Gone Crunchy: DIY Laundry Soap

I used to laugh at the idea of home made laundry soap. Seemed like so much work when I can just go buy a jug of Tide.And then I realized it’s insanely cheap. So I went for it.It helps that I now have a friend that is all about homemade stuffs and told me what to do.So I went for it....more

Ice Cream Squares with Maple Syrup & Pecans

Since July is national ice cream month, I thought I should do my part to honor such an important time of the year!  Ok, let's be truthful, it's a made up event but it is fun to eat ice cream, make ice cream and try new flavors & recipes.  So, with my chocolate lover off to camp, I decided to make an ice cream dessert for my oldest with all the flavors he likes....more

Going Crunchy via the Virtuous Woman

I've been following the Good Morning Girls  Bible Study on the Proverbs 31 Woman. Though I began my crunchy journey, a couple years ago, this study has brought to light some crunchiness in the virtuous woman!Follow me as I am going to go through the verses that I see the "crunchiness" of the Proverbs 31 woman in.Proverbs 3111 "have no need of spoil"...more

a peek inside

  A few things you may like to know about me: I am an unashamed Christian.I believe God uses every event in your life to construct a beautiful patchwor...more

Almond Cheese Crackers

Alas, the heaven that is gluten, the source of lofty loafs, crusty crusts, perfect pizzas, doughy delights, this panacea of palette pleasing pleasure (and inspiration for unending alliteration, too, apparently), is my private digestive hell. I confess here and now that I am gluten intolerant. Yes. So sad....more

The Berkeley Bowl, aka "the bowl"

The Berkeley Bowl was once, evidently, a real bowling alley. With lanes and beer and cackling old ladies that smoked too many cigarettes, carried cool bowl bags and swung wildly (okay, I made that last one up). That was such a long time ago that frankly, I feel like it's just a rumor. Or some ancient-town-lore. Not that Berkeley is ancient, but whatever....more

Exhaustion and Green Backlash: Capitalizing on Crunchy

Lately I've realized something. After I'm done reading the many articles on Facebook or the news about organics, new studies on genetically modified food, chemical laden everything, and how pregnant women are passing toxins onto their unborn children -- I feel worse about myself. ...more
@Petunia GreenBeans There are several reasons it's more expensive to buy food and products ...more

Official "Crunchy" Mama

 My transition to crunchy mom is complete.  Never thought it would happen to me, but here I am a hardcore-breastfeeding, natural-birth-advocating, baby-food-making, sometimes-cosleeping, and baby-wearing mom.  And now, we are now officially cloth diapering our kiddos. ...more