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DIY Vanilla Sugar Body Scrub | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Before having children, I had never even heard of keratosis pilaris, but after having 3 kids suffer from this common skin condition, I’m all too familiar with how hard it is to treat. “Keratosis pilaris (ker-uh-TOE-sis pih-LAIR-is) is a common, harmless skin condition that causes dry, rough patches and tiny bumps, usually on the upper […]

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How to Make Vanilla Extract | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

It’s that time of year to start thinking about holiday baking! One ingredient that we always use of lot of for holiday baking is vanilla extract. Several years ago, I went to buy some vanilla extract and it cost $15/bottle for non-organic extract! I just couldn’t bring myself to buy it at that price. I […]

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How to Remove Seeds from a Pomegranate | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

When I was growing up in San Diego, one of the neighbors had a pomegranate tree and some of the branches grew right up to the brick wall by the side walk. So several of us kids took to climbing the brick wall and stealing pomegranates from the tree. We’d then run up the street […]

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How was your homeschool week?Halloween is here! What are your family’s plans? We plan to visit a pumpkin patch with friends this week, where we also enjoy a hay jump, corn maze, train ride, and more seasonal fun. On Halloween, however, we intend to keep things simple and trick-o-treat with the neighborhood children. Saturday is […]

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How did your homeschooling go this week? We had our first day of autumnal weather yesterday! We also had an exhausting and disruptive week as we are having work done on our home. It was work that needed to be done anyway, now that our home is nine years old, but we are also trying […]

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