Wednesday, March 29, 2017

It started with soap

Today started with a day filled with errands and running around. I ended my day with a "sick" husband who used the "Honey I'm so sick.." card to get out of our daily workout. So, I resorted to the first project on the list... SOAP!

I have never ever made soap in my life, I was inspired to try since we love handmade organic soap and it can get expensive. The recipe I used did not include using Lye. I thought for my first go I would start with an extremely easy "idiot proof" recipe. 

The end product, worked great! I tried to be fancy with the two toned soap to add that extra little touch. It smells so good!



1 container of Shea Butter (found at your local arts and crafts store)
4 drops of purple soap Colouring
4-6 drops of Lavender Essential Oil


1. Melt Shea Butter in microwave in 30 second intervals until fully melted. 
2. Separate a portion of the soap into a plastic container, add your essential oil, and set aside.
3. Add your essential oil and colouring and mix well. Work fast it will start to harden.
4. Pour purple soap mixture into a cut and clean juice container ( see picture below)
5. Wait two minutes and pour the white soap mixture on top.
6. Let sit for 1-2 hours, remove cut and wash up!

Handmade Soap will make your body sing a love song

Homestead Wife

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

So It Begins..

I am the Homestead wife, my husband and I live on the water with our five cats, yup you read that right, five cats. We one day hope to have a family that doesn't consist of only four legged furry kids, but for now it's the seven of us.

I am new to being a stay at home wife, so stay tuned as this will get interesting. When I think of the title "stay at home wife" I think of women who are all dolled up with the perfect nails and expensive clothes...well that isn't me.

I am a penny pinching, dirt on my hands work until it hurts kind of girl. I have always worked, I started working at the age of 12 and haven't stopped working until now. The decision to be a stay at home wife was brought on by the overwhelming stress and it's repercussions it has now caused, this was not an easy decision the leave the culinary world, but with the help and support from my husband and family, it's my new normal.

I now find myself cleaning, organizing, and making our homestead living during my days with lots of projects and Pinterest

My husband and I love staying busy and saving money! We make our own maple syrup, grow a garden, started making almost all our own kitchen spices and sauces. Who knows what's next...

I hope you enjoy the crazy stories that are yet to come, and I hope you may even learn or even be inspired by our crazy life.

Homestead Wife