Dinosaur Free Baking Soda!

Did you know that a lot of my job is research? I research recipes, ingredients, herbs, suppliers, other makers, product photography, pretty much everything. Pinterest is part of my work day. Lately I’ve been thinking of expanding into dry shampoo and I pulled out my trusty recipe book. The recipe I’ve used in the past is good (really good – maybe the best), but I wanted to see how my ingredients compared to other sellers and what customers are saying about them.

I saw several sellers claiming their dry shampoo was made with ‘Aluminum Free Baking Soda’. Total pet peeve of mine. I love Bob’s Red Mill, but I think they’re to blame for this misconception. Baking soda doesn’t contain aluminum. None of it does, I guess unless you add your own. But since they label theirs ‘Aluminum Free’ like this is a thing, I’m considering noting that the baking soda I use (which is Bob’s) is also ‘Dinosaur Free’. Both true, both irrelevant facts.

I love Crunchy Betty! And this blog post of hers offers more information on the subject: The Great Baking Soda Anti-Hoax.

Can you solve it?

Can you solve this riddle? I can. I did. I only wish I had timed myself because I was really fast and I’m a braggart. But enjoy! No pressure…

Einstein’s Riddle

This could be me…




I adore these little 3 inch bowls from Clay Savant! I ordered them because I thought they would compliment my dry face masks in my Etsy shop. Well, they do, but it turns out I can’t sell them there. Unless you work with another maker to create something specifically for you, it’s not a ‘collaboration’ – it’s just you reselling stuff. And that’s not allowed (unless it’s vintage). So I had all these gorgeous bowls and no where to sell them. Until now! I finally have them listed on my new website! Squee!

More trails than you can shake a stick at. 

I can never get enough of this girl and her dog. Their sense of adventure is a joy to behold. We’re hiking all over San Antonio while we have this glorious spring weather, so expect to see a few more pics like these before the heat kicks on. 


Blog? Where are you? Today has been a bad day at my WordPress site. Apparently my blog is lost. Here’s to hoping that it’s found soon – and if you’re reading this – it’s been found. Hooray!