My favorite pair of jeans ripped the other day. To be fair, I’ve worn them almost constantly since picking them up for a dollar at a thrift store, so it’s not like they owed me anything. Still, I couldn’t bring myself to throw them away, so they sat in a pile in my bedroom for several days while Keep Reading
DIY is the way I prefer to do almost everything in life. We don’t have a lot of extra money to pay people to do things we can easily do ourselves. Plus, I get a huge amount of satisfaction from cooking, making, baking and doing. I prefer to see my hard work rewarded! Growing up in an Amish community, I have had a lot of practice with making things from scratch! It’s a way of life for my family and I.
I DIY body and cleaning products because I strive to have a chemical-free home and to only expose my husband and kids to things that are healthy for them. Nothing toxic! When you have strict rules like no toxins in your home, you have to learn to do-it-yourself when it comes to bath and cleaning products.
Our family has food allergies, so we eat gluten-free. But I DIY my baking mix because gluten-free mix is expensive!
Lastly, we are DIY-ing our own mobile home right now! Re-doing a mobile home from scratch is hard work but it feels so good!
I don’t know about you, but sometimes when I look at all the awesome stuff on Pinterest, I wonder if there should be some sort of disclaimer in the description like “results pictured not typical” or something. you know, like all those 48 hour diet commercials. I maybe I just think that because Keep Reading
How do you know when your soap is at a trace? Of course, we all know that “trace” is referring to seeing the path that your spoon leaves behind after as you stir. But how distinct does that path need to be? That’s the question I asked myself the first time I made soap as I stood at the table and Keep Reading
You can never be too picky about what you put on your baby’s skin, and for me, you can bet that commercial, chemical, and preservative-filled lotions don’t make the cut. I honestly didn't know what I was going to do until I found this homemade baby lotion recipe. **This article may Keep Reading
Baking soda play dough is an allergy-friendly alternative to traditional recipes. No childhood is complete without play dough. I mean really, can you imagine? Over the last several months, Garrett’s imagination has really been budding, so I knew I had to find a good play dough recipe. He loves Keep Reading
You’ve probably heard that it’s difficutl to make butter with goat milk. Well, I don’t know if dificult is the right word, but goats sure don’t produce a lot of cream, so there’s no way we could make enough to cover our family’s needs. Still, as long as we’ve got the milk, we might as well make Keep Reading
Or The Continuation Of The Diaper Saga. Either way, it’s a good way to save a lot of greenbacks. With a new baby on the way, I recently came to the conclusion that it was time to expand the diaper stash. With Garrett in the process of potty training (and doing quite well, I might add), I hope Keep Reading
Have you ever considered making your own soap? If you're the homemade, do-it-yourselfer, or “crafty” in the least, you probably have. But did you know that making your own soap can save you money? Who can say no to a product that’s not only cheaper but better for your skin?! I shied away Keep Reading
Spring is here(yay!), and as always, I’m looking for ways to make our budget stretch a little farther. Food is expensive. Even more so if you choose organic. One of the best and most obvious ways to reduce that expenditure this time of year is through gardening. If you’re new to gardening, it can Keep Reading