Monthly Archives: October 2011

Happy Green Bee: Outfitting the girls in organic (review & giveaway)

There is something about little girl’s clothing that is especially adorable.  I don’t know if it’s the pink petunias, sunny skirts, flowing fringe or bubbly bugs or a combination of them all.  Whatever it is, it’s borderline scrumptious. One of … Continue reading

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the story of camden

Two weeks ago we welcomed Camden Rose into our lives and our family.  She was born October 8th and her arrival was a miracle of the bestest kind.  Beckett was born in August 2008 and was a planned c-section from … Continue reading

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Potting Shed Creations: Grow Bottles (review & giveaway)

Fall has descended on us like a heavy blanket.  It’s hard to say good-bye to the long days, warm evenings and gloriously abundant garden of summer.  But, with each season there is a sense of renewal and a warm welcome … Continue reading

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late july snacks winner!

The winner of the giveaway for an assortment of snacks from Late July is… Drum roll, please… DOMESTIC DIVA Congratulations! Please email me your full name and address by Tuesday, October 24th at 8:00pm PST.

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the fine print

Food labeling is deceptive at best. If you are lucky enough or have the proper training you can possibly decipher the ingredients list, but the real challenge is in what to make of the boisterous claims on the package. One … Continue reading

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the story behind costco kirkland organic eggs

Costco sends out a newsletter every month called “The Costco Connection”.  It’s a decent update on what is happening in Costco.  I usually quickly thumb through each issue and try to avoid the endless filler pages of Costco advertisements, but … Continue reading

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now there are four

3+1=4 Camden Rose was born Saturday, October 8th at 2:51pm.  She tipped the scales at 7lbs 7oz and 20 inches long.  The VBAC was a success!  And, we are overjoyed by the newest addition to the Ferry family!

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a swarm in action

The word swarm evokes a plethora of fictitiously horrific images with bees attacking innocent bystanders and taking down farm animals by the herd.  Swarms by definition are not, in any way, shape or form, an experience that should bring fear … Continue reading

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nesting 101

My latest article for the Community Co-op newsletter gives an intro into Nesting 101 and how we approached it with an eco-friendly twist. The article is below and here is the PDF version. Enjoy! Babies are on the brain in … Continue reading

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mama bear

I am not big on confrontation and I tend to freeze when hit with something unexpected.  I stew after the fact thinking about the conversation and situation.  I occasionally rarely practically never let my feelings be known in person or … Continue reading

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