Handmade Soap

In my attempt to limit the amount of caustic chemicals I put on, in, or near my body I have eradicated store-bought shampoo, conditioner, and toothpaste from my hygienic regime. The areas I am still working on are body/hand soap, dish soap, and laundry soap. I finally got the supplies I needed to make bar …

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Whole-y Snapper!

I have always wanted to catch and prepare my own fish. Well, I am now half of the way to achieving this dream of mine. I did not catch the snappers, but I gutted, scaled, and cleaned them. Thank you, YouTube! The internet is the elders of our society. That's a metaphor. The first step …

Foraging & Feasting

I am an amateur forager... wait, that's giving myself too much credit. I am an aspiring forager. I read books and a lot of online material about the topic. I'm proud to say that I've picked some wild stuff (shown above, mustard greens). I am lucky, though, because the area in which I live is …

The Best Ceramic Bowl Ever!!!

I know it sucks, but I'm in love! Also, it's my first, so by the laws of nature, I have to be in love. I began the class 5 weeks ago and after the first session I was not in the best of spirits. Turns out being a ceramicist is actually pretty difficult. I am …

A handmade life?

I originally designed this website/blog as a showcase for my crocheted and crafted goods. However, even from the beginning, I knew that wasn't exactly what I wanted. I want to create a space where I can share with others my journey from buying into the consumerism-hype, not caring about the loss of quality in our …

I’m An Amazing Hooker. Be Jealous.

I first saw this on Pinterest, but I couldn't resist seeing if I could get it. This image comes from CafePress, which is a pretty cool online shop where you can buy already printed items or have your own designs printed.