July 2012

Day #33: Summer Plans

July 29, 2012

Summer Plans for 2012 We aren’t taking a big trip this summer, but are instead setting some goals and enjoying a good pace at home. Trips to the farmers’ market, dips in the pool, tending to the garden, finding fun recipes to cook based on what we grow, day trips to the beach or to […]

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Day #32: An Eloise Greenfield Poem

July 29, 2012

What is my favorite poem? I have never been a huge poetry fan, but when I read it to my daughter in order to expose her to a variety of genres, I am learning to like it. One that she loves to hear is by Eloise Greenfield and can be found in her Honey, I […]

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Philadelphia Plastic Bag Ban Petition

July 26, 2012

Why is it important to ban plastic bags in Philadelphia? Even though we tend to take reusable bags to each store at which we shop, it would be great for my daughter to grow up in the Philly area and not see plastic bags being handed out in the city’s stores. It would cut down […]

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Day #31: Farmers’ Markets, Leftovers and an Eco-Friendly Tip

July 20, 2012

How are leftovers eco-friendly? One of the things that we have been better about has been using our leftovers. It’s eco-friendly because we are not being wasteful, we are using organic foods and we are trying to be as in-season as possible with our ingredients. Also, we have good glass containers to store leftovers in, […]

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First Blackberries of the Season

July 18, 2012

Nothing Tastes Better Than Fresh Berries From the Garden After taking out the recycling tonight, Tomato and I wandered over to the blackberry patch to see if any of the berries were ripe and ready. Above is our first set from picking. Tomato is very excited for breakfast tomorrow! Recently, I did a guest post […]

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Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes

July 17, 2012

Growing Heirloom Tomatoes Just a quick pop in this morning to show off these beauties. We are starting to see a lot of these Matt’s Cherry Tomatoes, an heirloom variety, come in. The plant itself has been a very wide tomato plant as opposed to a very tall one. So, the branches are everywhere and […]

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Day #30: What’s My Style?

July 17, 2012

What’s my look? As a mom, I feel like my style has changed over the last few years. I used to shop at Anthropologie all the time for work clothes, but since “work” has changed to being home with the Tomato most of the day, a life in yoga pants, t-shirts and cargo shorts has […]

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Call to Action Against GMOs

July 16, 2012

How can we help to get GMOs labeled? As a blogger who is passionate about organic gardening and making certain that my family is eating the healthiest food possible, I am thrilled to help support the Right to Know Campaign in California. If you are a blogger, Twitter or Facebook fan, concerned parent or health […]

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TRU2U Fair Labor Underwear and Dorm Wear Basics

July 16, 2012

Why should you support TRU2U? Photo courtesy of TRU2U Ever wonder about the factory conditions in which your underwear, or any of your clothing, is made and the global impact that those conditions have. As a promoter of quality, eco-friendly and responsible kids’ clothes and gear, it is great to come across a company that […]

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Day #29: How To Freeze Berries

July 15, 2012

What the easiest way to freeze berries? We are knee deep in the berry season here in the Philly area. Mid-season blueberries are in full force and blackberries are just starting to pop. We have a ton coming in on our bushes, so being able to enjoy them at their height is of utmost importance. […]

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