In my opinion this glass cleaner cleans better than the store bought kind. It is cheap and super easy if you have all the ingredients on hand. I found this recipe on Crunchy Betty's website. An awesome website if you have the time to check it out!
I thought I would just share a few pictures of what's happening in the garden right now. Fall gardening is still new to me, so I'm learning as I go. I'm not complaining about the cold weather and neither are the plants. They enjoy having less bugs crawling around and it's a win, win!
Make a tasty treat that birds will flock to. Winter is coming and the birds will need some extra fat and protein to keep warm. They will absolutely love these cakes, the birds in my neck of the woods do! They are pretty quick and easy to make.
I saw this project somewhere on pinterest. Where you take little rocks and spray them with glow-in-the-dark paint. You then place them in your yard somewhere and they look like little fireflies or fairies glowing at night. Let's see what happened when I did it.
Some of you may remember back in September I made a wreath out of Dog Fennel. Click here for the post and here for the finished product. Some of you have been wondering how well it's held up.
It was sort of an experiment for me! I just found this weed in my yard an went to town making a wreath, bought some decoration for it and Voila!
As you can see that beautiful green color has faded. Sad face. Though I am surprised it hasn't fallen apart. I don't mind the brown color, it actually looks good with the orange leaves.
What do you guys think? Should I take it down? I'm afraid I'll find a birds nest in it one day!
I'll probably just leave it until the winter wreath gets put up!
Did you know raspberry leaves are used to make tea and herbal medicine? The tea is super beneficial especially for the female reproductive system and during pregnancy or if you are trying to get pregnant. Not only do I enjoy eating the delicious berries, the tea is an everyday must for a healthy cycle!
I'm always on the go for days at a time. The more happy we make our home, the more I hate to leave it. Only those of you who travel for work can truly understand what I mean.
I'm sitting here in my hotel room about 800 miles away from home. I wonder what my cats are doing while I'm away. Are they roaming around the house looking for me? Honestly chances are they are napping somewhere and couldn't care less. I'll probably come home to hair all over my pillow because that's where they seem to end up when I'm away.
Is my garden getting enough water? Are the bugs eating the plants? Oh, not too much longer before I can go check. How many peppers will I need to pick this week?
You might ask "Amanda don't you just love your job? You get to travel all over?" I just began my ninth year being a flight attendant. Let me tell you a few things I learned in the last few years.
I hope to one day hang up my wings. To say farewell to the agonizing work days and scarfing down food while standing, while brewing coffee and pouring a diet coke ( which takes 10 minutes because altitude causes it to fizzle more) yes we can multi-task like it's nobodies business!
One day we'll have a little homestead. One that will heal the our mind body and soul, a healing homestead. I'll eventually get some chickens, maybe bees and I'll wonder why I didn't do it sooner.
It's a great thing when you figure out what it is that you want to do with your life. I believe we should all aspire to do what makes us happy. One day, one day I will be rid of this life on the road.
You may notice the Staghorn Sumac plant growing all over in the fall. The Native Americans used this all the time as a way to get vitamin C. It's free and abundant this time of year. Why not take advantage of it's sour/tart flavor? I was surprised the first time I tried it, it's pretty good actually. I guess it's not really lemonade, but uh, stagade? I 'll teach you how to make it.
I'm so glad fall is here, I couldn't wait to get some cool weather crops into the garden. I've been growing seedlings in the basement under a grow light. Last week I hardened them off. Which is where you expose them to the outside a few hours more each day so they are not as shocked when they are transplanted. They were outgrowing their pots so I was happy to see them go.
So I wanted to have a few days of testing the Berkey out before reviewing. I can say I'm completely satisfied. It was fairly easy to put together. It is recommended to run a couple gallons through to clear the filters out before drinking the water.
I did that, then came the fun test. The food coloring test. I put red food coloring into the tank, and low and behold it filtered ALL of the color out. Amazing! I love this thing!
There was no weird taste, my water actually tastes good and I don't have to worry about fluoride with these add on filters. This looks really nice sitting on my counter as well. Click on the above picture or here for a great deal from Amazon. It comes with a travel bottle. I know $258 is a lot, but it lasts 6,000 gallons!!!
I debated on whether this post would be appropriate for some of you. Then I was like "They can handle it." Because who actually likes to talk about periods? Let me tell you a little secret....almost every woman deals with a period at some point in her life! Surprised? I know right? So why do we not discuss something that is natural and common? This is not going to be a post on how women use to, or still worship their monthly cycle. This is about my discovery of something that I feel you should ALL try or at least know about. Menstrual cups! You owe it to yourself to read on even if you don't plan on trying one.
Refilling a wet mop bottle is sooo simple. It saves you tons of money. There's a key to taking off the bottle top, read on to find out how.
I became more interested in essential oils, as I continuously saw them in many homemade recipes. This kit above is my first main purchase of oils. I had no idea what I was doing while purchasing. Like always, I purchase most things on Amazon and always based on reviews. I 'm glad to say I am very pleased with this purchase. I bought it several years ago and haven't even put a dent in it. I'm going to share with you what I use them for and a few things I haven't tried yet.
It's the time of year when Goldenrod is in full bloom. Those beautiful yellow blooms that remind us of fall. Growing wild in most open, sunny fields and roadsides. Among many of it's qualities it is one of the best herbal treatments for urinary tract disorders.
Goldenrod usually grows wild, but can be cultivated by gathering seeds and planting in your garden. It attracts many beneficial insects into the garden such as ladybugs, lacewings and hoverflies. It can grow 3-7 feet so make you allow it enough space.