Nicolle lives in Lafayette, CA with her husband and two little boys; one is two and the other is five. They spend their time swimming, gardening, and making stuff. They like to sew, use art supplies, and explore the tools in the garage and kitchen. They used to live in Berkeley, and Nicolle also works as a bookkeeper part time for small businesses (very part time- the boys keep her very busy!). When she is not with the boys or blogging, Nicolle enjoys Bikram Yoga, HIIT, and reading about the nutrition and food, and the occasional novel. Nicolle also blogs at Nicolle's Originals.

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Restaurant Survival Strategies

By nicollerosenberg

Going to a restaurant isn’t always a walk in the park with kids.  We do better in certain restaurants than others, and have always (well, post-kids always) chosen restaurants which have key features like booths or crayons.  Booths are so the kid isn’t confined and crayons are for entertainment.  The best entertainment is actually the local pizza […]

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Homemade Condiments

By nicollerosenberg

  I don’t really love condiments, but was recently inspired to make some to up my fat intake (see this post for details).  I made the Blue Cheese Yogurt Dressing from The Art and Science of Low Carb Performance and it was good.  I won’t make it again, but if I was already a lover of Blue Cheese dressing, […]

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BOB Stroller Console Repair

By nicollerosenberg

You know I love the BOB Stroller.  So when it came time for a double stroller, it was a no-brainer to go with BOB again (the Revolution Dualie). You probably also know you have to buy the “console” separately.  This is the piece where your water bottle and phone go when you are out and about.  For my […]

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NY Full Sour Dill Cucumber Pickles Recipe

By nicollerosenberg

All of this talk about pickles (here and here), and I haven’t even shared the recipe. You see, it’s not mine to share. It’s from a great pickling book, The Joy of Pickling (aptly titled). Other great pickling books are Nourishing Traditions and Wild Fermentation. However, I just gave my friend a pickle from this batch and she asked for the dill […]

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Crustless Strawberry Pie – Gluten Free, Sugar Free

By nicollerosenberg

What a strawberry harvest! So we are back to an old favorite with another new twist, the strawberry pie (here was our last one – with a crust).  This is a bunch of strawberries, rinsed and sliced and put into a pie plate. Then we made Meyer Lemon Jello – 1 cup hot water – then […]

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Contact Paper Flower Keeper Frame

By nicollerosenberg

We were looking through a kids’ activity idea book and found this one: keeping flowers inside contact paper. We cut two sheets of contact paper to the same size, then cut a piece of construction paper as the frame.  We could have decorated it at this point.   Then we opened one piece of paper, put the frame on it, […]

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Preschooler Activity: Actual Beading

By nicollerosenberg

We went to the bead store and my 4.5 year old has been beading like crazy.  He made me these earrings yesterday.  They are on metal sticks, then an earring hoop, and I did the last step of twisting the metal around the slot in the hoop.  He is totally capable of beading on these […]

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Pill Bug Habitat in a Mason Jar

By nicollerosenberg

We have killed a few pill bugs by keeping them in a Mason Jar with some dead leaves and fresh leaves. They lived for a few days, but were all bottoms-up at two days. This time, they are still alive at Day 3. I looked on the Magical Internet for how to keep them alive […]

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