Monday, February 23, 2015

Dark Chocolate... Enchilada Sauce!

Hmm...  When I first heard about putting dark chocolate in my enchilada sauce I cringed.  It sounded disgusting.  I mean, I love chocolate.  I mean I really, really, LOVE chocolate!  And I've become accustom to yummy, good-quality, dark chocolate.  It's the best.  But in my enchiladas?

Friday, February 20, 2015

Video Posts Down

Until I can get my hands on a reliable computer (mine has been fixed to save data but is NOT reliable anymore) I will have to stop posting video blog posts.  I'm very sad as I have lots of ideas but no way to edit at this time.  I will resume as soon as I can afford to invest in a new computer!  Stay tuned for my regular Monday posts as it seems for now I am still able to upload pics.  Oh technology!  Why do you hate me?!  

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Chinese Noodles AKA Alkaline Noodles

Last week I posted my tutorial on how to make Chicken Bouillon Powder from scratch.  This is the second part of that post as promised.  In this post, I will show you how I made Ramen Noodles.  You can use these noodles to make your own Ramen Noodle jars that just require adding water.  Or you can use them in any Asian inspired noodle dish.  We really enjoyed them as a Lo Mein meal.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Video Post: DIY Natural Diaper Wipe Solution

A few weeks back I posted a blog entry about making your own cloth diaper wipes.  You can check it out HERE.  This is a follow up post letting you all know what I do for diaper wipe solution.  There are lots of recipes out there on different types of solution.  It is a really forgiving kind of thing to make.  You basically can't do it wrong.  I put in whatever goodies I have on hand usually. You can find the recipe inspiration for this post HERE for specifics.

Check it out.  Us grown ups are jealous of the pampering our little girls tush gets. Just sayin!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Homemade Chicken Bouillon Powder

A few weeks ago, I came up with an idea that sparked some interest on Facebook.  I wanted to make some "ramen noodles" that are healthy, not full of added chemicals and toxins.  So I went to work on trying to figure out a good dry pasta recipe that resembles Chinese noodles or Ramen noodles and a way to make dry chicken broth powder.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Video Post: Dog Toys from upcycled dish rags

Last week was quite stressful as evident by the lack of my vlog post.  Well, here it is... the long awaited video post on making a toy for my new puppy, Cinder.  She is an adorable little black lab who loves to chew on EVERYTHING!  We went to the pet store (and several other stores) looking for supplies when we first got her a few weeks ago and I was stunned by the price tag on such simple toys.  This project not only saves you money but it also helps you recycle something that may otherwise end up in a trash can.  And the more you wash and dry it, the more it stays together!  Bonus!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Kids Activity Packs

I have three kids and sometimes going out in public can be really tough.  OK, more than sometimes.  It is especially hard when I’m by myself.  To help keep my sanity and keep my kiddos happy I came up with some activity packs for them.  These packs are only for when we go out and don’t get played with at home.
You may be wondering why a post like this made the cut for my health and wellness blog.  Any momma out there knows that mental health is EXTREEMLY important.  And as we all know, if momma ain’t happy, ain’t no one happy!  Unoccupied, bored kiddos can send me into crazy-scary-mom in a matter of minutes depending on the severity of the situation!  And though I fall victim to the phone/tablet/video game/Netflix route sometimes, I try not to let my kids rely solely on electronics to make them happy.