When I first became interested in making soap for our home, I was really worried about using lye. It’s caustic, extremely poisonous, and very dangerous if it’s not used correctly. Therefore, I researched every single way possible to make soap without lye. Now, what is the answer to the question, “Can you make soap without […]
Roasting your own coffee at home is surprisingly simple. Though you can buy expensive coffee roasting appliance, all you really need is a burner and a cast iron pan. There are plenty of reasons to roast your own beans.
Making your own stepping stones can save you tons of money on your hardscape for your your space. It’s time consuming, but simple to do. You can have a patio that’s unique and beautiful for liven up your yard or garden.
I needed to sharpen my chain on my Husqvarna 450 Rancher…. like really needed to sharpen it. It was feeling a bit dull a couple of weeks ago when I dropped an old walnut tree for my mother in law. Then, I went and did that tree beehive cut-out, and that did it. By the […]
Tools and the act of building out a toolbox were a right of passage in my family. My grandfathers were both tradesmen – a welder and a naval diesel mechanic – and my father is a plumber. The ability to work with your hands was almost a requirement from the womb. All of these men […]
As a home-school mom, summer break can be an exhausting experience. After all, the only difference between the school year and summer vacation is now the kids are bored and are constantly asking you for something to do. I often call it the ‘Summer Boredom Blues’. They’ve been so busy all year with structured activities […]