As you can see, I am still working on her dress. I haven't made as much progress as I had hoped this past week, but that's ok. As long as I have it done by her birthday (in May) I will be happy. She is really excited for me to finish it, and constantly asks why I am not working on it. Mainly when she sees me working on Jack's socks...or some dish rags...or my mom's table … [Read more...] about emma’s sweater dress
Archives for February 2012
My kids are little. Almost 4 and 18 months little. I am planning to formally homeschool them when they reach an age where I need to report to the state (which is an entirely different story - why can't I be responsible for my own kids without the state having a say in the matter?). As of now though, we are already homeschooling. I have talked before about the curriculum … [Read more...] about babes and learning
I have been trying to move to a more "green" cleaning routine for quite a while. When I first started my journey, I went out to buy some products that were marketed as green or all natural and organic. As soon as I looked at the prices, I turned around and left the store. I think that using natural cleaners is extremely important, but not if it breaks my budget. Instead, I … [Read more...] about All Purpose Cleaner Recipe
I have an abundance of carrots and parsnips in my fridge. My winter CSA seems to give them to us each time we pick up our basket. I love both carrots and parsnips, and Emma loves raw carrots. Parsnips don't seem to be a big vegetable for anyone in my family except me (and my mom - but she is not here for dinner every day). This week the drawer in my fridge was getting a tad full. … [Read more...] about honey balsamic glazed carrots and parsnips
Have I mentioned we eat a lot of beans and rice? I think I may have at some point...Have I also mentioned that I don't normally buy canned beans due to the whole BPA factor (and also the price)? That means that I cook a lot of dry beans. And I don't have one of those fancy pressure cookers either...I am soaking my beans the night before (or more often using the quick soak … [Read more...] about cooking beans in bulk
Can you see what the problem is here? I'm sure you can. It seems quite obvious to me of course, perhaps because it is my knitting. That would be my sock there. My sock, which was ready for the heel to be started. Have you figured it out yet? Well, the problem, is that there are only 2 needles with stitches, and 2 needles in the ball of yarn. Typically I … [Read more...] about what is wrong with this picture?