Author Archives: Mim

Keep Calm and Continue Parenting

By | February 3, 2014

Okay, so I know I’m a little late to the party with this new take on the iconic “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster, but “Keep Calm and Continue Parenting” has become a daily mantra in the N+D household. I want to plaster this everywhere.  It’s my desktop background.  It’s taped to the fridge.  I’m […]

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Roasting winter squash whole

By | January 31, 2014

I love winter squash in all its forms. Butternut squash soup, acorn squash breakfast porridge, spaghetti squash with parmesan, garlic, and pine nuts…yum. But hacking through those tough skins? Intimidating. I’ve got a pretty poor track record with knives. And despite the frequency at which I slice into them, I really do value my fingers. […]

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Good morning, porridge!

By | January 30, 2014

I’ve been flirting with this whole “Paleo” thing recently. I haven’t given up dairy or grains yet, but I love the idea of including vegetables in curious places. So when I stumbled across this recipe for “Faux-tmeal,” from Melissa over at CupcakesOMG, I knew the acorn squash languishing on my kitchen counter wasn’t long for […]

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Pinterest Made Me Do It – DIY Foaming Hand Soap

By | October 1, 2013

If you’re a Pinterest addict like me, you’ve probably seen more than a few pins touting the benefits of making your own foaming hand soap. It’s cheap! It’s easy! You can control the ingredients! You know I’m all about cheap and easy, but today, I just needed soap. The soap dispensers were empty, and since […]

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What I’ve Been Up To…

By | September 25, 2013

Making extracts!  It’s super easy to make your own – just take your favorite flavoring ingredient, put it in a jar with some vodka, ignore it for a couple weeks, and then strain out the solids.  Right now, I’ve got watermelon, peach, chocolate, and pineapple in jars, just steeping away. Yum! What can you use […]

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Grilling a frozen pizza

By | September 19, 2013

A couple days ago, a neighbor told Bruce that it’s possible to grill a frozen pizza and since then, he’s been dying to give it a try.  He actually made an attempt yesterday, but instead of preheating the grill to 425°, he preheated it to 700° – at which point, it caught fire.  Oops. So, […]

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Colorado Floods

By | September 18, 2013

Wow, guys.  It’s been quite a week. After a week of the wettest weather I’ve ever known, the sun is finally shining in Coal Creek Canyon.  It started raining on Wednesday morning and just kept raining.  You have to understand: it doesn’t rain in Colorado!  I mean, ya know, it does, but not like this.  […]

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International Bacon Day!

By | September 1, 2013

Last Saturday morning, my Facebook feed erupted with important news – it was International Bacon Day!  I’m never one to pass up a food-related holiday, so I pulled a Costco pack of bacon out of the fridge and got busy. For dinner, we had veggie burgers with bacon (affectionately called “Hippie Nightmares” around here), but […]

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Thrifted Chacos!

By | August 31, 2013

Sometimes, It feels like my thrifting mojo is gone.  For a the past couple weeks, I’ve had some rotten luck during my regular rounds. But then these babies entered my life. Thrift store Chacos!  In my size!  Nearly new!  And with this very important tag: Chaco manufacturing used to happen here in Colorado, but they’ve […]

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Denver County Fair 2013

By | August 12, 2013

This past Saturday, we decided to venture down the hill to check out the Denver County Fair.  It’s relatively new event – this is only their third year – but it was well-organized and adorably representative of Denver’s quirky urban homesteading movement.  We had a great time! The event is held indoors at the Western […]

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