Category Archives: home & hearth

organized simplicity

I consider myself to be a highly organized person. I have flawless systems in place for just about everything and I pride myself on my ability to remember the appointments, make the phone calls, find that gift I bought months … Continue reading

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a new idea

We are blessed to have a huge lot with a very big vegetable garden.  There is a lot of area to work with and I am able to switch up experimental newbies with my old standbys.  But, I am always … Continue reading

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garden go-to

Our garden is in full swing and it’s really looking like we are going to pull in a great harvest this year.  My May freelance article for our local community co-op newsletter focused on how and why I rely on the … Continue reading

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carbon footprint 2011

Now, that it is May and we are approaching the hump of 2012, I figured it was time to unveil the Ferry Family’s Carbon Footprint for 2011.  This is my annual tradition (albeit one that it is usually done much … Continue reading

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giveaway winner – redraws – updates

It’s time to do a bit of house cleaning around the blog.  I lost my head with a husband who worked for six weeks straight (literally), a last minute trip to California with two small children that left Jacob and … Continue reading

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rainy day activity #1

It rains a lot in Washington.  It’s not the torrential downpours of the southeast where the heavens seem to open from above, gutters overflow in seconds and you are literally soaked to the bone walking from sidewalk to doorstep.  That … Continue reading

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whatcha been up to?

Our life has been busier than ever lately and the blog tends to take a hit when I am treading water.  I sorta step on it and just hope it doesn’t need any attention while I keep my chin up.  … Continue reading

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favorite finds: coming at you via pinterest (review & giveaway)

I love wandering the internet and have found a new addiction in Pinterest*. Please don’t laugh – I know that I am WAY behind the times, but that seems to be my M.O. lately. During my late night wanderings or … Continue reading

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purrfect play: the best for your pet (review & giveaway)

They say that a human year is the equivalent of seven dog years.  If I plug the numbers in correctly and do a bit of mental math, that means our old boy, Tucker, is indeed just that.  Old.  He’ll be … Continue reading

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stripping cloth diapers in a front loader

I have been cloth diapering since Beckett was a wee one and thought I had things figured out. I have found the diapers I like, my local source for everything cloth diaper, the detergent that works for our washer and … Continue reading

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