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homemade laundry detergent

homemade laundry detergent

 Homemade Laundry Detergent Ingredients:  1 cup washing soda (ordered in bulk HERE) 1 cup borax (ordered in bulk HERE) 1 bar of pure castile soap, I love Dr. Bronner’s in rose and lavender (ordered in bulk HERE)  20 drops of essential oils (I used Mother E Essential oils) The process is easy peasy! Chop up your bar of soap into quarter size pieces and put into your food processor, following with the borax and washing soda. Use pulse mode until you get a fine powder and the soap is broken up into a fine powder (you'll have some small chunks of soap). Add your essential...

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Homemade Country Biscuits and Gravy - Kay Haupt

Homemade Country Biscuits and Gravy - Kay Haupt

Growing up, there was no other day I loved more than Sunday. It was our day of relaxation, of rest and rejuvenation, and also the day of our family’s big breakfast. My dad would wake up early and begin preparing the kitchen, pulling out all of our cast iron skillets, putting on a large pot of coffee. We would gather around the table, late in the morning, and eat scrambled eggs with feta cheese, fresh sausages, bacon, toast and pancakes. It was wonderful!   Now that I’m grown, I find that I’m usually the one in the kitchen preparing our...

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easter basket picks

easter basket picks

1. Basket - We love these little market baskets, mostly because we can repurpose them in our house after Easter (and they're darling of course) win win.  2. Swimsuit - perfect time to stock up on some swimwear for summer! We love these from Minnow. (the girl ones are maybe even more darling, if only I had a girl ;)) 3. Sunday best Easter outfit: I think our knit outfits are perfect for this :)  4. Books and learning games - Lost my name books are the cutest personalized books. The story is darling and your kids will be super impressed...

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How to Regrow Celery - Kay Haupt

How to Regrow Celery - Kay Haupt

Fin + Vince: How to Regrow Celery - Super Fun + Easy! Spring has sprung! Isn’t it glorious? Our little homestead is hustling and bustling with the promise of new life on the horizon and lots of new surprises. If you don’t know me too well, our little family, my son and myself, live in a little cottage out in rural Iowa. We’ve been spending the past few months preparing our half an acre backyard into a tiny, urban homestead fit with a full vegetable garden, berry bushes, apple trees, and a small flock of chickens. We just brought our...

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nursery - brentwood home mattress giveaway

nursery - brentwood home mattress giveaway

We're doing an amazing giveaway with Brentwood homes! Winner will receive a Wildfern 2-sided crib mattress plus a $200 shopping spree at Fin & Vince. Here's a little information about their natural crib mattresses! "For the discerning parent who wants a natural mattress for their child, the Wildfern is filled with a firm organic coconut-husk layer for infants, with a plush organic latex layer on the other side for your growing toddler. Latex helps control temperature, so your child will always stay cool. And don’t worry about a mess, because the waterproof cover is easy to clean. Best of all,...

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Blueberry Banana Muffins

Blueberry Banana Muffins

Hello! Do any of you mamas deal with a picky eater? My son, Tad, can be a stubborn little bug when it comes to eating the food that I put in front of him! We do a lot of experimenting in this house, and sometimes I think that pickiness stems from genetics but mostly from my incessant plea for him to please eat something!!!!! We have been on the hunt for something sweet, somewhat healthy, and filling in our diets. I came across the idea to make some banana bread mixed with blueberries, but knew that something small and easy...

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