What to do with cloth diapers when kids outgrow them.

Out of Diapers and Still Using Cloth: Repurposing Diapers

When my children were in diapers, I made the switch from disposables to cloth.  It was a great investment, having spent just a few hundred dollars on diapering supplies that would carry two children through potty training.  What I didn’t realize is that years after my kids ditched the diapers, we would still be using them (but not […]

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Lamb’s Quarters – A Nutritious and Edible Wild Plant

We are doing our best to grow or forage for our own food, whenever possible.  So when I found lamb’s quarters growing in nearly every corner, I was stoked to find out it wasn’t just edible, but tasty too!  As a matter of fact, my youngest son has recently proclaimed it to be his favorite […]


Mushroom Spore Prints: A How-to

  Identifying mushrooms you plan to eat is very important.  One great way to help identify mushrooms, especially for newbie foragers, is to take a spore print.  But how do you do it?  It’s actually easier than you might think The first thing you’ll need is a mushroom (obviously) that you’ve recently found.  You’ll need […]

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Rip Your Britches, Mend With Zig Zag Stitches

It happens to the best of us.  We don’t mean to, but it happens.  Our pants get a rip or a tear, and sometimes in the most delicate places!  But no worries; your favorite pants aren’t ruined.  If you’ve got a sewing machine equipped with a zig-zag stitch and just a few minutes, that rip […]

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How to Mend Ripped Jeans

In our house, there’s no shortage of clothing that needs mended.  Between busy little boys and a hard working Hubby, it seems that holes in pants are one of my most common mending projects.  Hubby’s pants are bigger, making it a lot easier for me to just turn pants inside out and patch, but my […]

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Alternate Ways to Line Dry Your Clothes

A lot of you may already know, I love (yes love) doing laundry.  And like a lot of other things, I like to do it old school; washing by hand and hang-drying my clothes on a line.  I do my laundry this way year round, and have a fantastic line that my husband put up […]

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