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She Made Learning Fun!

She Made Learning Fun!

Meet my mom, the Jo Kramer, of MakingLearningFun.com! I am sure I have mentioned her a time or two before in regards to quilting or making salsa, but I haven’t told you much about her career or her wonderful free printables website, Making Learning Fun. Mom’s mission in life is...

Perfect Vegan Oatmeal Cookies

Perfect Vegan Oatmeal Cookies

This post was intended for Meatless Monday, but computer issues allow me to bring it to you on a Tuesday.  Never fear, these cookies are delicious every day of the week!  What’s so challenging about meat-free cookies?  These cookies contain no animal products!  The eggs are replaced with the ever-thrifty...

How to clean your toilet bowl without toxic cleaners

How to clean your toilet bowl without toxic cleaners

I am accustomed to using conventional cleaners for my home, but I know enough to feel a little guilty for it.  I went to buy toilet cleaner with good intentions to purchase a “natural” cleaner but I couldn’t stomach $5 for something I was, literally, throwing in the toilet.  Instead,...

How I Organize Financial Documents

How I Organize Financial Documents

Organization is not my strong point, but I make an exception for my finances.  I have had a few different systems: binders, bill boxes, etc, but luckily I found the “bill in a box” system early in my financial independence years and it has stuck.  I found the system while...

Checker-Square Garter Dishcloth… Continued!

Checker-Square Garter Dishcloth… Continued!

I shared my Checker-Square Garter Dishcloth pattern with Ravelry readers and now I can be inspired by other people’s finished projects. Patty7737 made a matching set by reversing the color choices.  You can make a dishcloth set like Patty’s by making one dishcloth as the pattern is written and one...

Massaged Raw Kale Salad

Massaged Raw Kale Salad

I like to read about different diets: vegan, gluten free, raw food, etc.  Each way of eating has different things to offer.  For example; vegan sites have great recipes with no eggs.  Raw food bloggers have great salad recipes. Raw foodists believe that enzymes in food are destroyed when heated...

Last First Day of School | Project Inspiration

Last First Day of School | Project Inspiration

This week I celebrated my last first day of school!  My last first day with me as the student, anyway.  Hopefully at this time next year I will be celebrating my first- first day of me as the teacher! *crosses fingers* *curses budget cuts* Gettiing adjusted to yet another new...

Canning Peaches | Plastic Treadle Sewing Machine Belt

Canning Peaches | Plastic Treadle Sewing Machine Belt

Hi all! I am taking a quick break from all of the sticky slime that is canning peaches to tell you about my great trip that I took with Mom yesterday.  The sticky peaches are relevant… We headed south to check out the Bent n’ Dent grocery store to find...

My Messy Desk Monday #2

My Messy Desk Monday #2

Welcome to my weekly installment of My Messy Desk Monday!  A workspace can say a lot about someone.  Here is what my desk is saying today: Today marks the beginning of my final week of summer and I am spending some time with Spencer before I start school next Monday....