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I’ve Moved! February 2, 2012

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Hello out there!  I just wanted to let everyone know that I’ve been working on blogger for a while now and have decided to move on over that way!  This has been a few years in the making but I’ve been offline working on cleaning up our diet, living lightly, simplifying, and finding ways to save money and imagine this…all that also helps live environmentally friendly!!!  If you would like to head on over I will be posting more frequently now!  Lots of good info I am really wanting to share about our journey!  Look forward to hearing your thoughts!

http://theplayfulminimalist.blogspot.com/

~jes~

 

Audrey’s Glass Willow Giveaway! September 28, 2009

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Oh, I’m so excited about this one! Audrey is hosting a giveaway from The Glass Willow for the following Birds of a feather earrings-in your choice of either antiqued brass, silver or gold!

The Glass Willow Birds of a Feather

All you have to do is head on over to her website and leave a comment about your favorite Glass Willow item with it’s link to enter the drawing!

I was really having a hard time figuring out which one I like most. Below are a few of my favorite earings!

The Glass Willow Tree

And we can’t forget about these beauties!!!

The Glass Willow

You really should head over to Audrey’s site to enter and definetely check out The Glass Willow’s store…she’s got some amazing products that are really reasonably priced!

Goodluck and have a beautiful day!

Jes

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Changes

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As of lately, I’ve been trying to figure out exactly what kind of a blog I am wanting to have. I love sharing with you guys! Because of that, I think I’m going to start sharing more about the fun giveaways I’ve discovered and if I’m fortunate enough to sponsor a giveaway to share with you lovelies! How fun would that be! I love participating in several carnivals and will continue doing that, just wanted you all to know what was on my mind.

I would love to share reviews of products and begin incorporating a giveaway blog! Hear that energy efficient/family oriented/environmentally conscious/yummy tasting suppliers/crafters out there?!!! I want to review your products. If I don’t have anything nice to say, I’m not going to say anything at all! If it is a lovely product, I want to be able to share it with my amazing followers!

I know the joy of entering in other people’s giveaways and how great you feel when you receive one of those gifts!!! I want to share that with you guys as well.

Thanks for listening! I just wanted to get that off my chest! :)

Jes

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Homemade Pineapple Zucchini Bread September 27, 2009

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Our sweet neighbor is a gardening extraordinaire! She had zucchini pouring out of her ears and was sweet enough to share some with us! Thanks Donna! After reading through some blogs, I was fortunate enough to stuble across a recipe posted by Jen at 11th Heaven’s Homemaking Haven for zucchini bread. It looked absolutely delish so we decided to give it a try it! We had to drop a few ingredients due to not having them on hand, but this is a yummy way to use up some extra zucchini!

Pineapple Zucchini Bread

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Ingredients:
2 C. all-purpose flour
1 C. whole wheat flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
2 C. sugar
3 eggs (farm fresh is best! Thanks Jen!) (vegan alt: 3 T. ground flaxseed + 9 T. water)
1 t. vanilla extract
1 C. oil (we used coconut oil)
2 C. grated zucchini
1/2 cup raisins
1 cup crushed pineapple, drained

Directions:
In a large bowl mix together the dry ingredients (flour, soda, baking powder, sugar, and salt) Add to the flour mix the following wet ingredients (eggs, vanilla, oil and zucchini). Once mixed well, stir in the raisins and pineapple until just blended.

mixed

Pour into 2-9x5x3 inch loaf pans.

pour in pans

Bake in a preheated 350 degree F for one hour, or until browned.

***Oh, and most importantly. If you are grating fresh zucchini, don’t, and I do mean DON’T, under any circumstances, let any fall on the floor where you are working or the following scavengers might be found lurking nearby!*** ;) Of course, I’m a sucker for cute little beady eyes…so I had to share! They love the fresh fruits and veggies, too! :)
my scavengers
:)
Jes
Please visit my newly created blog for fun giveaways! I just got my first one and it is sooo adorable for halloween! Stop by:
http://serenitysgivaways.blogspot.com/2009/10/my-first-giveaway-four-halloween.html for a chance to win something perfect for the holidays! :)

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Artfire Giveaway

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I just honestly stumbled across Heather’s blog which just happens to be doing a September 2009 giveaway!

All she asks is that you go to her store to pick out your favorite item and then let her know in her comments section.

I try to avoid disposables as much as I can, you can read about that here, so I naturally LOVED the 5 Reusable Pads Hemp Organic Bamboo Fair Trade Menstrual Pads!!!
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Here’s what Heather had to say about them:

These particular pads are made from organic hemp fleece, bamboo and organic cotton that is fair trade.

The pads that I make are unique because you get 2 inserts for the pad:

The first insert is for light days

The second one is for medium days
then if you double them up, it is perfect for the beginning of your menses!!!

They close by a little metal snap!

These reusable pads are earth friendly and body friendly! Tampons and regular maxi pads contain dioxins, which can be VERY harmful to your body! Not to mention the dumps we are filling up with disposable menstrual products…think of all those applicators too!

Go green, keep the earth clean…and keep your most precious parts happy!

Hurry and check out her blog and her store! I LOVE that she promotes products that are as ethical toward animals, humans and the planet as she possibly can! That’s great girl!!!

Have a beautiful day!

Jes

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Morning Java! September 25, 2009

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You know, I love me some coffee. Especially French Vanilla! It is something I crave on cold, crisp mornings that are greeting us this fall. This is what my cup of java looks like before I get a hold of it!

black java

I just cannot bring myself to drink it black. I’m sorry, I just can’t. It’s not like I haven’t tried…and Lord knows it would probably definetely be better for me if I did…but nope…I honestly can’t do it! So after creating my little concotion on this chilly morning, this is how my coffee looks!

coffe the way i like it!

Ew la la! I really don’t think you can still technically call it coffee after I get done adding coffee to my non-dairy cream and sweetener, but Oh. My. Word! Hit’s the spot every time!

So what’s your favorite coffee and how to you like it? Have a beautiful day!

Jes

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Zevia Giveaway! September 23, 2009

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Sorry, I’m not the one doing it! Missy is hooking 5 lucky readers up! Check out it out!

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Zevia comes in these oh so lovely flavors:
ZEVIA Natural Cola
ZEVIA Natural Orange
ZEVIA Natural Twist
ZEVIA Natural Root Beer
ZEVIA Natural Black Cherry
ZEVIA Natural Ginger Ale

So what is so great about ZEVIA??

The first all-natural zero calorie soda.
Contains no chemically processed artificial sugar substitutes, artificial flavors, or artificial colors found in other diet sodas.
Made with Stevia, an all natural ingredient used for centuries to sweeten food.

Oh, I love me some bubbles! Goodluck!

Jes

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