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Holiday Gift Making: Cedar and Rosemary Soap

Handcrafted gifts can be a fun way to show your love to family and friends - and you can use a few cheats to make it simple and easy. Cedar and Rosemary Soap has a deep woodsy scent, that works for both men and women. If you dislike floral, this is the one for you.… Continue reading Holiday Gift Making: Cedar and Rosemary Soap

DIY · Gardening · Homesteading

Making A Compost Bin From Wood Pallets

When we lived in our previous town, finding wood pallets was very hard. There was such a high demand for them - so many people doing Pinterest projects, and a lack of stores giving them away. The few stores with wooden pallets often charged for them. So, when I was thinking of ideas for making… Continue reading Making A Compost Bin From Wood Pallets

DIY · Essential Oils

Patchouli Rose Massage Oil

Patchouli is an essential oil that you either love or hate. It's the rare person that can wear it solo on the body, and not smell like they lived on Shakedown Street at a Dead show. However, if diluted and paired with a sweeter scent, it makes a heady scented massage oil. This recipe is… Continue reading Patchouli Rose Massage Oil

DIY · Homesteading · Recipes · Urban Homesteading

Crispy and Airy Gluten Free Waffles

This recipe came out of a need to replace the expensive gluten-free waffles our youngest eats. With Alistaire's food allergies it is very hard to find convenience items he can eat safely. Frozen waffles are easy to slide into the shopping cart, but run $3 to 4 (or more) per box, for 6 to 8… Continue reading Crispy and Airy Gluten Free Waffles

DIY · Homesteading · Recipes · Urban Homesteading

Grinding Rice Flour

Grinding your own rice flour may not save you money in the end (although brown rice is very cheap, especially in larger quantities), but the end results are worth the effort. You will have a hearty fresh flour, that hasn't sat ground for months (or years) on the shelf. You can also easily source organic… Continue reading Grinding Rice Flour