The Great American Light Bulb Swap Coming to Boston

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Have you made the switch to LED bulbs yet? A few years ago we thought we were doing a great thing - we switched to CFL bulbs. And when it comes to energy efficiency, we were doing a good thing. Better than the traditional screw in incandescent light bulbs for sure. While the CFL's were budget … [Read more...]

7 Inviting DIY Christmas Wreaths

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I love a good holiday wreath. I really LOVE a good holiday wreath! Every year as we head out to get our tree, I make sure that when we cut it down (yes, we totally cut our own), Ben saves tons of those bottom branches for wreath making. I usually have enough to make two full wreaths. Depending on … [Read more...]

The Vintage Homestead: Some New Equipment and Progress

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We are at the point where I feel like everything that needed to be done before winter and needed to be bought before winter has been. Now it's time to settle in and see where we are in terms of our real budget and abilities to redo some of the things we want inside the house. We need to evaluate … [Read more...]

Eco Friendly Stocking Stuffers For Kids {Gift Guide}

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I have decided this year that I am filling stockings with fun yet planet friendly things for the kiddos. There are so many really cool, small, stocking stuffer sized items that are purposeful that the kids will be excited about and I'm here to share a few of my favorites that I have seen out there! … [Read more...]

Monster Make a Match Game – Mama May I {Review}

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I have long been admiring the work of Jessica Perkins as she opened her online shop, Mama May I. Filled with handmade learning toys for ages ranging from infant through childhood, it is a shop based off of naturally ecofriendly priciples as well as a mission that I believe in. Jessica was … [Read more...]

Adventures in Comfort Food and The Steakhouse

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One of my favorite things to check out is a good cookbook. It’s exciting to try new recipes that you may not have tried before. You never know when there will be a good one that will become one of your family’s new favorites. I love flipping through them, reading the ingredients for the recipes and … [Read more...]

Recycling Your Baking Supplies

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A few months ago I went to the Natural Products Expo in Baltimore. While I was there I did a lot of browsing around the aisles and aisles of responsible companies. One of my favorite things to do there is connect with new brands. I love hearing more about those that create great products and act … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan: November 9 – 15th, 2014

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What a busy weekend! We are just now getting into town. I still need to get to the grocery store. We were visiting family in PA all weekend and had a blast. It was short and sweet but man what a great time! Now we are back just in time for the start of school and work for the week. Glad I have a … [Read more...]

Tomatoes – A Necessity in Our Home

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Tomatoes are a necessity in our house. We use them all the time, in many of our meals, and in the summer time fresh off of the tomato plants. Of course fresh tomatoes are our choice when it comes to incorporating them in our meals. We even freeze tons to last us all winter long. And, there is always … [Read more...]

Stuffed Delicata Squash {Recipe}

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I have been obsessed with winter squash this year. Squash is not something I have always loved. I think at first, it was the texture that I needed to get used to. After eating it many different ways from roasted to pureed to stuffed, I became accustomed to it. Now, I love the flavor and so enjoy … [Read more...]

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