October 24, 2011
September 6, 2011
I friggin’ love Freecycle.
It’s all kinds of good karma.
People listing things to give away or things that they need…and it’s all free. Just come pick it up.
Here’s what I scored today:
Until you see what is inside!
It’s so damn exciting!
These are some of my favorites. Quart and pint sized 1976 bi-centennial commemorative jars, a green Atlas jar, and a squatty, WIDE mouthed pint jar.
(is it sad that I get so excited about rare Mason jars? Don’t answer that.)
…and look at these adorable Miracle Whip lids that came on 4 of my squatty jars! Anyone remember when Miracle Whip was 99 cents?
All for free.
August 31, 2011
June 15, 2011
If you love coconut oil, Amazon has a great deal on Nutiva right now. 108 ounces for $34.75 (if you do Subscribe and Save)
Check out benefits of coconut oil here.
If you want the scientific research, go here.
Thank you to HeavenlyHomemaker for alerting me to this deal!
March 15, 2011
There are places that you JUST don’t go due to the unknown.
We live in the world’s biggest melting pot – and we rarely branch out, explore, and embrace the different cultures that live among us.
I’m guilty of it, too.
What if they don’t speak English?
WHAT is that smell?
How will I know what to buy/order/eat?
Going to an ethnic restaurant is one thing. Going to an international market is another.
Thanks to my friend, Carrie, I am now an Asia Mart ‘regular’.
We went a couple of weeks ago to get ingredients for Tom Yum Soup (more on that later).
This week, we went because Carrie wanted to make a video for her blog about going to an international market.
As a party of 7, on a busy Saturday, I think we did well.
I bought 2 packages of baos (steamed buns) – thank you Wow Bao in Chicago for my obsession – 1 package of glutinous rice balls (sounds intriguing, right -According to Carrie, they sound better than they taste), 2 packages of Hi Chew and 2 marble drinks (candies and sodas for the kids that so patiently tagged along – because nothing says bribery like high fructose corn syrup) and a Chinese newspaper (so I can brush up on my Chinese — OK it’s for crafting).
Thanks, Carrie, for a fun adventure!
February 4, 2011
I DO like Hemp Body Butter.
I DO want to start a healthy-living-commune.
I DO enjoy yoga.
AND I DID just make my own laundry detergent!
1 bar Fels Naptha Soap
1 bar Ivory Soap
2 c Arm and Hammer Washing Soda (not baking soda, not laundry detergent,,, washing soda)
1 c Borax
Grate the bar soaps and mix all ingredients together. Use 2 T/load of laundry.
Kum Bay Ya and pass the granola.
***Ok, truth be told, I made my own dish-washing detergent, too***