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Save it Sunday #1 – 20 Repurpose Recycle Hacks

Save It Sunday - Today Let's Repurpose Recycle and Save Welcome to our new feature on the Wilderness Wife, Save It Sunday. Each Sunday I’ll be doing a post on ways to save – Save some Money, Save the Planet, Save Some Time. We all need to save something.  To start things off we will be talking about some ideas that do all three.  Some of these life hacks will help save the planet (in a small way), some will help save some money, some will save some time and a few do all 3. We would love to have … [Read More...]

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Gas Grill Roasted Sweet Corn on the Cob

A Tale of Two Grill Roasted Sweet Corn Recipes Our whole family loves  sweet corn and summer is definitely the season when sweet corn is at its best.  Fresh sweet corn - the fresher the better -is deliciously sweet and tasty.  It is said that the fresher the corn on the cob, the better.   The old adage is to pick your corn and run to an already boiling pot of water to cook it as fresh as possible. Obviously that isn't an alternative for everyone. And although boiling it is the most frequently … [Read More...]

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Best Zucchini Fritters with Dill and Chive Sour Cream Sauce Recipe

Another recipe to get the family to eat zucchini! Zucchini...........I am always looking for new  recipes for it this time of the year.  Our garden is bursting with zucchini! Everybody's garden is bursting with huge baseball bat sized squash! There is always someone dropping by trying to give me a bag of zucchini.  It has to be the most prolific vegetable there is. Thank goodness I have an arsenal of zucchini recipes in the Thompson family recipe box.  I find it a little amazing that I can … [Read More...]

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Grammy Mouse, Maine Folk Artist

The Folk Art of Grammy Mouse Thompson, Maine Folk Artist Who is Grammy Mouse, Maine Folk Artist? Grammy Mouse is the pseudonym that I use for my folk art painting. I am sort of semi-retired from painting and don't paint as often as I used to. There are health reasons that without going into a long detailed explanation involve my asthma, COPD, the medications for those conditions, and the odors/fumes from paint. So although I don't produce as much work as I used to, I still enjoy creating my art … [Read More...]

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10 Free 4th of July Subway Art Printables

4th of July Free Subway Art Printables to liven up your Independence Day Celebration Here is a collection of 10 Free 4th of July Subway Art Printables to use to help add a little more detailing to your 4th of July décor. I love using printable Subway Art to add those subtle details to my holiday decorations no matter what the season.  Its a great use of frames that I pick up at yard sales which I paint in neutral colors that will not clash with any season.  I use different size frames but … [Read More...]

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Best Grilled Chicken Marinade – Grillin’ can be thrillin’ and easy!

Best Grilled Chicken Marinade - and its easy! It's summer and grilled chicken is something I like to a lot of because it's tasty, doesn't heat up my kitchen, and it's not beef or pork.  Don't get me wrong! I love red meat but I try to limit it because both Bill and I have health issues that dictate that we be careful of our dietary cholesterol.  I'm not  a health-nut and will go for flavor over healthy eating every time but when I can make a healthy choice that's tasty its a plus for me.  This … [Read More...]


The Good, The Bad, The (Somewhat) Ugly with #BayerExpertCare

The Good, The Bad, The (Somewhat) Ugly with #BayerExpertCare - A Tail of Three Cats We had been a two cat family for a long, long time, until last month. CJ and Chuckles, collectively known as "The Cat Boys" had been living together for 5 years in somewhat peaceful harmony. Then Doug brought home a severely neglected kitty. She needed the quality care that we know is so important for the health and wellness of a pet. Meet the Good - Mr. CJ They are sort of a cat version of the Odd Couple … [Read More...]

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Quick & Easy Dog Bathing with #BayerExpertCare

Winter Dog Bathing with #BayerExpertCare - the solution to a smelly dog! It's the holiday season! Christmas is my favorite time of year.  The house is all decorated.  The Christmas tree and the greenery give the house that wonderful Christmas Balsam smell.......... hmmm, what is that odor? I'm walking by the dog beds in the corner of the living room and things smelllll....sort of "doggy".  You don't always notice it when you've been in the house a long time.  You get used to it but its … [Read More...]


AKC Eukanuba Championships This Weekend

The girls have plans this weekend. Gemma and Malibu will be watching the AKC Eukanuba Championship - the largest dog show in North America 12/12-12/13.  You can join them in the fun with live streaming  and follow @Eukanuba on Twitter for updates! #EukanubaChamps #ad … [Read More...]

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Eliminating Dry, Itchy Skin in Dogs with #BayerExpertCare

#BayerExpertCare products are helping me eliminate winter's itchy, dry skin on my pets! It's that time of the year again - the leaves have fallen from the trees; the mercury is dipping in the thermometer; the furnace is running; and I have my wood cookstove in the kitchen perking away for a little extra warmth.  Oh yes, and I can hear the thump, thump, thump of Malibu and Gemma's hind legs as they scratch.  As we have wood floors, the thumping can wake you from a sound sleep. Here in the … [Read More...]

Vegetable lasagna bake

Slow Cooker Vegetable Lasagna – a healthy crock-pot recipe

Slow Cooker Vegetable Lasagna fills your Crock-Pot with healthy goodness! Lately, I am working on some healthy alternatives to some of my old favorite foods.  Lasagna has always been an ultimate comfort food for me.   I was very guilty of loading it up with lots of calories and fat.  But this Slow Cooker Vegetable Lasagna has all the tasty, cheesy goodness of lasagna but eliminates the usual ground beef (red meat) , sausage (processed meat), and whole milk ricotta cheese (fat).  All these high … [Read More...]