Classic Cranberry Sauce

‘Tis the season for some traditional treats. Cranberries are one of those things that really set the holiday season in motion for me as soon as I can find them in the grocery store. The clerk cashing me out usually isn’t too impressed with my excitement, and it’s only in recent years I came to…

Homemade Laundry Detergent

With more all-natural products coming out all the time, often with hefty price tags, it’s a clever skill to be able to craft your own cleaners and detergents that are equally as friendly for you as they are for the environment. Homemade laundry soap is one of the easiest how-to’s out there and it can save…

Bread Maker

“Put me in a bread maker with you, we’ll rise together.”  (Poem by Mark Heathcote) If there is one thing that I am setting my sights on right now it’s become a skillful bread maker. I can make cookies of any kind without a recipe and recite the necessary ingredients and ratios on command for a number…

Pinecone Christmas Trees

Tis the season to dig into the craft cupboards and get everyone into that festive feeling. We’ve had the pinecones lying around in our fall decorations for months and thanks to some Pinterest searching and a little creative magic, I had a fun little ideaTis the season to dig into the craft cupboards and get…

Simple Vegan Hot Chocolate

With flurries heading our direction already, it’s time for hot chocolate. What took me ages to find online took my husband a whole google search to dig up, but while I wait for some vegan hot chocolate packets to come in the mail I made this quick fix. It’s creamy, very chocolatey, and absolutely satisfied…

Winter Lip Balm

Colder weather is creeping in and if you live in Western New York like I do it’s creeping out, and back in, and back out and you get the point. Back and forth weather patterns do just as much damage to my lips as the winter weather itself, so it’s definitely time for some good…

Halloween Candle

If you haven’t checked out Simply Earth subscription boxes yet, and you are a fan of essential oils I have one question for you. What are you waiting for? Every month you get a package of essential oils, recipe cards and most of the extras you need to complete these recipes mailed directly to you….

Hand Painted Mugs

I have been holding onto these little mugs for seven years and just couldn’t figure out what they might be good for since I prefer really large cups of coffee. So they’ve moved around with us as we’ve made our way from place to place and in cleaning out the back of the cupboard the…

Painted Rocks

When I was younger my mom set up this crafting table in our garage one summer for my friends and me to do all kinds of things and one of the crafts that we did an awful lot of that year was painting rocks. Fast forward to 2018, and everyone is painting rocks and leaving…

DIY Baby Wipes *Update*

Three years ago I was so excited to share how I make my homemade baby wipes with all of you and despite the occasional “oops, we’ve run out of paper towels,” it’s been really easy to stick with making them all this time. The general concept has been the same but there have been a couple…