Seriously.the.best.stuff.ever. Like most women, I have spent lots of time going from product to product, looking for the perfect shampoo and conditioner. You know, the one that will leave your hair perfectly soft and silky regardless of the condition it was when you first got in the shower. I’ve come up with my two favorites, Biolage and Joico, but I ALWAYS end up going back to Joico. The K-pak line is amazing. If you get it at Marshall’s or T.J…. Read more »

So I just found this house, built completely of American products: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2011/10/how-to-build-a-made-in-america-home/. The total cost, according to the builder, Mr. Lewendal, is only 1-2% higher than it would be if certain parts of the house were sourced from foreign material. It ends up being around 265,000. He says that even if people just increase the amount of American building materials by 5% it will create a lot of jobs. Nice. How cool is that? When we build someday, I hope… Read more »

Halloween is coming up, and for all you parents that are justsoexcited about the amount of sugar your little ones will probably consume, I thought I would do a post on American made Halloween costumes. Although most the parents I know make theirs. But then again, not everyone celebrates Halloween. But everyone DOES eat food. Some eat candy. So let’s focus on how to keep our teeth healthy, along with the American economy (and the planet!) during a season of… Read more »

Another way to get some updated clothing without buying foregin is by upcycling your old stuff…Thanks to pinterest, you can get lots of great ideas. I hurt my hands knitting somehow, so I messed around with old maternity clothing: from this…to this: (via  http://colacolaisland.blogspot.com/2011/09/as-promised-here-is-tutorial-how-to.html ) with a few tweaks! (sleeve lengthening, button adding.) And then an old nursing gown to a layering piece: (and oh, how wonderful it was those first few months!)

That was my facebook status. And okay, I had to admit, my friend Jessie was dazzled. “You can knit and you have a famous chowder?” she commented. I must reply honestly…the only person who knows it’s famous is my husband. And he’s the only one who matters. BUT since it’s soeasy and soyummy I decided to share the recipe with you. I have no fancy pictures to make you salivate and no reviews promising good results. But I like it!… Read more »