Silky-soft skin: DIY Sugar Scrub using three pantry staples

Silky-soft skin: DIY Sugar Scrub using three pantry staples

Sugar scrub is at the top of the list of body care products I no longer purchase. Not because I don’t like it, but because it’s really expensive at stores, and I found a great recipe that I can whip up without going to the store to buy ingredients―they’re already in the pantry. If you […]

Real hot chocolate: easier than you think

Real hot chocolate: easier than you think

  I learned how to make real hot chocolate recently from the Pioneer Woman*. I’ve made it twice, and have decided it’s the most wonderful thing. Her original recipe is here, complete with beautiful, in-action photos, but I will sum it up for you in 50 words or less: REAL HOT CHOCOLATE 1 part half & […]

Don’t miss Handmade Neighborhood

Don’t miss Handmade Neighborhood

You always say you’re going to get holiday gift shopping done early…and here’s your opportunity! Handmade Neighborhood is holding its 9th sale on Saturday, November 23 at the Winona History Center. Visit the sale from 9am to 3pm to kick start your holiday shopping for everyone on your list (and and maybe sneak a little something for yourself, too!). […]

5 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your CSA Share

5 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your CSA Share

I stumbled across an article last week written by a person who had been really excited about trying out a CSA delivery service, but ended up cancelling her subscription for a number of reasons. It got me thinking about our own experience with our CSA, and how it makes me want to jump on a soap box […]