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Tuesday Links — 02.22.2011


This little puppy came over to visit us while I was mowing and raking. It's hard to resist a little puppy.

The Wonders of Coconut Oil — from Simple Organic – I’ve switched over to using coconut oil for almost everything. I use olive oil for anything else that needs oil.

Traditional Wet Shaving: Good for the Earth, Great for Skin — from Simple Organic — After I read this last year, I bought my husband all the shaving supplies needed to shave this way. The skin on his face is sensitive, so shaving with a “normal” razor makes his face break out. In fact, the last time he was cleanly shaven (before I bought him this kit) was our wedding day, and his neck/jaw was raw from it. (He used clippers to shave after that, so he always had a five o’clock shadow.) The wet shave  method does not do that to his skin, so I can have a cleanly shaved husband again.  If the man in your life struggles with something similar, this may be the solution for you.

How to Cure Thrift Store Shopping, I Hate to Pass Up a Great Deal-itis Disease Syndrome — from Nesting Place – A good reminder that if we find and buy a pretty thing for $3 at a thrift store, but don’t need it and let it clutter up our house, its not actually a good deal. This is a great reminder from The Nester.

Cheap Healthy Good — This website has lots of great recipes, including lots of vegetarian ones. Not to mention, that the people who write it are pretty funny. The archives are gold, so make sure you check those out too.

  1. Lindsay permalink
    02/22/2011 9:53 am

    Did you keep the puppy? If not can I have the puppy? :)

    • Kate permalink*
      02/22/2011 1:18 pm

      Lindsay, Its Muck’s puppy. It already has a new home lined up, but it sure is cute, isn’t it?

  2. Mamabellum permalink
    02/22/2011 12:26 pm

    This doesn’t really have to do with this post, but I thought you might know the answer. I’ve started using distilled white vinegar for cleaning in the kitchen. The smell is nauseating to me; it disperses very quickly but I hate it initially. Do you know of anything I could use with it to cut that strong smell?

    • Kate permalink*
      02/22/2011 1:19 pm

      Sarabellum, I put some essential oil in with mine. It doesn’t completely get rid of the smell, but it makes it smell a lot better. I use lavender, but you could use any scent that you like. Just add as many drops in as you want to.

  3. Nana Phyllis permalink
    02/22/2011 1:01 pm

    Looks like Lily and Callum need a puppy. That one sure is cute.

    • Kate permalink*
      02/22/2011 1:18 pm

      Phyllis–We have a neurotic miniature poodle named Jack, which is more than enough dog for me right now! :)

  4. 02/22/2011 9:37 pm

    Hi Kate! Thanks for linking up to SO!

  5. 02/25/2011 8:30 pm

    Mark and I started using coconut oil as a facial moisturizer this winter. It worked wonders, esp. when I first started using it. I can’t believe we didn’t think of this sooner. And Mark also shaves with an old style razor and now uses a mix of olive and coconut oils to shave with. His face is doing mostly better with that. Yay for natural oils!

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