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Homemade Toilet Bowl Cleaner: The Update

In Cleaners On July 28, 2014 2 Comments

  It’s no secret that I’m a pretty big fan of homemade cleaners.  On cleaning day you can find me going all around my house with my spray… Read More »

Make Your Own Emeril Essence Spice Blend

Make a DIY Emeril Essence Spice Blend

In Sauces and Spices On July 21, 2014 1 Comment

  One of the strategies I’ve used for increasing my “Make Your Own” recipe options at dinner time is to get more familiar with my jars of ground… Read More »

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Easy Punch Recipe for a Morning Brunch Shower

In Beverages On July 17, 2014 0 Comments

  Today’s recipe might not exactly fall into the “make your own” category like many of the other recipes I’ve written about here, but it does have a… Read More »

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A Precious New Arrival

In Articles and Advice On July 14, 2014 10 Comments

  If I fall a little behind on the blogging in the next couple of weeks please forgive me . . . but I think I have a… Read More »

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Hometalk Board: Cleaning The Tricky Stuff

In Cleaners On July 11, 2014 1 Comment

  A reader recently asked me if I had any homemade ideas for cleaning an HE washing machine.  I don’t have an HE front loader so . …. Read More »

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Make Your Own Butter Spread

In Condiments On July 7, 2014 9 Comments

  Back in the early days of this blog I tried a recipe for making your own margarine spread. And . . . it did not turn out… Read More »

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10 DIY Recipes For Dummies (4th Edition) – Just 2 Ingredients!

In Articles and Advice On June 23, 2014 2 Comments

  Welcome to the fourth edition of my DIY for Dummies list! Once a year during my annual vacation at Lake Michigan, I take a little break from… Read More »

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How To Earn Free Amazon Cards For Your DIY Supplies

In Articles and Advice On June 16, 2014 2 Comments

  For most of the DIY projects I test and write about here at The Make Your Own Zone, I try to use common ingredients that can be… Read More »

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DIY Citronella Candles

In Crafts On June 9, 2014 0 Comments

  A couple weeks ago I got the idea in my head that I wanted to make my own citronella candles to use outdoors this summer to keep… Read More »

Homemade Sangria Recipe

Let’s Make Sangria!

In Beverages On June 5, 2014 0 Comments

  Warm summer nights and sangria – they’re quite a lovely pair if you ask me. That’s why when the perfect evening comes along for enjoying the patio… Read More »