What to Look For in: Olive Oil

1. Always look for olive oil in a dark tinted bottle. Light and heat can be very harmful and spoil the oil. 2. Make sure that the bottle has a label “Extra-Virgin” somewhere on it. This basically means that the olives were cold-pressed rather than pressed with heat which makes the oil lose flavor. 3. Harvest dates are really important. Olive oil does expire so … Continue reading What to Look For in: Olive Oil

Inexpensive Products You Can Use to Cut Waste

Coffee Thermos Most coffee shops will allow you to bring your own thermos these days. Or better yet, make coffee at home whenever possible! Lunch Containers Rather than ordering take-out, bring your own! It will save you not only money but lots and lots of waste. Metal Straw Metal straws are nice if you are a person who likes straws but don’t want to waste … Continue reading Inexpensive Products You Can Use to Cut Waste

How to Make Custom Terracotta Pots

This project is so easy! What’s fun about it is the fact that the possibilities are almost limitless. You can paint it however you want, add labels for plants and herbs, draw something or even add trinkets! Directions For Basic Painting 1. It’s always important to measure twice, cut (in this case, paint) once. Mine were 1 inch apart and I just marked each with … Continue reading How to Make Custom Terracotta Pots

Sneak Peek: CuRated

  It has been weeks and weeks since I have posted… but there’s a reason! I have recently began work on a goal of mine that I have had for a very long time. I am creating an independent magazine! The magazine is called CuRated and it features articles, interviews, paintings and more. Below I’ve included a sneak peek of the first issue. While I’m … Continue reading Sneak Peek: CuRated

Make it Yourself Monday: Apple Sauce

Forewarning; I used honeycrisp apples so my apple sauce came out a bit chunky and tart. Regardless of this fact it was actually pretty fun and easy to make and it tastes delicious, but next time I might use a type of apple that’s a little softer and sweeter. Ingredients 4 Apples 1/4 cup Water 1/4 cup Sugar 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon (optional) Directions  Put all … Continue reading Make it Yourself Monday: Apple Sauce

Make it Yourself Monday: Toothpaste

The first time I tried to make toothpaste I swear I almost threw up. If you haven’t heard it before; baking soda is salty. This time went a whole lot better and now I’m hoping to stick with it. Ingredients 1/4 cup Coconut Oil 1/3 cup Baking Soda 20-30 drops Peppermint Oil 1/2-1 teaspoon Sugar or Sweetner (Optional) Directions Combine all ingredients Add more baking … Continue reading Make it Yourself Monday: Toothpaste

Make it Yourself Monday: Hummus

This is a recipe that is much easier than I ever would have thought. It’s cheap too! Ingredients 1 15 oz Can Chickpeas (Drained) Juice from 1 Large Lemon 1/4 cup Tahini Approx. 1/4 cup Olive Oil 1 clove Garlic Directions Put all ingredients into food processor Blend everything together until smooth Add olive oil as needed for desired consistency Enjoy! See what I mean? … Continue reading Make it Yourself Monday: Hummus