Month: March 2019

Create a Beginner’s Garden Anywhere

There is no denying the fact that people are more open to growing their own food these days. There is a movement to move back to simpler living and a need for more organic farming. But, many of us just don’t know how to…

Dried Citrus Decor

Citrus has long been used as festive decor during the holidays. The citrus season is from December to late March and is when they are absolutely the tastiest. Of course, these days, we can get fresh fruit all year long. But before shipping and refrigeration…

Is There Such a Thing as a Perfect Salad?

How did we get to the point where eating a side salad is just an afterthought? Why is it just a way to get in our obligatory daily serving of greens? Salads have long been considered wimpy or rabbit food. We ‘punish ourselves’ by…

Laundry Detergent – Take 2

One of the challenging parts about making your own products is the testing to see if they work. As consumers, we all want our shampoo to clean our hair, smell nice, be easy to use and affordable – we want our laundry detergent to…

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…

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….

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….

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Not everybody likes macrame art and even more think it is quite outdated.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…

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…

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…