Homemade Tooth Powder

homemade tooth powder

I’ve been interested in making my own toothpaste for a long time. I’m not a fan of fluoridated pastes, and Tom’s is quite expensive. Add to that, neither of those two options contain remineralizing ingredients, which, as someone with terrible, terrible teeth, is important to me.  Still, making my own actual paste is a little more involved than I was willing to go with my first foray into the field. I mean, it’s kind of a commitment because to make {Read More}

No-Churn Maple Walnut Ice Cream on Waste Not Want Not Wednesday

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Welcome back to the Waste Not Want Not Wednesday link party! This is the place where we get together every week to share gluten-free/allergy-friendly recipes, and frugal living articles. Waste Not Want Not Wednesday So what is WNWNW? Dannielle was inspired by World Food Day (Oct. 16), and studies such as this one that show that between 40-51% of food in Canada and America ends up in the garbage, to start encouraging less waste.  We want to come together, and share our tips for {Read More}

Gluten-Free Banana Coffee Cake Recipe

gluten-free banana coffee cake

Have you ever made a gluten-free recipe where you looked at the finished product and though “eh, that’s not really how I imagined it would turn out” but then you take a bite and thing “holy guacamole, that’s good!” That’s how it was with this banana coffee cake. I thought it would be denser. I didn’t expect it to rise so much. But when I tasted it. Oh. My. Word. It was light, fluffy, tender. Perfection. Sorry Alton Brown, but {Read More}

Twined.com – Honest Reviews and Discounted Products

Twined Tastemakers

When I first heard about twined.com, I’ll be honest, it sounded a little bit complicated. But after I read over the intro and FAQs a few times, it started to make good sense. Yeah, I know. I’m slow.  But for those of you who are like me, or have just never heard of it, here’s the gist: Twined allows you to vote on the things you would love to buy, or even commit to buy them at discounted prices, and then, {Read More}

Frugal Living And Having Fun

frugal living and having fun

Living frugally doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have fun. I know; it’s easy to get bogged down by trying to find ALL the ways to save money. It’s easy to feel like you will never be able to spend money again. It’s easy to feel like you will never reach your money goals, whatever they are.  It’s not easy to keep everything in perspective, and that’s why I think it’s important to budget in “fun money”. Without having a small portion {Read More}

Waste Not Want Not Wednesday – Featuring Summer Kale Salad

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Welcome back to the Waste Not Want Not Wednesday link party! This is the place where we get together every week to share gluten-free/allergy-friendly recipes, and frugal living articles. Waste Not Want Not Wednesday So what is WNWNW? Dannielle was inspired by World Food Day (Oct. 16), and studies such as this one that show that between 40-51% of food in Canada and America ends up in the garbage, to start encouraging less waste.  We want to come together, and share our tips for {Read More}

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce From Scratch

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

Summer just wouldn’t be summer without hot fudge sundaes. Am I right?  Every time I see a McDonald’s on the side of the road I’m tempted to stop by and grab a hot fudge sundae. I know what you’re thinking. So gross – not even real food, right?  Right. I have no idea what’s in that fudge sauce – or the ice cream for that matter – but my guess is that it’s nothing good, so usually, temptation isn’t too {Read More}

Homemade Liquid Hand Soap

homemade liquid hand soap

Making homemade bar soap is easy. Ingredients are fairly accessible (you do usually have to order lye, but with Amazon and eBay, that’s no problem), And you only have to work with it for about ten minutes before setting it aside for three weeks to cure. Or you can make hot process soap and have it ready – start to finish – in one after noon.  But what about liquid soap? Not as many people make it. It uses a {Read More}

Waste Not Want Not Wednesday – Featuring Strawberry Romain Salad

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Welcome back to the Waste Not Want Not Wednesday link party! This is the place where we get together every week to share gluten-free/allergy-friendly recipes, and frugal living articles. Waste Not Want Not Wednesday So what is WNWNW? Dannielle was inspired by World Food Day (Oct. 16), and studies such as this one that show that between 40-51% of food in Canada and America ends up in the garbage, to start encouraging less waste.  We want to come together, and share our tips for {Read More}

Taco Salad Dressing

This taco salad dressing is not only delicious and easy to make, it's healthy!

Who doesn’t love a good hearty salad in the summer? It’s such a great way to get a mix of veggies and protein without heating up the house or stuffing hot food into already hot bodies.  Both taco salad and chicken caesar salad are staples in our house during the summer, and I love keeping avocado lime ranch dressing for all occasions, but sometimes, I like to go the extra mile and make special taco salad dressing, and this dressing {Read More}