Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Save money on laundry

July 2, 2017
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Stop using additives! Additives like fabric softener promise to improve the texture of your laundry, but often has the opposite effect. Additives build up in the thick terry cloth, weighing the threads down. This leads to less absorbent, crusty towels. Additives can be used periodically when your towels need a boost, but are counter-productive when […]

Herbalize Your Bathtub

June 1, 2017
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By Nichole Gabriel, Founder, and HWIC, at Fullearths, Etc. The dreaded bath tub scrub! It has to be done, and although we have come to rely on products that make the job easier for us (like soft scrub foams), it’s difficult to admit that they’re not good for us. Especially since many of them are […]

A penny saved

April 1, 2017
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Just because we don’t get a paycheck doesn’t mean we can’t be earners for our families. Learn how to cut corners and costs to save money. Also, with spring right around the corner, now is the time to start gathering up unwanted items and prepare for a garage sale! Garage sales are not only a […]

Clean Up Your Home Cleaning Regimen!

March 1, 2017
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With Earth Day come and gone, I thought I would keep the spark alive with a series on household cleaning regimens, the harmful chemicals that lurk within them, and what we can do about it. Many have taken the natural cleaning product route for various reasons, the 2 biggest and most encompassing being: * They […]

Homemade Heat Wraps

February 4, 2017
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By Jessica “Jia” Woodruff,  from Color Me Untypical Fabric Sewing Machine Thread Rice Herbs (Chamomile, cloves, and lavender work best) Cut fabric into 5×15 rectangles and sew together two at a time, leaving a two inch opening at the top. Mix together all the herbs and rice. Two to three cups of rice per each […]

Homemade Linen Spray

January 1, 2017
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Avoid anything that has chemicals in it. I have seen homemade febreeze recipes that are basically just water and fabric softener. I don’t know that I would want to spray that all over the house. Here are a couple that are all natural, and shouldn’t leave any marks. Your house will smell fresh and clean, […]

Avoid Seasonal Weight Gain

December 6, 2016
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By Jessica “Jia” Woodruff,  from Color Me Untypical Don’t over do it. Holidays seem like the perfect chance to over indulge in your favorite foods. This year, instead of serving all the goodies on one big day, spread them out over a week. You can still have your big meal on the big day, but […]

No Disaster Thanksgiving!

November 4, 2016
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TIP 1 One of the best tips I learned from my Mom is to have a “go to table”. This is a table filled with things you will need for the day. It is so much easier to direct the helpful guest to the table than have them rummaging through your cabinets. On this table […]

Flower Power

July 15, 2016
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What’s the best way to display our flowers to make the outside of our home look cheerful and welcoming? Here are some great tips. Stage a cheerful display on the front steps leading up to your door. You can place a large and small pot on each step or have the pots expand in size […]

Firework Safety

July 2, 2016
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4th of July means outdoor grilling, family gatherings and you guessed it, fireworks! If you insist on lighting a spark tonight, make sure to be safe when you’re doing it. The National Council on Fireworks Safety offers these tips to have a safe 4th of July: Always read and follow label directions. Have an adult […]

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