It’s very rare that we have a Saturday with absolutely no plans. Today was that day, and we had BEAUTIFUL fall weather to boot! What’s more, it was opening day for the pumpkin farm located just a hop, skip and a jump away from our Yankee Homestead.
Some time ago, Mr. Native Texan was lamenting the fact that we had yet to find “Our Spot.”
We’d claimed many such spots while residing in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, which some consider the “Restaurant Capital of the World.” The only Date Night problem we encountered there was deciding where to go!
“All music is folk music, I ain’t never heard no horse sing a song.”
–Louis Armstrong, one of the greatest artists in jazz history
Sadly, all music is NOT folk music, and some kids’ music is downright annoying. Tired of listening to Veggie Tales and The Wiggles? Need some great road trip tunes for a family trip? Looking for a great gift for a young friend or a family with kids?
Try some of our favorite folk music for family listening! Read More
When I mentioned “coconut (w)rap” to my brother, he misunderstood.
By now, you’re probably not surprised to learn that we don’t use antibacterial soaps at our Yankee Homestead.
I’d like to
insist suggest that you shouldn’t use them, either. Here’s why:
Quinoa is an ancient grain from South America that is a complete protein and so healthy that there is almost no malnutrion in the people who consume quinoa in the poor regions of Bolivia. It’s great for vegetarians, babies and people with allergies.
- We love these for breakfast, with smoothies.
- They make a great on-the-go snack, as well.Read More
I recently spent nearly a decade in the Land of Big Hair (aka Texas). Which helps to explain why I’m starting with a list of my favorite hair products. After all, to quote our good friend Mike, you wear your hair every day.
Here they are, my current favorites:Read More
This was one of my top struggles at the beginning of our Strange, New Dietary Journey.
We have two young, growing boys here at the Yankee Homestead. They eat a lot. So does their mom. Unfortunately (or fortunately, in light of our health) most of our old snack stand-bys had gone out the window.
What’s a GF/SF/etc-F mom to do?
Before I begin sharing all my favorite natural products, I wanted to tell you about this helpful resource…
Have you heard of Skin Deep?
It’s an online cosmetic data base that provides product safety ratings. I’ve found it enormously helpful in my efforts to overhaul my family’s hygiene, beauty and cleaning products.Read More
Raspberry Basil Chicken is a new favorite at our house, a big hit with all three of my boys. Just the other night, Mr. Native Texan suggested that I serve the sauce at every meal, so he can pour it over everything he eats.
I’ll take that as a compliment!