Who’s Gabbing and Who’s Gushing

How To Create A Tea Party For Kids

Posted on August 1, 2014 by Jaimey Bates, Sister #5336

After going to Victoria to have High Tea with my aunt, I have been craving a tea party. My neighbor eight year-old neighbor is always looking for something fun to do, so I invited her over for a tea party.

She was really excited, but pulled a face when she asked if we were going to have tea. The second she said that, I thought, Oooh MaryJane's Mint Julip ChillOver.

You will need ... Read more →

Adding a Little Culture to My Life

Posted on August 1, 2014 by Nancy Smith, Sister #1991

New fun for an old kitchen friend!My creative muse swooped by recently (after a long vacation) with a wild idea. I've been wanting to add natural probiotics to my diet, but flavored yogurt is really expensive, and full of additives. So, I did a little research and found an easy method at Cultures for Health for culturing yogurt at home using my ancient slow-cooker. Nothing could be simpler! ... Read more →


Posted on August 1, 2014 by Maria Chamorro, Sister #3030

Lately (and I mean in the last two years) have woken up to the fact that there are many stereotypes about women that have negative connotations. Some groups have taken to starting campaigns that honestly seem more like militant feminist movement instead of trying to change the views that our culture has of female stereotypes.

Case in point the #BanBossy Campaign. Do not get me started on this ridiculous attempt by Hollywood celebrities at girl power. I mean come on the word bossy demeanors women? I personally, along with many Americans, found it laughable that the main flag bearer of this campaign was Beyonce. Come on, seriously she and her husband have made a killing using words and imagery that demeans women. Truth be told, I use the word BOSSY with a bunch of people and personally, I don't mind people using that word to describe me because I am the first to tell you that I can be pretty bossy from time to time. But moving on...

One thing about failed "girl power" campaigns is that it serves as an example of what not to do. And it opens the dialogue about effectiveness in reaching out and spreading the message. Enter Procter & Gamble's Always brand campaign {yes, the feminine products Always brand}.

Now, this campaign by Always is completely different ... Read more →

Roasted Beets with Onion and Sage

Posted on August 1, 2014 by Amy Maus, Sister #2791

I discovered something really wonderful last year. I actually like beets! ... Read more →

Recipe Box: Pickled Radishes

Posted on August 1, 2014 by Erica Sullivan, Sister #5694

We got a gorgeous bunch of radishes from our CSA, and I had no idea what to do with them! I couldnt bear to compost them, so I figured I like vinegar.......why not pickle them? Now as I may have mentioned previously, I have an aversion to your standard cucumber pickles.......so I need to train myself to like pickled anything I guess, so I am going to start by making my own. Here it goes ... Read more →

CDP Theme~~~Take away Store~~~~~~for August 1st

Posted on July 31, 2014 by MaryBeth Schwartz, Sister #46

In my non-thinking phase that I am in I couldn't grasp what a 'take away store' was or is. So in my maniacal mind I thought of this:

They take it away---they put it away---but we keep feeding it every week. Finally a blogging friend explained exactly what the phrase meant. I think I'm ok.

I am linking this to City Daily Photo Theme Day ... Read more →

Summer is almost over!

Posted on July 31, 2014 by Rachel Nelson, Sister #1081

This summer has been busy doing nothing... Well, that's not true. I have become care taker of my mother in law. She was diagnosed with vascular dementia about 6 months ago. Since then she has need some extra attention.
My oldest monster has been home from university. She ended up being in a roll over car accident. She is fine... The driver of the car and her were both able to walk away from it.

We went on a weeks vacation camping. During that time it rained so we could get into the property to do anything. But we were able to do some off road ing ... Read more →

Friday's Fabulous Five

Posted on July 31, 2014 by Tracy Fredrychowski, Sister #2523

One of the great things about blogging is how much time I get to spend reading other blogs. I learn new things, laugh, cry and save so many that my computer and Pinterest boards are bursting!

Every week I collect a list of my favorites, and want to share them all, but instead I have found a way to highlight those five that have interested me the most.

Please take some time to visit this week’s “Friday’s Fabulous Five”, and plan to join me every Friday as I highlight five different posts that I found remarkable during the week.

Here are this week’s “Fabulous Five” ... Read more →

Podcast #61 Interview with Annemarie Rossi Author of Conquering Your Kitchen

Posted on July 31, 2014 by Tammy Trayer, Sister #4170

July 30, 2014: In today’s show I had the privilege to interview Annemarie Rossi, author of Conquering Your Kitchen and owner of RealFoodRealDeals.com.

You can also find Annemarie Rossi on the UntrainedHousewife.com ... Read more →