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3 Habits That Have Made Me a Happier Person

Ever since my hospitalization last September, I've been thinking a lot about life. That experience of unexpected urgency and complete helplessness made me realize that I needed to change.

Winter Tales with Sparkle Stories (Sponsored Post)

When my Cusinart Keurig machine broke last month I was an unhappy camper, but losing power for a couple days during a Vermont winter has a way of putting things in perspective. This morning the light turned on and that meant an easy cup of joe - made by flipping the switch of my...

Roasted Root Vegetable Soup

This morning mist blanketed the forest that borders our backyard. A flock of geese flew overhead on their journey southward, and as I wrapped a blanket around my shoulders and stepped outside I was treated to a vibrant display of reds, oranges and yellows. It was a perfect Autumn...

Our Awesome Lightning McQueen Birthday Cake

The munchkin is doing better these days but his encounter with the flu earlier this month isn't 100% gone. His health is one of the reasons I haven't posted much - he hasn't been up to more than a few laid back activities. But we've still done some things that I wanted to share.

Maple Scones, A Taste of Vermont

For a few years I wrote a blog called Baking and Books and in 2009 I published this maple scones recipe as part of a post about Vermont. That entry was taken down with the intention of moving it here, but I never got around to it until now. Thanks to everyone who has emailed me...

Silent Sunday: True Love and Home Grown Tomatoes

It's been a while since I posted a snacking garden update, so I thought I'd share a few photos of our morning harvest. I think the only one happier than our plants is the munchkin! (And me.)
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Aphids, Meet our Ladybug Army

Posted On 01 Jul 2012
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The other day we discovered a horde of aphids infesting our purple basil and pansy plants. But we saved our garden by combating these pesky bugs with an organic arsenal of homemade anti-aphid spray and a ladybug army. 1,500 ladybugs, to be exact.
Silent Sunday: From the Field to Our Table (Strawberry Shortcake)
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Silent Sunday: From the Field to Our Table (Strawberry Shortcake)

Posted On 10 Jun 2012
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No words. Just pretty pictures and a recipe for strawberry shortcake. :)
Our Snacking Garden
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Our Snacking Garden – 1 Month Later!

Posted On 09 Jun 2012
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A couple weeks ago Apartment Therapy wrote about our snacking garden and ever since then I've been getting emails from people asking for garden updates. :) I'm happy to report that our garden is thriving! Remember those tomato seedlings? They're not so little anymore. In fact,...
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Strawberries, Pumpkins and Kaleidoscope Photos

Posted On 13 May 2012
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Today we discovered a robin's egg nest, took kaleidoscope photos and added strawberries and mini pumpkins to our container garden. Altogether an awesome day.
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