Tag: research

Simple Suburban Living

I woke up this morning thinking I better get myself a pair of overalls so I can wear them in the yard while taking care of the garden and chickens and whatever else I dream up for my backyard farm. Then I smiled and…

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…

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…

Salves, Creams or Lotions?

My family has had many issues with dry, irritated skin on our hands during the winter months. Lots of extra hand washing and dry air… It’s a constant battle. Years ago, we found that the only thing that worked for my husband and didn’t…

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…

No Poo Shampoo – Does it Work?

I never thought that shampoo was something I could DIY. All the ingredients on those bottles are things I could never get my hands on. But, recently, I have realized that all those ingredients are things I DON’T want to get my hands on…..or…

Microgreens Are JUST Tiny Plants

The name says it all, right? Tiny greens. But, why would I want a small veggie when I can get a big veggie? Well, I guess it all depends on whether you like veggies or not…. Humans have been cultivating a wide variety of…

All Dreams Are Worth Going For

We all feel stuck sometimes. Maybe we don’t feel like going to work, or going to that training class or writing that paper or even doing the dishes for days… (no? just me?) Listen, life can start to form patterns or routines that just…

How Do We Know our Household Products are Safe?

I went on a wild goose chase today of research where one discovery led to another and another and another. Surprises around every turn! Simply looking up an answer to a question is not easily achievable. With the amount of knowledge available and the…