July 2011

Saturday Links and Giveaway Winners!

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The three winners of this week’s giveaway are: 134 Sasha Haywood 22 Jordan 46 Gingerskeeper   Congratulations to our winners! Please email us at littlehousemail@gmail.com so we know how to contact you with further instructions. Thanks to all of you for your participation and hope to see you next week when we will be conducting […]

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Bitter Melon

Garden

When I saw a plant labelled “bitter melon” (at Lowe’s, of all places), of course I had to get it.  Who could resist? It’s grown very slowly so far, but it does have one fine “melon” to show for it: In researching momordica charantia, I’ve been overwhelmed by all the great nutritional benefits listed for […]

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It’s a Giveaway!

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This giveaway is now closed.  Stay tuned for next week’s giveaway!   This week three lucky winners will get three different bars of homemade soap and a hand-knitted dishcloth!  (Be sure to thank TL as I had nothing to do with making these.)  We’ve got peppermint-rosemary with green clay (on bottom), honey with litsea cubeba […]

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How To Make a Patio Pond in a Day

DIY

Have you had your eye on an expensive water feature for your back yard patio? Water features are a great way to add visual interest to your back yard, and can help provide a calming oasis for you and your family to relax next to after a long day. Water features, however, don’t have to […]

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Practically Green: Transition to cloth diapers fraught with hang-ups

DIY

My 4-month-old is watching me as I write this week’s column. On her adorable behind is my first foray into cloth diapers. I confess that I didn’t join the cloth diaper brigade for green aspirations alone. Or even primarily. After three other children, I am simple tired of buying disposable diapers. I’m also tired of […]

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