Simply sprouted grains

There are so many different kinds of gadgets out there for sprouting: special sprouting jars and mesh lids and home sprouting devices… I've been sprouting grains and legumes for a couple of years now and I have never purchased a single piece of special equipment in order to do it successfully! Here's how I do it: Soak grains/legumes/seeds overnight in a bowlful of water. Make sure that the water level is much higher than the grains or whatever you are sprouting. They will absorb quite […]

Millions of oranges, oranges for free

Why I resemble a truck driver and a few good deals…

Buying Used: Which Items Are Worth It?

stacks of books

She had been such a good little vacuum for us. She was a purple, upright Dirt Devil, the first decent vacuum I ever owned. We bought her for $16 on a half price day at Bargain World. She even came with 2 packs of extra bags. I thought it was a steal! Two and a half years later, she’s reached the end of her days. My husband has been cleaning out jams of dust, pine needles (and the odd paper clip or shiny bead) repeatedly. […]

While we’re on the topic of cloth diapers…

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