Wednesday, April 26, 2017

WIPWednesday - Inkle weaving April 26th, 2017


Creating is my passion, my sanity, my sense of being "up to something", my way of contributing a little bit. I always have a few projects going, many left to the side for months or even years before I pick up the best and carry on. Here's some of what I'm working on this week:

I was recently given an Inkle loom (for making straps, ribbons, laces, etc) by a dear friend. 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Mountain of Soil - Happy in the Gardens


Last week we got a delivery of loam/compost mix.

For the first time in my life, I have had as much dirt as I want.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

How to Clean a Mouse - In Six Easy Steps


Sometimes you have a beloved toy that's not exactly the same color it used to be. 

Many handmade toys can be gently washed in a jar with soap and water.

 How to Clean a Mouse in Five Easy Steps

1.) Put mouse in jar.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

April Challenge - 100 miles


In March we focused inward and challenged ourselves to give or sell at least 124 things. We didn't want to just add things to a landfill, and didn't count anything repurposed to something else - like old clothes cut up for rags or a rug

Monday, April 3, 2017

March Decluttering Challenge - Week 4 and Final


I know I know, it's April.

But when you haven't cleaned up, you still have to finish the job.

unrelated but beautiful picture

We finished strong! More than doubling our goal number!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Homemade Cheese Popcorn - SaturDIY April 1st, 2017


First of all, this popcorn is no joke.


Our girls love cheese popcorn, cheese puffs, and more.

I'm not a huge fan of the extra ingredients, the price, and certainly not the large plastic bag that will sit in the landfill forever. Our snacks are not that important.

Here's a Closer to Zero option, additive free, and delicious for those crunchy-cheese-snack cravings.