Monthly Archives: July 2009

How to Extract Berry Juice Without Adding Sugar, Boiling, or Using a Juicer

Freeze and Thaw. With minimal effort on your part or a machine’s, you can easily extract the syrupy naturally sweet liquid from some fruits. You just have to plan ahead and be willing to wait a day or so. This works especially well with strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries. I have not tried it with other […]

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Homemade Upside-Down Tomato Planter

My husband saw an info-mercial on upside down planters late one night and thought it would be a fun project to do with the kids. It was very easy to make but not very pretty. It was made out of a gallon jug container with about a 1.5″ diameter opening for the tomato plant. He […]

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Kid-friendly Tableware

Get your kids durable tableware from the most unlikely place: restaurant supply stores. Take note from kid-friendly restaurants. They are all about stretching the dollar and serving kids in tableware that can be used and abused. In Austin, head to Acemart Restaurant Supply Store. Here are my top picks:

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Common Sense Sun Protection and Homemade Sunscreens

Common Sense Sun Care and Homemade Sunscreens – Now Available! Click here to purchase and automatically download the PDF. $18. Year after year, new research and technologies unveil the latest findings related to sunscreen use and UV effects. Physicians, government regulators, manufacturers, and environmental groups all weigh in on the latest sunscreen debate. Yet with […]

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Proof that Zinc Oxide Shields UV Rays

Knowing that regular zinc oxide was used as a sunscreen many decades ago just isn’t convincing enough to many people that it is an effective sunscreen. You want research, data, proof. I get it. Plain zinc oxide is not currently marketed as a sunscreen so there are no current data or research to my knowledge. […]

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