Square Foot Gardening Adventure: Selecting Fall Plants

Selecting plants is definitely the most nerve wracking/awesomely fun part of the process. We had a general idea of what was recomended for fall and went from there. We went for a combination of seeds and transplants and it came to about $40. We definitely could have fit more transplants into the squares, but didn’t…

Square Foot Gardening Adventure: Garden Soil vs Mel’s Mix

I checked out the All New Square Foot Gardening book by Mel Bartholomew and I loved it. What a wonderful resource for novice gardeners like myself. The only sticking point about his system is the cost of the Mel’s Mix “soil.” 1/3 vermiculite 1/3 peat moss 1/3 compost When I called to price this at…

Make Your Own Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte (Paleo and vegan friendly)

I may or may not have mentioned my somewhat waning affinity for that silly place called Starbucks. I did allow myself one pumpkin spice latte this year, but I like my version better as it’s a huge relief not to have the artificial ingredients, weird syrup with zero actual pumpkin and dairy-based flavoring. To that…

Make Your Own Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is my all time favorite smoothie additive. I have happily stumbled upon Trader Joes coconut milk thats only $1, but before that, I had absolutely no options that didn’t have additives. This recipe is simple and straightforward. And of course, it has nothing but coconut and water. It can save you a good…

Orange Scented Dry Shampoo for Dark or Light Hair

I usually wash my hair every 3-5 days and somehow it looks fine- if, and only if, I rinse it really well in the shower with water. If I don’t, I’m a bit of a grease ball by midday. Enter dry shampoo. I’ve been interested in it for months, but never felt like spending our…

DIY Lemon Tea Tree Oil All Purpose Cleaner

I wanted to re-publish this, as the original recipe had two products that I removed, one for cleaning purposes and one for safety. See updates below for details! I personally very much like the scent of lemon and tea tree oil. They both just smell so fresh and clean. This recipe is crafted from experience…