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And We… Picked the Bounty of Summer

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, pluots, cherries. It was a busy weekend! Kids, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandma- we made it a family event. Then, we spent the evening washing, packing, and pitting cherries around a table. We all went home with bags of AMAZING blueberries frozen for summer, frozen cherries and peaches ready for smoothies, ice […]

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FarmFresh

Friday, April 26th, 2013

I am an egg snob. We have had chickens for the past 6 years or so. Yellow yolks, flavor, natural composters of all my table scraps, easy&fun pet for the kids… chickens are great. Having your own chickens  and your own eggs spoils you. The taste is remarkable. We haven’t had chickens since we moved […]

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Field Trip: Ojai Olive

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Last week all my kids had spring break, so I tried to do a few fun things. One day, we went on a picnic in Ojai and then to Ojai Olive with some friends. My kids {ages 5, 7, & 9} thoroughly enjoyed the setting- rocks, trees, and sun-  the tour given by a very […]

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Food Allergies&Intolerances

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Food allergies & intolerances. Just those words can be so overwhelming for anyone who has walked down this path. We discovered food intolerances in our middle child and myself this past year. Acid reflux, daily digestion issues, eczema. It starts with just putting together a and b. I don’t know how long my son had […]

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Life Interrupted

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Change interrupts the flow of life. No matter if it is planned or unplanned change; no matter if you are organized as you enter the change or unorganized. It interrupts and can leave you feeling adrift. Change is part of life. {Seems to be a big part of my life for quite a few years}. There are […]

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Tip of the Day: Bananas Stay Yellow!

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Don’t you hate it when you buy a bunch of bananas and they turn spotty in a day or two! This is amplified with these warm days. There are only so many times a week I want to bake with ripe bananas. Anyways, just saw this on pinterest AND it works amazingly well!! Wrap the […]

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Vitamix

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

I love to blend. I love the ease of dumping whatever in a blender as I prepare a meal. I have burned out quite a few blender motors in my blending endeavors. Finally, I was blessed, let me emphasize BLESSED with a Vita-Mix 5200. Now, I can get back to my haphazard dumping of ingredients […]

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I am Back!

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Between having my house on the market, homeschooling, and whatever else life has thrown my way, Whole Diligence has taken a backseat. Now, I am happy to be back and sharing my passions! Upcoming: Vita-Mixing, Easy Homemade Bread, Tomatoes, and more.

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Canning Pears

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

I ambitiously purchased 50 pounds of pears at an amazing price. I thought my husband and I would be able to can them, but instead they ripened so quickly that I had to do it on my own. So, I set my kids up with legoes and a line-up of mommy approved tv shows to […]

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Are You a Potsherd?

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Shambles This heart’s in shambles Pick up the pieces I just can’t do this My heart is heavy I’m just not ready I’m just not ready You give.  Take away.  You give Your ways are not my ways You thoughts above my own Your ways are not my ways Your reasons I don’t know -Josh […]

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