I know, last week I was late some how losing track of the days, and this week I’m early. Well, just a couple hours early, I have a really good reason!! I am having an overnight guest (a sweet 4 year old who needed some grandma time) and won’t be able to give the time needed to this post tomorrow.
Just a reminder: I created Friday’s favorite posts for everyone. Feel free to share an article you wrote or one you found and would like to share in the comments section.
First up: Couple of recipes for you
I know I never do recipes as I would rather not cook, but these are just too good to let pass.
- While I’m just learning to eat Kale and it’s not my favorite, this Kale and Risotto sounds good, but it’s the Wild Plum Crumble I can’t wait to try.
- I am addicted to smoothies and Almond Bliss is something I couldn’t pass up.
Building your blog
- Wendy at Searching For the Happiness is offering a way to get more exposure for your blog. The one thing I love about the blogging community is the way everyone is so helpful. Check out Wendy’s blog and maybe you can return the favor to her one day.
- Little eco footprints asks if you need a good edit in your life.
- A frugal spinster shows what not being a consumer can look like from this one item.
- Any men reading may want to skip this one, but this tutorial is so easy I just had to share. Quit buying disposable pantiliners and make your own, or shop the Etsy store link included in the post.
- We all know that being separated from others leads to depression. Daisey Jayne found getting out of the house can reunite you with people you haven’t seen in a while, sparking a new relationship around a favorite hobby.
- If my home is a mess I can’t be comfortable. So when I saw this idea to hide cords, which I hate, I wanted to share it with you.
- I always look forward to Live and Learns weekly second look. Are you tired of the snow, this could be just the reminder that it will be gone at some point.
- What could be better than knowing you can save money around the home by doing it yourself? Don’t think you can? Practicing Frugal shows you that with a little help from a link she shares you too can repair your own appliances.
Crafts and Upcycling
- Want a free project for your children? This is one I plan to do tonight with my grand daughter thanks to Green Dragonfly.
- Don’t know what to do with those twist ties? Trash Backwards will show you.
- I love toilet paper roll crafts. A Ponytail Kind of Day has several projects here that would trick anyone into thinking you paid good money for your art pieces.
- Here is a wonderful gift idea from Creative Savv, who shares a tutorial on how to make compostable or disposable tea bags.
Environmental and Health Issues
- Annienygma shared a post that really shocked and saddened me, how would you like to open your holiday decorations to find a letter begging you for help as they were being forced into labor to make your decorations? Check out Annie’s blog here, and the entire story here.
- Do you know the vast majority of crib mattresses are toxic for your baby. More information can be found here
- So you have changed all your cleaning products to non toxic ones, you feel pretty good, but wait, what about your shower head. You could be poisoning yourself by taking a shower.
And finally a couple to make you think
- 100 ways to save on your food bill by Frugal Trenches
- I was introduced to two TED talks I hadn’t previously seen before by Frugal Queen. Both relate to finding your way in life and knowing what is your “enough” or balance between work and family. Check them out here.
- Raising children is hard, we hope we set the right examples. Here’s an important lesson for our children to learn on creating their own happiness.
- There are benefits to getting older, we can see things differently than we did when we were younger. Check out Empty Nest and see what you think.