Crafts

Black-Eyed Peas Aren’t Just for New Year’s Day

by Rachel Baker on February 28, 2015

When I was a youngun’ black-eyed peas and rice were a staple New Years Day meal. The menu at grandma’s house was always ham, black-eyed peas, rice and collards. When my grandparents passed on, my mom kept up with ham, black-eyed peas and rice (with pepper juice and onions). I seem to think she decided […]

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Un-Paper Towels

by Rachel Baker on February 10, 2015

We use a lot of paper towels in our household. And while I try to think twice before I use them, I can’t seem to figure out a way to decrease our usage. Until now. I ran across an idea for unpaper towels. They are crazy inexpensive and they take no time to make up. […]

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Waste Less Levi’s

by Rachel Baker on February 5, 2015

I was on one of my favorite sites today, Mother Earth Living, and ran across an old article about a limited edition collection from Levi’s. Maybe you heard about it – Ekocycle x Levi’s 501 Waste

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How to Design an Edible Landscape

by Rachel Baker on January 26, 2015

We are making plans for the next stage in life (you know, the one where the kids have graduated high school); and it looks like we will are both thinking about making ourselves a bit more self-sustaining than we are now. For us, that means growing our own food. I found this article at Mother […]

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I have decided I’m going to make an afghan or two. I have wanted to before, but felt like I would get really bored, so besides the baby blanket I did for my niece, I haven’t done more than make an attempt. I found this pattern for a “mindless knitting, tv watchig, scrap user-upper” afghan, […]

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How to Make Vegetable Broth – Inexpensive and Easy

by Rachel Baker on January 18, 2015

I love making vegetable broth. In fact, there was a time a few years ago homemade veggie broth was all we used. But then, life got busy and it I stopped making it. Seeing the article below reminded me how much I enjoyed making it and knowing that I was making something wonderful and healthy […]

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Vicks Shower Tablets Recipe

by Rachel Baker on January 16, 2015

I don’t really know if this would make a good ‘regular’ gift or not, but I can certainly see it being a part of a homemade get-well basket. I also think something like this would PHENOMENAL in my own household, where we all have allergy and congestion issues throughout the year. Read more: Vicks Shower […]

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