Want to Save Money in the New Year? -Top 10 DIY Posts of 2013 & 1 Thing I Won’t Be Making

Make Your Own Personal Care and Home Care Products

One of the best ways I know to save money is to “Make Your Own Everything.”

Yes, I said “everything.”

Now, I know–”everything” is within reason.  I like Homemade Versions of just about everything, but one can get carried away.

For example, I once saw a magazine that did a spoof of Martha Stewart. You know how she has that calendar in the front of her magazine?  When I look at that I wonder how any human can accomplish that much.

(I assume she has a lot of help, you know :)?)

One of the entries on the spoof calendar was “Makes Dirt.”

Truth be told, it had me thinking that maybe one could make dirt.  Yikes.  I scare myself.

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Green Cleaning from “Down Under” ~ DIY Peppermint Cleaning Paste & Gentle Laundry Powder


Get Your Green Cleaning On! DIY Peppermint Cleaning Paste and Baby Laundry Powder--Brought to you from "Down Under."{Today, I’m pleased to introduce to you Sarah Teng of Little Fig. Sarah has a gorgeous blog and today brings you all a real treat–some fabulous green cleaning recipes to you all today. I have relatives “Down Under” so it’s a double pleasure to bring her to you today. Note that Sarah is talking about spring…for all of us in the Northern Hemisphere, fall is upon us, but things are backwards “down there.”}

Here in New Zealand, or ‘Down Under’ as it’s otherwise known, spring is bursting forth in leaps and bounds. In Wellington, where I live, that unfortunately guarantees a certain number of wet, windy days. But when the sun does shine down warmly I almost taste summer just around the corner. Hopefully that means fits of spring cleaning enthusiasm will set in soon too…

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Why I {Almost} Screamed at My Neighbor (plus Easiest DIY Weed Killer Recipe)

Natural Weed Killer - Super simple and No Toxins!!!

Confession time. I can get pretty worked up when I see folks polluting the environment and thinking it means nothing.

What’s a little RoundUP here? Or a little toxic chemical house cleaning stuff dumped down the drain, right?

I mean, I get it. I need grace too. It took me awhile to quit eating sugar (read What is Candida-The Beginning of My Sugar-Free Life) but chemicals have ALWAYS bothered me.

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Detoxify Your Home with 17 Natural Green Cleaners

Natural Green Cleaning Recipes - Glass Cleaner, Shower Cleaner, Foaming Soap and Morer

In addition to what you put in your body, what you use in your home can really be toxic.

So today I am sharing some great natural cleaning recipes to detoxify your home.

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Homemade “Soft Scrub” | Revised Homemade Shower Cleaner

Homemade Shower Cleaner
I thought I should have maybe titled this post, “Why My Homemade Shower Cleaner Didn’t Work — and Here’s One That Does!”

It took me a pretty short time to figure out that something wasn’t quite right with my Homemade Shower Cleaner.

Read on to find out what went wrong.

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