This DIY herb drying rack is the perfect space-saving solution to dry your herbs. It is affordable and useful and is made from simple household items.
Drying Your Harvest
As the dog days of summer approach, my garden grows taller and taller! Flowers are blooming, tomatoes are ripening, and I … Read the rest
This homemade cherry pie filling recipe is quick, delicious, and simple to make. Also, it contains no high fructose corn syrup, dyes, or refined sugar.
Cherry pie, it’s the classic, American taste of summer. Fruit pies aren’t that difficult to make from scratch, and cherry pie is no exception. However, … Read the rest
Learn how to pickle cucumbers the simple way so you can make the best dill refrigerator pickles you’ve ever had. I promise they’ll be a big hit with everyone!
It’s no secret that many things from your own kitchen are more flavorful, healthful, and nutrient dense than store-bought. … Read the rest
This homemade mayonnaise recipe is surprisingly easy. In five minutes you can have creamy, flavorful mayo for sandwiches, pasta and potato salads, and more!
For the longest time, I wouldn’t eat mayonnaise. I knew that the store-bought version was no good for me, but I was afraid to try making … Read the rest
This delicious homemade ketchup recipe is easier than you might think. Our recipe is simple, natural, and very delicious. We dare you to try it, no excuses!
My old college roommates will attest to the fact that I will put ketchup on anything! I once ate it slathered on a … Read the rest
A homemade all purpose cleaner works well on all cleaning surfaces. This DIY all purpose cleaner is simple, natural, and it smells like lavender and mint!
“But do they really work?”
This is the question we most often hear from skeptics on the topic of DIY cleaning products. And it’s … Read the rest
It’s pretty safe to say that consumerism in general is a pretty selfish practice right? And it is a habit that pretty much all of us has fallen into over the last several decades. As Ariana Grande so eloquently puts it “ I see it, I like it, I want … Read the rest
This natural ant repellent uses essential oils for ants and it works well. It is simple, inexpensive, and safe for use indoors and out. Use with confidence!
Anytime it’s warm out, that means ants.
In the house, on the porch, and practically around every corner I turn, I find ants … Read the rest
Making infused vinegar is a simple and fun process. Also, it gives you a product, suited to your palate, that lends a flavor blast to your favorite dishes!
Furthermore, as Spring and Summer start upon us, DIY infused vinegar is a wonderful way to capture the flavors of the seasons … Read the rest
Making a homemade breakfast sausage recipe isn’t as hard as you think. Actually, it’s really easy. Just add your favorite spices to ground pork and fry it up!
There is just something about breakfast food! Whether it’s weekend brunch, breakfast for dinner, or an extra few minutes to fix something … Read the rest
“Good habits are worth being fanatical about.” ~John Irving
Your habits are directly related to the quality of your life. Good habits lead to joy and fulfillment in your life, while not-so-good habits leave you yearning for your life to be different.
I think I always knew that, I just … Read the rest
12 Simple things you can do right now to save the world and be part of the solution.
I mean, you don’t have to change them right this second but over the next few weeks or months would be Amazing!
Eat less meat. Studies show that the number one
12 Simple things you can do right now to help save the world and be part of the solution.
I mean, you don’t have to change them right this second but over the next few weeks or months would be AMAZING!
It sounds a bit crazy right? As if its … Read the rest
A homemade chocolate truffle recipe, because what says romance better than a box of chocolates? Made with natural ingredients and includes 7 custom flavors!
A Homemade Chocolate Truffle Recipe!
What says romance better than a box of chocolates? I don’t know about you, but I like mine dark. And while … Read the rest
This DIY hair spray is natural and easy to make. You can stop covering your hair with chemicals and make this fruit-based homemade hair spray recipe instead!
I was so excited to share this homemade hair spray recipe that I had a hard time conducting an adequate test phase! But … Read the rest
Dry skin is no match for this orange vanilla sugar scrub recipe. It exfoliates and moisturizes the skin, promotes healthy skin cells, and is simple to make.
Because of these reasons, it is a perfect recipe for a spa night or an invigorating morning treat.
Why Sugar Scrubs?
Sweet sugar scrubs … Read the rest
If you’re looking for a quick, make-ahead breakfast, you will love overnight oats! We show you how to make them, including 5 delicious ways to flavor them.
Simpler… Read the rest
My New Year’s resolution is simple: go zero waste as much as possible. Zero waste simply means reducing the amount of trash your family produces to zero.
With two kids, I realize that it will be difficult to eliminate all waste, but I am going to try to create as little … Read the rest
This homemade playdough recipe is simple, natural, and perfect for entertaining children. They enjoy making it almost as much as they enjoy playing with it!
A Natural Homemade Playdough Recipe
My family members love to get my girls Play-Doh® for their birthdays and Christmas. It always makes my girls happy. … Read the rest
This DIY herbal mint melt and pour soap recipe is made with dried mint and essential oils. This is a great way to easily make your own natural soap at home.
Before I had children, I loved to make cold process soap. From selecting oils and ingredients to curing and … Read the rest
This simple yet beautiful Christmas potpourri contains dried oranges, evergreen branches, cinnamon sticks, and mini ornaments to add a festive holiday touch.
It is also the perfect way to use all your Christmas decorating leftovers!
Making Christmas Potpourri
This DIY Christmas potpourri is simple, beautiful, and aromatic. Also, it is … Read the rest
This simple DIY facial can be made in under a minute at home! The quick process gives fabulous results thanks to the secret ingredient: carbonated water!
From time to time I hear some unusual or weird beauty tips that sound, well, fake. So being curious, I try many of them. … Read the rest
This homemade all purpose cleaner will work on all your surfaces. It’s simple to make, contains all natural ingredients, and smells like lavender and mint!
“But do they really work?”
This is the question we most often hear from skeptics on the topic of DIY cleaning products. And it’s a … Read the rest
This easy hummus recipe makes a creamy, delicious hummus that is great as a healthy snack and more. Also included are creative variations on the base recipe.
I love hummus!
A company in my local area makes hummus from traditional chickpeas, adding all sorts of interesting things like spinach, curry, … Read the rest
Our blog posts seem to have taken on a bit of theme of late, so I have decided to call them the simple changes series, because that is what they seem to be, a series of simple changes you can make to make your home a greener and hopefully healthier … Read the rest
“Change your thoughts and you change the world.” ~Norman Vincent Peale
We all encounter times in life when someone says or does something that offends us. After the fact, no matter how hard we try to let go of feelings of hurt or resentment, we might find it hard … Read the rest
When we first started making our own condiments, a mustard recipe was one of the first we tackled.
It is incredible how easy it is to make homemade mustard. And once you have the technique down you can vary it however you like!
One of our favorite varieties is
The garden catalogs are all over the living room in our house. They travel with us to bed and into the kitchen for breakfast, but seem to be a permanent carpet in the living room. We’re all dying to get outside and get our hands in the dirt with
Stove Top Potpourri
Cold weather is here to stay. I am reminded of that each time I find that my thermostat is struggling to keep up. On very cold days, it seems like the furnace just runs and runs.
That’s when I often decide to get out the simmering pot
A few friends recently asked me to go with them to a spa, and while it sounded like fun, I knew I could do most of the treatments myself – including the microdermabrasion at home treatment – for a whole lot less money.
Why Use Microdermabrasion Treatments?
Easy Healthy Snacks
With the new year comes new resolutions to bounce back from the holiday indulgence and eat healthier. One of the ways that I have found to jump start my healthy eating resolutions is to keep a good supply of easy healthy snacks on hand. If it’s