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…

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…

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…

Garlicy Chicken Lentil Soup

Mmmmm this soup. Garlic abound, tons of flavor and just wonderful. It reminds me of what I’d order at a deli in New York. It warms your soul. You should make it. Oh, and it’s so cheap! Chicken thighs and lentils will not break the bank in the least. I didn’t modify it from skinny…

Homemade Sink and Tub Scrub and Air Freshener

I am very excited about the discovery of this scrub/air freshener and how I put it to use in my bathroom. I mix baking soda and some delicious and grime fighting antibacterial essential oils and inhale deeply. (I use orange and lemon.) Sitting on the counter of my bathroom, the whole place smells like citrus….

Soothing Lavender Vanilla Oatmeal Bath Salts

There is almost nothing I like more than a long soak in the tub, especially while growing a tiny human. Epsom salts have wonderful properties for achy bones by themselves, but add in some sea salt, baking soda vanilla and lavender and you are in for a treat. Oatmeal has great anti-inflammatory properties and is…

Devour: Maple Cinnamon Ice Cream

I never knew ice cream could make me so darn happy. I got an ice cream maker for christmas last year and tried out a few batches that turned out meh. The texture was pretty dense and flavor good, but nothing to write home about. Then we moved and I tried again. Wow. Texture is…

Cinnamon Almond Milk with a Touch of Honey

I am always a little wary of the almond milk in the grocery store; some is shelf stable and others are not, and both are heated which eliminates some of the nutrients in the almonds. I also thought it would be great to have almond milk without any additives or preservatives. This one lasts about…

Olive oil, sea salt, maple granola. Yes, yes, yes. #homemade-living