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31 Days: Reducing your Carbon Foot Print – Day 2 :: Go LOCAL!

October 2, 2012

Yes, it’s that simple! Buy locally produced goods and services. Goods and services that are produced locally eliminate thousands of pounds of carbon by reducing fossil fuel transportation demands. Find local farmers markets, shop mom & pop shops, locally owned businesses, get out of the chain’s as much as possible! Local Harvest is a great […]

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Got Milk? – My Sunday Stream of Consciousness!

March 4, 2012

I haven’t yet used any Fadra’s optional topics of the day, but this one I can’t pass up: Where are you lacking trust in your life? (examples: church, government, work, family, etc.) This past week I’ve been very emotional, mostly due to the rollar coaster ride of feeling of my cat Matilda disappearing for six […]

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Lovin’ the local farms!

February 27, 2012

Since moving here to East Bradenton, we have really been enjoying the many local farms and ranches. One we’ve been to several times is Hunsader Farm which is only 10 minutes away from our home. We’ve gone to pick strawberries and tomatoes a few times now, once the kids and I picked 22 pounds of […]

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Food, the state of & what can we do?

February 3, 2012

I don’t even know where to begin.  The state of our food today so deeply saddens me, and concerns me. I worry about the future of food for our children, their children, so on. I believe that it’s our responsibility to make the world a better place for future generations and I’m afraid we’ve failed […]

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Holy Moly, this month is zoomin’ right along!

April 20, 2011

Well, so much for me being on top of Mother Earth Month.  So busy with a charity event, the 3rd Annual 4th Street Dreams hosted by Tanya Sharkey Photography and WildSugar Photography. We bring together restaurants from up & down 4th Street in St. Petersburg, along with many other great businesses, to raise money for […]

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Day THREE * Holiday Gift Guide

December 9, 2010

The Jewelry edition!  Only I’m not generally into diamonds, gold and fine jewelry from Tiffany’s, ha.  Yes, I can respect it’s quality and think much of it IS pretty, just mostly not for me. So for what I’ve found that’s more fitting to my style I turn to Etsy! Tribal Syle A place where cultural […]

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Day TWO * Holiday Gift Guide

December 5, 2010

Do you have foodies in your life, or maybe the at home gourmet? Do you struggle with how to gift them? Here are some ideas! 1. Travel to Tokyo 2. Butters of the World 3. Salt Cellar 4. Salted *Travel to Tokyo,  or gift all the essentials one needs to bring Tokyo, Japan, Thailand and […]

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The Artichoke

October 14, 2010

These beauties found at the new Fresh Market in St. Petersburg, FL.   I grew up eating these nutty buds stuffed with seasoned bread and dipping the leaves in butter sauce.  I haven’t yet been able to convince my own family of their yumminess. I just figure they’re missing out, the sense of satisfaction one […]

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Going Green…

September 28, 2010

I’ve considered myself somewhat of a tree-hugger since, well forever. Unfortunately, this is one of the areas that I’m certainly Perfectly Flawed. This Going Green, is overwhelming. Where do we start, what can we do, can we really make a difference? The answer is YES, yes we can! Start small and be ok with the […]

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Squeeze out the last of Summer, well in Florida we have a while.

September 17, 2010

Another Sunday at the PFFamily home.  We get the grill going and put a big pot on filled with water and Old Bay seasoning, salt, pepper and squeezed lemon halves.  Bring to a boil and throw in the ingredients for a shrimp boil!  Happy, Happy! The best thing I love about this is, NO MESS, […]

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