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How to Make Homemade Sparkling Rose Petal Wine

This is a recipe for homemade sparkling rose petal wine by Ariana of And Here We are.  You can use dried or fresh rose petals.  If you use fresh roses make sure they haven’t  been sprayed.  The recipe uses sugar, cardamom, and other ingredients. In order to make this wine you’ll need some very basic […]

DIY Solar-Powered Mason Jar Luminaries (Sun Jars)

Mason Jar Sun Luminaries are really popular for patio or garden lighting at night. They are also called Sun Jars. I have researched this topic quite a bit. They now have solar lids that you can get for mason jars, but they are $10 for one lid!  A complete mason jar luminary selling in stores […]

45 Uses for Vinegar

This is an interesting list of different uses for vinegar from AllYou.  There’s a lot of variety.  You’ll find instructions on how to use vinegar for cleaning, gardening, dental care, pet care, food-related, home care And much more. Click on the 45 Uses for Vinegar link below to read the entire post. 45 Uses for Vinegar […]

How To Make Your Own DIY Reed Diffuser

A reed diffuser allows you to diffuse or spread the beautiful scent of essential oils throughout your home.  You can buy some really expensive electric diffusers.  But you can also make a simple reed diffuser that works really well. This reed diffuser project by Jillee of One Good Thing uses just 4 ingredients and is […]

15 Refreshing Ways to Use Mint

Mint is such a wonderful herb with a refreshing taste and smell.  In addition to its uses in cooking  and drinks, there are many other applications for mint. Mikey of WiseBread shares 15 different ways to use Mint.  There are uses for health, home care, stress-relief and more.  Very interesting post! Click on the 15 […]

100+ DIY Projects to Make with Fruit Scraps (EBook)

This is a wonderful and creative EBook by JES of the Strangers and Pilgrims On Earth website.  In this 264 page book, she shares over 100 of her personal recipes and tutorials for beauty, cleaning, health, home and food projects using fruit peels and scraps.  The subtitle is An Old Fashioned “Waste Not, Want Not” […]

How to Make Wood Butter

  This is a recipe for wood butter by the folks at Creative Culinary.  What is wood butter you ask?  I asked the same thing.  Turns out it’s a homemade mixture that you rub into old wooden spoons, rolling pins, cutting boards etc. and it restores the luster.  The post includes a recipe and before/after pictures […]

Homemade Oatmeal & Honey Soap Recipe

The Nerdy Farm Wife shares her recipe for Homemade Oatmeal & Honey Soap.  I thought the story behind the soap was heart-warming: “Not long after my children went on a gluten free diet, they came down with chicken pox. It sounds silly, but I couldn’t stop dwelling on the sad fact that I couldn’t give […]

8 Ways to Naturally Color Soap

Marie of Humblebee & Me makes her own, natural soaps.  And she uses natural ingredients to color her soaps.  If you look at the ingredient list of some commercial “natural” soaps you’ll find that they often use artificial, petroleum-based colorants which can be toxic. In this post Marie shares 8 different natural ways to color […]

Homemade Aftershave/Tonic for Men

Shanny, the Dairy Godmother, describes herself as “lovechild of Rosie the riveter, June Cleaver, Han Solo and Mother Nature.”  Lol!  I loved her immediately 🙂 Over the years Shanny has made a variety of different aftershaves for her husband.  A great thing about her recipes is that they don’t have to cure or age.  You […]