Homemade Bubbles Recipe

Charlotte and I have been enjoying the warm weather out on our porch blowing bubbles together. Simple pleasures right? We made our own bubble mix and were somewhat happy with the mix until my good friend Jackie passed along an even better recipe that saved the day and makes enough bubbles for months for about $1. We use them…

Homemade Monochromatic Crayons

Earlier this week we were hit with a freak hail storm and we were more or less trapped inside. We decided to explore within our walls and make some new crayons. Skinny stick crayons wrapped in colored paper just seem to get broken or need sharpening. I love the monochromatic look (many shades of the…

Finding a Rhythm (with Waldorf-Inspired Daily Rhythm Printable)

Charlotte has been home with me now for a few weeks and we are slowly finding a rhythm for our small family. Now that she doesn’t have anywhere to be, she wakes up slowly and takes her time helping to prepare and to eat breakfast. She helps me with almost every chore and takes time…

Homemade Brown Sugar (Using Demerara or Turbinado Sugar)

Turbinado and Demerara sugar are delicious alternatives to white table sugar. Both have larger crystals and naturally have a hint of carmel flavor.  I started using Demerara in my coffee and mmmmmmmm. They also has more trace minerals than the regular variety so if I am going to use sugar, I try to use turbinado or Demerara. Many…

Coming Home

Charlotte started school the last week of January and she will be ending the last week of March. It was a very tough time in our lives when she went in. I was just floored by how often both children needed me at the same time and how heartbreaking it was to have to choose one…

Easy Homemade Chicken Stock (Slow Cooker Method)

I think I should change this blog to “Soup Lovers Anonymous.” I hope you like soup at least one tenth as much as I do. To continue on our soup loving adventure, I bring you chicken stock. The food blogging world has been abuzz with the use of chicken wings instead of leftover carcass or…

Thrifty Living: Pretty Little Spices (Frugal Bulk Option)

Aside: I’m starting a thrifty living series here where I’ll post my personal cost savings measures. Please feel free to leave your own in the comments or message me to guest post on the blog! Hey, quick money saving note. Buy your spices in the bulk section of your local health food store or grocery…

Homemade Healthy Banana Chocolate “Ice Cream”

Charlotte and I are a good team in the kitchen. She chops, whisks, stirs and blends. And she is a pretty patient toddler overall. I told her I needed her help making banana ice cream, and she was happy to comply. (Big surprise right?) I was floored by how creamy and delicious this turned out….