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Farmer’s box Review

August 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

I had been thinking for a couple of years to subscribe to these services, where you receive a box of fresh fruits/veggies a week directly from the farm, but still couldn’t quite gather the courage to do so.  It felt so “hippie” that it scared me.   Well, after years of thinking about it I finally figured I should at least try it!  I subscribed a couple of weeks ago and got my first box last week.  Here’s what happened.

Reef Camera

June 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

I stumbled on this last week and since I will soon go the the USVI for some diving I figured

How to sew a toddler’s sleeping bag

June 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

   I promised it, well, here it is! In a previous post I talked about how I did sew a toddler’s jacket from an old sleeping bag I had. Well, I used the remaining fabric to sew a small sleeping bag for my toddler. I wanted the sleeping bag to have sleeves, as my son is not used to being bundled up anymore. Since as far as I know no such pattern exists (maybe I should make one), I freehanded the pattern using a vest as a reference point. Here’s how I did it. 

Homemade Pesto with Lemon Thyme Recipe

June 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

Hey! It’s been a while since I’ve made a Tasty Tuesday recipe.  Well, as you know, I’ve been busy.  But here’s my new find. Last week I noticed that my basil plants were getting better and bigger.  I decided to make my first batch of homemade pesto. As I am not one to follow recipes and guidelines, I wandered around my small garden in search of inspiration, looking for a spinoff on a great pesto recipe. 

6 toddler friendly hikes in the Bay Area

June 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

  I discovered hiking when I was a young adult.  As a child, my parents brought us to hiking spots when we were young, but we never really hiked, we just strolled along and stayed close to the parking lot. Only later when my sister brought me hiking in the Adirondacks in upstate NY did I really fall in love with hiking. After that I became an avid hiker. I even worked for a recreational equipment company where I could talk about climbing and hiking all day long.  I met my husband because I was looking for a climbing and hiking buddy.   Ever since I became a mother my love of hiking has been put on hold.  It’s a lot more complicated to leave home for a full day when you are sleep deprived and your baby has to follow feeding and nap schedules. 

How to sew a toddler’s jacket from an old sleeping bag

May 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

Okay, if you’ve been following me lately you’ll notice I was quiet from the Pinterest/Facebook/blogging scene in the past week.  Well, I’ve been a busy bee!  After our camping trip I had to take a few days to recover from the exhaustion of organizing it all and then I started working on another project.   In one of the lasts posts I talked about how we did go camping with our one year old and how I had to quickly sew a jacket for my son.  I had been looking for a light jacket for my toddler for ages but still couldn’t find any in the multiple stores I shopped at. With the camping trip coming up I found myself short of toddler sized cool weather clothes and I wanted to find a quick solution. 

How to grow melons from fresh seeds

May 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

As I was chopping melons a few weeks ago I began to wonder if I could reuse their seeds.  It turns out melons need a long growing season and I might be too late, but because I live in California I think I will give it a shot.   

Camping with a one year old – What to bring?

May 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

    We will soon go camping with our one year old, and although we’ve been camping as a couple extensively, this will be our first time as a family.  My husband is so stressed by this little trip he can’t sleep at night, and I must admit that even though this adventure excites me I am also a little bit worried.  

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