Monthly Archives: January 2013

Make Your Own Non-Toxic Shampoo

As Stella was in the shower the other night I was informed that the shampoo was empty – not much I could do at that time.  I did find a small bottle of travel shampoo and that got her through … Continue reading

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With our upcoming move and settling in – I will be reducing the amount of weekly blog posts for February and March.  Don’t get me wrong I still will be posting and blogging – I think it will help me … Continue reading

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No Bake – Chocolate, Coconut Macaroons

As the sorting and packing has begun, so has the kitchen cupboard using up.  I have a honey jar and wanted to find a recipe that would use up the honey inside – what a mess the honey would make … Continue reading

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Wire Knitted Napkin Ring Holders

After my try at knitting with wire and making a knitted wire bracelet – I wanted to do more.  I decided next to try and make some wire knitted napkin rings.  I needed a heavier wire and smaller knitting needles … Continue reading

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My Dream Is Now Reality

I think I am still in shock!  In my early 20’s two of my aunts moved to an area of Virginia that I fell in love with – over time more family moved to the area for a total of … Continue reading

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Kids Craft Corner – Needle Felted Eye Glass Case

On our recent trip to Asheville – we went into a great craft store.  This was not a Michael’s but a true hand crafts – craft store.  As we were walking down the aisles – we came to the needle … Continue reading

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Knit Your Own Wash Cloth

For Christmas I received a gift of a handmade knitted washcloth and a wonderful bar of handmade soap!  I loved them both and remembered that my grandmother used to knit washcloths as gifts.  I reached out to my aunt and … Continue reading

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Nourishing Traditions Inspired Pumpkin Bread

Back in December I made banana bread using the Nourishing Traditions cookbook.  The bread was so good and I wanted to see how the recipe would work with pumpkin instead of bananas.  The bread turned out a little dry and … Continue reading

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How To Make Your Own Fire Starters

Originally posted December 27, 2013 For many in my area, we heat with wood and one thing we talk about is how difficult it is at times to get the fire started.  If you were to ever come to my … Continue reading

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My First Knitted Cowl

In the winter I love my scarves, neck warmers and now my cowl!!  Even after I have come inside and taken off my jacket – I will keep my neck covered – keeps me toasty warm.  The thing I really … Continue reading

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