Month: April 2019

Homemade Charcoal Toothpaste – 2 ways

<<If you make a purchase through any of my links, I will receive a small compensation at no extra cost to you as an Amazon Affiliate. Thank you for your support.>> There was a time when the thought of making my own soap, detergent,…

Backyard Chickens

So I did a thing. I have wanted chickens for years, but my town wouldn’t allow them. I watched as friends around the country raise their own flocks with envy. Finally, last Spring, they changed the law in our town after years of pushing….

Worms: the Gardeners BFF

Yup, I said it. I am BFFs with worms. Ask any gardener and they will say the same. Worms are beneficial to the garden because they aerate and fertilize your garden. They break down plant and leaf matter and turn it into worm castings…

Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken

I love a sheet pan, one pot, easy peasy meal. I hate washing dishes and let’s face it, when I convince my kids to wash them…..I gotta do them again afterwards. The solution is just to use less dishes. My instant pot makes some…

Homemade Leave-in Detangler

Hair care products are one of the worst offenders when it comes to nasty ingredients that are absorbed into our skin. I want to keep all 5 heads in this house as safe as possible so I need safe and clean ingredients. There are…

Natural DIY Tick Repellent

Last week, my son found a tick on his thigh after an evening walk in the woods the night before. He was bit by a deer tick. Ugh. Ticks make us all nervous these days because of the diseases you can get from them…..specifically…

10 New Ways to Use Up Your Hard Boiled Eggs from Easter

I LOVE to dye eggs – it’s such a fun and creative activity. If you saw my recent post on how to dye eggs naturally, you can see I dyed quite a few. Every year, we go through this dance where the entire week…

Backyard Garden Design

Our backyard garden is in dire need of an update. The raised beds have rotted after several years, the trees have overgrown and I learned what worked from our first design and what did not. I am ready to make some big changes. When…

Herb & Butter Mushroom Pappardelle

With 3 kids and busy school nights, pasta is a regular occurance in our house. I definitely don’t mind because I love it too. There are so many options for different shapes of pasta and so many different ways to eat it. So versatile….

Naturally Dyed Eggs DIY

Food dyes have played a major role in our lives since we were kids. I remember how red my lips would get after eating popsicles and how my fingers would glow a bright Cheeto-Orange. These colors were always associated with special treats since I…