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This April for earth day, my little daisy girl scouts earned their "green petal" for "using resources wisely". We took on an easy sewing project inspired by Martha Stewart for recycling old t-shirts. (So if you have any old concert t-shirts from the 80's gathering dust in your closet... bring... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2012 at happy birdycake
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For Easter this year, we tried 2 new recipes from martha stewart... a delicious coconut macaroon and homemade peeps! Here is the Martha coconut macaroon recipe (here) ... with the addition of candy eyes and beaks by me.! ;) a little card making from the kid... Trying to play a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2012 at happy birdycake
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Dog keeping is a subject we have added to our homechooling and I must say that it is looooove around here. If we are not collecting teeth for the puppy toothfairy or jumping knee deep in mud puddles, you might find us sewing or reading with a new companion in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2012 at happy birdycake
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This spring as new birds begin to seek out our bird houses, we are starting to wonder who we will study next! We have been observing the tree swallows try to win realty over the blue birds and our friend the red capped woodpecker has brought his mate along this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2012 at happy birdycake
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Book lovers, that's what we are. True blue book lovers. I had a dream when I was younger and it happened after I saw the movie "My fair lady" with Audrey Hepburn. If you are a true blue book lover you would have guessed right about now which scene I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2012 at happy birdycake
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Over the holidays we took a 2 week trip west to visit family and to sneak in some hands on homeschooling too! Here are some of our adventures... This is one of our favorite books to make bread... so visiting La Brea Bakery in L.A was a must!!! We visited... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2012 at happy birdycake
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We have a new addition to our family! Meet little Molly!! (I say molly ringwald, kid says molly the american girl, daddy says sweet molly may)... all in all she's a little yellow labrador retriever, all love and full of snuggles!! Here she is coming home... and zzzzzzzzz Here she... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2011 at happy birdycake
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I know it's been a long while since I've posted. The busy of the exciting full force everyday happenings has ran off ahead of me and though I manage to capture it all with photos, the sneaking away to post has officially taken back burner. That's ok....the wonder woman in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2011 at happy birdycake
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Happiest halloween to everyone!! Hope it is spookalicius!! We will leave the tricks for tonight but as for treats... we have already indulged! ;) If you haven't made any treats yet, it's not too late! Here are some ideas... Spicy pumpkin brittle with cardamom and pumpkin pie spices! Here is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2011 at happy birdycake
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This spring we had the chance to observe a little fellow that visited us daily... a ruby throated hummingbird. In fact, he got so comfortable with us feeding him that he loved sitting on our tomato plant cages sunning himself. Now, I do not know about you but I have... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2011 at happy birdycake
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Absolutely the best vegan chocolate pudding (mousse) there is comes via Heidi Swanson, over at 101 cookbooks ( recipe here )!!!! It is amazing, delicious and the best part about it is, that it is not only dairy free but high in protein. Super tasty! (I made ours with Kahlua... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2011 at happy birdycake
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My kid does not like to sleep. It's ok... I am learning bit by bit, the fine art of letting go. (No point of fighting what is.) I am a night owl myself and my most creative time is then and it seems it is the same with her. Which... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2011 at happy birdycake
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September 11th, 2011. Years ago, seems like a life time, we lived NYC. We lived in it, loved in it, played, worked, ate and enjoyed NYC. The world trade center, the Twin Towers was our hub. A place we met after work to shop around in, eat in the beautiful... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2011 at happy birdycake
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Between all the veggies we have been getting from the CSA and our own garden, we have a complete overload of tomatoes. So it's been tomato sauce, tomato pizza, tomato sandwiches, tomatoes salad and ... tons of gazpacho! We have made so much, I am not sure I like gazpacho... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2011 at happy birdycake
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Summer is almost over and we have loved all the tons of summer fun we have had. The pact of being outdoors for practically all of it has totally been accomplished! As we prepare for our exciting second year of homeschooling chuck full of "american girl" curriculum and other learning,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2011 at happy birdycake
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Happy fourth of july everyone! Today we celebrated by grilling veggie pizza's out on the grill and drinking spicy cucumber margaritas (mama and daddy) and fresh homemade watermelon slushies (kid) out on the deck. But the special thing about it was that we stayed in our pajamas all day. Yes...... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2011 at happy birdycake
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We joined a CSA (community supported agriculture) program this spring, at an organic farm near us and we are excited!!! For those of you who do not know what a CSA is or would like to be a part of one, here is a great website for info. (click here)... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2011 at happy birdycake
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Three teeth in almost 2 weeks.... Geeez, my kid is growing too fast and cashing in like a bandit!! Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2011 at happy birdycake
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This year the garden is off to a great start. Daddy has worked on the soil intensely with compost and all kinds off organic goodies. The payoff has been amazing growth in so little time. The tomatoes are already monsters ... all 19 varieties!! Eggplants and chili pepper varieties, cucumbers... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2011 at happy birdycake
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We made scallion pancakes a couple of weeks ago and boy were they good!!! We had fun making them and eating them too... super easy for little helpers! Here is the recipe if you would like to try! Scallion Pancakes 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon yeast dissolved in... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2011 at happy birdycake
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I just recently discovered this great book by Ani Phyo. She's the queen of raw food and I couldn't pass this "desserts only" gem! The recipe is for Almond - Goji berry raw cookies and they were delicious. Goji berries are super nutritious and provide 19 different amino acids which... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2011 at happy birdycake
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I don't think my life has ever been busier than this year... but its a great kind of busy. Our days are filled with girl scouts, music, acting , dance, piano, soccer homeschooling and friends... (not to mention crafting, baking or cooking!) We are in and out of home in... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2011 at happy birdycake
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Did you know there was such a thing as pony camp? I sure didn't! As part of our homeschooling curriculum we have learning about horses and what a great way to wrap up the unit than by participating for a day at a stable, partaking in a pony camp. The... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2011 at happy birdycake
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Happy Easter! Hope you enjoyed spending time with loved ones and sharing good food around your family table! Yesterday we enjoyed our day as we sat around our family table and had fun making some artsy projects, dying eggs and even making a traditional Italian easter bread, which we had... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2011 at happy birdycake
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It only seems appropriate that honeypie's love of unicorns has lead to a love of horses! We have been reading lots of books on horse care and history and these are some things we have made. Next week we are participating in a day of pony camp, in which kids... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2011 at happy birdycake