Why dye a shirt in mason jar? Our youngest son needed a Harley Davidson orange dress shirt for his oldest brother’s upcoming wedding. I found all kinds of long sleeve shirts, but no luck with short sleeve in his size, even on Amazon, that either did not cost a fortune or would arrive in time for the wedding. What does one do when one needs a specific color shirt and… Continue Reading
We are oddballs. We purposely live on one income in a society that says you just can’t make it unless both parents work outside the home. It’s a choice we made for our family, because we felt it was best for this momma to be home with the kiddos. We do without a lot of things. Never necessities, and I’m so blessed that we lay down to sleep at night… Continue Reading
My daughter has not been feeling well for some time. We’ve taken her to the doctor, have had tests done, and according to them she is just fine. Try telling her that! She doesn’t feel fine at all. We’ve been (mostly) gluten free for a few years now. I’ve left it up to her (she’s 15) whether or not she cheats at all, like at the occasional family get-together… Continue Reading
If you cook, you know how important it is to keep food from sticking, right? Do you use parchment paper often? Does it just burn your cookies to buy something that’s just going to get tossed out? It does mine! I used to think parchment paper was just a frou-frou Martha Stewart thing, but then I tried baking on it and loved the non-stick qualities. I even reused it as… Continue Reading
If you’re trying to find an alternative to chemical-laden fabric softeners, you might want to give dryer balls a try. They help dry your clothes more quickly, soften and reduce static I’ve been using dryer balls for a couple of years now, but they are PVC…which is probably just as bad. An alternative to PVC dryer balls is
DIY Cloth Plastic Wrap? You won’t believe how easy this is to make! Plastic. On one hand, oh so easy and convenient. On the other, leaching toxic chemicals into our lives. I try to limit our use of plastic as much as possible, but there are some plastic products that just seem irreplaceable. Like plastic wrap…that stuff is really handy, yet I feel guilty using it. But what non-plastic thing… Continue Reading
Yesterday I made a delicious Coconut Chai Muffin in a Mug. I used a chai spice blend that I had purchased some time ago. Normally, I read labels very carefully. I don’t know why I didn’t read the label on this particular item, and wish I had before I purchased it – because I wouldn’t have bought it! I wanted to make my own chai spice blend anyway, so I… Continue Reading
Recently, I made myself a yogurt-based snack that was compliant with Trim Healthy Mama guidelines. After the first bite, I realized it tasted even better than store-bought “light” fruit yogurt. A quick search on the internet revealed that a popular brand of light blueberry yogurt contained fourteen ingredients. And while they proudly declare that they have removed aspartame from their products (smart move!) there were still things listed like preservatives,… Continue Reading
Have you read the ingredients on a bottle of salad dressing lately? Holy cow…since when do you need over 20 ingredients for something as simple as a vinaigrette? Yikes! Especially if some of those ingredients are artificial colorings and preservatives. No thank you. I’ll make it myself, thank you very much.
I. Miss. Bread. Back in 2012, I went gluten free and I miss bread often. I miss being able to just make a sandwich without paying $5 for a teeny loaf of bread. Or eating a warm slice of homemade bread slathered in buttah. Then I found this recipe for a coconut flour flatbread. It kind of changed my life.