Adventures in Wonderlab

Adventures in Wonderlab

Fun science adventures for all ages!

Summer Strawberries plus a Delicious Strawberry-Chia Jam

strawberry-chia jam

For detailed information about growing strawberries, Mother Earth News has a great article all about strawberries. Planting and Growing Strawberries Two years ago, we purchased 3 strawberry plants from Lowe’s. We cleared out a patch of grass in the sunniest area of our yard, and put a small wood border around the patch. Then, we added… (read more)

How to Get Rid of Ants Without Using Nasty Chemicals

non-toxic ant spray

All the Little Ants are Marching The weather has warmed up outside, the birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming, and the teeny-tiny ants are making their way into my kitchen! We don’t necessarily have an “ant problem”, but we do have an occasional ant visit our home. We have children and a cat, so I have no… (read more)

3 Spring Cleaning Pinterest Hacks: Tested and Approved (Part 2)

Silver flutes before and after

Now that my glass-top stove, grout, and washing machine are clean, it is time to move on to other spring cleaning projects. This week, l tested out Pinterest cleaning hacks for the oven, stainless steel appliances, and silver. Oven An accidental spilling-over of a homemade pizza was the last straw for our oven. Aside from… (read more)

3 Spring Cleaning Pinterest Hacks: Tested and Approved (Part 1)

Clean grout

Now that my house is officially decluttered and organized thanks to the KonMari method, it is time to roll up my sleeves and do some spring cleaning. If you have been on Pinterest lately, spring cleaning hacks are everywhere. I decided to pick a few areas that were in need of a deep cleaning at… (read more)

Non-Candy Easter Basket Treats for Kids

I love filling up my kids’ Easter baskets with fun (and shhh… educational) toys! In our neck of the woods, Easter means it is finally warming up outside and we can get creative with outdoor toys. In this post, I have included some of my non-candy Easter favorites and some new-to-me treats. Sand Toys Unless we… (read more)