Tag: Natural

Nature’s Seasonal Beauty

Remember A Charlie Brown Christmas special when the gang tries to find a tree for their holiday play and all they find are brightly colored, shiny, blinking metal trees? Even back in 1965 when the iconic movie was made, they knew that the holiday… Continue Reading “Nature’s Seasonal Beauty”

Adventures in Cheesemaking

Mmmmm cheese. I LOVE cheese…all kinds – extra sharp cheddars, nutty bries, soft goat, slices of provolone, bleu, smoky, dilly, stinky, fruity, crumbly, moldy, give it all to me. There are so many amazing cheeses and so many different ways to enjoy them. I… Continue Reading “Adventures in Cheesemaking”

Storing Bread

I have always bought my bread from the store. Occasionally a loaf gets baked and eaten within an hour by my ravenous family but it was never a weekly event. I have never been much of a baker, but bread is something I am… Continue Reading “Storing Bread”

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… Continue Reading “Worms: the Gardeners BFF”

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… Continue Reading “Homemade Leave-in Detangler”

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… Continue Reading “Natural DIY Tick Repellent”

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… Continue Reading “Laundry Detergent – Take 2”

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… Continue Reading “Butter your Wood (spoon butter, that is..)”

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… Continue Reading “Lip Balm for Beginners”

Matcha Latte

Matcha has been a trendy drink for quite a few years now and has even been used in culinary treats like donuts, cookies, ice cream, muffins, pudding and much more. It’s everywhere. But what is it? Matcha is actually just a green tea leaf… Continue Reading “Matcha Latte”