Double Yolk Eggs

double yolk egg

A few days ago I was at work and received a text from hubby. When I initially picked up the phone all I saw was the text "twins!". I paused for a minute trying to think of who we knew that was pregnant. Then all of the sudden a picture of a double yolk egg popped up! Whew! No humans twins - but our first double yolked egg in our five years of raising chickens. Double yolk eggs occur usually in younger chickens. It means that their reproductive cycle is not synchronized yet and ovulation … [Read More...]

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Thrift Stores: Costumes + Props

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It is mid-August but I (Litsa) had my first Halloween catalog arrive in the mail! The costumes are 'wild and whimsical' -------'sweet and spooky' and most importantly full of character! When I envision little ones, the 'little heroes' in our world, wearing costumes, I think of personalities coming alive-----and imaginations! With a little one on one time during the weekends, we can use our time with our little ones---and our big (older) children to discuss that outrageous costumes ROCK but … [Read More...]

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Vera Bradley Sale Items Extra 20% Off

Vera Bradley Mocha Rouge

If you have been wanting a Vera Bradley item, take a look at the sale items today! Sale items at Vera Bradley are currently an extra 20% off! Make sure you look at all of the patterns in each style as prices will vary. There is no coupon code required for this promotion. The discount will automatically apply when you add items to your cart. Score This Deal! Expires 8/21/14. … [Read More...]

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Food & Recipes

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Popeye’s Nutty Salad Recipe

Salads are so easy to throw together and are a great way to get in your daily produce! Add some nuts and seeds for added fiber and protein. Experiment with adding different fruits and vegetables too. The nuts and sees […]

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Work Week Menu Plan Week of 8/18/14

So last week my boys returned to school. Overall we had a pretty good week adjusting to our new schedule! Thankfully my boys are helpful in the morning and can grab their own breakfast. Getting the three of us out […]

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Maximize Time in the Kitchen

If I’m (Litsa) going to the supermarket, I like to arrive home with a little—–or ample—-time to prep food in the kitchen! When fresh berries and other fruit/vegetables arrive home in my grocery bags, I like to have time to […]

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Health & Wellness

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Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Release

A couple of weeks ago we talked about fascia and how it is responsible for many aches and pains. Remember that fascia is wrapped all around your muscles like a protective coating. Sometimes fascia gets bound up creating an extra […]

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Food Label Misconceptions

Food manufactures are deceiving. Food packaging has fallen prey to marketing. Walking through the grocery store you are sure to find packages with bold print saying “low fat“, “no-added sugar“, “reduced calorie” and “no fat“. But do those statements mean […]

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What is Fascia? | How Fascia Plays a Roll in Injuries

The human body is a complicated thing! For years we have concentrated on bone and muscle injuries; ignoring the fascia that holds everything together. It turns out that a “muscle injury” may be related to a fascia adhesion and tightness. […]

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Coupons

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SavingStar Healthy Offer: 20% off Plums

Did you see this week’s SavingStar Healthy Offer? Get 20% cash back on the purchase of fresh plums! Plums are a wonderful snack or item for lunch! Wash & serve—yummy! How this SavingStar offer works is to load it to […]

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Dining Out Deals: Olive Graden, Applebee’s + More

The weekend is here and it’s time for the restaurant deals and coupon roundup! If you are eating out this weekend, make sure to take a coupon along! Applebees Coupon: Buy one get one free lunch combo. Expires 8/15/14. Carrabbas […]

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Checkout51: New Offers for Thursday, August 14th

Whether you shop at Kroger, Wal-Mart—-Sam’s or Aldi….have a smartphone or not, you will want to give Checkout51 a try this week! If you have already shopped this week, you’ll want to note that Checkout51 offers NEW items to earn […]

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Retail Therapy

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Vera Bradley Sale Items Extra 20% Off

If you have been wanting a Vera Bradley item, take a look at the sale items today! Sale items at Vera Bradley are currently an extra 20% off! Make sure you look at all of the patterns in each style […]

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Scotch Thermal Laminator 78% Off

It’s that time of your when you can grab a great deal on a laminator! It’s seems like each back to school season there is a huge one day deal from Amazon on this laminator. Having a laminator on hand […]

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Preserving the Harvest

If you are still visiting the local Farmer’s Market for produce—-apples, potatoes, cucumbers, tomatoes, and more, you may want to read more about Preserving the Harvest this month! My (Litsa’s) counter tops were filled with locally grown produce for under […]

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Country Life

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Country Life: New Egg Layers

About a week ago our mama hen, Brown Town, started laying eggs again! I was a bit surprised that she started laying eggs since the baby chicks are just 7 weeks old. The last time she raised a chick, it […]

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Country Life: Mama Hen Feeding Baby Chicks

Our baby chicks that were hatched by our mother hen (Brown Town), are now three weeks old! They are growing so fast. While we were on vacation last week we lost one of the chicks. Our pet sitter never saw […]

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Country Life: Broody Hen and Juvenile Pullets

Back in April we purchased six pullet chicks. We had been keeping them in our greenhouse which we turned into a chick nursery. When the chicks get big enough and the night time temperatures stabilize, we place the juvenile pullets […]

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Home Management

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Double Yolk Eggs

A few days ago I was at work and received a text from hubby. When I initially picked up the phone all I saw was the text “twins!”. I paused for a minute trying to think of who we knew […]

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File it Friday: Bruschetta Bar, Potato Cupcakes + More

During the week I come across a lot of articles and blog posts that I think are worth reading. Or I come across a new recipe I want to try or a craft idea. Most of the time I don’t […]

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Mabel’s Labels: Waterproof Name Labels

One back to school item that is a must have for me is name labels. I like to label my boys lunchboxes, backpacks, water bottles, school supplies and sports gear. When looking for name labels for my kids I look […]

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Ways to Save

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Thrift Stores: Costumes + Props

It is mid-August but I (Litsa) had my first Halloween catalog arrive in the mail! The costumes are ‘wild and whimsical’ ——-’sweet and spooky’ and most importantly full of character! When I envision little ones, the ‘little heroes’ in our […]

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Expiration Dates on Grocery Items

Do you ever look at the expiration or best by dates on food products before you buy them? I try to always look at the dates on food items whether it is salad dressing or meat or mayonnaise. Too many […]

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Back-to-School Physicals

If you and/or your child are due for back-to-school, work, or sports physicals with your regular physician make a list of HEAD to TOE concerns and/or questions—check points to discuss with your doctor! I (Litsa) did just that with my […]

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Gardening

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Keep Receipts for Trees & Plants

Did you know that many stores offer a one year guarantee on trees and plants? There is a good reason to keep your receipts when landscaping your yard! We plant new fruit trees each spring. Our goal is to one […]

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How to Cure Garlic

A few weeks ago I noticed that the garlic in my garden was ready to harvest. This is the biggest garlic harvest I have every had! Garlic takes awhile to grow and usually it is planted in the fall. In […]

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Gardening: Removing Diseased Plants

Every year I learn something new about vegetable gardening. In the past when I have seen a plant struggling, I have been hesitant to pull it out. All of the time and energy put into that plant makes me resistant […]

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