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Jonah Lisa
Teton Valley, Idaho
I live green. I talk dirty. I make things.
Interests: parenting, crafts, writing, food, green living, humor, knitting
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Who makes random judgmental comments on people's blogs?
Toggle Commented Dec 1, 2011 on Random Christmas Art Projects at Jonah Lisa Land
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Thanks! Your msg made me think how cute one would look on top of a child's gift instead of a bow! Great bathtub toy, too!
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I've got a new post up on Unplugged Sunday called Just Make It! Go read it, then start thinking about how you can turn some of those lists and likes and pins into actual completed projects this weekend! Tomorrow I'll... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2011 at Jonah Lisa Land
We were all snuggling in bed a few mornings ago... Huck: You're mine Mom. I'm not letting you hug or kiss Daddy anymore. Only me. Stephen: Nice. I think it's time for LIttle Oedipus to get ready for school. Huck:... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2011 at Jonah Lisa Land
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I love a good pumpkin recipe! Who doesn't? In fact, over the years I've posted several of my favorites right here. Today I want to recycle a few of my family's top pumpkin recipes and add a few new ones... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2011 at Jonah Lisa Land
{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2011 at Jonah Lisa Land
Huck 2 best buddies from the neighborhood, Jon & Finn, go to a different school. Not a big deal for Huck but I've been curious about who he's gravitating toward in Kindergarten this year. Me: So are Jacob and Austin... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2011 at Jonah Lisa Land
Wow. For a "seasoned writer, blogger and counselor of mind/heart/spirit" you have a very harsh communication style. Clearly knowing nothing about how Heather's family allocates their other money (not having cars, TV, Cable, and other major expenses many people choose to take on) you made some very negative comments about her choices. Her lifestyle is void of empathy? Not grounded in reality? Generated from a very small space? Man. All because 4 words rubbed you the wrong way? Quite the spirit healer. Best of luck with that counseling stuff. I hear it takes tact, but maybe not so much as I thought.
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I also currently spend $800 a month on groceries. I live in the mountain west and there is only 1 grocery store with in 40 miles of my home. We pay a premium, and I mean premium to live deep in the mountains. Grocery cost WAY more out here. My family from the DFW area in Texas are always amazed at the price differences. We make far less than most people but we do not need clothing for work, we work from home so spend way less on gas, and don't pay for any TV, cable, XM radio, dish, etc. So MUCH less on home entertainment than most Americans. My point here is that spending more on groceries doesn't neccessarily mean you have more disposable income. It just means you spend what income you have in different ways.
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Tuesday morning Huck was late to school, Jemima was late to daycare and Stephen and I got a late start on our writing work. Why? A family of moose, a Mama and her 2 babies, decided to come over for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2011 at Jonah Lisa Land
Well, as I said, onions were one of my big garden success stories. I didn't plant too few, or too many, they grew well and didn't get any little buggies. I harvested 26 nicely sized medium yellow onions. Of course,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2011 at Jonah Lisa Land
For starters, it was AWESOME! There were a few bumps along the roadin the days leading up--A self-tanner accident that required 3 days of scrubbing my legs with lemon juice, and some anxious over-plucking of my eyebrows--but in the end,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2011 at Jonah Lisa Land
Pretty well, thank you very much. This is my first garden bigger than a kitchen window sized thing. It took us almost 3 years to get the area ready. Year one Stephen did most of the hard work of prepping... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2011 at Jonah Lisa Land
I've got a new post up over at Unplugged Sunday today. Go have a look and I'll be back to regular posting here next week. It always takes longer than I expect to catch up after a trip. Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2011 at Jonah Lisa Land
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...and yet, so wrong. Our last gas stop on the long road home. Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2011 at Jonah Lisa Land
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...across Colorado and Wyoming. Home tonight. Big sigh. Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2011 at Jonah Lisa Land
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...and heading back to Idaho where we never went over 90 degres this summer and we never have to beat the bushes for snakes when we stop to pee on the side of the road. I'll post a recap and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2011 at Jonah Lisa Land
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...with Academy Award winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler. Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2011 at Jonah Lisa Land
This is the mothership where our film will be screening tonight. It's a huge symphony hall that seats 2,500 and it is sold out! Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2011 at Jonah Lisa Land