Monthly Archives: July 2011

EcoStrip: Power-Saving Strip (review & giveaway)

I am a multi-tasker at the core, but parenthood forces you to take the skill to entirely new level.  Between the constant chatterbox that is my toddler, the fried pregnancy brain that is overflowing with hormones and the general scatter-brained … Continue reading

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local corner: bellingham country gardens

With a vegetable garden in full swing and a plethora of greenery – broccoli, lettuce, carrots and green beans, our farmer’s market trips are getting fewer and farther between because the market is growing right in our backyard.  But, it’s … Continue reading

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Green Earth Towels from the Company Store (review & giveaway)

The summer of 2011 is wedding season for the Ferry family.  With four weddings taking us from Flat Head Lake, Montana to Seaside, Oregon and back again over a three month period and a toddler who is prepping to be … Continue reading

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powergenix rechargeable battery giveaway WINNER!

The winner of the giveaway for a set of PowerGenix rechargeable batteries is… Drum roll, please… ADRIANA Congratulations! Please email me your full name and address by Monday, July 25th at 8:00pm PST.

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dirty dozen & clean fifteen

A good reminder of the “Clean Fifteen” and “Dirty Dozen”.  The data is the most up to date list from the the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and is based on the level of chemical contamination and residual pesticides in these … Continue reading

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dave’s gourmet: bringing italian goodness to any meal (review & giveaway)

I have a good friend.  He makes an appearance at least every week, if not twice.  His name is pasta.  He comes in curly-que noodles adorned with pesto and shredded parmesan.  Or he’s back into a delicious layered pie of … Continue reading

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morning glory muffins

It’s summer now, so I have plenty of time in the morning for a leisurely breakfast.  Well, it’s as relaxing and leisurely as you can have with a toddler in tow.  During the work week I find that I am … Continue reading

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maty’s cough syrup, bamboosa & polished mama winners: re-draws

A few re-draws for those of you who weren’t lucky the first time round. The winner of the re-draw for the giveaway of Maty’s All-Natural Cough Syrup is… LILY KWAN The winner of the re-draw for the giveaway of Polished … Continue reading

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ELÄVÄ botanik giveaway winner!

The winner of the giveaway for the ELÄVÄ Botanik shampoo and conditioner is… Drum roll, please… JENNA MEFFORD Congratulations! Please email me your full name and address by Saturday, July 16th at 8:00pm PST. P.S.  Stay tuned for tons of … Continue reading

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a list of monumental proportions

I am a list-maker to a fault.  While most people spend December and January putting together an annual list of resolutions – I forgo that my annual list until June and July.  I work for a school district and am … Continue reading

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