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: our Homemade Laundry Detergent journey …

Boxed-to-Basics: our Homemade Laundry Detergent journey …

Dust Bunnies and Laundry are two things that continue to GROW at our house … regardless of whether it’s a good week, bad week, we feel great or we feel yuck! The dust bunnies are allowed to ‘sometimes’ get bigger for a week (or two!) but the laundry … well, it kind of can’t be put off! If you have kids, one of them will ALWAYS ask, “where are my favorite (insert piece of clothing name here)”. So … How do we keep up with the laundry, I mean what is our laundry rhythm? I grew up as a...
Homemade Chicken Stock

Homemade Chicken Stock

Homemade Chicken Stock… this should be called “liquid of the GODS”! For years and years, every time I needed some “stock” that a recipe called for, I reached into my pantry and pulled out a box. I can remember buying 4 boxes at a time, so I would never run out. (I know, it’s my stock the pantry mentality!) I can remember the day I stood in front of the “boxes” of chicken stock in my local grocery store and a NEW low-sodium box appeared … I stood there thinking? If they reduced the sodium, then what is in...