Butter your Wood (spoon butter, that is..)

Heh, heh, heh….I got your attention there, didn’t I? Or maybe I am the only one with a dirty mind. Well, whatever the reason you are still reading, let’s talk about wood. Wood in the kitchen to be specific…..spoons, bowls, cutting boards, etc. When I decided to reduce the plastic in my home for safety…

10 No Sew Fabric Scrap Crafts

“She who dies with the most fabric wins!” It’s a competition.¬†OK, maybe not, but fabric has a way of making you obsessive. Anyone who sews knows this. I had my own Etsy business for years where I made and sold custom baby boutique items. Clothing, toys, bedding, blankets, teethers, bow ties, stuffed animals, art bags,…

Pork Egg Roll – 2 Ways

There is a big movement right now to leave out the carbs and eat foods out of a bowl. I gotta say I am a big fan of food in bowls. I am definitely from the mindset that food should mix…my kids would gasp. I found this recipe on one of my many bouts of…

Knot Tying…again…

Not everybody likes macrame art and even more think it is quite outdated. My mother wasn’t thrilled when I told her it was becoming trendy again (even though she made some amazing pieces). But, I am authentically smitten by the look and about ready to tie knots around everything in my house. Macrame pillows, macrame…

Creating a Terrarium

Terrariums are so fascinating. They bring back the wonder and curiosity of childhood. Tiny plants in a little woodland setting with hidden mushrooms, pebble paths and fairy houses. I remember creating little villages in the woods as a kid. These days, fairy homes are a regular creation every summer at my niece’s home in the…

Organize a Bathroom Oasis (even with kids!)

Anyone else have a black hole where their bathroom closet is supposed to be? I am sure I am not the only one. I have no idea what is in the closet and have given up hope of ever knowing. Bathroom organization is something I drastically need, but have yet to manage. Even though I…

Salves, Creams or Lotions?

My family has had many issues with dry, irritated skin on our hands during the winter months. Lots of extra hand washing and dry air… It’s a constant battle. Years ago, we found that the only thing that worked for my husband and didn’t irritate my son’s skin was a salve. Lotions would sting my…

Hasselback Potatoes

I spent this cool, windy March day with the windows open because the fire alarm was blaring. I guess this is what happens when you try out a few recipes and aren’t a seasoned chef. I had intended to share 4 different ways to make Hasselback Potatoes, but we are now down to three. I…

Easy DIY Make Up Remover

I don’t wear makeup often. But, I do like a polished look even though my husband says I look better without makeup. (what a sweet man to give me a reason to let go) But truly, I just got into the habit of not wearing it often because it never felt good on my face….

Lip Balm for Beginners

I don’t pretend to know what I am doing. This whole clean ingredient/DIY journey is unfolding right in front of your eyes. I am a beginner. But, I embrace my lack of knowledge and my willingness to try. I always tell my kids, “we are all beginners at some point” —– “even the professionals and…