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How to Make Beeswax Cloth

There are a lot of benefits of keeping your own bees, and the wax obtained is honestly one of my favorite perks!  Rendering (so to speak) the wax into something usable is my least favorite task, but the gorgeous, yellow-hued, sweet-smelling reward of fresh beeswax is so, so worth it. …

Sunburn Relief Spray

Sunburn Relief Spray Gosh darn it. I knew this glorious, scorcher-of-a-day was too good to be true! Today  I had company to occupy the children, so I took full advantage of my semi-free time to get dirty!  I accomplished a lot in the garden, but the sun has left his …

Easy, No-Sew Upcycled Wool Cozies

The other day, I was running behind for an appointment that I really wanted to take a mug of tea to.  I had made my tea in a mason jar, and it was still too crazy hot to carry. Crap.  I have to leave RIGHT NOW. So, I grabbed a …

50 DIY Homemade Gifts

A Complete Guide to DIY Gift-Giving DIY Holiday 12 DIY Holiday Wreaths Make Your Own Sock Snowmen Salt Dough (Hand and Footprint) Ornaments DIY Snow Globes  (And How to Include Photos Within Them!) Holiday Themed “Tin Can Treats” Melt and Pour Peppermint Soap (for the non-lye enthusiasts)   DIY Beauty …

How To Build Your Own Prepardness Kit

Winter Storms are Coming.  Are You Ready?   Traditionally, September is a glorious and beautiful time in the PNW.  But, this September has been different.  Super wet, stormy, windy, and all-around gross!  We have brought the generator from the garage for a tune-up and fuel-up much earlier this year.  Since …

How to Make THE BEST Iced Coffee

On a hot summer’s day, I truly appreciate a delicious iced coffee.  Sometimes, nothing says summer better than an ice cold coffee with thick and creamy coconut milk. Coming from a steadfastly devoted tea-lover, that is a pretty strong statement.  I know, I know, with my proximity to Seattle, you’d …

Frugal and Amazing Stain Remover

I have a one year old.  It goes without saying that I need a good stain remover. This recipe will probably have my super-crunchy hippie friends hanging their heads in shame, because, yes, it contains blue Dawn dish soap.  Judge me all you want, but blue Dawn is crazy awesome …

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