Boxed-to-Basics: Homemade Foaming Hand Soap

Boxed-to-Basics: Homemade Foaming Hand Soap

Dirt … Mud … Dead Bugs … Toilet seats … Oh, I can’t take it anymore, yuck! Double yuck! I can remember before my kids, walking into some well known ‘bath stores’ to buy those bottles of hand soap that were brilliantly designed and smelled amazing! They always seemed to color coordinate with the season or holiday. Do you suppose that is WHY I had half used containers under my counter a year later?! I know for the most part, I paid over $5 a bottle but probably more like $8-ish for one hand soap container … I think...
Boxed-to-Basics: Soaked Homemade Rice-a-Roni

Boxed-to-Basics: Soaked Homemade Rice-a-Roni

Some things about growing up and eating dinner are just etched into my memory. The smells of Rice-a-Roni is one of those dishes. You would think we ate it once a week, which I know we did not, but the smell is something so grounding … so gives me the feeling of Fall and eating around the table. I can remember on Fall nights, that we would be playing outside while my mom was busy getting dinner ready! We would hear “Come wash your hands for dinner” and as we ran through the door … Bam! That smell …...