Monday, March 20, 2017

Raising a Foodie: Growing Your Own Potatoes

Eating organic is expensive. That means we need to get creative when it comes to stretching our budget dollars. So we're always looking for ways to get the most out of what we buy.
 

Grow your own organic potatoes and onions from your kitchen scraps.

 

We buy organic potatoes, which means if we don't eat them fast enough, they often sprout.
 

So, the last time one of our potatoes sprouted, we decided to plant it to see what would happen.
 

What foods have you saved from the compost by planting them?
 

 

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Reducing Women to What They Wear

This week the news has been about whether the clothing worn by the first lady and the first daughter was appropriate for Tuesday's joint address to Congress. And all I could think about was how women were always reduced to their attire.
 

Do you remark first about what a woman is wearing?

 

Surely we have better things to do than tear a woman to pieces over a matter of fashion.” - Zelda, “Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald,(*affiliate link)” Episode 5, “The It Girl”
 

How do you remark about another woman?
 

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Overnight French Toast Casserole

As a mom I'm always looking for great, make ahead breakfasts. When that convenience can be prepped by a little even better! This gluten-free, dairy-free overnight french toast casserole will be a welcome addition to your morning routine.
 

For a weekday breakfast treat, make ahead on the weekend and store as individual portions in the fridge for easy reheating during the week.

 

How do you simplify your mornings?
 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

DIY: Converting a Jumper Into a Short Set

There's nothing worse than finding the perfect print and finding that it's a little too short. Or not practical in real life.
 

Thankfully if you have a sewing machine and you like being creative, you can almost always salvage a poorly conceived clothing item by reconstructing or reinvisioning it.
 

Detail of the finished ruffled lace shirt and short set.

 

What's your favorite reconstructed clothing project?
 

Monday, February 06, 2017

Taking a Stand for Your Beliefs

Since November I've started and stopped many drafts about how I feel about the current state of American politics.
 

I'm mad. I'm angry. I'm pissed off. And I've been mad, angry, and pissed off since I was 7 and told God had made a mistake giving such a brain to a girl as it would be wasted.
 

And as the weeks have gone by, I've gotten madder. Angrier. More pissed off than I have ever been before.
 

Laying Out Quotes on the Page

 

I've battled against conventions whispering then screaming in my head: Never discuss Money, Politics, or Religion in public or polite conversation.
 

And I'm tired. Tired of being quiet. Tired of waiting politely for my turn. Tired of being frustrated that a world where all humans have the same rights to life (health, food, and shelter), liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is nothing more than a pipe dream or a hope.
 

So I'm going to stop skirting around the subject--the elephant in the room.
 

I'm going to talk politics. Today and in the future. In person, on social media, and here.
 

I'm going to share how we're trying to raise a daughter committed to taking a stand.
 

How are you taking a stand?
 
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