Have you ever contemplated making your own soap? I know I have. For almost a year I had it on my to do list. Last Christmas, I asked for AND received a soap mold and sodium hydroxide lye. After reading many blogs and watching soap making videos all over YouTube, I finally worked up the … Continue reading My FIRST Time Making Soap with Lye
It has been quite a while since we have posted. If you remember last time, we were tapping our silver maple tree. If not, don't be afraid to head over to our last post where we tapped our HUGE silver maple. We ended up with roughly 12 gallons of sap from the tree. We took … Continue reading We have Maple Syrup!
While thriving for a more sustainable lifestyle, we have tried our best to use and do what we can with our half acre lot in the suburbs. We have started a garden (growing more and more each year), canned our vegetables from the garden to sustain our family over winter, began composting and recognizing the … Continue reading We have tapped our Silver Maple!
Without even realizing it, we find ourselves easily interchanging words for one another. A common misconception I've heard from non-gardeners and beginning gardeners is their interchangeable use of the terms, dirt and soil. IMPORTANT: THESE ARE 2 VERY DIFFERENT THINGS!! And if you get caught up in the wrong terminology, your garden could be having … Continue reading Your Garden Needs Soil, NOT Dirt.
The New Year has begun and we all want to be productive in our lives. Many people have created resolutions in hopes of bettering their lives, while others have set goals for future processes. I believe the difficult thing about new year resolutions and goals is the time of year it occurs. For half of … Continue reading 7 goals for over winter
Hi everyone! I hope your new year has been off to a great start! We are so excited to be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel for our kitchen remodel. I'm really hoping we get it down in less than a year, though we are running out of time! Our … Continue reading Bare to the Bones – A Kitchen Remodel 2
Honey, honey, honey. It just keeps coming. While we weren't planning on getting any honey this year, we have been pleasantly surprised with the amount of honey we have ended up receiving from our first bee hive. While we would have rather the bees made it through their first winter, we are looking forward to … Continue reading OH… HONEY!