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How to Season Cast Iron Pans

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Nothing conjures up memories of weekend breakfasts with my family and camping trips like our large, seasoned cast iron pan. As a hand me down that had come from pervious generations and was "seasoned" … [Read more...]

How to Grow Microgreens

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Microgreens are all the rage lately. They are similar to sprouts, but require soil and sunlight (or a grow light) to grow. What are Microgreens? As the name suggests, microgreens are just miniature … [Read more...]

How to Grow Sprouts In Your Kitchen

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"A total hippie food"... that was what I thought as I looked down at the turkey, sprouts, and avocado sandwich on flax bread that my friend had insisted I "had to try."This was well before my … [Read more...]

Liquid Hand Soap Recipe

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We go through a lot of hand soap. A lot. From the diaper changes to the "mom come wipe me"s, there is much hand washing in our house.Ever the DIYer, I've been making foaming hand soap for years, … [Read more...]

Homemade Dog Food: Real Food for Pets

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I must admit, this post on homemade dog food was written and ready to post weeks ago... but the day before I was planning to publish it our family dog Daisy (pictured in this post) jumped our fence … [Read more...]

Homemade HE Laundry Detergent Recipe

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Laundry Detergent is an easy switch from store bought to homemade, and DIY alternatives are often just as effective and much less expensive. I've shared my Homemade Laundry Soap before but have gotten … [Read more...]

DIY Reusable Hand Warmers from Baby Socks

DIY Resuable Hand Warmers from Mismatched Socks 365x274 DIY Reusable Hand Warmers from Baby Socks

This tutorial was created by my (super creative) 6-year-old daughter as a smaller version of my original reusable heat packs. Hand Warmer Heat Packs She loved having the heat pack on her feet or … [Read more...]

Is Borax Safe?

Is Borax Safe 365x274 Is Borax Safe?

Borax is often touted as a wonder ingredient for natural cleaning in recipes like homemade cleaners and even in homemade beauty products as a preservative. It is a recipe in my popular All-Purpose … [Read more...]

What is the Best Type of Natural Salt?

What are the best natural salts 365x274 What is the Best Type of Natural Salt?

Salt is often a hotly debated topic in the natural health community. It was literally once worth its weight in gold, and now added dietary salt has come under scrutiny in the health and medical … [Read more...]

How to Get Real Food at Wholesale Prices

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I'm super happy to finally get to share about an amazing new company that I've been using like crazy lately. In fact, I was so excited about this company that I said "heck yes!" when I was asked to be … [Read more...]