Author Archives: Julie T

Being Calm-Assertive

Many years ago, Chuck and I fell in love with Cesar Millan. And while we don’t exactly have the best behaving dog on the planet, we have tried really hard to incorporate The Dog Whisperer’s tips and philosophy into the … Continue reading

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The One Minute Rule

I’m always trying to get organized.  Checking boxes on my ever growing to do list is one of my great joys.  It’s tough to know how much time to dedicate to getting things in order, especially when there are so … Continue reading

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The Joy of Mason Jars – 25 Uses for Glass Jars

I think it is fair to say that we are glass jar fans, that we are glass jar enthusiasts, that we are glass jar lovers.  In fact, we have a whole counter cabinet dedicated to glass jars and their oh-so-precious … Continue reading

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Our Messed-Up Food System: Antibiotic in Meats

When I recently attended a panel related to healthy school lunches (which you may or may not care about), I heard some alarming information about antibiotics in meat production (which I think you definitely will care about).  What I learned … Continue reading

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Recipe ~ Zucchini Bread

Breakfast used to be a struggle at my house.  You see, we prefer a sweet breakfast, most of the time, over a savory one, and the sweet options aren’t always that great.  A fight between healthy (oatmeal, yogurt) and easy … Continue reading

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Recipe ~ “Zoo Butter” Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread

When someone forwarded me a recipe for homemade Nutella, I knew that it would soon be a staple.  Wow!  What’s better than Nutella?  I now know the answer is homemade chocolate-hazelnut spread, which we affectionately call “Zoo Butter”. We named … Continue reading

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We Can Do Better

The realization didn’t hit me like a ton of bricks.  It was more like a slow boil that started to bubble over day in and day out.  I have a new view of the world.  And, now I can never … Continue reading

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