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Spider Webs

The temperatures are rising quickly here in the desert.  We have been nearing 100°F and it feels as though summer is nearly upon us.  Warm temperatures bring active insects, and active insects bring (welcome) predators!  Our lizards are fat and happy, hummingbirds nab tiny bugs right out of the air (check out this article if […]

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Earth Day 2013 Giveaway

Happy Earth Day! Earth Day is a good time to reflect on the choices we make in our everyday lives, and to commit to doing more in the future. Here at MudHollow, we strive to keep our products, packaging, and shipping as environmentally friendly as possible, and are always looking for ways that we can […]

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Bee collecting pollen from grapefruit flower.

A Beautiful Spring Day…

It has been absolutely beautiful this week – warm and sunny, but not yet sweltering.  Flowers are blooming everywhere, insects are busy pollinating, and sleepy lizards are soaking up the warm sun.  In the morning and evening, cool breezes bring in the yummy scent of citrus blossoms and the noisy chatter of birds who will […]

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100% Organic Apple Juice and Gelatin make a healthy treat!

Apple Cinnamon Gelatin Squares

I slaved away over the stove last night making some “gelatin squares” – kind of like Jello Jigglers, but without the brand name, the artificial colors and flavors.  I used Knox gelatin and some organic apple cider that the kids love.  The directions are on the box of gelatin, but it is as easy as […]

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Enjoy as is, or topped with fluffy coconut whipped cream for a special treat!

Cherry Pineapple Smoothie

We do smoothies for breakfast 2 to 3 times a week.  They are fast to make, and if needed the kids can take them in the car on the drive to school if we are running late.  They also pack up nicely in a thermos for lunches when the usual options are limited (you can […]

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etsy infographic

Why Shop Etsy?

While the popularity of Etsy is ever increasing, there are still many who might wonder why shopping Etsy is worthwhile. Here is a little about Etsy to help explain what it is all about to those who may be unfamiliar with it. Just like any online marketplace, there is a wide variety of shops and […]

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Vanilla extract just after making.  Labels are a handy way to remember what you have used in each if you are making multiple varieties!  Here I have used a Bourbon vanilla bean in rum, and a Mexican vanilla bean in vodka.

Vanilla Extract: Making you own is unbelievably easy!

Checking the mail isn’t something I usually get excited over.  In fact, I would usually prefer to avoid the inevitable bills that tend to find their way there.  Sometimes though, there are anticipated deliveries that have me watching for the mail truck and checking the box throughout the day.  One such delivery occurred Thursday – my order […]

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What the FRACK is going on?!

I’ll be honest.  I had absolutely no idea what Fracking is.  I followed a link from a National Wildlife Federation email and ended up watching the following video.   I then discovered this one as well – I must admit I just love the vintage cartoon style of this one:   Fracking is definitely something I need […]

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