How to Assemble a Charcuterie Board

This one may or may not actually need instructions but I think it’s still worth sharing. Charcuterie boards are great at parties, for holidays and any other special occasion you can think of. Ingredients Cheese (at least 1 hard and one soft in most cases) Cured Meats Fruit Olives and Pickles Crackers Veggies Sauces (Mustard, Jam, Hummus, etc.) Nuts (optional) Directions Cut all ingredients into … Continue reading How to Assemble a Charcuterie Board

Make it Yourself Monday: Tea Towels

Tea towels are great because they are so easy to make, completely customizable and make amazing gifts. Supplies 1 Yard Muslin Ruler Pencil Fabric Scissors Pins Sewing Machine Thread Fabric Paint Stamp(s) Directions Fold muslin in half and with your pencil and ruler draw a 26″ x 18″ rectangle Cut out the rectangles and pin them facing each other Sew fabric together half inch from … Continue reading Make it Yourself Monday: Tea Towels

Make it Yourself Monday: Wrapping Paper

Of all the “Make it Yourself Monday” posts it’s quite possible I had the hardest / best time with this one. While I am very aware I could have printed the wrapping paper and saved myself all of those hours; to me something hand-painted shows your friends and family that they mean enough to you to invest some serious time. Supplies Kraft Paper Acrylic Paint … Continue reading Make it Yourself Monday: Wrapping Paper

Make it Yourself Monday: Peanut Butter

This was the easiest recipe I’ve ever made, hands down. But more than that it was also one of the yummiest. Ingredients 2 cups Peanuts 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup or Honey Canola Oil or Sunflower Oil as needed for texture Directions Throw everything into a blender or food processor Let it run for 3 minutes or so Add oil or sweetener as needed Blend to … Continue reading Make it Yourself Monday: Peanut Butter

Make it Yourself Monday: Bread

The world’s oldest food… maybe. But regardless, bread is a classic, a staple in American life. I tried one of many recipes, I particularly wanted to make seed bread as I try to incorporate more seeds when I can.  Ingredients 2 1/2 cups Rolled Oats 1 cup Sunflower Seeds 1/2 cup Pumpkin Seeds 1/2 cup Chia Seeds 1/3 cup Ground Psyllium Husks 2 teaspoons Sea … Continue reading Make it Yourself Monday: Bread

Make it Yourself Monday: Laundry Pods

I know, I know; I already did this one. But trust me, it’s different this time. I’m still mad about laundry prices and wanted to share one other type of detergent that you can make at home. Ingredients 3/4 cup Washing Soda 1/4 bar grated Castile Soap 2 tablespoons Hydrogen Peroxide 1/4 cup White Vinegar Directions Place washing soda and grated soap in bowl Mix … Continue reading Make it Yourself Monday: Laundry Pods

Make it Yourself Monday: Pesto

What is one to do with spare walnuts… Oh right, Pesto! And yes I know that most people use pine nuts, but walnuts are easier to find so I use them instead. Ingredients 1 cup Fresh Basil Leaves 1/3 cup Freshly Grated Parmesan 1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil 3-4 tablespoons Walnuts 2 cloves Pealed Garlic Salt & Pepper to taste Directions Throw everything into … Continue reading Make it Yourself Monday: Pesto

Make it Yourself Monday: Pancake Batter

I woke up this morning to a rainy stormy day and I knew right away what I wanted to make for this week. Never buy the store-bought kind again! This recipe is so so easy and only requires ingredients that you probably already have. Ingredients 1 1/2 cup Flour 3 teaspoons Baking Powder 1 tablespoon Sugar 1 1/4 cup Milk 1 Egg 3 tablespoons Butter … Continue reading Make it Yourself Monday: Pancake Batter

Make it Yourself Monday: Body / Facial Scrubs

These two scrubs combined only use a total of three ingredients; oil, white sugar and brown sugar. They are so so easy to make yet actually work pretty well as exfoliaters. I remember a while back one of my friends said that she was told that you should never ever use sugar on your face. Now, years later, I decided to look into that. Using … Continue reading Make it Yourself Monday: Body / Facial Scrubs