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Ashley English

Friday September 14th, 2012

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Small Measures: Honey Foot Care

Hello, mid-September! Where did you come from, and how did you get here so fast?! Seems like just the other day I was putting away our flannel sheets and retiring my trusty Blundstones for the season in favor of flip-flops and garden clogs. Suddenly the leaves are mustard and ochre tinged at their tips, the…

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Friday June 29th, 2012

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Small Measures: Beeswax Insect Repellant Candles

Last week’s solstice made it official: summer is definitely here (at least for those of us in this hemisphere). The attendant spike in the mercury solidified the new season’s arrival, as folks start to bust out their flip flops, chow down on watermelon, slurp popsicles and try to keep their cool with fans. Alongside the…

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Friday June 1st, 2012

Friday May 18th, 2012

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Small Measures: Homemade Eau de Perfume

We all know how powerful scents are in terms of memory. Who among us hasn’t caught a whiff of pumpkin pie and recalled our beloved grandmother, or a Fraser fir tree and thought of happy holidays long passed? The smell of tomato leaves can instantly transport us to the summertime tomato sandwiches of our childhood,…

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Friday May 4th, 2012

Friday April 20th, 2012

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Small Measures: Infused Vinegars

I’ve long been the sort of person who looks at a commercially prepared item and wonders, “Could I make that?” Whether it’s a facial mask, flavored coffee or insect repellant, I’m constantly asking myself, “Woman, are you up to the challenge?” Sometimes, no, I’m not, but typically, why yes, I am! Now that fresh herbs…

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Friday March 30th, 2012

Friday December 9th, 2011

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2011 gift guide: eco finds under $100

I adore the holiday season. From candlelit nights and spiked eggnog to evergreen boughs on the mantel and solstice soirees, the stretch from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve is one of my most-beloved times of the year. I can’t get enough of sitting beside the wood stove in my flannel PJs, mug of hot cocoa…

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Monday August 15th, 2011

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small measures with ashley: watermelon fever!

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(Image of gorgeous ‘Moon & Stars’ watermelons from Big Daddy Seashell) I’ve been learning over the past 6 1/2 months that there is a reason a number of ideas surrounding pregnancy persist as greatly as they do. It’s because, in short, they’re true. You really do get heartburn as your organs get squished into new…

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