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Easy, No-Sew Upcycled Wool Cozies

The other day, I was running behind for an appointment that I really wanted to take a mug of tea to.  I had made my tea in a mason jar, and it was still too crazy hot to carry. Crap.  I have to leave RIGHT NOW. So, I grabbed a …

Calming Herbal Tea Blend

  I have an infant and a toddler.  It’s safe to say that I may or may not be certifiably “bat-shit-crazy.” Labels aside; one thing’s for certain– there are times in my day, (or heck, my whole day–I’m not gonna lie,) that I need I a physical or mental break.  …

How To Build Your Own Prepardness Kit

Winter Storms are Coming.  Are You Ready?   Traditionally, September is a glorious and beautiful time in the PNW.  But, this September has been different.  Super wet, stormy, windy, and all-around gross!  We have brought the generator from the garage for a tune-up and fuel-up much earlier this year.  Since …

How to Braid Garlic

It’s late July and the garlic is ready!  This year we devoted a whole bed and another half bed to growing garlic. We grew Inchelium Red (my favorite), and Nootka Rose; both are softneck varieties of PNW origin.  Last year we didn’t grow nearly enough, and I kept giving it …

Frugal Made Easy: Part Five

Becoming more frugal can seem challenging for some.  It is definitely a lifestyle, a mindset, and an intention.  When a more frugal lifestyle is applied, however, it becomes involuntary and is highly rewarding.  It can even be liberating. Our family’s path to frugality was born from a sheer hatred of …

A Recipe for Homemade Dish Soap

This recipe does not contain vinegar. Say whaaaaaaat?  No vinegar? While most homemade dish soap recipes contain castile soap, they also contain vinegar, or lemon juice.  If you don’t already know– and I hate to be the bearer of bad new;, but, vinegar (or any acid) and castile soap do …

Strawberry Leaf ~ Fragaria vesca

OK, so my strawberry patch is officially out of control 🙂  Along with the pain-in-the-butt, non-edible portion of my yard, and parts of my garden.  Last summer I was enormous, read: 8,9, and 10 months pregnant, (and on bed rest), so, needless to say everything growing is quite neglected.  With …

Wild-Edible Identification Videos

The other day, while cruising blogs, (instead of working on my own :)), I stumbled upon an amazing, and free, resource… And I of course, have to share it with you! It is a series of You Tube videos, and if you are interested at all in learning more about …

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