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Elm street life: DIY life. I'm a sucker for anything made from scratch.

elm street life: DIY life.

For the most part, I've found that it's usually cheaper and better tasting if it is homemade. I've been reading and thinking a lot recently about simplifying life and being more frugal, and I think making things from scratch is one way to do that. While I can't really grow our food or grind our own flour in our current situation, there are several little things I have been able to do that make a difference. Today, I decided to do two projects along these lines. My first project of the day was to make homemade laundry detergent. I found a recipe online and went to buy the ingredients: 1/2 cup borax 1/2 cup washing soda 1 cup grated soap Just mix the ingredients well by hand or in a food processor and you're good to go!

In the end, I made this entire jar full of detergent as well as another jar like it that is half full. I only paid about $4.50 for 76 ounces of borax, $3.50 for 55 ounces of washing soda, and $1.50 for 3 bars of soap. Some rules i try to live by: Everybody Farts. Here’s a story for you: Not so very long ago, I was a teenager, and read magazines.

Everybody Farts

I know! I know! It was exciting for me, too! But the thing is, these magazines were often not so great for my self-esteem. Because here is what I remember about those magazines: 9,000 articles by girls about why their bodies were disgusting. My theory at the time was that if these apparently normal girls were embarrassed by their bodies, I clearly needed to be super embarrassed. But here’s the good news: I grew up. Your period is going to come whenever it wants. When I was young, I could not wait to get my first period. I faked it so well, in fact, that I forgot I might actually get one. Unfortunately, everyone else did know.

If you have a uterus, eat well, and are reasonably healthy, you are going to get your first period eventually. Everyone's Mixtape. Svbtle : The essence of blogging. Pugnacious Puffy Pants. Volume I of 'De Arte Athletica' by Paul (Paulus) Hector Mair (mid-1500s) is online at the Bavarian State Library.

Pugnacious Puffy Pants

It is more than 600 web pages long. Weapons featured above include the halberd (a variation of pole-axe), long-sword, quarterstaff (maybe short-staff), sickle, dagger, dussack, scythe and a decidedly painful looking enlarged variation on a flail. There are said to be only three copies of Mair's enormous manuscript, which belongs to the Fechtbücher tradition, left in the world. They are owned by the Bavarian Library (I'll probably sift through Vol.

II in the future), Dresden Library* ('Opus Amplissimum de Arte Athletica') and the Austrian National Library ('Opus Amplissimum..' The Mair biography from the Academy of European Medieval Martial Arts (copied at a number of sites, including Wikipedia) [site includes microfilm scans of the Austrian manuscript): "Paulus Hector Mair (1517–1579) was an Augsburg civil servant, and active in the martial arts of his time. Art by wiley. About Today. Emeli Sandé - Next To Me. A jane day. The Beetle Shack. Vintage Weight Gain Ads. Safe Sleeping. How to Sleep your Baby Safely: 1.

Safe Sleeping

Sleep baby on the back from birth, not on the tummy or side 2. Sleep baby with head and face uncovered. About Today - Illustration by Lizzy Stewart. 12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free. Post written by: Marc Chernoff Email All education is self-education.

12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free

Period. It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop. We don’t learn anything we don’t want to learn. Those people who take the time and initiative to pursue knowledge on their own are the only ones who earn a real education in this world. What happened in my birth year? Life Hacks.

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Advice. Plain Old Cute. Pintrest Pretties. Hilarity. Art. Blog Loving. Books. Sky. Photography. Unusual. Quotes. Father Rabbit's Blog. Writer and stylist LeeAnn Yare is a big fan of Father Rabbit, a regular ”borrower” of Father Rabbit products for her wonderful photoshoots and styled homes.

Father Rabbit's Blog.

Not keen to be the master of just one special thing, LeeAnn is also an international pilot for Air New Zealand flying every second month to the Australia and the Pacific… allowing her to keep an eye on the gorgeous shopping and style haunts across the Tasman. She regular works for Your Home & Garden, Urbis, Homestyle, Viva along with Inside Out, Real Living and Home Beautiful Australia. She has a crazy facebook page where you can check out photos and inspiration from interiors she loves. Here is some of LeeAnn’s styling work. Styling by LeeAnn Yare, photography by Wendy Fenwick at Flash Studios.