RoseMary Peppermint Hair Gel

I ran across a great recipe today, DIY Hair Gel by Heather on www.mommypotamus.com. Here’s my version of the recipe: 1 teaspoon gelatin 1 cup of Infused Rosemary Water 5 – 10 drops of Peppermint Essential oil Dissolve gelatin into warm infused rosemary water and add peppermint essential oil. Stir together, store in covered container in…

Liquid Dish Soap from Scratch

If you’ve ever wanted to give a homemade dish soap recipe a try, this is your chance. I’ve been using this recipe for over 6 months and it has worked great for me and my family. I hope it will for yours too! Ingredients: • 1 cup boiled water or herbal water • optional: 3…

Mississippi Fabrics

I’ve been on the hunt lately trying to locate a Mississippi source for my fabrics and yarns. Right now I’m using 100% cottons, but I’m not sure of their origins. I feel it is important to provide my products in reusable vessels, preferably manufactured from a local source. I’ve spoken to many people in my…

From Thread to Spread

I’ve been on a sewing kick lately, making pillow covers, tote bags, throws and patching holes in my family’s clothing. Literally having a hands on approach to the fabrics in my environment brings to my attention the materials of each piece. I’m prompted to ask this question of the blanket in my hand, “What is…

“Life Without Plastic” – Grocery Shopping, Part 1

I was browsing the internet this morning and ran across the Life Without Plastic‘s website. “Life Without Plastic,” seems ideal but is it doable today to not rely on this widely used product? As I sit in my office and look around I’m surrounded by plastic. I’m literally blogging on it right now. It is…

GE versus GMO – What’s the difference?

I read an interesting article titled EWG’s 2014 Shopper’s Guide To Avoiding GE Food. I have to admit I am confused about the difference between GE and GMO, so I decided to do a little research on the matter. Click here to check out EWG’s Genetically Engineered Food Guide. Why should I care if the…