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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Easy Frugal Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

Easy Homemade Christmas Gifts! Homemade gifts from Scrubs to Soaps to Cookies and More!

Are you behind in your Christmas planning?

Wanting to tighten your budget and avoid spending too much on last-minute gifts?

I’ve got a great list of homemade gifts that take little time to pull together.  Because there’s only one week left….Eek!

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Easiest Dairy-Free Condensed Milk

Condensed Milk Recipe

Well, it’s another one of those “Yippee!  I’ve figured something out!” days.  It’s a Condensed Milk Recipe.

Believe it or not, I’ve been trying to make vegan condensed milk for awhile now.  What better thing to do with one’s time, right :-)?

Finally, I think I’ve got it.  A condensed milk recipe that is super easy to make and should work in any recipe that call for the canned stuff.

So happy to share this with you!

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Our Favorite Salad Dressing – Five Ways!

This Homemade Salad Dressing Recipe is now our favorite. You can make it five different ways --and we love ALL of them on salads, veggies, rice, and more! Simple to make--inexpensive-- and YUMMY!

I’ve been meaning to get this recipe for Homemade Salad Dressing to you all for awhile now.

Life has been crazy and things really get in the way sometimes, you know?

Anyhow, this one is a real keeper.  And it’s a great homemade salad dressing for those with food allergies as well – no dairy and some substitutions that should make this work for anyone.

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Natural Dishwasher Rinse Aid ~ Important Update

Dishwasher Rinse Aid flickr Wmk

I know.  I posted a super simple Homemade Dishwasher Rinse Aid already.

But it’s been about a year (I can’t believe it’s been that long!!) since that previous homemade rinse aid post, and I have a very important update to share with you.

And this homemade rinse aid is at least as simple, if not moreso.

Why the need for an update?  And how could it be very important?

Read on.  Please.  You must.

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Simplify and Do It Yourself – Easy Homemade ~ Only $.99! {$3.99 after 8/21)

Easy Homemade Recipes

If you’ve been around Whole New Mom awhile, you already know I am always trying to “Do It Yourself” (myself — ahem) or “Make My Own” of almost anything.

It’s kind of silly really.

My husband has laughed at me when I see something expensive that I think I can make myself for waaaaaay cheaper.  He says I get this funny smile on my face.

Ridiculous, huh?

Read on.  Maybe it’s not so ridiculous.

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Easiest Homemade Vanilla Liquid Stevia Extract

Liquid Stevia Drops convenient, but sooo expensive. See how easy it is to make them yourself! Enjoy this zero-calorie, natural sweetener in your beverages and baking and save money!

Liquid stevias are all the rage in sugar free eating and baking circles these days.

Have you seen them?

They are little dropper bottles full of super sweetness that you can add to your favorite beverages and sweet treats without:

  • feeding candida or
  • adding calories

I love them and with the amazing variety of flavors out there you can really go to town.

The only problem is, they are a really pricey.

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