpkins

Pumpkin Seeds

Well, I did it!  I tried out the infamous pumpkin drilling!  My son, husband and I cleaned out the pumpkins and then my husband got out his drill and we drilled random designs into our pumpkins!  It was fun and fast!  Then hubs roasted the pumpkin seeds and we drank a beer and snacked on them. mmmmmmm  I believe this pumpkin drilling business will be added to our annual pumpkin carving.  Its so fun and you don’t have to worry about cutting off your finger with a knife.

Pictures of our pumpkins lite up will be added soon!

Ball Jar Herb Garden

19 Sep

Kerr Jar Herb 1

 

Kerr Jar Herb 2

 

Kerr Jar Herb 3

 

I was brainstorming ways to grow herbs for my husband, whom is a chef, and yes, I am spoiled I know, and I came up with this idea.  We drilled holes in the bottom of a Ball jar that we had in the cupboard, added some white rocks that we collected on the beach near our home, then dirt, then the thyme!  Boom!  Cute planter for herbs.  I am super pumped to be growing herbs verse paying $5+ for a package that we use half of and throw out.  Super wasteful!  Plus, its cute and sits in our glass window off the kitchen which is perfect for growing!  I plan on doing several of these!  Parsley is next!

Happy growing!

Jen

Cookie Sheet Magnet Board

31 Jul

Fridge

 

Cookie Sheet magnet board

 

Like many of you, our fridge is one of those that is not magnetic on the front and the sides are covered by built in cabinets.  Its a nice fridge, though, I am very sad that we can’t plaster a million kid art pieces, magnets, etc. on it.  So my mom and I created a magnet board for my son out of a cookie sheet and contact paper.  We chose the contact paper that matches the wood on the side of our cabinet, stuck it to the cookie sheet and boom!  We stuck it on the cabinet using adhesive squares so that we can move it as he grows.  It works like a charm and my son loves it!  Happy crafting!

XO Jen

Put Your Lettuce Bottom In Water And Watch It Grow!

24 Jun

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When I first heard that you can grow lettuce by simply putting your lettuce bottom in water, I was thinking to myself ‘why in gods name doesn’t everyone do this?!’  How is this not standard in every household to just grow yourself a head of lettuce with the bottom of the last one?!  Maybe the lettuce is bitter?  Maybe it doesn’t work?  I am not sure, but I will tell you one thing, I am giving it a whirl!  See the pic above.  To be continued as far as the the lettuce taste…..

 

Fermented & Cultured Foods: The Surprising Health Benefits

5 Mar

As you can see, I am WAY into organic foods and health.  This article from the PCC Sound Consumer newsletter on good bacteria, or flora, I found VERY interesting.  I mean, who knew they produce hormones that regulate fat storage!  Check out this article and let me know what you think!

 

Fermented & cultured foods_ the surprising health benefits _ PCC Natural Markets

 

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Companies that DO make, buy, and sell genetically modified products

4 Mar

This explains itself… yuck.  I don’s support or buy ANY of these products.

 

GMO

Egg, Sausage & Broccoli Muffins

12 Nov

My husband and I hosted a brunch this weekend and I made these delicious muffins.  So simple, delicious and healthy!

 

Snacking in the Kitchen: Mother’s Day 2010 Brunch.

Sausage & Kale Soup

12 Nov

Very easy to make delicious and healthy soup!  Makes about 4 servings.  I usually add more kale, sausage & garlic because I love them!  Give it a whirl and let me know what you think! XO

Spicy Kale and Sausage Soup _ PCC Natural Markets

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