I was introduced to beeswax wraps about two years ago, when I received a package of these Vermonter-made, earth-kind goodies as a gift from my mom. I thought (and still think) they were the coolest thing EVER! Beeswax wraps are intended to reduce single-use plastic in the kitchen or, in the case of my kids, theirContinue reading DIY Beeswax Wrap Tutorial – the good, the ugly, and how to best maintain them!
With summer comes flourishing bees and abundant honey! Well, maybe not for everybody, my bees have struggled with splits and swarming this year and I’m still crossing my fingers for strong hives before winter. Regardless, I still have enough honey available to experiment with in soap making! Honey has been used since the ancient timesContinue reading Oats & Honey Cold Process Soap
Have you heard of or seen felted soap? They’re adorable little soaps blanketed in wool, which acts as a built-in washcloth! I was fascinated by them at first sight, and of course, being a soap maker, I wanted learn how to make them myself! Luckily, creating these fantastic little fuzzies is a relatively easy process – a little time consuming when creating multiples, but stillContinue reading FELTED SOAP! A Super Simple DIY
The kids and I have been busy working on these little Pinterest-inspired woodsy ornaments for a couple of weeks now. I am happy to say the bits and pieces used in these creations are no longer swarming the kitchen table. Instead, they are hanging wholly and delightfully on our Christmas tree, enhancing that warm ‘n cozy Christmas SpiritContinue reading 5 Woodsy Christmas Craft Ornaments
Kids are inherently connected to both nature and creating. They are constantly collecting rocks, twigs, flowers, and other little treasures that call out to them. Turning their finds into artwork is an awesome way to put them to use and the kids will have a blast creating with them! Nature offers an array of colors and textures creating the perfect medium forContinue reading Flower Power! Kids Crafting with Nature