DIY Upside Down Tomato Planters

Last year I discovered the magic of growing tomatoes upside down. I was renting a house where the dirt was horrible quality, and we had feral cats in the neighborhood who dug up all of my attempts at gardening. It was exactly as charming as it sounds. I was complaining to someone I knew about my gardening […]

DIY Reed Diffuser

  I love for my house to smell great. I used to buy lots of scented candles, scented plug ins and smelly gel things from the grocery store. Then I wised up! Those things all have one thing in common. Artificial fragrance oils. Fragrance oils can contain various combinations of asamines, ethers, ketones, lactones, terpenes […]

How to Make Cloth Wipes from Receiving Blankets

When you have a baby, everyone gives you receiving blankets. What are those things even for? I mean, they’re colorful and fun, but really, they serve very little useful purpose. Unless, that is, you happen to need cloth wipes. Which every crunchy mom does. If you look at it that way, people are just giving you […]

Uplifting Eucalyptus-Peppermint Shaving Cream

The other day, Darling Baby got into my husband’s shaving cream. Since I’ve recently started cleaning up our personal care products and looking for natural options, this prompted me to look at the ingredient list and see how it rated on the EWG Database. I discovered it contained parabens (which are a 10, the worst […]

Cloth Diaper Wipe Bits Recipe

    This cloth diaper wipe bits recipe is wonderful to make ahead of time so you don’t have to mix up wipe solution every day. These soapy  bits will keep your baby’s bits oh-so-clean and the ingredients are gentle and soothing. The soap is an effective cleanser, while the coconut oil gives the mixture some “glide”. The […]

Homemade Vanilla Extract with Brandy

It’s that time of year when we all start thinking about holiday gifts, and the blogging world is no exception. There are a lot of vanilla extract posts floating around the blogosphere right now, and they’re all good, but I’m going to argue that mine is exceptional. Why you ask? Because BRANDY. Brandy has that […]

Calming Lavender-Magnesium Scrub

I love this homemade body scrub for personal use and gifting. It’s so relaxing because it contains epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) which help with detoxification, muscle soreness and insomnia, and lavender, my favorite essential oil for relaxation. The jojoba oil is also wonderful for your skin. I use it on my heels and it leaves […]

Easy Peasy Pennant Banner Tutorial

My name is Kelley, and I’m a Pinterest addict. My house is full of mason jars. I love subway art. I’ve started putting bacon in everything and wearing skinny leopard-print belts. But one of my most favorite pinterest trends is the pennant banner. In my quiet moments before bed perusing Pinterest, I imagine myself throwing […]