Dandelion Honey Recipe

dandelion honey

  I know, I know. Honey comes from bees. But if you have dandelions and no bees, this is a yummy alternative! It may not be as healthy as honey because it uses processed sugar but it tastes surprisingly similar to honey and makes for a good treat. Making dandelion honey is a bit time consuming (mostly just letting the honey simmer) but [More...]


Easy Knitted Dishcloth Pattern for New Knitters

knit dishcloth pattern

I've recently learned how to knit and I wanted to share this super easy dishcloth pattern with you! Experienced knitters are probably familiar with this pattern but if any of you are new to knitting, you might find it useful. This dishcloth knits up very quickly and works up with a pretty edging to it. The instructions are so easy that you won't [More...]

How to Make a Christmas Card Gift Box

christmas card gift box

**Spoiler alert! The kids grandparents are not allowed to read this post because it will spoil their Christmas present surprise** Annie made some Christmas gifts for her grandparents but she needed some small boxes to put them in. Here is a quick tutorial on how to make a gift box using old Christmas cards. I apologize in advance for the poor [More...]

2 Recipes for 5 Minute Homemade Silly Putty

silly putty recipe

My kids and I made this the other day and they loved it! Best of all, it was quick, cheap, and easy. You need: 120 mL white glue 120 mL water 1/4 cup hot water 1/2 tsp borax food colouring Directions: First, measure out your glue. Next, add in the 120 mL of water. Stir, then add in your choice of food colouring. In a [More...]

2 Ingredient Air Drying Clay

modeling clay

I found this recipe for air drying modeling clay at Growing A Jeweled Rose and had to share. It turned out so well! You Need: 2 cups baking soda 1 cup cornstarch 1-1/2 cups water You Do: Whisk together your ingredients in a medium saucepan. Stir almost constantly over med-high heat. After several minutes, it will bubble and [More...]

Easy Chunky Crochet Baby Blanket

crochet baby blanket tutorial

I love cushy baby blankets. They're soft, warm, just overall cozy. They make great gifts and they work up quickly. I know there are tons of tutorials out there for crocheted blankets but I thought why not add one more to the web. For my blanket I used a 10mm hook and 3 strands of worsted weight yarn. Really, you can use whatever you want. [More...]

DIY Frugal Stain Remover

diy frugal stain remover

Did you know that it's super easy and cheap to make your own OxiClean-like stain remover spray? There are only 2 ingredients! You just need some washing soda and hydrogen peroxide. If you have ever made your own laundry detergent, you likely have washing soda on hand. It's different from baking soda. You can find it in the laundry aisle of [More...]