Thursday, July 28, 2011


zucchini and squash are in peak season and we’re VERY lucky to receive a (free) weekly share from the stuteville’s organic garden. good thing there are tons of recipes to experiment with the versatile green and gold. below are a few we’ve tried in recent weeks.

summer squash and tomato tart from

cheesy zucchini pizza from eat, live, run

zucchini and squash casserole from

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got a favorite squash recipe? send it to me!!

click here to find local squash or farmers market near you.

erica copy

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

manners of the heart…


i HEART these wall cards…AND the company creating them!

Children Inspire Design's ethos is to inspire children to learn about our beautiful Earth. To care for it, and all who inhabit it.

Leading by example is the best teaching method we’ve found, but I definitely need want these to reinforce our messages.

The 5” x 7” vintage modern wall cards are made with 100% recycled cardstock and soy ink, and wrapped in a biodegradable cell package.

I originally found them at The Spotted Monkey which offers a selection of green goods and award winning, exclusive, handcrafted and handmade products.

Both companies are encouraging and sustainable…love it!

And maybe, just maybe, they will encourage me to make my bed!

erica copy

Monday, July 18, 2011

christmas in july…

dear santa,

this year I’ve been so good that I should be the angel on top of the tree.

consequently, one thing that I might like for Christmas is this 1973 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray converted to an electric-powered vehicle.

think the elves can make that happen?



erica copy

Friday, July 15, 2011

a clean slate…


with two toddlers, we have a fair share of grubby and sticky fingers which always make their way to doors, floors, windows and cabinets. and because we are (clearly) still in the “put everything in our mouth” phase, it’s been critically important to find household cleaners which are non-toxic and biodegradable.

consequently, I jumped at the opportunity to try Bona’s cabinet and counter cleaners. and it was perfect timing, in preparation for cj’s birthday party last weekend. i had no idea the cabinets and doors were all that grimy, but the products worked very well and without any strong chemical odors. the doors and cabinets are a sparkling-white-clean-slate -- ready for another round.

we’re all bona kleen over here…and looking forward to trying their hardwood floor cleaner!

erica copy