Category diy – homemade alternatives

pizza, pals, parents and a sourdough pizza recipe in that order

If you’re here for the sourdough pizza dough recipe, skip to the end, this is going to be a real rambler. I have had more pizza these past two weeks than I’ve had all year. And I’m not complaining. Just thought I’d share. We wrapped up the Long Beach leg of our Homeless Tour 2013 […]

why oh why didn’t i think of that? diy personalized postcards

Pinterest is so cool, is it not?  This year I’ve taken a Pinterest idea to heart and been very faithful to see it through.  The whole idea is to buy a postcard from all the places you visit throughout the year and mail them to yourself, from the place, to your home.  So, when I […]

the magnificent no poo failure and resulting coconut oil miracle

I want to close the loop on my No ‘Poo adventure once and for all. And forever. I like words like forever. And always. And never. Basically, all words that end in “ways” or “ever” are awesome and I wanted to share that with you before we got too deep. My teachers always told me […]

diy – deodorant and lotion

Well, here we are.   And just how did we get here, by the way?  I didn’t exactly wake up this morning and proclaim, “It’s a mighty fine day to talk about BO.”  But I guess we’ll talk about it anyway.  Look, I’ve been wearing deodorant for going on 25 years.  That’s a weighty chunk of […]

diy – laundry detergent, powder

Next on the list of things you should be making yourself: Laundry Detergent.  This is so simple, so cheap and so much better than the harsh chemicals in typical laundry soaps.  This can be used for regular washers, or HE machines.  I have a HE front loader and it works great.  It’s also very low […]

diy – toothpaste

When I was a junior in high school I went to the dentist and she told me I had 9 cavities.  NINE!  I had never had a cavity in my life so naturally I was freaked out.  I had six of them filled.  She said the rest could wait. A few months later I went […]

charlie sheen’s got nothing on me

My potassium hydroxide is in transit. Soon I will make my liquid soap and I am so excited.  I simply cannot wait to get my rubber-gloved hands on that stuff.  But it’s in Florida, and I’m in California.  So I guess it’s going to be at least a few more minutes.  In the meantime, I […]