How to Make Your Own Homemade Laundry Detergent

Make Your Own Homemade Laundry Detergent

In my continuing effort to make more of our cleaning products from scratch, I figured that it was time to try making my own homemade laundry detergent.  I don’t know why I waited so long to try making it… was just so easy to make! This laundry detergent, when used correctly for each load, should […]

How To Survive Thanksgiving Dinner With Your Family


Thanksgiving Dinner is not supposed to be the time of year for stressing out and watching your blood pressure go through the roof, but for many people it can be exactly that. The stress levels of families across the country can be sky high at this time of year. Thanksgiving is supposed to be a […]

3 Homemade Stain Removers You Can Make

3 Simple Homemade Stain Removers You Can Make

With kids you will have stains. It is a given. No sooner do you give birth than you find your nice shirts with stains on them. The amount of stain remover I went through when my children were young was insane, and very costly. Had I know about these 3 Simple Homemade Stain Removers back […]

40 Ways To Recycle Household Items | Part 2

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Welcome back to 40 Ways to Recycle Household Items!  In the first post in this series, I discussed ways to re-use everything from apple peels to junk mail. If you just get creative, you can find many additional uses for just about anything. In this post, We will look at 10 more items that are […]

7 Ways To Teach Children Gratitude

Ways To Teach Children About Gratitude

It’s too easy for children and adults alike (myself included) to focus on the things they want or the things that are negative in the world. Gratitude brings an element of positivity to the day that can mold how the day progresses. With Thanksgiving coming up, it is an excellent time to reinforce the idea […]

10 Household Uses For Borax

10 Household Uses For Borax

10 Household Uses For Borax Borax, also known as sodium borate, is a naturally occurring substance and an eco-friendly solution for many things around the house. Most commonly used as a cleaning agent, the uses extend far beyond that. Get rid of bedbugs by sprinkling on your mattresses. Kill lice, fleas, and mites by diluting […]

How To Green Your Laundry Routine

How to Green Your Laundry Routine and Save Money

Laundry is one of the biggest ways we impact our environment. There are chemicals leached into our water supplies that are potentially damaging, running the machines themselves are often huge drains on our energy resources and the amount that we do each week really can make this all add up. If you are trying to […]

6 Natural Headache Remedies For You To Try

6 Natural Headache Remedies

Headaches can wreck havoc on your day! They can sneak up on you and make your day unbearable. Many of us reach for the nearest bottle of over the counter pain medication, but did you know that there are many natural headache remedies out there that you can try? Here are a few natural headache […]

Cheap Homemade Ant Repellents

Cheap and Natural Homemade Ant Repellents

The warmer temperatures of Spring and Summer not only bring endless days in the backyard playing in the sprinklers, but a few unwanted pests in your yard. One of the biggest pests many people deal with regularly are ants. While pesticides, pest control companies and chemicals can help with this issue, we prefer using one […]