Gardening is Upon Us!

I came across this awesome post about the rise in gardening. While we’re technically Gen X-ers, not a Millennials, a lot of this applies equally well to Teddy and I. This is our first year with an actual yard, so we’ve completely expanded beyond our container garden of past years. Teddy built 4 large raised … Continue reading

I Made a Thing, and it was Yum: Vanilla French Toast

Teddy loves challah French toast. I’m always messing with my recipe, trying to come up with the bestest. I think I’m really really close to the bestest. What I did (and I can’t give an entirely proper recipe, because I didn’t measure anything): Slice brand spanking new, yummy fresh challah. Eat the end, cause yum. … Continue reading

Stain Solutions from U of I Extension

Guys, I’m apparently really boring. Excessively, mind meltingly boring. Because I just got REALLY excited about this. How. To. Clean. Everything.

Trying our best to lower our impact

One of the things I hate about our new town is that there’s no curbside recycling. I grew up in a town with mandatory recycling, so the fact it’s not even an option is just nutty to me. We finally have a composting bin, which we’ve wanted for ages but couldn’t have at our old … Continue reading

New drying rack

Did you know there’s a stage in life where you get really excited for a new dish drying rack? Yeah, me neither, but Here I Am. We tossed out old rack, I think it was OXO, when we moved. It was great, because it folded flat for storage. I had it in two different studio … Continue reading

Ground Control, can you hear me?

I’ve been thinking a lot about this blog recently, and I think I’m about ready to pick it up again. Probably slowly at first, but hopefully I’ll eventually get back to a regular posting schedule. In the meantime, here’s a quick update: 1 after being unemployed for longer than I would have ever thought I … Continue reading

Happy 4th!

I hope that all who celebrate the 4th are enjoying it.  Yay long weekends!

Product Review: Wool Dryer Balls by CleanSypria

Two months ago, I purchased 6 wool dryer balls from CleanSypria on Etsy.  I was interested in them for a few reasons.  First, you’re not supposed to use dryer sheets with cloth diapers, because they affect absorbancy.  Second, once I started learning about all the chemicals in dryer sheets, I wasn’t too interested in using … Continue reading

Pinterest Recipe Review: Cinnamon Bun Pecan Pie

I found this recipe through Pinterest – it’s a Cinnamon Bun Pecan Pie.  Whoot!  Sounds awesomesauce.  I had a lunch with some of my girlfriends coming up, and this sounded like a great dessert to bring along. I followed the recipe pretty much exactly. Honestly, I have absolutely never understood people who find a recipe … Continue reading

Wool Dryer Balls

It’s a constant march towards removing unnecessary chemicals from the house, whether food additives or chemicals in cleaning products.  But recently I’ve learned about a product that I’m seriously considering, though I’m also a little anxious about. Wool dryer balls are used in place of fabric softener and dryer sheets, and supposedly as an added … Continue reading

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