DIY Laundry Detergent

I have an irrational fear of either running out of toilet paper or laundry detergent.  I have never actually run out of either, hence why it is irrational.  But I actually hate buying laundry detergent.  Our options are slim in this little town and I just don’t trust that they are safe and good at, well, laundering.  Luckily, my mother-in-law made a DIY laundry detergent and let me try some.  I am hooked.  Bonus:  make it once and have detergent for a whole year!

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A Valentine Date Night

Valentine Date Night

Happy Valentines Day, lovelies!  Normally I post on Wednesday nights but since it’s Valentine’s Day this week, I’m writing on Tuesday.  While watching the Olympics.  And drinking wine.  And did you just see Shaun White kill it on his first half pipe run?  Amazing!  But I am getting a little off topic, but not really because Olympics are gold. 🙌🏼 🥇 Continue reading “A Valentine Date Night”

DIY Braided Chain Bracelet

I can’t believe I’ve had this blog for a year now and have never shared any DIY jewelry.  In high school and college I took multiple classes on jewelry making.  I did a lot of lost wax casting as well as soldering.  But until I can convince someone to convert our shed into a studio with a gas line for a blow torch, I’ll just stick to simpler jewelry DIYs these days.  Like this DIY braided chain bracelet.  I’ve been in need of a nice silver, every day bracelet so I made one.

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DIY Valentine’s Day Wreath

Oh Valentine’s Day.  V-Day.  Hallmark holiday.  Whatever you want to call it.  It’s not a holiday I normally acknowledge much.  I mean, I’d rather show love every other day than just one day a year.  And I’ve never been a fan of the colors pink and red.  But this year I felt like brightening up our front door from the snowflake wreath (that clearly has not brought us enough snow to snowshoe).  So I made the easiest, least expensive red and pink Valentine’s Day wreath and ironically, I love it. ❤️

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Easy Chili in a Bread Bowl

Chili.  Winter’s comfort food.  I tend to get excited every September when we are on the verge of temperatures dropping.  It means I am only a month away from chili!  I usually make this chili at least once a month between October and March.  It’s incredibly easy in the crockpot and so delicious.  Landon has recently gotten hooked on bread bowls from Panera and my mom found the easiest way to make them at home!  This month I stepped up my chili game and put it in a bread bowl.  Carbo-load and comfort food together.  It’s a match made in heaven.

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