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Baby Carrier Part 1: Moby Wrap

Many people, including many strangers, ask me about my baby carriers. If they’re comfortable, if I like them, are they too hot to use in the summer, etc. So I thought I’d share my experience here. Babywearing is such an … Continue reading

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Multi-Purpose Game Board

Here’s a game board my husband designed to be used with multiple chess and checkers-style games. He also designed and made some of the playing pieces himself. It was fun to make, here’s how I did it: 1. All the … Continue reading

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Zebra Pants

So, these pants were a Goodwill find a few years ago, but they didn’t really work as pants, but the fabric is really nice, so I wanted to make something with them. After sitting on my sewing shelf for a … Continue reading

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Homemade Peanut Butter

This is so easy, so cheap and tastes SOOO much better than store bought. First take a bunch of raw peanuts (~ 2 cups) and place them on a baking sheet. Throw them in a preheated 350 degree oven: Roast … Continue reading

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Rice Pudding

This is loosely based on a recipe from Secrets of Colombian Cooking by Patricia McCausland-Gallo. So I had way too much milk in the fridge and it was starting to go bad, so I tried to use it up by … Continue reading

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Steel Cut Oatmeal

Steel cut oatmeal is so yummy. Much better than using rolled oats. It is even good reheated the next day. Here’s one way to make it so you have a big batch that you can reheat in small amounts for … Continue reading

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My First Green Smoothie

I’ve been wanting to eat more vegetables, especially greens, because they’re so healthy and taste really good and are really cheap, but they always go bad before I can cook them all. I heard about green smoothies through my Mom, … Continue reading

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Christmas Part 3: Hacky sack

Crocheting 3-dimensional objects is really fun. I made this hacky sack for my niece for Christmas this past year. I used orange size 10 crochet thread and cut up strips of an old pair of sweat pants for the stuffing. … Continue reading

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Christmas Part 2: Doilies/Crochet Tutorial

One of the Christmas presents I made this year was doilies. Can you believe it? I couldn’t, but somehow I did end up making doilies and I gave them to my mother in law. She likes them, so that’s good. … Continue reading

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Two Butternut Squash Recipes

I love butternut squash! It’s so creamy and orange, which is one of my favorite colors. I got two large butternut squashes from a friend’s garden and was so excited to use them. So of course when I was given … Continue reading

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