Category Archives: nice & natural

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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bubble recipe

I don’t know about you, but Beckett can chase and blow bubbles for-ev-er.  Here is a great recipe for homemade bubble mix. 1/4 cup dish soap 3/4 cup cold water five drops of glycerin (available at natural food stores) Mix everything … Continue reading

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cheesy claims

We subscribe to only two magazines and they are both publications we rely on for continuous streams of information and support their philosophies.  My favorite has to be the Nutrition Action Healthletter from the Center for Science in The Public … Continue reading

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earth day

This coming weekend is good for celebrating in the Ferry family.  We have a day to celebrate my husband, Jacob’s, birthday. And, a day to celebrate, appreciate and bless this bountiful planet we live on.  Here’s to another year of … 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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an investment worth making: Naturepedic, Boba, Puddlegear & Autonomie Project

I am a consignment store freakazoid through and through when it comes to shopping for kids.  Chances are VERY high that if you peruse our house or admire something one of the girls is wearing and inquire about where it … 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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PÜR Gum: chew on this aspartame free gum (review & giveaway)

One of my fondest memories as a child was exchanging Valentines in school. Beckett began preschool this fall and as February 14th neared, I got more and more jacked up for the annual V-day swap. The only rules we had … Continue reading

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Nature’s Path Organic: Eat Well. Do Good. (review & giveaway)

 When I am lucky enough to hit a cycle of REM sleep in the night, I dream. I dream about the girls and their futures. I dream of health and happiness for my loved ones. And, I dream of my … Continue reading

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homemade baby food: a bit of freelance

I write a regular piece for the Community Co-op’s monthly newsletter and find it to be a regular joy.  The last piece I did, for the February newsletter, was one of the best in recent memory.  It brought me back … Continue reading

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