Linky Links: May 2012

Linky Links: May 2012

This month has been a lot of fun for me.  Between my family, blogging here, and traveling, I have seen the month of May fly by!

In Arizona we finish school in May and start up again in August, probably because the summers dictate much of how we do things here.  So as of last week, we were already out of school and planning summer activities.  While it has been heating up here in AZ, we still haven’t hit 110 degrees.  To me that means that summer hasn’t totally hit.  (I’m in a bit of denial.)

I have also been able to travel a good amount, including attending a women’s retreat in California.  I loved seeing these women I have been retreating with for the last few years.  It’s truly a nourishing and relaxing and beautiful and meaningful weekend.

I also finally got to my family reunion in Utah last weekend!  We have done the reunion for the last few years as well, but this is the first time I made it.  Last year we had just moved and put a lot of money into that endeavor.  And the year before, I had just started working with Phoenix Youth at Risk (where I still volunteer, as a workshop leader) and our intensive weekend was the same weekend as the reunion.  This year I was so happy to finally get to see all my aunts, uncles, cousins, and all the babies!

My month of May, and looking forward to June:

  • First of all, this month we did our RFM spring sale, which I hope has been helpful to any of you looking for e-book or classes to take.
  • I hope to finally try this no-knead sourdough bread.  I have been craving it for weeks!
  • I’m also getting a lot of zucchini from my co-op, so a recipe like this zucchini lasagna looks perfect.
  • I have been waiting and waiting for my hibiscus tea to arrive so I can make this gorgeous iced drink this summer.
  • And speaking of summer, these homemade fruit juice popsicles look perfect for us
  • Of course, we have also been mixing up plenty of honey-sweetened lemonade to quench our thirst.
  • Since we have some camping planned this summer, I think this homemade bug repellent will come in quite handy!
  • Finally, I have been reading up on Monsanto and GMOs lately, when I found this article that Jill wrote about how Roundup is a bit worse than we thought

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