Tag: cleanliving

Reflections on my Modern Homesteading Lifestyle

It’s a rainy summer day. I’m sitting on the sofa with my kids watching a movie while the piles of laundry cycle through the washer. The rose outside my window is gently swaying and releasing the sweetest scent. Perfect time to reflect on the…

Living Frugally AND Environmentally

Saving money is pretty much on all of our minds these days. Life is expensive, kids aren’t cheap and retirement planning is nothing to be taken lightly. When my kids were babies, I tried to use coupons on so many occasions, but they just…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Composting: 101

Why should I compost? Most people look at composting as something only farmers or avid gardeners do. But composting is not just about creating rich soil to help your garden grow, it’s about helping the planet by reducing the amount of waste we throw…

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…

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…