Tagged with diy

Resurrecting an Old Dresser

Resurrecting an Old Dresser

Hello, there! It’s good to have you back. Today we’re going to tackle our biggest project yet – giving new life to a tired old chest of drawers. When we pulled up tent stakes and decided to move out West, we faced a choice: cart our furniture across the country or leave it behind and … Continue reading

Splish, Splash, I Was Takin’ a Bath…

Splish, Splash, I Was Takin’ a Bath…

Welcome back, friends. Today’s topic is a soothing, relaxing bath soak that you can make yourself to use in your own bath or give away as a lovely gift. Bubble bath, bath salts, milk baths and the like are a huge subsection of the bath and beauty department at every store. They’re also disproportionately expensive, … Continue reading

Snow Cream (Ice Cream)

Snow Cream (Ice Cream)

Hi again! Today’s topic is ice cream made with freshly fallen snow. I was introduced to this sweet treat by my husband’s family.  It is a fun, simple and tasty dessert to make as a family. Back East, we usually only got to make Snow Cream once a year, but out here in the mountains, … Continue reading

My Big Non-Fat Greek Yogurt

My Big Non-Fat Greek Yogurt

Welcome back, friends! Today’s topic is one of my very favorite foods – Greek yogurt. Its health benefits include probiotics, calcium, high protein, low sugar, and, if made with skim milk, it can also be fat free. The downside to this versatile taste treat is that it can be pretty expensive, especially if you eat … Continue reading

Homemade All-Natural Toothpaste

Homemade All-Natural Toothpaste

Greetings, Reader! Today’s topic is a tutorial on how to make your own toothpaste that is both cheaper and healthier than any tube you can find on store shelves. There is a great deal of controversy over several of the ingredients commonly found in traditional toothpaste, most notably fluoride. While I can’t be sure how … Continue reading

Homemade HE Laundry Detergent

Homemade HE Laundry Detergent

Welcome, friends! Today’s topic is a tutorial on how to make your own laundry detergent at home, from low-cost ingredients and with minimal effort. If you’re like me, you love your high-efficiency (HE) washer, but you hate how expensive the special HE detergent is. And, like me, you probably aren’t a big fan of all … Continue reading

Welcome to the Mountains!

Welcome, Reader. My hope is that in our conversations here, I will be able to share with you a variety of inspirations and ideas for making your house a pleasant home.  Look for recipes and tutorials on cleaning and personal care products, home decorating, delicious food, fun crafts and DIY projects. I want you to … Continue reading