March 2011

Great Green References

March 30, 2011

In my search for green info for raising kids and maintaining my home, I have come across several helpful websites. The top three that I enjoy are Inhabitots, Treehugger and Green Child Magazine. Treehugger and Inhabitots are related sites with blogs and weekly e-newsletters. I follow them on Google Reader and appreciate the tips and product […]

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The Fabulous Beekman Boys

March 29, 2011

Over the years, I have read my fair share of memoirs of folks moving out of the big city and buying a farm and the antics that follow. It Takes a Village Idiot by Jim Mullen is by far my favorite. He used to be a columnist for Entertainment Weekly, and much like the recent […]

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OXO and Anka

March 27, 2011

Anka….OXO….OXO….Anka. Yep, everytime that I sit down to feed the baby, I channel Dave Letterman hosting the Oscars. It makes me giggle. I enjoy the unusual names and I love the products themselves. After much deliberation, we settled on getting the Anka Highchair and the OXO tot brand dishes, bowls and spoons in order to aid […]

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Homemade Baby Food

March 24, 2011

You know how I said I was a little in love with Bon Ami Cleanser a few posts back. Well, shhhh, lean closer to your screen so I can whisper something so the Bon Ami can’t hear me. Ok, so here it is. I think I may have a little more than a passing crush […]

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Shop Local

March 15, 2011

Why Should You Shop Local? We eat as locally as possible in this house, but we also like to shop locally. I have been happy to see more of these signs popping up in the downtowns that we have easy access to as well as in Philadelphia, our nearest major city. It’s also nice to […]

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The Beauty of Baking Soda: Part 1 – The Stovetop

March 11, 2011

It has been at least 10 years since I last bought conventional cleaners like Comet, Lysol or Windex. Instead, I’ve adopted some products from the Seventh Generation line and I am a little in love with Bon Ami cleanser for the tub. But, the majority of cleaning that I do in the house follows the […]

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Darkside Cowl and Toast

March 7, 2011

Cowls and fingerless mitts are two great ways to use those beautiful single skeins that you purchased just because you loved the color and not because you had a project in mind. I think I fall for the single skein purchasing every time that I come across Mountain Colors. This company makes beautiful, hand-dyed colorways […]

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Eco Friendly Romina Furniture Review

March 6, 2011

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links that help Crafty Garden Mama grow. Eco friendly kids’ furniture is high on a lot of new parents’ wish lists for their nurseries. When we were looking for furniture for Tomato’s room, we did a lot of research to find a sustainable furniture line that used non-VOC paints or […]

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Kitchen Garden 2010

March 3, 2011

I try to shop as locally and as organically as possible for our food. We have three great farmers’ markets within a 20 minute drive, including one that is a ten minute walk from the house. I am able to get a variety of foods at all three, but have wanted to grow as much […]

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Decluttering

March 1, 2011

As I have been home since the fall, I have finally had some time to tackle the decluttering and organizing of our home. I have always struggled with staying on top of our housekeeping in quite the way I wanted. I no longer want to spend all day on Saturday trying to catch up and […]

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