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Monthly Archives: July 2012

So, how much vacation time do you get?

By Fredrica Syren I get that question a lot, which of course with two kids and two businesses, well … the answer is none Yes, I work 365 days of the year and, when we actually go somewhere on a vacation like now when we have been in Sweden for …

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Tomatoes, Tomatoes and Bruschetta

My tomatoes are taking over the garden and on top of that our neighbor gave me some of her tomatoes and jalapeno pepper she had too much of too. So yes now we’re eating tons of tomatoes here and I love it!!! For an evening snack I made spicy tomato …

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Achieving Financial Independence

By Kim Robson What would you give to become financially independent? It might seem like a far-off dream, but there are many simple steps one can take to realize this very achievable goal. First, obtain a free copy of your credit report and take a hard, unbiased look at it. Are you …

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Vanilla Bean Sugar

I like to use real vanilla bean in my cooking and baking but it does get expensive in the long run. But one trick I do is to save the empty vanilla beans after I scraped out the seeds and when I have a couple I make a vanilla bean …

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Teaching Kids About Growing Plants

My kids absolutely love being in the garden and helping me gardening and taking care of our vegetable garden. They also, just like me, like to “stalk” my neighbor’s who have an specially nice garden in the front yard where we can watch what they are doing. I found this …

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Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

It’s so hot and I’m miserable. I liked it better in Sweden with “normal” temperatures. To cool of I made frozen yogurt for snack and served it with raspberries. It’s was very refreshing and cooling, just what we needed. 2 cups plain yogurt 1/4 cup milk 1/2 vanilla bean, seeds …

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Inexpensive Vacations

 Kim Robson Think you can’t afford to take your family on a decent vacation? Think again! There are so many great ways to have a fun getaway without breaking the bank. Staycations: A vacation taken in your own home. Set up the backyard furniture and start grilling. Get out the …

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Iceberg Breaks Free from Greenland, Worries Scientists

By Fredrica Syren Now, I know that whatever is going on in Antarctica or Greenland might not be too interesting to us living here in a much better climate. But, believe me, whatever is going on there does have an impact on the rest of the world because over there …

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Swiss Chard and Lima Bean Soup

We ate harvest soup yesterday also known as swiss card and lima bean soup. Me and Bella picked the beans and swiss chard together and then made this very nice soup. It’s so much fun eating from homegrown veggies and I swear the kids eat better when they know it’s …

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How to Green Your Office

To make your home more green is daily task but lets not forget the office where unfortunately many of us spend a lot of time and therefore also use a lot of resources that are not always very green. I found a web site called My Green Side with tips …

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