Month: April 2019

Blender Juicing

Just when you get the latest kitchen gadget, another one comes along that all your friends are talking about. Now ya got major FOMO. But, how many kitchen gadgets can you have? Crock pots, Instant Pots, Kitchenaid Mixers, Air Fryers, Immersion Blenders, Vitamix Blenders,… Continue Reading “Blender Juicing”

Avocado Toast

Sometimes you just have to do what the avocado tells you to do. It is quite a fickle fruit (yes, it’s a fruit – a berry in fact). Avocados love to ripen at either the best or the worst of times. Sometimes you have… Continue Reading “Avocado Toast”

Simpler Living isn’t as Hard as you Think

Grandma didn’t have 39 different detergents to choose from back in her day. She didn’t have single use packages of hot cocoa. Her family ate on plates that were washed instead of thrown away – take out was non-existent. She took care of her… Continue Reading “Simpler Living isn’t as Hard as you Think”

Rock Painting 101

Who knew that something that has been a childhood activity for decades would become a motivational art form for adults today? Rock Painting is simple, meditative and rewarding (just like coloring). Supplies are cheap and easy to find and painting miniature pictures and quotes… Continue Reading “Rock Painting 101”

Carrot Ginger Coconut Soup

I love homemade soups. But they have to be easy to make. I am no chef. But, I can follow a recipe and there are certain dishes that I am confident enough to play around with. Soups are one of those dishes. My absolutely… Continue Reading “Carrot Ginger Coconut Soup”

Infused Vinegars for Cleaning & Cooking

Vinegar is a underappreciated liquid. It can clean your house, brighten your salad and balance the pH of your hair and that is just a quick list of its many attributes. It really is a jack of all trades product. Most people think they… Continue Reading “Infused Vinegars for Cleaning & Cooking”

Adventures in Building…

As a self proclaimed “maker”, there is always a small project in progress. Usually they are small crafts or modest recipes or easy homemade products because I don’t have a contractor’s knowledge to get much more in depth than that. I tried to make… Continue Reading “Adventures in Building…”

Reusable & Nontoxic Cleaning Wipes

We used to be a household of Bleach and Clorox Wipes. “Nothing but the best!”, I thought. I let my kids use the wipes to help clean the bathrooms or disinfect doorknobs and light switches. I never thought twice about what was in those… Continue Reading “Reusable & Nontoxic Cleaning Wipes”

Beet & Lemon Hummus

Last weekend was beautiful…warm, sunny weather to spend outdoors exploring the woods, cleaning up the garden and doing cartwheels on the lawn. After a long day outdoors, we all needed some food to refuel ourselves. Fresh air makes you crave healthy foods, doesn’t it?… Continue Reading “Beet & Lemon Hummus”

Regrowing Vegetables

One of my favorite things to do with the kids are science experiments. There are tons of exciting things you can do right in your kitchen…..red cabbage litmus paper, cornstarch goo, rock candy, paper bag volcanos and pizza box solar ovens, to name a… Continue Reading “Regrowing Vegetables”