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My Organic Garden

June 4, 2011
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This is the first year that I’ve decided to try an organic garden and I’m really excited. Of course, since I’m so new at this, any tips or advice would be very welcome! Part of the garden (to the right) is just for flowers, but the rest contains many wonderful foods: Lettuce Spinach Beans Dill […]

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Homemade Lotion

May 31, 2011
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I came across a homemade lotion recipe today and amazingly enough had all of the ingredients to try it out! It is really easy to make and the finished product (without essential oils added) has the most wonderfully natural smell of honey and cocoa butter. I also yielded a good half cup, but if you […]

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Natural Bird Feeder Project for Kids

April 12, 2011
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If you’re looking for a fun and easy craft for kids, why not have them make a homemade pine cone bird feeder? The natural ingredients are good snack foods for us, but will also attract birds (and maybe even squirrels!). All you need is a few pine cones, peanut butter, dried cranberries, and sunflower seeds. […]

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Homemade Oatmeal Face Mask

March 31, 2011
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I’ve tried a new homemade face mask that I came across a while back in a random comment on It is actually one of the best masks I’ve ever used and has great ingredients, most of which are probably in your kitchen right now. It is very easy to whip up in a food […]

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Homemade Flax Hair Gel

March 28, 2011
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I had come across this recipe a while ago for a homemade flax hair gel and finally decided to give it a try today. I love that it only takes a couple ingredients (no chemicals at all!) and that I can quickly make more if I ever run out. Overall, the gel was not too […]

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Homemade Car Air Freshener

March 18, 2011
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It might be the case that my car is currently smelling, well, a little stale after the long winter. While I know that a thorough cleaning is needed (including the mats) if the weather permits this weekend, it would also be nice to just have a regular air freshener to use in the meantime or […]

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Homemade Reusable Cleaning Wipes

March 9, 2011
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Today I came across the idea for homemade reusable cleaning wipes (with disinfecting power!) and am officially sold. I’m making my own based on this recipe and am so excited to try them out. Sometimes it’s necessary to wipe up a mess quickly and I like the idea of storing these right in my kitchen […]

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Liquid Castile Soap for Pest Control

March 8, 2011
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I love, love, love Dr. Bronner’s liquid castile soap and it seems that I am constantly finding new uses for it. I have read about people using it for shampoo, face/body wash, use it for cleaning myself, and now I hear that it can be used for pest control on plants and gardens, indoor or […]

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Homemade Foam Handwash (Updated)

February 19, 2011
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I first shared a post for homemade foaming hand wash back in ’09 and I still make and use it all the time. However, I’ve recently come across a great tip that makes it an even better product. I still use one part liquid castile soap (Dr. Bronner’s unscented baby-mild) and 5 parts water, but […]

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Homemade Honey Lip Balm

January 5, 2011

Due to the cold weather the last couple of months, I started off the new year with some pretty chapped lips. And no product that I tried was really making them a whole lot better. I decided it was time to try making my own balm when I came across this easy recipe (for which I […]

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