Did you know that cleaning product companies aren’t required to disclose all the ingredients in their products?! With thousands of new toxic chemicals being introduced each year by the cleaning industry, that can make it really tough to make good choices when it comes to the products we are using in our homes.
What do you do with your old eggshells?! You could compost them and use them in your garden – which is great! But what I like to do is feed the eggshells back to our hens. This is an awesome natural calcium supplement for the hens – which is really important if
Did you know that cough syrup is no longer recommended by the APA? For any children, but especially under the age of 4. Is that surprising?! So what’s a mama to do when her babies are suffering??
Tomatoes. Is there anything better than a fresh, homegrown, summer tomato? Probably not. As far as gardening goes, they are my personal holy grail. Last summer I didn’t get ANY tomatoes from our garden. Well, I got a few tiny green tomatoes….I made a salsa with them. But this year, I’m shooting for a much better tomato harvest. I planted… Keep Reading
I love spring! I love the sunshine and the new life. And I love that I can get back into my garden! We planted our spring garden a couple of weeks ago and we’ve got sprouts galore! But along with it we have bugs. Grrr.
Confession: I pruned my grapevine a bit late this year. I hope that doesn’t come back to bite me…I really want a grape harvest this year. But you know, wielding a pair of pruning shears while intensely nauseas didn’t seem a like a good plan. So I did what every responsible pregnant grape pruner would do. I put it… Keep Reading
The great Pallet Chicken Coop project is finally finished!! I don’t think we would have started such a big pallet project had we realized it would be sooo time consuming. But in the end, we think it was worth it, and I just love it. So, after what I know has been a painfully long wait for you all, let’s take a look,… Keep Reading
I’m obsessed with my dehydrator. It’s true. And I can’t believe that my husband had to do some serious negotiating with me to convince me to buy it…for $12 at the thrift store. Seriously?? What was I thinking!? Well, I’m glad I was convinced, because I am an absolute dehydrator convert now. I love it! I’ve used it to make… Keep Reading
Pears, pears, everywhere… As you may know, we were able to pick a lot of pears. And now comes the hard work of preserving them all! With so many pears, it was a struggle for me to narrow down how I want to preserve them all. There are so many options! My first thought was to make pear sauce, but…that… Keep Reading
Who doesn’t love a good lip balm? Nobody. That’s who. And you know what? Homemade lip balm is super easy to make. Like, seriously, so simple. And, it’s cheap! For pennies per tube, you’ve got yourself some toxin-free lip balm that your lips and your wallet will thank you for. Plus, if you need a last minute Christmas gift, well,… Keep Reading