How to Get Unlimited Grape Vines for Free

Starting a vineyard can be expensive, but if you have just a little patience, you can do it for almost nothing. This can be done through the process of hardwood propagation. Before you begin, you will need at least one grape vine from which to take your cuttings. At a nursery this will probably rangeContinue reading “How to Get Unlimited Grape Vines for Free”

Dog-Approved Homemade Dog Treats! (2 Recipes!)

I’m newly married, and I don’t have any children. So this is the content you get. Did you ask for it? No. Did my dog ask for it? No. Were these dog treats made during a caffeine-induced productivity streak at 1AM, absolutely. All jokes aside, I love my dog, Benny. He’s the cutest thing IContinue reading “Dog-Approved Homemade Dog Treats! (2 Recipes!)”

DIY Toothpaste (Fluoride Free!)

Toothpaste. You brush your teeth with it. It usually has tooth-decay-fighting fluoride in it. It’s usually minty fresh. While we consider toothpaste a necessity, perhaps some of the ingredients in it are not. Like all the added sugars, for example. While fluoride can be beneficial, some people are allergic to it or just simply wishContinue reading “DIY Toothpaste (Fluoride Free!)”

The Cookie Experiment

Part 1: Flour Fest In a world of desserts, there can be only one tasty treat that reigns supreme. In my humble opinion, the only confection that could ever stand above the rest is the tried and true chocolate chip cookie. However, even within narrow definition of chocolate chip cookie there is room for variance.Continue reading “The Cookie Experiment”

Ghost Pepper Salsa Recipe

You may have seen me make this particular salsa on YouTube ( However, you may not be in the mood for comedic gold and just want the instructions. I hear you. This ghost pepper salsa is made from peppers my husband and I grew in containers on our patio. Even if you are very limitedContinue reading “Ghost Pepper Salsa Recipe”

DIY Cinnamon Bun Coffee Creamer

Finally. It’s FINALLY less than 90 degrees in the southeast. Nothing says “fall” like cinnamon, am I right? I don’t know about you, but I enjoy my morning (and afternoon) coffee with some sweetened coffee creamer. But we all know: things are just better homemade. Making your own coffee creamer is just so easy. ThereContinue reading “DIY Cinnamon Bun Coffee Creamer”

Nordic Summer Hopped Mead

It’s been a long day and you desperately need a drink. Wine just doesn’t refresh, and beer is getting old. If there was only another alternative that was delicious, crisp, and refreshing. Fortunately for you, this alternative exists… you just have to make it. This drink is what I like to call “Nordic Summer HoppedContinue reading “Nordic Summer Hopped Mead”

How to Make Butter (It’s Easier than you Think!)

When you think about making butter, do you think of churning away for a good while? I did too, until I learned that making butter takes one ingredient and a mixer. Shook? Me too. In this post I’ll tell you how to make your own butter step by step. All you’re going to need is:Continue reading “How to Make Butter (It’s Easier than you Think!)”