Laundry Soak

This laundry soak has been key to getting our clothes and household fabrics fully cleaned. We have dogs. They bring the dirt on their fluffy bodies. Naturally that means our sheets and couch covers can get pretty dirty. We realized regular washing just wasn’t enough. Get a giant bucket or use a laundry sink that…

Instant Pot Coconut Rice

The most delish rice. Has a creamy almost buttery taste. Add this to whatever dish you want. I like we some sloppy lenny’s (search for my lentil taco ‘’meat’ recipe) or in veggie rice wraps. Ingredients 1.5 cups rice ( I use either basmati of jasmine) 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk full fat or classic…

Roasted Potatoes

One of the easiest side dishes. I am a potato loving kid. This side dish I make is large batches and pair with meals throughout the week. It is really up to you on how much you want to make. Also up to you on what type of potato you want to use.  I prefer…

Hibiscus Berry Drink

This summer all the refresher drinks have been very popular. When I found out the ingredients I said I could easily make a version of that at home with things I already have. I believe at the popular coffee shop is is called a purple drink.  It uses a different tea that I didn’t have….

Sweet Potato Chickpea Tacos

I love tacos. Next to salads they are probably the easiest dish for me to use what I have.  I had recently cooked a batch of sweet potato and chickpeas to be used in a number of recipes. I am going to throw some recipes down here for what I used to make these tacos…

Oils and Labels Oh My

I have been quite the the busy person for a few months now. I changed jobs. I should write a post about that. I am  a coordinator for sustainability programs at the local university now. Before I was a hall director at the same university. This post goes well with the new title since wellness…

Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

I recently saw a post about steel cut oats in a slow cooker. It makes me nervous to have it on over night. I prefer my trusty instant pot. I could go on for days about this being the best thing ever. It cooks everything. This recipe is great because I had breakfast for a…

Fall Essential Oil Scents

I love essential oils. I want them all (well most of them). They just set the tone for a season. I love the scents of fall. One of my favorite blends for the fall is one pre-made by the brand Plant Therapy called Holiday Season. It seems like fall and Christmas. Those cinnamon pine cones…

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Ingredients 1 cup coconut sugar 1 cup pumpkin puree 1/4 cup applesauce or 1 flax egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1-1.5 teaspoon pumpkin spice 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon sea salt I made these pumpkin muffins for my birthday party.  You basically throw all…

Custom Medal Display for Disney Medals

This project evolved over months of the initial design just sitting around. For Christmas my husband used some leftover wood we had in the basement to do a string art Cinderella castle.  We discussed that there was a lot of dead space (shout out to haunted mansion) that needed something added to it. I suggested…

Wood Burning Gift

A friend of mine was going to a wedding this summer. She asked me to do some wood burning of a cutting board as a wedding gift. I had done cutting boards previously as gift so I was up for the challenge. I used cricut design space to figure out the fonts and stencil. After…

New Items to My Etsy Shop

I have been working hard at getting new items up on my shop this summer and fall. I have recently added zipper pouches. I do some headband mouse ears as well. Mostly though still focusing on my knitted products. Here is a peak at some of the items. If you want to see more please…