Category Archive: Family

Aug 14

Life and Fresh Salsa

This evening I made fresh salsa. I’ve made salsa before, and it is always a hit around here. I’m a firm believer in “fresh and homemade is always better.” It really isn’t that difficult – chop some tomatoes, peppers, onions, tweak it a little, and Boom! And yet, I can’t recall the last time before …

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Jan 15

Natural Laundry Soap

It’s that time again – with a larger family it seems like I am always doing laundry. I always chuckle when I read about folks with “laundry days” where they can bang out their laundry in an hour or two a week. I find myself needing to do one or two loads a day to …

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Dec 06

Uncle Maddio’s Pizza


Dining out can be difficult when vegan. It can be especially difficult with children. So when I find a restaurant that has vegan options and is kid friendly, I get pretty excited. While I love making my own pizza, and my husband and kids enjoy it immensely, sometimes I want the ease of going out …

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Nov 29

Thanksgiving roundup

I love preparing a big meal for my family. We don’t travel for the holidays so it’s just me, the husband, and the kids. But I still like to prepare a lot of food. I tend to stick to the same menu but I like to try one thing new each year. I am obviously …

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Aug 15

Herb Thursday: Tea Tree Oil Deodorant

I finally took the plunge and made my own deodorant. My husband is under strict orders to give me his honest feedback on whether or not it works. This is my variation on a recipe that I have seen in many forms around the internet, so I have high hopes. Here in South Texas, our …

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Aug 01

Herb Thursday: Eucalyptus Vapor Rub

We’ve been battling some upper respiratory crud this week, and the children have been miserable with sniffles, sneezing and coughing. Getting sick is a rare occurrence around here, but when it happens, it tends to hit everyone at the same time Whenever I was sick with a cold, my dad would put Vicks Vapor Rub …

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Mar 05

Sunny Day Farms Open House

We spent some time this past Saturday at Sunny Day Farms Animal Sanctuary in nearby Lacoste, TX. Saturday was an Open House to let people have an opportunity to come check out the farm and visit the animals. Kyri and I have been here once before, but this time the whole family went and we …

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Nov 21

Thanksgiving Dinner

We wanted to keep it kind of simple around here this Thanksgiving. We have our standard holiday menu – my husband likes his routine and his “usuals” and so when I plan our holiday menus I start with the core dishes. Tofurky – I know, I know, I should spend some time making my own …

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