Julie

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Date registered: September 9, 2009

Latest posts

  1. Time to step on the scale! — March 9, 2009
  2. One of the Fifty Million… — March 8, 2009
  3. Every hour, every day — March 2, 2009
  4. Getting Things Done — February 2, 2009
  5. Rustic Loaf, Artz-Style — January 28, 2009

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Nov 04

Soundtrack of Election ’08

Before I tune in to see what songs President Obama (!!) chooses to celebrate this momentous evening, I’m going to provide a couple of songs for what I think the soundtrack of Election ’08 should be. I, personally, am feeling like this: But I know some people, even some people I really love, are probably …

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Oct 30

Autumn: harvest, preserve, prepare!

canning

Lest you think I fell off the face of the planet, I thought I’d show you what I’ve been up to. It’s autumn, so it’s time to harvest, as I mentioned in my last post. But it’s also time to preserve. A faulty clip holding up one of my pantry shelves necessitated pulling all of …

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Oct 18

October, time to plant?!

For the first time I can remember, Matt & I (and, post-nap, the kids) did some fall clean-up in the yard in the fall instead of in late winter/early spring. It was a beautiful day, sunny and warm. The type of day that makes me love fall in Colorado (even if I am sunburned!). We …

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Oct 06

Drastic times call for drastic measures

The economy is in the midst of the biggest crap-out I’ve witnessed in my life and I believe we’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg. The chaos of recent storms, earth quakes, and other natural disasters leaves me wondering if Mother Nature is sending a message. The election is four weeks away and tensions …

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Oct 01

The Eat Local Challenge!

We have been immersed in preparation for our year of eating local and are happy to see The Eat Local Challenge blog join the mix of folks blogging about local eating adventures. The Eat Local Challenge is working on a challenge for the month of October and so, of course, we’re game! They’ve asked us …

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Sep 21

Make it from Scratch – Ranch Dressing!

Since our year of local began, I have been sweating it out as our bottle of Safeway Organic Buttermilk Ranch dressing got emptier and emptier. On Wednesday night, we finished it and I knew I had a dilemma on my hands: add Ranch to our list of exemptions or figure out a good recipe. It …

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Sep 16

If I were a Christian, I’d attend Anne Lamott’s Church

When reading Anne’s many diatribes on Salon, or her book, Operating Instructions soon after Gabriel was born, I have in the past felt like I should give her a call to chat about God. But now, after reading her A call to arms this evening, I’m sure of it: If I were a Christian, I’d …

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Sep 12

More on sugaring!

OK, I realize I’m really stretching my usual Friday Fun post to the limit by blogging about ripping hair off of my body, but a friend asked for more on my pledge to be razor-free for September and October, so here goes… I found a Moom sugaring kit on clearance last month at Vitamin Cottage …

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Sep 11

Food Preservation 101: Part 3 – Dehydrating

Like canning jars, food dehydrators seem to be regulars at the local thrift shop. I got mine, brand-new with receipts still attached, for a whopping $1.75 at the local thrift store a few years back thanks to a neighbor who volunteers there and snapped it up for me. It’s not fancy and it doesn’t have …

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Sep 10

A is for Affluence

When I first discovered APLS (Affluent People Living Sustainably), I was a bit surprised that there was so much discussion around the choice of the word affluent. Not only am I comfortable granting creative license for a good acronym (and who doesn’t love APLS and its tie-ins like “The Bushel Basket”???), but I recognize the …

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