Making Mascara at Home

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I have no idea why this is so, but just about every time I get any kind of cold of sinus-related ailment, I end up with pink eye. Not only is it painful and unsightly, but darn conjunctivitis also costs me a bloody fortune on makeup. Every single time I get pink eye, all brushes, […]

Homemade Glass and Window Cleaner

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Stop staring out of a smudgy window! Use this easy-to-make and natural DIY cleaner for a better, clearer view! And yes, it is easy to make. You probably already have all these ingredients in your cupboard and it contains no ammonia or harsh scent, so you know it won’t be detrimental to your family’s health. […]

Easy DIY Hand Scrub for Tough Skin

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The weather has been dry and my hands are cracked, so working in the garden has not been the best! I was looking for something homemade to clean and soothe my hands and I found this recipe that uses sugar and dish soap – that’s it! I added a few tablespoons of coconut oil and some […]

Seasoning Your Pan Like a Pro

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Coconut oil is right up there with vinegar on my list of go-to household items. From cooking and baking, to lip balm and lotion, coconut does seem to be a bit of a miracle worker, so when I endeavored to season a recently-purchased cast iron grill pan, I looked no farther than my trusty tub […]

Homemade Brass Polish

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I recently bought a vintage glass blown lamp at a local thrift store and I’ve had it basically sitting around the house for a while now. I finally had a few moments to hang it up in our bedroom, but, sadly, it was tarnished and dirty – quite the eyesore considering how beautiful this piece was! I […]

Drinking Water Like a Boss

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There is no way around it. Water is hands down the single best thing we can put in our bodies. And we don’t get enough of it. I’m guilty as charged. The day gets away from me, and I wonder to myself, “What did I drink today? Let’s see… There were those two cups of […]

Baby Bullet as a Countertop Composter

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As I nest and familiarize myself with a new house, I am routinely trying to adjust to new ways of doing things. Some of these adjustments are luxurious and exciting, (Hello, having my own sink and a Jacuzzi!!!) Other adjustments are a bit more down to earth, shall we say. (Hello, where shall we store […]

DIY Stainless Steel Cleaner

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We finally moved into our new house, which was BEYOND overdue and BEYOND exciting. Once we got situated, I realized I was faced with a new challenge: how to clean a house with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. I buckled down to research what cleaning ingredients I could and could not use on stainless […]

DIY: Reupholster Dining Room Chairs

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I had a lot of fun with this little afternoon update to our living/dining room. I am by no means a professional upholsterer, so bear with me! I got sick and tired of looking at our ripped faux leather seat cushions on our antique chairs, so one afternoon when the kids were entertaining themselves, I […]

Let’s Evolve: How Future Generations Will Handle Our Mistakes

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“Your generation will face a whole new set of problems that we didn’t have to face.” -Everyone’s mother Like countless other parents, I’ve heard this comment many times. And while it’s very true – we will have a host of problems that our parents didn’t have – we will also have the opportunity to correct […]