Friday, February 26, 2010

5 Easy Tips for More Sustainable Living

February 19, 2010 by Jackie  
Filed under Featured, Sustainable Living

I am currently reading Animal Vegetable Miracle, and I’m enjoying it very much. It is so inspiring. Of course in my all or nothing mind I’m trying to figure out how we can eat only locally grown/raised food, but then I realized that even small changes can be huge.

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If you haven’t read it [...]

5 Easy Ways to Destress Yourself

February 17, 2010 by Jackie  
Filed under Featured, take care of yourself

Yesterday I had to do something that was heartbreaking for me and my family. I had to say goodbye to our 15 year old German Shepard. He could no longer hear, and was having hip trouble. A rambunctious 3 year old who’s version of gentle is much like the stampede scene in The Lion King [...]

Tips for Fun Cooking with Kids

February 15, 2010 by Jackie  
Filed under Featured, Kids

My daughter is 3 and she loves to help me cook. Sometimes I’d rather just get whatever I’m cooking cooked, but cooking with kids is a great way to spend quality time with them. Here’s some tips to help make it a little more fun for you and them.
1. Let go of perfectionism
They’re kids [...]

Easy Paleo Lunch Recipe

February 13, 2010 by Jackie  
Filed under Featured, Food

Lunch is my least favorite meal of the day and to tell you the truth many days I skip it. Fridays however, Hanna’s home and I have to feed her. While I’m not completely sticking with a Paleo diet, the concepts are good and I’m trying to incorporate more Paleo foods  and recipes in our [...]

You Can’t Organize Clutter

February 11, 2010 by Jackie  
Filed under Featured, Get Organized

Cover of Sink Reflections

When I used to live in NYC I lived in a teeny tiny apartment and had next to nothing. Well, probably because I had no money back then, but things were pretty simple. Cleaning wasn’t so tough. Staying organized wasn’t so tough. Keeping things need and clutter free wasn’t so tough.
Fast forward [...]

Vegetable Garden Planning

February 10, 2010 by Jackie  
Filed under Featured, Gardening

It’s my favorite time of the year ~ well not so much.
It is the time of the year I get to do one of my favorite things and that’s plan my vegetable garden! Nothing better when it’s icy and cold outside than thinking about digging your fingers in the dirt and making a plan for [...]

Chore Charts for Kids

February 8, 2010 by Jackie  
Filed under Featured, Kids

Mornings around here can be crazy, evenings and getting ready for bed can be even worse! Hanna and I keep getting into these power struggles, and both of us are pretty dang stubborn. It always turned into a lose/lose situation, and it wasn’t building the type of relationship I wanted between us.
I mean really, [...]

2 Minute 20 Second Challenge

February 6, 2010 by Jackie  
Filed under Featured, Get Stuff Done, Home

I absolutely hate doing dishes. For 10 years I didn’t have a dish washer and when I finally got one I thought my kitchen would magically be in great shape. Problem is I still hate doing dishes.
I generally have 1 cup of coffee a day. In the morning, when I
first get up. Since I [...]

Lentils Recipe

February 6, 2010 by Jackie  
Filed under Featured, Food

I love Lentils. I think they are delicious. I generally make Lentil Soup with Kielbasa. I mentioned on Twitter a few days ago that I had made that soup and a twitter friend of mine sent me a recipe that she uses to make lentils. It was totally different than anything I’d ever made. I [...]