How to Build Your Own Square Foot Gardening Box

Square Foot Gardening Box

Spring is her! We have seeds started, we’ve got our gardening gear ready, and we’ve got big plans this year. We a variation of Square Foot Gardening. Even though I’m not a fan of measuring and calculating, I like knowing that our raised garden beds are maximizing their space.   Making Your Own SFG Box Plans … Read more

Applesauce Bran Muffins

Applesauce Bran Muffins

This was originally a recipe with butter or oil, this healthier option uses applesauce instead of butter. These muffins are more rich, moist and dense! These are great for breakfast or a snack and they’re always a big hit with company too! If there are left overs freeze them and take them out for a … Read more

Homemade Vanilla Extract

Ever wonder how to make your own vanilla extract? If you’re like me you assumed that “pure vanilla extract” was simply that, you might be surprised. Some brands use high fructose corn syrup to sweeten their “pure” extract, which to me just seems a little.. ugh. (We try to limit, as much as possible, an … Read more

Healthy Homemade Tortillas

Homemade Tortillas

This tortilla recipe couldn’t be any more simple. All it takes is just a few ingredients that you’re bound to have and about 10 minutes. No resting, rising or complicated equipment aside from a flat surface and a rolling pin. If you have a big Kitchen Aid mixer, throw the ingredients in the with the dough … Read more

Homemade Arepas

Homemade Areaps Featured

Homemade Arepas Because yeast and bread flour don’t always agree with everyone, bread replacements that taste like the real deal, yet are easy to make and are cost-effective are in increasingly high demand. Two minutes of gluten filled pleasure can give someone 2 hours of stomach-ache, so some people need to be very careful with … Read more

DIY Gift Idea Aromatherapy Shower Disc

Aromatherapy Shower Discs Featured

DIY Gift Idea: Aromatherapy Shower Disc Shower discs are great for lots of reasons. They’re inexpensive, easy to make and can be customized to suit a number of ailments or needs.  Shower discs can help you relax after a stressful day, energize in the morning or help you alleviate some seasonal discomfort in your sinuses. … Read more

Winter Gear Organizer

Closet Organization

If your family is like mine, winter comes and I am suddenly stuck with a pile of gloves, hats, and scarves that don’t really have a home during the winter months. I’ve tried baskets and any other number of ways to collect them.  The problem is, the clothes usually come into the house wet so … Read more

The Tooth of the Lion


If you want to start learning herbal medicine, look no further than your front yard.  Perhaps you have “been at war with the weeds” and every year expressed frustration and anger at the relentless, sunshine-y flowers and toothy leaves of the much ill-scorned dandelion.   It is interesting that dandelion can evoke anger. I’ve watch … Read more