Friday, November 08, 2013

{Review} Ozeri Digital Bathroom Scale



We have needed a new bathroom scale for the last couple of years. The one we purchased when we got married has never been that great. Ozeri sent us a new bathroom scale to try and it is so much nicer than our old one!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

{Review} Organic Caboose Organic Cotton OS Fitted Diaper





First let off let me tell you - I hate night time cloth diapering! I love cloth for during the day but there have been many times that I have almost given up and gone back to disposables for night time (but then I remind myself about all those nasty plastic diapers going to the landfill and I figure hey so what if I have to change the bedding one more time?) But seriously, my son nurses all night long and he pees enough to prove it, so we have had too many leaky nighttime diapers to count. I have tried many expensive name brand cloth diapers and even with so many extra inserts shoved inside that my sons PJ pants are stretched like a rubber band, they still end up leaking about half the time.

Monday, October 14, 2013

{Tutorial} Making Cloth Menstrual Pads

This tutorial and pattern is for a thin reusable menstrual pad. There are three different sizes, a long pad for a heavy flow, a medium pad, and a light days pad. I love these pads – they are absorbent, thin, and stain resistant. They are relatively easy to sew; all you need is a regular sewing machine with a straight stitch. If you have any questions, leave a comment. Puchase the pattern on our Etsy Shop - Simplistically Modern. Good Luck!!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

{review} A Green Menstrual Alternative


Warning – If you do not want to read about lady related problems (aka “that time of the month”) please stop reading now :)

Disclaimer - I received a day pad and a pantyliner from GladRags to try out. The opinions I have written are based on my experiences after using these products. My opinions were not influenced because I received these products in exchange for my review.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

{recipe} Pancake Mix from Scratch








This simple mix was one of the first things that I started making from scratch six years ago when my hubby and I were first married. We were poor, living in a small two bedroom apartment (that I loved) and we needed to do everything we could to make our pennies (not even dollars) stretch as far as possible. I continue to make it because it is easy, inexpensive, is better for you and has far less ingredients than store bought counterparts.

Friday, July 26, 2013

The Sexy Vegan's Happy Hour at Home and {Recipe} for Green Bean Fries!

This year one of our goals is to be healthier and one way that we have been working to achieve this is by eating less meat. Now I am not writing this to debate the whole meat issue. I am not against eating meat or animal products, in fact our family enjoys eating animal foods, however I do not believe that meat should be consumed in the quantities that our current society deems as healthy. I believe that meat should be eaten sparingly. But that is a conversation for another day. Now back to the topic at hand.... 

Monday, June 03, 2013

Simple Sorting Game for Toddlers and Young Children




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Here is a simple and quick sorting game for toddlers and young children. This will help children learn colors, shapes, recognize similarity in objects and fine motor skills.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

{Recipe} No Pectin Rhubarb Jam (2 variations)


I hate using pectin in homemade jam. With pectin the manufacturer’s recipe has to be followed or else it doesn’t set and I don't want to eat that much sugar. Pectin also adds an unnecessary expense. No pectin jam is easier than most people think – all you have to do is boil the jam until you get a thick consistency! Here are the rhubarb jam recipes that I have made so far this spring.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

{Book Review} Rosemary Gladstar’s Medicinal Herbs – A Beginner’s Guide

I love alternative medicines. I love that nature has so many ways to help our bodies heal themselves - really heal instead of just covering up the annoying symptoms. I have always been drawn to nature and plants and since having a baby I have spent a lot of time learning about healing naturally.
Photo of Rosemary Gladsar
 from www. sagemountain.com

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Sour Dough Starter Experiment - When to Cook With Your Start

I love my sour dough start. I love that it gets all bubbly and makes bread with only four simple ingredients... the sour dough start, flour, water, and salt. I love that I can use it to make pancakes, chocolate cake, biscuits, waffles, and just about any other baked good. But I'm still learning about sour dough and one thing I wanted to understand better is this: after feeding the start, when is the best time to use it to bake with?