Coming Soon …

...Nope, I'm not pregnant. I'll clarify... "Coming Soon" is how I announced my 3rd pregnancy. However, I do have a brainchild that will soon be delivered as a new product available in our Etsy shop. I've been incubating the idea of soap making for a few years now. I've been making soap for my family … Continue reading Coming Soon …

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Homemade Glue Recipe

I have searched the internets far and wide for a glue recipe without milk or flour. 1) I want it not to smell like sour milk and last longer than a day. 2) we're allergic to gluten and corn here so flour and corn starch/syrup are right out. I finally found a recipe along with … Continue reading Homemade Glue Recipe

Canning Cherry Tomatoes

I did that thing I do...again... Where I have an idea of what I want to do, but there aren't any pre-specified instructions for it because no sane person has ever attempted it before. By golly, I may not be sane, but I am frugal, dangit! I had about 40 cherry tomatoes the size of … Continue reading Canning Cherry Tomatoes

Resourcefulness

Part of efficiency on the homestead is learning to work with what you've got.  Today, I had a fridge full of left over mashed potatoes, some sweet potatoes that needed to be eaten, and a need for some apple cider vinegar So, for dinner tonight, I combined the potatoes to make some homemade gnocchi (NYAH-kee), and … Continue reading Resourcefulness

Homemade Laundry Detergent

It's laundry detergent making day. I don't actually set aside a day specifically for making laundry soap, I just happened to have run out. So... Time to make some more. My recipe is simple and hypoallergenic, which my son and I require. My husband likes the scent so that's a bonus. Laundry soap ratios: 1 … Continue reading Homemade Laundry Detergent

Homemade ACV

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is a staple at my house. We use it for everything from medicine, to cooking, to health and beauty. It truly is indispensable. While I was making a medicinal ACV drink for my husband who was plagued by congestion, allergies, and sore throat, I noticed we were almost out of ACV! … Continue reading Homemade ACV

Drop Spindles

When I say I'm new to spinning, I mean it quite literally. I just woke up one morning and thought, "You know what would be awesome? spinning my own yarn!" Because apparently I'm a huge nerd. I have a 9 month old with outrageously fast and grabby hands, so I wanted something compact. The most … Continue reading Drop Spindles