Sourdough Cinnamon Buns

I think we are 2 weeks into our self isolation. I haven’t really been keeping track, but what I have been doing is baking. Baking lots and lots of sour dough goodness. We tried these for the first time on Birdie’s 3rd birthday tweaking what limited ingredients we had in our quarantine pantry and the results were DELICIOUS. My kids all dubbed these as the best cinnamon buns ever and they will certianly be my “go to” recipe when I...

Homemade Laundry Powder – Borax Free

With 4 kids we go through SO. MUCH. LAUNDRY. It was getting costly buying natural laundry detergents and powders. I have experimented with various recipes over the years, but always come back to this one. It is simple, safe, effective and CHEAP! Plus it is borax free and you dont have to grate any bars of soap. You can cut this recipe in half or double it if you are like me and like to have a large stock on...

Germ Farm Experiment

A couple of years ago we created our first Germ Farm Experiment at home. We swabbed the most commonly touched places around our home to see what is actually lucking on these surfaces. We were equally amazed and grossed out to say the least! I remember Bear was crawling at the time and his hands had the most germ colonies and our dogs mouth had the least! Now that the kids are older we set out to swab public spaces....

Red Creek Trail – Dolly Sods

Right now, we are in a weird place where it is easier to go out and explore than to do school at home. I struggled for a while on believing that this would make us get behind on any kind of offical book work, but came to quickly realize that I cant be in the habit of discounting adventure and nature for the sake of a math worksheet! I started a hiking club to help motivate me to actually go...

Our First Day of Homeschool 2019

We had our first day of homeschool for the year this week! I always say that I am going to school year round, but this summer my big kids were gone for about 21 days so we didnt fall back into our groove again until September. Since Monday was a holiday, Tuesday is Wild Roots Nature School, Wednesday was co-op, that left Thursday for our first day of hitting the books at home. (PS- whoever said homeschoolers were unsocialized seriously...

Hemp & Tallow Beauty Balm

I rub beef fat on my face. Every day. Yep. You read that right. Beef fat. Let me back up and tell you about my skin type. I suffer from cystic acne. Which is one of the reasons my stubborn DIY heart has created so many creams, face washes, toners, and even makeup. I am constantly trying new things to help my own skin! The holy grail of everything I have tried though y’all, is yep, you guessed it! Tallow...

EASY Soap Making Tutorial!

HOW TO MAKE SOAP – No crock pots!  No stove top!  No thermometers! I cant even begin to tell you how many people I have message me each week with soap questions.  There are so many folks out there who want to make their own soap, but get overwhelmed by all of the soap tutorials floating around out there.  It can be super confusing and overwhelming when you first start to get your toes wet with the world of soaping. ...

Our Homeschool Plans : 2018-2019

A new school year is almost here!  Whoo hoo!  I said we would be the family who would school all summer long and I ordered special workbooks and all of that jazz – and do you know what?  We NEVER EVEN CRACKED A BOOK OPEN.  Not even a read a loud – which is basically unheard of.  And I dont think reading Little Blue Truck 50,000 times to the toddlers count. So here I am – dusting off the this...

Dandelion Lemon Cookies – Recipe

Dandelions are popping up everywhere right now!  If you are like us, we are itching to get out to collect them!  I will be sharing some of my favorite dandelion recipes with you this month.  First up are the cookies!  I cant always get my kids to eat my wild green creations or fritters, but I can count on  my kids to devour these.  The fresh lemon flavor tastes like warm weather!  These are best as soft cookies so be...