Monthly Archives: January 2014

Little Mirrors of Accountability

I have come to realize what crystal clear mirrors I have been given in my children.  They so innocently yet palpably reflect my attitude back to me, underlining both my strengths and deficiencies with precision accuracy.  It has been a tough lesson for me to look at them and honestly acknowledge my reflection when I don’t like the manifestation displayed before… Read more →

Vegetarian Tacos

My husband is a huge taco fan.  Every time we have tacos, he is a happy, happy man.  Unfortunately, I have thrown a wrench into his taco-loving bliss: I’m not much of a meat eater.  I never have been.  Due to health issues, my parents cut out all pork and red meat in our diets growing up, and we didn’t… Read more →

Taco Seasoning Recipe

I love making my own homemade taco seasoning.  It is cheap, fresh, rewarding, and fun to put together with the kids.  For a long time I looked online for a good recipe and ran across a number of mixes that were nice, but I never found one that was exactly what I wanted.  Thus, I decided to make my own… Read more →

The Body Beautiful

Our culture makes my heart ache.  As a people, we are devastatingly deceived and misguided. I write this for myself, for my mother, for my father.  I write this for my sweet babies.  I write this for all people everywhere, for we are all equal.  We are all the same.  We are all beautiful. Beautiful one, I beg of you,… Read more →

Ever Heard of “No-Pooing”?

I hate shampooing my hair.  I can’t stand washing my skin.  Why, you ask?  No, I’m not trying to pull off the grunge look.  It’s just that soaps hurt.  I have had sensitive skin ever since I was a kid.  I can remember once as a child when the shampoo actually left blisters.  My skin burns after applying almost any washing… Read more →

On the Mend

I recently made a post on repurposing an old incandescent light bulb for darning socks.  In a matter of days, a new crop of holes showed up in my husband’s socks which has kept me quite busy.  Wanting to post a video tutorial for those who are unfamiliar with darning, I took a minute to look for one online.  I’m… Read more →

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New Life for an Old Bulb

Due to the heavy duty nature of my husband’s work, he has a propensity for developing holes in his socks quite often.  Hating to discard them and end up caught in the pricey revolving door of recurrent sock purchasing, I figured it would be a best to learn to mend them instead.  So learn I did.  Now, I am not… Read more →

Jamaican Jerk Seasoning

One of my favorite flavors to use in savory dishes is a good dose of Jamaican jerk.  As far as I’m concerned, there’s nothing quite so enticing as this robust, complex, full-bodied seasoning which was originally developed as a dry rub or marinade for preserving meat smoked over an open pit (traditionally of allspice wood).  The history of this seasoning… Read more →

A Healthy Dose of Perspective

I wrote this a few months back because I had lost my perspective and needed to recover a balanced frame of mind as to why I do what I do, day in and day out.  On occasion, I pull it out again and review it as a reminder when I realize I’m starting to lose track of my true purpose.… Read more →