We’ve been spoiled this year with warm weather but living in Maine and New Hampshire, that is only going to last so long. I see winter in the forecast and Emily said it’s freezing up where she is. We are both geared up for the Get Healthy New Year Challenge so I thought we could use some alternatives to coffee, fun drinks for kids, and some tasty concoctions to help us forget we’ve only begun winter… [Read more…]
Well, we’ve started the Get Healthy Challenge. It’s hard to start something new. It’s especially hard when there are so many “good” things we pass by – the microwave popcorn, the leftover Christmas cakes and pies…. [Read more…]
It’s time to get fit! Who is in? We talk about it all the time and I’m sick of talking and ready to start DOING…
Emily: Ok, Christina, I’m calling you out! Here’s a Get Healthy New Year Challenge. A new year is upon us, and we both have talked about wanting to get healthier. I figure: we make this public, we’ll HAVE to do it. Right?? So what do you say?
Christina: Sounds good! I’ve been dragging my feet and my California trip for February is coming up fast. May as well make it public… ugh, but let’s do this!
Sisters Know Best got together with mom this past weekend and while talking one night we made this little project. Christmas Light Candy Decorations. It required little effort while we rambled on about life. FUN! These would look great on top of a cake or cupcakes, squiggled around a table or in a candy dish. [Read more…]
After my garden is rototilled in the fall, I buy the cheapest, largest bag of oats to spread over it. Oats will grow fairly quickly – as long as you don’t wait until November to rototill! Oats will winter kill as well.
Quite a few of you have asked us how to start a blog. Our answer, “It’s easy!” With just a few simple steps you can have your own blog in a matter of hours. When we started our blog, neither of us thought we would be blogging full time. It’s been a wonderful experience and we feel very blessed! Not only have we met some wonderful fellow bloggers but we get to share our findings with all of you. Most important, we get to work on our blog together!
Below are the easy steps you can take to start your blog! If you have any questions, comment below. We’ll be happy to help out. [Read more…]
After making the recycled t-shirt headband, I found an even better idea for braiding Celtic Headbands! You can read excellent directions for making them here. The only changes I made were cutting my strips 3″ wide, and I used a sewing machine instead of hot glue to attach my ends. Here’s a picture of my headbands using the 1″ and 3″ widths. I’ll be giving these to my niece and great niece!
Harvest time is here in my garden and with it thoughts come for how to preserve garden vegetables. I’ve kept up fairly well with my zucchini and tomatoes, but there’s a limit to how much one family can eat! There are easy ways to preserve garden vegetables for another time. And some of my ways are below!
Ever roasted cauliflower? Ever roasted it and then made soup from it? I hadn’t, but let me tell you: I love the result! This is an easy and healthy vegetarian recipe! Plus an added benefit is how incredible the spices smell as the soup heats. The longest part is the roasting so it might be a good fall or winter recipe too but in the summer also ….
It’s So Worth The Wait!!
Here’s what to do:
Now that I’m teaching my 13 year old step daughter how to cook, I find myself subconsciously doing little things. It wasn’t until she asked “Why are you doing that?” for the hundredth time that I realized many people might not know them. I’ve picked up a lot of tricks (hacks) from working at various restaurants, life, and of course Mom. Emily has picked up a lot from studying, reading, trial and error, raising a family… Below are some of Sisters Know Best Food Hacks. We’ll keep adding to the list as we remember more and hope they will add to your life! [Read more…]
Camping is one of our favorite things to do and I’ve done a lot of it. In fact, my family just got back from a camping trip in Maine if you would like to read about it on my other blog. The most important advice I have to offer: be prepared! Camping takes organization, preparation, and motivation to do the former two. Hopefully this list will help you have a relaxing and wonderful time on your camping trip. [Read more…]
Anyone that has a dog knows that moment. That moment when they are sprayed by a skunk. Ugh! It takes just a moment but then is followed by hours of trying to keep the dog off the furniture, baths with tomato soup, shampoo, and whatever else you can think of to try and get the skunk smell out of the dog. Next time, try this proven concoction that was created by a chemist back in 1993. It works immediately! [Read more…]
Yay! Color is here! It’s been a loooooong winter. It’s even longer when you garden in Maine, but it’s so rewarding to take a tiny seed and have it grow into a gorgeous flower or a delicious vegetable. [Read more…]