Showing posts from July, 2019

15 DIY Pumpkin Decorations That Are Seriously Cute

Get ready for fall with these DIY pumpkin decorations that are seriously cute. Most of them have a farmhouse vibe, and all are easy to make. You're probably still enjoying summer and enjoying the warmer weather, so I hate to start with the fall stuff.  But if you're like me, you'll need a lot of lead time to get your DIY projects done. I need a week to browse Pinterest.  Then a week to decide on a project.  A week or two to get supplies.  Then a month to make it. If that sounds familiar, start pinning these DIY pumpkin decorations now so you have them make before pumpkin season starts.

Fig and Cardamom Cast Iron Skillet Scones Recipe

This fig and cardamom scones are perfect for a dessert or with your afternoon coffee or tea.  They are baked in a cast iron skillet for even baking, but you can use any pan for this delicious recipe. When I first saw a recipe for a fig and cardamom scone, I'll admit that I was intrigued.  I don't generally use figs in a lot of my cooking.  I also don't use a lot of cardamom.  But that needs to change now that I've made these delicious scones. These scones have a grown up flavor, but my daughter loved them, too.  She was my kid that went past the free cookies at the bakery and went straight for the deli for her free slice of Swiss cheese, so do with that what you will. The figs have a rich flavor that's brought out with the addition of cardamom.  Cardamom has a unique taste; it's a little citrus, a little mint, and a little spicy.  It's usually used with cinnamon, but it can stand alone like in this scone recipe. These scones make a delicious desse

Cleaning With Baking Soda: How and Why to Use This Natural Cleaner

How to do cleaning with baking soda.  This natural substance is a powerful degreaser and cleaner for your entire home.  Learn 25 uses for cleaning with baking soda and get cleaning tips, tricks, and hacks for a natural home. Natural cleaning is a fairly new fad, but I've been doing it for almost 20 years.  I'm thankful for the Internet so I could learn more about cleaning with baking soda and other natural cleaners. Part of why I used natural cleaners was necessity.  We didn't have a lot of money when we got married.  We also lived in a teeny little house, so I didn't have a lot of room.  Each cleaning product had to do double (or triple!) duty. My son has asthma and had a lot of breathing problems as baby and toddler.  I has asthma as a kid and through to adulthood, but it was diagnosed until I was an adult. One of the first thing the doctor suggested was to use natural cleaners and limit chemicals.  So I scoured the Internet for the limited information that w