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Homemade Yogurt in the Crock Pot

Yes, I know Crock Pot is a brand of slow cooker, but I’m an old dog and I grumble when I’m forced to learn new tricks.  Add that to being raised in Texas where all slow cookers are referred to…

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Charlotte Mason Inspired Kindergarten Plan

This summer Baby Honeybee turns five.  I’m not sure how she can be almost five years old, seeing how she was just a tiny baby yesterday.  She’s magical. Like unicorns!  That must be it. Magical or not, she still demands…

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Solar Clothes Dryer aka Clothesline

Today is a sad day in the hive. Our clothes dryer died. I don’t how long I’ll be in mourning, but while I’m mourning the loss, I’ll only wear clothes that are black and shades of gray.  I’ll pretty much…

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diy wool dryer balls with essential oils

Now that I have shared with you what I use for fabric softener, I’ll reveal what I use in place of dryer sheets! You are all on the edge of your seats, I know. It’s dryer balls! Dryer balls fluff…

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a simple plan

This is the year we go back to basics.  We already live fairly simple lives as compared to many families of our size, but life gets out of control in a large spiral then gains momentum.  Before you realize, it’s…

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