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14 Unusual Kitchen Gadgets I Use Daily

Unusual Kitchen Tools that I cant live without 365x274 14 Unusual Kitchen Gadgets I Use Daily

The other day, I was informed by my four-year-old that I am "so old" now. Granted, she gives this label to anyone over the age of 12, but it made me think about how things have changed since I "got … [Read more...]

DIY Planter Box Tutorial

How to make a planter box for easy backyard gardening 365x274 DIY Planter Box Tutorial

Gardening used to be a normal part of life for most people. My grandparents and my grandparent-in-laws (is that a thing?) all talked about times when they ate the food that their family grew in their … [Read more...]

How to Make Compost Tea (for Gut Health)

How to Make Compost Tea 365x274 How to Make Compost Tea (for Gut Health)

Improving gut health is all the rage lately. Probiotic and enzyme-rich Kombucha is trendy and stars like Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Halle Berry have been spotted drinking it. Yogurt sales continue … [Read more...]

How to Season Cast Iron Pans

How to Season Cast Iron Cookware 365x274 How to Season Cast Iron Pans

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

How and why to grow microgreens in your kitchen 365x274 How to Grow Microgreens

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

How to Grow Sprouts in Your Kitchen and why you should 365x274 How to Grow Sprouts In Your Kitchen

"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

Homemade Liquid Hand Soap 365x274 Liquid Hand Soap Recipe

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

Homemade dog food a real food diet for pets 365x274 Homemade Dog Food: Real Food for Pets

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

Homemade Laundry Detergent HE safe natural 365x274 Homemade HE Laundry Detergent Recipe

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...]