Rosa Rugosa Soap Recipe (Palm Free)

In Spring when the roses bloom one of the things that the Nerdy Farmwife makes is Rosa Rugosa soap.  She shares her recipe in this post.  If you don’t have fresh rose petals available, she cautions to avoid roses from the florist or grocery store.   It’s likely they’ve been treated with pesticides. You’ll need […]

6 Brilliant Hacks for Hard to Open Things

I really enjoyed this post and the video!  The video demonstrates very cool ways to open 6 hard to open items. A couple of these are pure genius.  You’ll learn how to: Open those ridiculous clam shell plastic packages that seemed designed to never open (Genius!) Open pickle jars and other jars easily Open that […]

DIY-Spray Paint Glass Decanters For Home Decor

I selected this DIY post by Kathy of Petticoat Junktion,  because it’s a creative way to reuse old decanters and give them a new lease on life.  They make great vases for flowers from your garden, and can be used either inside or outside on a porch or deck.  If you don’t have glass decanters like this […]

Homemade Freezer Smoothie Packs

I thought this was a great idea.  Jazmin of Frugality Gal prepares packets of sliced fruit and yogurt and then freezes them.  The packets are in small freezer bags. When she wants to make a smoothie she’ll pulse some oats in a magic bullet or blender.  The she’ll dump in one of the packets of […]

How to Make Herbal Sachets

In this post, Molly explains how to make homemade herbal sachets. These are pretty cloth bags willed with the herbs of your choice. The sachets are easy to make and would be wonderful gifts for the special people in your life. There aren’t any directions on how to make the bags but you can get […]

How to Make Homemade Fruitcake Soap

When we were young, my mother used to order a fruitcake at Christmas from a monastery in Texas. It was a dark rum-soaked fruitcake with nuts, candied fruit, raisins, dates and more. It was delicious! So it IS possible to find moist, delicious fruitcake 🙂 So when I saw Marie’s recipe for Fruitcake Soap it […]

Homemade Cloth Baby Wipes Tutorial

So many young Moms are now using cloth diapers for their babies as a part of a more natural lifestyle.  But as Faith of ModernAlternativeMama points out, a lot of these same Moms are still using commercial baby wipes with chemicals and additives. She shares her method for making all-natural baby wipes.  They are soft, […]

DIY – How to Make a Sea Glass Stepping Stone

Sea glass is broken glass that has been weathered by years in the ocean and has a smooth, colorful, frosted appearance. You can find it on many ocean beaches. Tanya wanted t use sea glass to make something special to remind her of a visit by one of her friends. She decided to make a […]

100 Brilliant Projects to Upcycle Leftover Fabric Scraps

If you sew, you probably have a bag of fabric scraps.  This post includes over 100 different projects where you can use those fabric scraps.  Vanessa has done an amazing job in pulling this collection of projects together. If you see a project photo that you like, just click on the link following “DIY Instructions […]

8 Natural, Poison-Free Ways to Get Rid of Mice

Mice can spread disease and cause damage to a home. But the traditional snap traps and commercial poisons pose additional problems. In this post, Claire explains Integrated Pest Management (IPM). She shares different things you can do to discourage mice from getting into your home.  She then discusses natural DIY deterrents and repellents. These include: […]