DIY Blush and Bronzer

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With all of the chemicals, preservatives, and additives in cosmetics today, it’s horrifying to think about all of those toxins being applied to our bodies and our faces each day. Aside from all the chemicals, how much we spend on finding the “right shade” or blush and bronzer can be truly ridiculous. I have an […]

How to Restore Your Plants from Stems and Trimmings

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Recently, we were at the local gardening center browsing and I couldn’t help but admire their large pots of coleus plants. They were gorgeous! I thought, if only I could just snip a branch or two to grow my own, but no… that would be stealing, and stealing is bad. Even if it is to grow something beautiful […]

Diffusing the Situation

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I hate to keep griping about the New England weather, but this long, hard winter has given us grounds to gripe. We all thought April would bring warmth and sunshine, but Easter bonnets and sandals were replaced with winter hats and tights. Lame. I am longing for the days when I can open the windows […]

Homemade Wood Cleaner

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A house with old, dingy wooden furniture can really bring you down. Don’t get me wrong – wooden furniture is beautiful and that old feel can bring a lovely antique kinda vibe to a house, even turn it into a home, but if your pieces are just screaming for a little polish – look no further! This […]

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 […]

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 […]