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The Burlap Bag - High Quality Handmade Goods Shop - Austin Texas

The Burlap Bag - High Quality Handmade Goods Shop - Austin Texas
December 20, 2011 by Lauren (Check out our new ONLINE SHOP for The Burlap BAG!!) We have two cats. They get stanky. And I refused to buy air fresheners. It turns out I already had everything I needed for a homemade and EASY air freshener! What you need: A container (we used these) Baking sodaEssential oil Foil (or a lid you want to ruin and poke holes in) This gets really complicated so pay attention…. 1. Oh. Well, add a lid if you want. Seriously the easiest thing I’ve ever done. Done. (p.s. we’ve had a lot of people email us asking where to get those jars!

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Homemade Dishwasher Detergent Its Frugal Friday! This recipe is so stinking frugal, so easy its crazy, and you have to try it! It takes about 2 minutes, costs about $0.65 to make, and should last about 100 loads. How to Make Homemade Laundry Detergent In the spirit of Laura Ingalls, with wash day being Monday, here's a little recipe for homemade laundry detergent you can use tomorrow, Monday! wash on Mondayiron on Tuesdaymend on Wednesday churn on Thursday clean on Friday bake on Saturday rest on Sunday from Little House in the Big Woods Poofy Cheeks: Mason Jar Storage Shelf Tutorial One of the things I needed most in my craft room was storage for my elastic hair ties. They are the best selling product in my shop, and before I thought up this idea they were just thrown into a drawer. I had to sort through them to find the right colors and never knew exactly what I had in inventory. Not only are my shelves functional, but they are easy on the eyes too! I don’t have a picture of the shelf before I started, but I bought it from Target and you can find it HERE. Before you look at the price and think ‘OMG she spent $40 on just the shelves alone’ let me tell you that it is probably one of the most expensive things in the room and I splurged because I knew they were the most NEEDED things.

map love i love maps...and look at all the amazing things made with them... i can't remember how i found this site....but i love, love, love all the map goodness going on there...especially that heart broochand, of course, i had to include the union jack.check out more herenote....they have a great etsy store, too! DIY coconut lime deodorant : Vintage Amanda I’ve been so curious about this project. Who is going to be brave enough to try it … and who will just think I’m crazy? Well dear readers, I am only crazy in an effort to bring YOU natural, healthy solutions to common problems. And clearly underarm stinkiness is a common problem! But first, why isn’t my store-bought deodorant, or *gasp* anti-perspirant, good enough?

How to Make Homemade Peppermint Extract Part of the reason that I decided to grow mint this year was so that I could try making my own peppermint extract. Jesse and I are pretty much obsessed with mint (especially mint plus chocolate) so we go through a lot of mint extract. Even though I buy my extracts through Azure Standard, they’re not exactly cheap, so making my own seemed like a great way to save some money. I finally got down to it last weekend. The extract has only been sitting for a few days so far so I can’t tell you how it came out, but I wanted to share the method now in case anyone else has an abundance of mint just begging to be used for something. How to Make Peppermint Extract

6 Insect Repellent Plants To Grow – repel: mosquitoes, gnats, ticks, fleas & more… Six insect repellent plants to grow – includes plants that repel biting insects such as: mosquitoes, gnats, ticks & fleas; and plants that protect other plants from aphids & mites etc. Planting and growing insect repellent plants provide a great opportunity to get out in the garden and plant some plants which are a perfect mix of beauty and functionality. Some people are sceptical about using plants to repel insects, whilst others are 100% convinced of the insect repelling properties of many garden plants. The thing is – if you take natural plant based insect repellents out of the equation; the only really option is DEET based products. There are serious health concerns about the toxic effects of DEET as it is absorbed into the body through your skin.

DIY Cereal Box Drawer Dividers Home Office month is in full swing! And it's not just about the papers. And paper piles. Toilet Paper Art « This Handmade Circus This is absolutely the most popular piece of artwork in our home, so I decided that this would be the perfect tutorial to start with! This is made from all recycled paper towel and toilet paper rolls, but everyone thinks it is made of iron. It is super light weight and you can change it to look anyway you would like and costs less than 1$!

Top 10 Cool Uses For Old Computers And Laptops So you finally bought a new computer and your old one sits in the corner and is collecting dust. That’s too bad because there are a number of good uses for old computers. Whether it’s a desktop computer or a laptop, whether or not it’s broken, and no matter how old it is, it can still be useful to you or someone else. So if you still don’t have any idea what to do with it, you might find some inspiration in this article. 1. 9 Natural Ways To Keep Spiders Out Of Your Home Want to be notified each time we publish a new blog post? Then make sure you like Natural Living Ideas on Facebook here where we share not only our blog posts, but the best natural living ideas from around the web. Image Credit: cheetah100 @ Flickr Let’s be completely honest.

Homemade Vanilla Extract I love the scent of vanilla in anything from candles to soap and the flavor of vanilla in baked goods and desserts is second to none. If a recipe calls for one teaspoon vanilla extract, I use at least two; but likely more and use a slow, heavy hand when pouring. All that pouring makes my food taste amazing but my wallet doesn’t like it. Storebought real vanilla extract is pricey and I can make extremely fast work of a two- or four-ounce bottle that sells for $8.99 to $10.99, and up. The Fountain Avenue Kitchen – Orange Vinegar (a “green” cleaner) Household chores will likely be cast off in favor of egg hunts and family get-togethers this weekend, and that’s a good thing. Happy Easter! The arrival of spring, however, is known as much for bunnies and daffodils as it is for thorough cleanings.

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