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Dutch Oven Half Whole Wheat Bread

January 23, 2024
Dutch Oven Half Whole Wheat Bread on wooden cutting board. Blue Dutch oven and lid and bread knife also sit on the board. Bread sits on top of parchment paper.

This Dutch Oven Half Whole Wheat Bread is made with a handful of simple ingredients and is a great recipe for beginner bread makers. This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. One of my goals for this year is to learn as many skills as possible from mending clothing to bread making.  I want to make as much from scratch as possible.  So the other week, I dove right…

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Homemade Chicken Stock from Freezer Scraps

January 17, 2024
Homemade chicken stock being made in Dutch oven on stovetop with veggie scraps and chicken bones.

Save your leftover veggie scraps and chicken bones to make your own homemade chicken stock. Then, use your stock for soups, sauces, and so much more! This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. It has been downright frigid here in Jersey this week.  A perfect week for staying in and enjoying comfort foods.  Knowing that the weather called for snow and freezing temps, I took advantage of the freezer…

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How I Clean Pine Needles for Products

January 12, 2024
Tree needles in glass jar. Baking trays of fir tree needles sit behind jar on table.

Giving a behind-the-scenes look at how I clean and prepare pine and fir needles for products I sell in my Etsy shop. This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. One of the things I wanted to do with my rebrand was give you a little behind-the-scenes look at how I prepare some of my products.  There was some interest about how I prep my pine (or fir) needles to…

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What to Do with a Simmer Pot

January 9, 2024

If you’ve hopped on the simmer pot trend – or purchased a kit from my Etsy shop – this post explains what to do with a simmer pot and how to make your own fragrance blends. This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. Simmer pots – also called “stovetop potpourri” – have become kind of a big deal.  Especially on TikTok, where I first got the idea to include…

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Staying Warm and Cozy with Lipton Black Tea

March 11, 2019

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LiptonNewLook #CollectiveBias Winter will be over in a few weeks, but there are still plenty of reasons to snuggle up together! Stay warm and cozy the rest of the season with Lipton Black Tea found at Walmart! Winter will be coming to an end soon, but there are still signs of the season around here. March is always a tricky month in New…

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What I’ve Learned from Blogging

August 3, 2018

This post may contain affiliate links.  Making a purchase through one of these links helps support this blog. It’s my eighth blogging anniversary and I’m celebrating by sharing everything (okay, maybe not everything) I’ve learned from blogging during these past eight years! Tomorrow is my blogging anniversary.  I’ve been blogging for eight years.  EIGHT YEARS!!! What started as a hobby has become a business.  In these past eight years, I’ve learned so much, not only about blogging, but about myself. …

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