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Nov 10 2017

What I’ve Learned From My Jeans

Since the cool weather has finally hit here, it was time to put away summer strappy shoes and sun dresses for the season. But when I approached my closet it threatened to swallow me whole if I didn’t clean up. My overwhelming amount of jeans were staring me in the face and I admit, there …

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Dec 14 2015

Make-it Monday: Sink Drain Cleaner

sink drain cleaner

Between toothpaste and shaving my kids and husband clog their bathroom sink drains like nobody’s business. Luckily I’ve found an easy and natural way to clean the gunk from the drains. This basic recipe can be adjusted if your drain clog is bigger than usual. If it’s really bad, you can always try the coat …

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Dec 07 2015

Make-it Monday: Carpet Spot Remover

carpet spot remover

Continuing on my kick of natural cleaning, I recently tackled some spots on my carpet that were driving me crazy. In the past when I’ve used store-bought cleaners I’ve made a bigger mess of the spots with the spray than when I started. But knowing it couldn’t be worse than that, I tried this simple …

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Nov 30 2015

Make-it Monday: DIY Hand Soap

DIY Hand Soap

How much do you spend on hand soap each year? Two or three bathrooms plus a kitchen sink can add up to quite a bit. This recipe makes a gallon of hand soap. I made it over six months ago and still have almost a quarter of it left. And yes, we DO wash our …

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Nov 23 2015

Make-it Monday: Toilet Bowl Cleaner

make-it monday: toilet bowl cleaner

Why is this a great toilet bowl cleaner? It’s safe, inexpensive, easy to make, and IT WORKS! You’ll notice it’s similar to my all-purpose surface cleaner recipe.  I don’t use baking soda in my all-purpose surface cleaner because the baking soda left a film on my counters and call me crazy, but I don’t want …

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