The Duggar Family - Duggar Recipes - Homemade Liquid Laundry Soap- Front or top load machine- best value
4 Cups - hot tap water1 Fels-Naptha soap bar1 Cup - Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda*½ Cup Borax - Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with water. Stir continually over medium-low heat until soap dissolves and is melted. -Fill a 5 gallon bucket half full of hot tap water. -Stir and fill a used, clean, laundry soap dispenser half full with soap and then fill rest of way with water. -Optional: You can add 10-15 drops of essential oil per 2 gallons. -Yield: Liquid soap recipe makes 10 gallons. -Top Load Machine- 5/8 Cup per load (Approx. 180 loads) -Front Load Machines- ¼ Cup per load (Approx. 640 loads) *Arm & Hammer "Super Washing Soda" - in some stores or may be purchased online here (at Meijer.com). •Works well in traditional or HE machines. •Low sudsing. •Clumping and geling of the detergent is normal. •For stains, consider using an inexpensive spray-on stain remover before washing. NOTE: ™ = Trademark.
Leaning Tower of Shelves
Getting started This shelf unit may look lightweight and easy to topple. But don't be fooled. It's a real workhorse. The 33-1/2 in. x 82-3/4 in. tower features five unique, tray-like shelves of different depths to hold a wide variety of items up to 13-1/4 in. tall. Whether you choose to make this piece more functional, as in this office setting, or place it in a family room to showcase treasures, the basic construction is the same. All the materials can be purchased in home centers or lumberyards. A Cutting List and Shopping List can be viewed and printed from Additional Information, below. Buying the Wood We built our unit with red oak and oak veneer plywood and finished it with two coats of red oak stain. One note when buying boards: Use a tape measure to check the “standard” dimensions of 1x3s and 1x4s. Cut plywood shelves first 1 of 4 Photo 1: Use a jig and circular saw to cut the shelves Cut 3/4-in. shelf plywood to width first, using a circular saw and a homemade jig. 2 of 4 3 of 4
Homemade Lip Balm | FIMBY
You've stumbled upon one of my most popular posts. You might also enjoy let's talk lip balm. After making my own lip balm I will never buy it again. It's easy, cheap, 100% natural and good for your lips, especially this time of year. Ingredients 1/2 oz. Directions In a small pot over medium low heat melt beeswax, coconut oil, lanolin and vitamin E. This recipe makes enough for 3 - 3/4 oz tins (see photo for size) and one 1 1/2 oz jar. Notes I prefer to measure kitchen cosmetics with a scale but I included the approximate tsp. measurements for those without a scale. All ingredients can be found at a natural food store or ordered from an online store such as Mountain Rose Herbs. Some people are allergic to lanolin. I always use solid honey, that's just the kind of have. This recipe makes enough to last our family of 5 several months, plus I usually give away a tin from each batch I make.
Tile Coaster Tutorial
There’s nothing better than a handmade gift and this Tile Coaster Tutorial will do the trick! What better way to celebrate than with some fun, festive coasters. These coasters are made from inexpensive tiles from the hardware store and are embellished with fun, designer scrapbook paper. Make these coasters as a gift or make them for your home – either way, they are sure to get noticed! Supplies: 4 square tiles from your local hardware store (4.25″ x 4.25″) 4 pieces of scrapbook paper (3.75″ x 3.75″) 4 pieces of felt (3.75″ x 3.75″) Mod Podge Sponge brush Glue (i.e. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Wrap four of these coasters up with some beautiful ribbon and you’ve got a gorgeous handmade gift. And finally, grab yourself a cocktail and toast to a wonderful New Year!
Make It and Love It
How to make a cheap, awesome, professional Curtain Rod
First off, thank you so much for being so kind about my new curtains in the dining room! I am taken aback daily by how many genuinely nice people there are in this blogging community. Thank you for loving the curtains along with me, and also thank you for just being plain ol’ nice. Now, shall we get down to bid-ness? Let’s talk Curtain Rods. I should dedicate an entire post just to curtain rods and best above ground pool, because after this experience, I think I know every single option of inexpensive curtain rod options in the greater Austin area. DIYing a Curtain Rod: I headed to Home Depot on a mission to find a practical inexpensive solution to my curtain rod dilemma. At Home Depot I found a variety of objects that could work, but in the end the heavens parted and I stumbled on Electrical Conduit. Bless the person that invented this light weight, sturdy, and extremely inexpensive product! But let me back up for a sec. I bought the conduit that was 1/2″ x 10′. Curtain Rings and Finials:
How To Make Hairspray
I was so excited to share this recipe for homemade hairspray that I had a hard time conducting an adequate test phase! I’m happy to report that after using it every day for over a month, I’ve been thrilled with the results. (UPDATE: I’ve been using this formula for over two years now, and won’t ever go back to store-bought!) Here’s how and why I make my own hairspray. My Issues with Commercial Hairspray Nowadays I have very thick, curly, long(ish) hair and need to use a generous amount of hairspray no matter how I style it. It’s time for something different. To my delight, Matt received a basic recipe for homemade hairspray from a DIYNatural reader named Charli. I tested the recipe, made a few tweaks, and came up with this wonderful recipe. Citrus-Lavender Hairspray Step 1 Cut a whole orange or lemon into wedges and combine with 2 cups water in a small pot. Step 2 Strain liquid through cheesecloth into a measuring cup. Step 3 Step 4 A Few Things to Note
You Don't Say: Twenty-Two Unique Uses for the Dishwasher
A friend recently told me that she and her boyfriend had a huge fight because he opened the dishwasher and found her flip-flops right next to his dinner plate. He was disgusted and shocked. My friend calmly explained to him that it’s actually completely hygienic as the heat and soap of the dishwasher kill any lingering bacteria. I’ll admit that I too was a bit taken aback by her unconventional use of the dishwasher at first, but after doing some research for myself, I was surprised to learn that there are many unconventional items that can be cleaned in the dishwasher and that there are some unique uses for the dishwasher itself. While I advise against washing your shoes with your forks (purely because of the grossness factor), there’s nothing wrong with using your washer instead of that nasty old sponge to clean pesky household objects. 1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 22.
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30 Fabulous Reuses & Repurposes for Old or Recalled Cribs
With new crib regulations, the resale of cribs is going to be pretty non-existent for a while. But don't you worry!! You don't have to use that crib for summer campfires! We've scoured the web for some cool tutorials and ideas for reusing old or recalled cribs! These repurposed crib projects are an awesome way to prevent your crib from going into a landfill, getting reused "inappropriately" or simply sitting in your basement collecting dust. NEW! Create a Cool Craft & Storage Center from your Recalled Crib Get Organized in the Laundry Room with Your Old Crib ** ConsignmentMommies "I Consign Too Much..." Turn Your Old Crib into a Bench or Chair A Repurposed Crib Becomes a Plate Rack Cool Message Centers, Chalkboards & Easels from Old Cribs Create a Photo Display from Crib Parts Organize Your Jewelry A Cool Magazine Rack Create a Cool Message Center for Your Office Create a Table Take it Outside to the Garden