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    DIY Period Panties (or Self Sewn Menstruation Alternative)

    September 14, 2017

    Disclaimer: this post contains frank discussion of feminine hygiene, menstruation and blood products. If you are squeamish about this topic, please scroll on, this is not the post for you. I am thrilled to have my friend, Erin Beauchamp as the guest blogger today. She will be discussing the construction and use of period panties as a feminine hygiene option. If you aren’t familiar, period panties have an absorbent lining built into the underwear designed intended to trap blood products…

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  • food

    Peach Hand Pies

    Once in a while, you have a thrift store find that is exceptional. I found this Sunbeam mini pie maker for five dollars at my local thrift store. It was unopened and in the…

    September 3, 2017
  • food For the home

    Spice Rack

    I love to use spices in my cooking, but I’m not a fan of organizing them. The bottles come in different sizes, and they are all randomly shaped. My biggest pet peeve with spice…

    August 21, 2017
  • children's activities family Gardening

    Carrots!

    I finally had success with carrots! I’ve never been able to grow them before and this year we are overflowing. Sadly, I think the children were overzealous when planting them and they are very…

    August 14, 2017
  • family sewing

    Wedding Planning!

    My dear friend is getting married! It is a Celtic themed wedding, complete with tartan and bagpipes. My husband is officiating. He’s not a minister, but it is a civil ceremony. Pennsylvania allows self-appointing…

    August 7, 2017
  • family health pain management

    The Broken Arm

    We have our first broken bone in a family with five kids that include three boys; I guess we are fortunate. We had stopped to buy produce at our neighborhood farm stand, and my…

    July 24, 2017
  • children's activities family

    Vacation Texas Beaches

    We started our beach leg of vacation in Houston (only one hour from Galveston). We visited the Houston Museum of Natural Science. The highlight of this adventure was the butterfly exhibit. I’ve always wanted…

    July 17, 2017
  • children's activities family

    Vacation!

    We returned from our epic vacation last week. This is our first family vacation in 2.5 years, so we made it a big one. I’m still recovering. This post covers the first leg of…

    July 10, 2017
  • children's activities family

    Great American Road Trip

    We are going on a great adventure!!! In a few weeks we will leave for our multi-state road trip with the younger four children. It will involve twelve states, two coast lines, camping, eating,…

    June 12, 2017
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