Happy Kawaii Dryer Balls

Ever heard of dryer balls? I hadn’t until recently mostly because I try to air dry my laundry as much as possible. Sometimes though, the large items such as bedding need to go in the dryer in the winter. Using dryer balls helps fluff and aerate tumbling laundry. As usual, when I found out they […]

Caesar Salad Dressing

Caesar Salad Dressing

This is a fantastic recipe for Caesar salad dressing that I got from a friend’s mom. It’s tart, garlicky, with a hit of pepper, but without the extra anchovies. The egg acts as an emulsifier, blending the oil and the lemon juice into a creamy consistency. For food safety reasons, I used pasteurized egg in […]

DIY: Refreshing and Minty Sugar Scrub

DIY: Refreshing Minty Sugar Scrub

  While I was roadtripping through New England, one of the restaurants had a seashell of hand sugar scrub in the bathroom. They instructed me to wash my hands, then rub about a teaspoon onto my hands for a minute, then rinse off and dry. My hands were silky smooth and moisturized afterwards! This sugar […]

DIY: Make Your Own Powdered Laundry Soap

DIY Powdered Laundry Soap, Kiku Corner

This is a great basic laundry soap that gets my clothes as clean as the storebought variety. I also made an unscented batch for my mom, so she can wash our dad’s shirts for the office. The washing soda is, chemically, sodium carbonate (versus baking soda, which is sodium bicarbonate). It is included in homemade laundry soap […]

DIY: Crocheted Lacy Turquoise Shawl and Free Pattern

DIY: Crocheted Lacy Turquoise Shawl, Kiku Corner

My office at work is small but with a giant, drafty window. It gets really cold when I’m at my desk, but I refuse to sit and work while wearing my winter coat! So I crocheted this Graceful Shell Shawl using five skeins of 100% wool from Romni Wools so it’s quite warm, plus it’s […]

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