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Busy Day Cake
Interests: Mothering, Nutrition, Sewing, Knitting, Cooking, Streamlining Life.
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I love both of those scarves. As I have gotten older, I wear a scarf almost constantly in the winter. Would love the pattern for one of these!
Toggle Commented Jan 22, 2011 on SouleMama Sponsor ~ QUINCE & CO. at SouleMama
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I had a Syndy (sp?) doll from FAO Schwartz back in the early 70's. It was sort of like a barbie but had normal proportions. I sewed so so many clothes for her. It was really how I learned to sew. All by hand no less. Also loved my Mia doll who's hair could be pulled out of the top of her head or cranked back in. Hillary's and your blogs were among my first discoveries when I returned to sewing three years ago. So inspiring!
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We use raw milk too and there's a nice recipe to keep the yogurt "raw" and not destroy the enzymes. The recipe is at the end of this article on To Heat or Not to Heat: http://www.westonaprice.org/food-features/602-heat-or-not-heat-yogurt.html Because we only need a quart or so at a time, I have a metal thermos that my quart ball jar fits into.
Toggle Commented Aug 20, 2010 on (how we make) Yogurt! at SouleMama
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We've made one of Lisa's bracelets a tradition for graduation gifts and I have one coming up... would love a gift certificate to help with this!
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So funny, just last weekend I bought that exact pattern on a visit to amish country and one of my favorite fabric stores, one of the old fashioned carry-everything-kind. I'm planning to make a prairie dress for my 7 year old and I love the idea of the Laura Ingall's nightgown for dress-up! Good idea to make a list of patterns you want and wait for that $1-2 sale that JoAnns or Hancock's have.
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2010 on A gossamer nightgown. at angry chicken
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Toasted everything bagels with homemade cream cheese and bacon is the bomb. I use raw milk to make yogurt, then strain it overnight with cheesecloth and mix in some celtic sea salt. Love it with fresh chives but want to try the rosemary someone above mentioned.
Toggle Commented May 23, 2010 on oh, bagels! at angry chicken
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Mar 15, 2010
I keep going back to her website looking at options, deliberating...
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And that adorable hat pattern... and that... just the inspiration I've been needing.
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2010 on SouleMama Sponsor ~ MAGPIE PATTERNS ~ at SouleMama
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How adorable! busydaycake.typepad.com
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It is encouraging to hear someone else with similar yearnings - the yearnings that are not socially valued like TIME. Part of me longs to homeschool. For now my daughter goes to an amazing independent, small school that is the next-best-possibly-better-for-her-kind of place. When I have talked to friends about being sad for school to start, I find very few people understand. Thanks for the camaraderie.
Toggle Commented Sep 4, 2009 on The Homeschooling Post (Volume 2) at Blue Yonder
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I remember visiting Pemiquid with my grandmother many years ago. She would go to stay at the Inn for a month at a time when she was younger and retired. Thanks for the visual reminder that I hope to take my family there someday... all the way from the midwest!
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2009 on hometown tourists at SouleMama
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What a great giveaway! Count me in.
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2009 on SouleMama Sponsor ~ SHIVAYA NATURALS ~ at SouleMama
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I've got to add that research has shown that just playing a game like chutes and ladders a few times over the course of two weeks increases children's number sense significantly. Games are great for so many reasons, math not necessarily being the most important. One step more advanced would be parcheesi and trouble... anything where children are counting and translating dice totals into moves. Yes, I'm a math teacher.
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Raw milk makes amazing cheese and yogurt... have you looked at www.realmilk.com for a source for raw milk near you? When I was pregnant I drove 3 hours round trip to get raw milk but now we have a source about 15 miles from us and we take turns driving with other families. Also, a great recipe for yogurt that doesn't require heating the milk very high is at http://westonaprice.org/motherlinda/yogurt.html
Toggle Commented Aug 21, 2008 on homemade paneer (cheese) at angry chicken
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I keep ruminating over your list since you first posted it. There are only a few things that I don't have - perhaps we are lost kitchen soul mates. So nice to reflect on our daily tools isn't it? BTW, your BTR book really helped me refresh my sewing supplies this spring. I have the cookie scoop in THREE sizes - love them. Use them to freeze some cookie dough ahead of time. Scoop onto wax paper lined tray, freeze for an hour, put into freezer bags with baking directions written on bag. Couldn't make it through my day without my Furi santoku knives, Furi knife sharpener and an Epicurean cutting board anchored to the counter with a Silpat. I took a hands on knife skills class a few years ago and it was the best investment in my cooking repertoire.
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