Pocket Spice Kit Review from @wanderingthewilderness

Pocket Spice Box

I just wanted to share a review that someone did for me on the Pocket Spice Kit that I make and sell over on Etsy! Scott over at the@wanderingthewilderness Youtube channel reached out to me about the spice kits that I’ve been making for Etsy and asked if he could do review for his YouTube channel. Of course I…

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GlobeIn – Food and Lifestyle Products

Supporting artisans and farmers around the world. I’ve subscribed to GlobeIn and thought you might enjoy it as well!  It’s a monthly subscription to food and lifestyle products from around the world. I thought I’d give it a try since I can cancel it at anytime.  They source these products from remote artisans and farmers.  There are several different…

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Homemade Hard Soap

Homemade Hard Soap Hard Soap (Castile) – Only 3 Ingredients Olive Oil, Water & Lye Cured 1 Year (for hardness) Just like Nanna would have made way back then! Recreated from researching recipes found in old newspaper clippings, magazines and handwritten recipes found tucked away in old recipe books. Most times I make and use the soaps myself. This…

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Someone’s Handiwork

A few months back I found two quilt tops at a local thrift store.  For the pair it was less than $5 so right off I was seeing a quilting project in my future.     Now to do some research and pick up the rest of the supplies.  It’s time to honor a project that some ones mother, aunt, or…

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Water + Lye + Lard = Soap!

Sometimes I come across recipes that peek my interest. I’ve been fascinated with the home life of people who lived in our area back in the 1800’s. From their clothing, to the homes, transportation, health remedies, train schedules and their cooking habits. Last week while doing some research I came across a hard soap recipe from June 11, 1881….

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Frugal Laundry Detergent #2

  A few years ago I was using a liquid laundry detergent that I made.  I thought about doing this again but now I have a new HE front loading washer.  A little research later here’s what I’m testing right now:  1 cup each:  borax, washing soda, oxy booster, Purex crystals and one bar Fels-naptha.  More to come after…

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