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oh i just love it! it's tough to give a toddler enough mama time when there's a new baby in the picture (my newbie was born july 14). you've inspired me to make a date with my almost-three-year-old little man. :)
Toggle Commented Oct 12, 2010 on Mama Son Date at Progressive Pioneer
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Since the weather has gotten cooler, I've been on a tea-drinking kick (decaf of course since I'm breastfeeding). And I have a new tea-drinking buddy-- Ollie. Just out of curiosity (after I had already given him tea several times), I looked online to see what the web world says about... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2010 at Little Green Sprouts
I just read this interesting article from yesterday's New York Times. Thought I'd share. It really hit home for me because there are so many things I do to try and be eco-concious. I cloth diaper my baby (part-time), I hang laundry out to dry, I use CFL lightbulbs, I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2010 at Little Green Sprouts
cool...will have to check this out!
Toggle Commented Sep 21, 2010 on Taking the Sourdough Plunge at Progressive Pioneer
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Last night while chopping veggies for dinner I was thinking about blog topics. I've had a few ideas swimming around in my head, but it all came together when I realized that Ollie had dragged his stool into the kitchen to see what I was doing. I showed him the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2010 at Little Green Sprouts
We love bean burgers because they are cheap and super easy to make. Not to mention good for you and they taste delicious. Here is my recipe that I promised to share: You can use any combination of beans or lentils that you like. In the above photo I used... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2010 at Little Green Sprouts
I don't think this needs much of an intro...I watched it for the first time a few years ago and found it inspiring. And after watching Hoarders the other night (I know, ewwww), I wanted to check it out again. So here it is, The Story of Stuff. She's got... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2010 at Little Green Sprouts
1. It's free 2. There's no packaging to throw in the landfill 3. There are no bottles to wash 4. I don't have to get out of bed to feed my baby at 4 a.m. 5. I always have a snack available for her 6. Mama milk is nature's perfect... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2010 at Little Green Sprouts
(last week's balsamic pork chops, black bean/corn/tomato salad, and garlic naan) It takes a bit of time and creativity, but I've been consistently planning our weekly menus for the past few years. It helps me stick to my grocery budget and also (most of the time) eliminates those "OMG it's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2010 at Little Green Sprouts
There are a few food blogs that I frequent and I wanted to share them. They're all kind of different-- some are super-focused on vegetarian, local, whole foods...and others, well, let's just say the photos have a tendency to make me drool a little. Homer Simpson-style. We try to eat... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2010 at Little Green Sprouts
These are super easy to make, and I love that I don't have to dirty a whole bunch of dishes-- just a saucepan and the dish to bake them in. Walnut Blondies (adapted from Betty Crocker) 1/4 cup butter 1 cup packed brown sugar (I cut back to 3/4 cup... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2010 at Little Green Sprouts
Well, I didn't get to that money-saving monday post yesterday, so here it is: One of the easiest things to do to save money on your grocery bill is to buy less meat (or no meat, but let's not get ahead of ourselves). We've been working on this for a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2010 at Little Green Sprouts
We haven't been home since last Wednesday. Between doctor appointments, fairs, and visiting grandparents I'm now facing a huge pile of laundry and haven't kept up with the blog. So here's a photo from Saturday, and I'll post my money-saving monday ideas later. Ollie and Bristol Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2010 at Little Green Sprouts
I'm going to try something new. I think that having themes for particular days of the week will help me be a little more motivated and organized with my blog. Perhaps it will help me keep track of what day it is also :) So here goes: Monday: Money-Saving Monday... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2010 at Little Green Sprouts
Lucille "Lucy" Jo 7.14.10 6lbs. 8 oz. 20" long Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2010 at Little Green Sprouts
Many of you may have read this before, but I just came across it again and since much of this produce is in season right now or will be shortly, I figured a refresher would be just the ticket! I keep a copy of this list in my wallet in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2010 at Little Green Sprouts
One of my favorite herbs to grow in the summer (and inside during the winter) is basil. It's so versatile and as long as it's got water and sunshine it seems to be pretty easy to grow. Since my basil is in full swing, I thought I would share some... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2010 at Little Green Sprouts
This coming Saturday is the National Wildlife Federation's "Great American Backyard Campout." I found out about it through my friend Kelly, who sent an email a week or so ago inviting us to camp out at the lake with them this weekend. Needless to say, I'm super excited that there... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2010 at Little Green Sprouts
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2010 on Giveaway: Moon Over Maize at Progressive Pioneer
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Noticed these beauties by the barn a few weeks ago, and now they're ripe! Keep an eye on the woods or bushes near your home, maybe you'll get lucky and find some free berries too! If not, check out to find farmer's markets and farms near you. There are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2010 at Little Green Sprouts
Love it! My little guy does the same thing with our's too funny when they squat down and let him pat them or pick them up :)
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The other night we had a delicious cobb salad for dinner, and I wanted to share. The joy of cobb salad is that you can put just about anything you want on it, it's nutritious, and filling enough to eat as a main dish! Also, the protein items that you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2010 at Little Green Sprouts
Ooh, I bet there are some fantastic ideas in this book! Would love to win it :)
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Adorable! I love all the things you put in your giveaways :)
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