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I have a story that I am unsure if I have ever shared with you.
I don’t think I have, and it’s one that has been on my heart a lot lately.
It’s a time in my life not too different than the season I find myself in right now, full of change, uncertainty
and a little bit of fear.
My daughter and I left our hometown 17 years ago and moved to a different part of the state, where we have lived since. A friend was starting a business, and I needed a job.
I had an old station wagon (accurately dubbed the “hooptie”) which was packed to the gills with our clothes, books, a fuzzy orange bean bag and most of our Earthly possessions.
We had $200 and we were going to make it, somehow. [Read more…]
Hello Friends!! We are SO excited to have you joining us for another awesome week of
baking, DIY’s, crafts, tips and all around creative goodness!
Happy middle of the week to you, I hope you are staying toasty warm and not too snowbound in some
parts of the US. On the West coast it’s crazy to imagine as much snow as folks in New England
and surrounding areas have received!
We’ve actually had a few sunny, dry days here and I have seen the first daffodils spring up here
and there. That always gets me through the final tail end of the rainy season.
Which sometimes lasts until the beginning of JULY.
Because of all of the craziness of unpredictable February weather, I decided (I didn’t
think you would mind) that we could make cookies today.
My criteria for making cookies is as follows: It has to be one of the following days of the week, Sunday
through Saturday, they have to be easy, and they have to taste like more.
If the recipe meets all three strict criteria, this girl is making cookies. [Read more…]
It’s the middle of February and many of us are ready for some sun and a break from
bitter cold temperatures. Y’all back East are covered in many feet of snow, and we have
had enough rain for a century in the Pacific Northwest.
One thing for sure is, our hands and feet get especially dry this time of year.
I spend so much of my time painting, sanding or hammering stuff that my cuticles and
hands tend to look pretty sad at the end of the day.
Coconut oil is one of my favorite oils to cook with and has tons of awesome health benefits
as well. So I figured I could make a body scrub out of it too.
I am glad I did, after just a day of using it a couple times at the kitchen sink, my palms are
soft and cuticles don’t look like the Sahara! [Read more…]
I am far, far from being being completely green in our home yet.
Making some changes as far as how I purchase the things we need, and in what quantities to avoid
extra packaging has helped. I implemented a better recycling routine recently and am seeing a huge
difference already in how much garbage we have once the recycling is all removed.
That is shocking actually!
I am phasing out many of the cleaners and detergents we have used for a long time.
We all have allergies and sensitive skin, and so much of what is in the giant jugs of detergent and
soap is mostly fragrance and water anyways.
One thing I fell in love with a few years ago was Dr. Bronners Pure Castile Soap, but found myself
going through it quickly, and those little bottles were pretty spendy. [Read more…]