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What Momma Wants: Mother’s Day Sales

Mothers Day Sales

I’m really terrible at Mother’s Day.

I’m really terrible at birthdays, anniversaries, house-warmings, and anything that requires a glance at the calendar weeks in advance.

I rock at babies and just-because.

So, just in case you’re terrible at Mother’s Day, too, it’s coming up.  May 14th.

If you want to order something (hint, hint), maybe so that you have a convenient excuse to not wrap it, or maybe so it goes straight to her door, then we recommend you order by May 8th or 9th.  We’ll send it priority, most likely anyway, but specify when you order that it’s for Mother’s Day and we’ll get it there, if you order by midnight May 9th.

I’ll throw out some awesome suggestions that go well beyond another cardigan sweater or another necklace with a “Mom” pendant.  And these aren’t just any suggestions, these are what Mom would really love to have but she just doesn’t buy for herself.

The Roo Gardening Apron

#1 Mother’s Day Gift for 4 Years Running (and on sale)!

blue roo gardening apronThis water-resistant gardening apron is like nothing else for collecting the harvest; it’s adjustable straps criss-cross to evenly distribute weight, and it’s giant pocket dumps from the bottom.  I don’t use buckets anymore, which keeps me from twisting or reaching awkwardly with fruit harvests. It’s great for dead-heading and yard cleanup too.

Several colors, available, too!

We frequently sell 2 or 3 of these at a time (“one for me, and one for the MIL and Mom, too”).  Now is a good time–SALE!



Marble Cheese Entertaining Set

If your mom is the type constantly taking a dish or having friends over, this matching cheese set is a beautiful idea! First of all, they are marble, so you’re getting points for class.  Secondly, they’re both on sale, meaning that you can get both pieces for what you’d have normally spent on a single gift.  More to unwrap!

Oh, one quick (but important) detail.  Our website calculates shipping by weight and these are heavy, but I happen to know that we can ship them Priority Flat Rate, and we’ll return any excess shipping cost to you that checkout may have incurred (or feel free to order by phone at 406-334-0185).

The Gift of Time

Krona Steamer & Juicer

Krona Steamer & Juicer

This one isn’t for every mom, but it is for the homesteading mom with fruit trees, the DIY mom with the from-scratch kitchen, or for the 1-pot-for-everything type.  That’s the because the Krona juicer and steamer is a major time-saver in processing fruits.

It makes juice in just 3 steps.

It also works as a roaster, baker, a serving dish, and you can use it as a pot on the stovetop.

It’s also 25% Off!  Crazy, huh?


Elegant Trash

Time to get rid of Mom’s nasty compost bucket.

compost keeper and lid, 1 gallon stainless steel

Most people tell me about the ice cream bucket under the sink. Or even worse–on the counter.  The problem is that they are more than ugly, they smack you in the face with the stench if you waited just a day too long to empty it in the compost pile out back.

A compost keeper from Pantry Paratus matches the décor and has a (washable) filter to protect your kitchen from odors.

You can choose to use bags in it for easier cleanup, or just rinse it out!

UPDATE: We just sold out of the floral and the white units. Black & Stainless Steel still available for Mother’s Day.

Books, Books, and Books

We have nearly all of our books on sale right now, and they cover everything from gardening to cooking, to food preservation.  A lot of great homesteading and how-to titles to browse! Go straight to our book section or mosey on over to our sales page (cuz’ we all start there first, don’t we?).

Nothing quite says “Mom” like a book with the word “Ninja” in the title.

Anyway, we hope that this has given you a few ideas.  Remember to deal with Mother’s Day soon or it’s going to sneak up on you!

P.S.–we tried to choose items in the $20 dollar range for you, but if you’re a big spender on Mom, don’t forget that we are an authorized dealer of the following (some of which are also on sale):

  • Berkey Water Purification Systems
  • Excalibur Dehydrators
  • Wondermill Grain Mills
  • Chop Rite Grinders and Presses
  • Stove Lite Pro Thermoelectric Lanterns
  • All American Pressure Canners

…and more!  Browse our site–hope to see you around.

Mothers Day Sales

The False Dichotomy of Black Friday

Christmas Simplicity

This was an email newsletter I sent before “Black Friday” last year.  It’s a bit controversial, but it’s important to us.  Be sure to leave a comment with your thoughts!

Logic Lesson: What is a False Dichotomy?

A False Dichotomy (or “false dilemma”) is when someone pits 2 opposing thoughts, requiring you to choose one of the 2 extremes (ignoring the possibility of alternatives).
  This is a major ploy of retailers.  How do I know?  I am one.

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Delicious Wedding Ideas for Traditional Texas Food

Delicious Wedding Ideas for Traditional Texas Food

Meet our guest blogger at the end of this article!  Thanks Calvin, for sharing this delicious, traditional Texas food with us–for all of our special occasions!

Delicious Wedding Ideas for Traditional Texas Food

Delicious Wedding Ideas for Traditional Texas Food

Texas is a fantastic state with a great culture all of its own. Whether you yourself are from Texas and want to return there for a traditional Texan style wedding (complete with Texas food), or you live in the lone star state and are having your wedding locally, then you’ll find it is an amazing place to get married. Of course, you can have any style of wedding you like in Texas, especially in major cities like Dallas and Houston, and there are some wonderful places to check out like the award winning wedding venue in Houston, Chateau Polonez (plan your Houston wedding here). However, it can really make your day memorable if you incorporate at least some traditionally Texan elements into your day – allowing you to bring some of that famous Texas hospitality to your guests and make a real celebration.

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