I often wear a t-shirt that says, “kill your television”. In a tongue-in-cheek way, it makes sense. We haven’t subscribed to cable since 1998 or so, and that’s how I manage to do crazy time consuming things like gardening, sewing, reading, exercising, blogging, cooking from scratch, taking classes, etc. It’s also how I manage to… Continue Reading
Ever since I made my first set of headbands, I’ve been on the lookout for new and interesting materials for round two. The top and bottom bands are made out of upholstery trim that I scored for 50% off at Joann Fabrics. Who knew you could make headbands out of upholstery trim? These are a… Continue Reading
For the most part, I cook everything we eat from scratch. At the moment, the only prepared foods in my house are Boca burgers, a Kashi frozen meal, a frozen burrito, a few boxes of Zatarain’s black beans & rice, Tofurky, a box of Kraft mac & cheese, and an assortment of condiments. There are… Continue Reading
I love this lavender-vinegar cleaner, which I use in place of Windex for all-purpose cleaning. The essential oils have antimicrobial properties. Homemade Lavender Cleaner Recipe 1/2 cup white vinegar 1/2 cup water 10 – 15 drops of lavender essential oil (or lemon or tea tree) Add everything to a spray bottle. Shake to combine.
I spent Saturday afternoon listening to Joni Mitchell and baking Mother’s Day muffins for my mother in law. I made my jumbo blueberry muffins, individual coffeecakes, and mini loaves of cornbread. The coffeecakes were a bust because the streusel didn’t set properly. Still, it was a nice little basket of homemade goodies :)(I wish I’d… Continue Reading
My grandmother has stockpiled enough health and beauty products to last decades. She’s never rotated them, and I’m pretty sure I could make a small fortune selling the discontinued stuff on Ebay ;) In her stockpile, I discovered “Body On Tap”, the most amazing bodyfing shampoo ever! Unfortunately, like many awesome things (Vanilla Cookie Crisp,… Continue Reading
This apple cider vinegar toner costs next to nothing to make, but it helps even my skintone, makes my pores appear smaller, and controls shine. Most of the ingredients are readily available at the grocery store. Some grocery stores are beginning to carry essential oils, but you may need to hit a natural foods store… Continue Reading