November 2011

Parenting Magazines

November 27, 2011

In addition to my green magazines, I get a handful of parenting magazines that a new parent may enjoy as a stocking stuffer holiday gift. Some are consistently great, some are consistently okay, and one is consistently poor, but I wanted to review them all. We got several for free as gifts or when we […]

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Green Magazines

November 26, 2011

A friend posted on her blog, Building Cathedrals, about giving magazine subscriptions as a gift for the holidays for her kids. “American Girl and the Cricket magazines have been hits here, as well as Magnifikid, Which Way USA and Top Secret from Highlights.” I thought it was a great idea that can also extend to […]

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Thanksgiving with Our Outdoor Friends

November 24, 2011

In years past, my parents, sister and I had a tradition of heading down to the local pond to feed the geese on Thanksgiving Day or weekend. I would love to start a similar tradition with Tomato and this year, we are giving it a go with some of our homegrown treats for our own […]

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Small Business Saturday

November 22, 2011

We have never been a Black Friday shopping house. The crowds don’t interest me, the mania makes me nervous and when I shop, I like to take my time, do some research about what I am buying and then stroll through the store. So that doesn’t fit in with the theme of the day. It’s […]

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Orange Rhino Kids Etsy Shop Review

November 21, 2011

Etsy has been a great site for us to find organic clothing for the Tomato. We came across Orange Rhino Kids about a year ago and got some gorgeous, well made onesies and a shirt. The clothes made it through a lot of wear this past summer and spring and cleaned up beautifully each time. […]

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Manzanita Kids Etsy Shop Review

November 20, 2011

As we start nearing the holiday shopping season, I thought that I could take some time over the next couple of weeks to highlight some great folks and companies for green and eco-friendly kids’ toys, gear and clothing. I have already highlighted our love for all things Little Sapling Toys, oompa, and boon , but […]

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Twist Collective Winter 2011

November 17, 2011

The new issue of Twist Collective is out and as usual, I am feverish with excitement over several patterns. Since Kate Gilbert and company launched Twist Collective a few years ago, I have felt that it has become the best of the online magazines for knitters. Interweave and Knitty have really fallen off in the […]

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End of the Gardening Season

November 5, 2011

I was remiss in posting about how the end of the gardening season went for us. We had some good successes and some good learning opportunities. I will be putting the garden to rest this week as we get closer to colder weather, but I thought that I could share some pictures of what we […]

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