I love this lavender-vinegar cleaner, which I use in place of Windex for all-purpose cleaning. The essential oils have antimicrobial properties. Homemade Lavender Cleaner Recipe 1/2 cup white vinegar 1/2 cup water 10 – 15 drops of lavender essential oil (or lemon or tea tree) Add everything to a spray bottle. Shake to combine.
My grandmother has stockpiled enough health and beauty products to last decades. She’s never rotated them, and I’m pretty sure I could make a small fortune selling the discontinued stuff on Ebay ;) In her stockpile, I discovered “Body On Tap”, the most amazing bodyfing shampoo ever! Unfortunately, like many awesome things (Vanilla Cookie Crisp,… Continue Reading
This apple cider vinegar toner costs next to nothing to make, but it helps even my skintone, makes my pores appear smaller, and controls shine. Most of the ingredients are readily available at the grocery store. Some grocery stores are beginning to carry essential oils, but you may need to hit a natural foods store… Continue Reading
I mentioned last week that I was sewing curtains for my mudroom. I finished them today and what a difference $8.99 and a few hours can make! Here’s the door with a valance I half heartedly reappropriated from somewhere else in the house. It had been like this for longer than I’d like to admit…… Continue Reading
I haven’t found the right curtains for my mudroom, so I’m sewing them myself! I chatted with the cutting table lady about Chinese imports, and recommended A Year Without “Made in China”. She gave me half off this pretty red cotton fabric! (she said we’re kindered spirits) How nice is that? This gold fabric from… Continue Reading
Today, I followed these free instructions, and made three pretty headbands for less than $3! I’m definitely making more of these :)
This morning, my bathtub drain was so clogged that by the time I finished taking a short shower, I was up to my ankles in water. Gross! Instead of buying something toxic, or waiting for my husband to snake it out, I tried this green and budget friendly alternative to Liquid Plumr and Drano: Remove… Continue Reading