June 2012

Day #21: Recent Words of Wisdom

June 27, 2012

Words of Wisdom Recently, I have become a big fan of The Prairie Homestead. I love the Homestead Blog Hop that Jill co-hosts on Mondays and I find her posts to be insightful and helpful. She had a great post back in May about 22 Activities for the Country Toddler/Preschooler. Many were garden based and […]

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Day #22: When I Was Little, What Did I Want to Be?

June 27, 2012

As a kid, I wanted to be a…. Photo courtesy of Arnold Masonry and Concrete …a landscape designer. I totally had a sticker set that let me do pretend garden layouts. You could move the shribs around, put stone paths in and everything. I dabbled with the idea of being an architect, but this type […]

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Day #20: A Picture of Myself When I Was Little

June 26, 2012

What did I look like when I was little? There I am in all my pigtailed gory. I’m also sporting some homemade pants that my mom crafted. It’s no wonder why I have an itch to make Tomato’s clothes. My little sister is the giggling one next to our great dane, Shadow. I think we […]

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Day #19: A Moment of Pride From The Last Few Days

June 25, 2012

My Most Recent Moment of Pride Photo courtesy of Sarah Ackerman The other day, I came home from my first Masters’ swim practice. I hadn’t been in a pool to train or workout in several years. When I came into the house, Tomato asked where I had been. I told her that I had gone […]

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Day #18: A Recipe I Love

June 24, 2012

What’s one of the recipes that you love? One of my go to recipes about every other week, especially in winter, is Roasted Beets, Carrots and Onions. I sometimes switch in turnips, parsnips, rutabagas or potatoes, but the beets are always there. They are one of my and the Tomato’s favorite veggies and they are […]

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Day #17: Three Things I am Proud of About My Personality

June 19, 2012

My Best Personality Traits My top three favorite parts of my personality are my creativity, my determination and my insatiable desire for knowledge.  My creativity leads me to new experiences in knitting, gardening, appreciating the arts and creating a variety of activities to do with the Tomato each day. I have dabbled in spinning my […]

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Day #16: Fitness Guru or Couch Potato?

June 18, 2012

What is my fitness routine? Photo courtesy of Craig Maccubbin I am about to get back into action with exercise. I’ve been doing walks with the Tomato in the stroller each day and on occasion, I remember to do some crunches. But, I haven’t had a real routine since the Tomato was born almost two […]

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Day #15: A Photo of Which You are Proud

June 18, 2012

What photo makes me proud? I took this photo on our honeymoon in Italy. We went to the Boboli Gardens in Florence one day and had a wonderful time wandering the grounds, looking at the sculptures and enjoying the design of the place. This statue is called The Abundance by Sebastiano Salvini. I like the […]

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Day #14: 15 Tips for My Readers

June 16, 2012

Top 15 Tips for My Readers Photo courtesy of Dave Dehetre 1. It’s summer time, so sit outside at dusk and watch the fireflies. Bring the baby monitor outside, sit next to your spouse and enjoy the simplicity. 2. Minimize the screen time in your home, especially for your kids. There are so many worlds […]

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Day #13: Where Do I See Myself at the End of the Year

June 16, 2012

What are my year end goals? Photo courtesy of Julie I’ve been doing a lot of forward thinking lately. Implementing an editorial calendar to organize my posts, thinking ahead to an exercise routine for the summer and planning activities for the Tomato and I for the fall have been keeping me busy over the last […]

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