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Homemade Bug Repellent

Homemade Bug Repellent

| July 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Summer is my favorite time of year, but it brings out my least favorite nuisance, bugs. Mosquitoes, ants and spiders are at the top of my nuisance list. I’m well aware of the benefits of having spiders around, but I’ve yet to find a good reason to live side by side with the brown reclusive […]

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Learning about Bokashi

Learning about Bokashi

| March 28, 2012 | 5 Comments

What I love about learning new things is that there are always new things to learn. Just a couple of days ago I came across the practice of Bokashi. From what I’ve read (and can’t wait to get started), Bokashi is a wonderful compliment to composting. Since I’m about to start my own container garden, […]

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Oh the Joys of Frugality

Oh the Joys of Frugality

| March 23, 2012 | 6 Comments

After much thought, I’ve decided to come up with gardening Plan B. While I’d love to have the Grow Camp garden in my yard, I just couldn’t convince my inner frugal gene. No matter how excited I got about my garden, there was a little voice in side that just wouldn’t quit. It kept saying, […]

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Help for Notoriously Rough, Dry Hands

Help for Notoriously Rough, Dry Hands

| January 18, 2010 | 1 Comment

After many years of submerging my hands in water, doing household chores, cleaning, diaper changing, etc., my hands have become extremely rough. They’re so rough that I’m scared to touch myself. Wiping away tears means that I’ve got to pull my long sleeved shirt over my hands to wipe my daughter’s tears or giving a […]

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Vodka as an Air Freshener?

| August 16, 2008 | 0 Comments

I was looking around the internet for a recipe for natural air fresheners. Let’s face it; we all have those occasions where we would like to clear the air, if you get my drift. Rather than using the grocery store aerosol sprays, I would prefer something a bit more natural. Sometimes potpourri doesn’t cut it. […]

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Homemade Solar Oven

| July 31, 2008 | 2 Comments

I came across an article today on How to Make a Homemade Solar Oven. It got me to thinking.  That would be a nice project to keep the kids busy.  Not only that, it’s a great lesson on how to utilize reusable energy (not to mention that if it works, it’s a great toy).

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Homemade – Save Money and Reduce Trash

| May 28, 2008 | 0 Comments

I managed to save money and trash over the holiday weekend by making my own coleslaw. My laziness almost sucked me into purchasing the bag of pre-cut cabbage and carrot to make coleslaw, but my frugal nerve got very irritated when I saw that it would cost $4 for a bag that wasn’t big enough […]

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Say goodbye to spotty dishes

Say goodbye to spotty dishes

| May 19, 2008 | 0 Comments

Yet another use for baking soda. I’ve found that mixing equal parts of baking soda and dish detergent (whether its homemade or store bought) to the dishwasher dispenser has produced spotlessly clean dishes. No more water spots on the glasses or the silverware. The silverware is so shiny that depending on how it catches the […]

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Truly live green and grow your own herbs

Truly live green and grow your own herbs

| April 4, 2008 | 5 Comments

I am not what you would call an outdoors type of person. It’s not that I’m against the outdoors, but there’s something about the spiders, mosquitoes and the unidentifiable bugs that, well…bug me. My little bug problem tends to put a damper on my gardening experiences. While I enjoy a home-grown fruit or vegetables just […]

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Homemade Laundry Detergent – Liquid, Powder, Which is Better?

Homemade Laundry Detergent – Liquid, Powder, Which is Better?

| August 1, 2007 | 0 Comments

In addition to the recipe for liquid home made laundry detergent, here’s the recipe for homemade powdered laundry detergent. My preference? Well, I’m partial to the liquid one. Call me cheap, but it’s less expensive, it works and it allows me to add whatever scent I like. The powdered one is extremely effective, but I […]

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