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What’s Up With The Weird Label on Dr. Bronner’s Soap?

In Articles and Advice, Cleaners On August 18, 2014 2 Comments

  As I’ve mentioned before, shifting to homemade recipes can sometimes send you in search of ingredients that are new to you.  Even if it’s an ingredient that’s… Read More »

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Make Your Own Dill Pickles

In Condiments On August 11, 2014 1 Comment

  Got cucumbers?  If you do, then you can easily have pickles too! I’m loving this simple recipe for homemade pickles that doesn’t require any canning and can… Read More »

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Homemade Laundry Soap: The Update

In Laundry On August 4, 2014 3 Comments

  I think people fall into two groups when it comes to homemade laundry soap.  One group is pretty much freaked out by the idea and says “Thanks… Read More »

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Homemade Toilet Bowl Cleaner: The Update

In Cleaners On July 28, 2014 3 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 »

Homemade butter spread

Make Your Own Butter Spread

In Condiments On July 7, 2014 10 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 »

DIY for Dummies

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 »