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31 Household Products You'll Never Have To Buy Again

31 Household Products You'll Never Have To Buy Again
1. DIY Dishwashing Detergent 1 cup borax, 1 cup washing soda (or baking soda will work, as well), 1/2 cup citric acid, and 1/2 cup of kosher salt as a scrubbing agent. Use vinegar as your rinsing agent. 2. DIY Shaving Cream Shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil, rosemary oil, and peppermint oil are the ingredients you’ll need to make this natural shaving cream. 3. Add distilled water, witch hazel, and citronella oil to a spray bottle. 4. 5. The secret is in the pump, not the soap, so never throw out an empty foam soap dispenser. 6. Make a much cheaper version with coconut oil and paper towels. 7. It’s completely earth-friendly and chemical-free. 8. Get the directions here. 9. All you need is Elmer’s glue and water. 10. Mix 1 cup of latex house paint or acrylic craft paint with 1 tablespoon of non-sanded tile grout. 11. You’ll need beeswax, almond oil, and coconut oil. 12. Get the full directions here. 13. You’ll need epsom salts, which are awesome for detoxifying baths. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.

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Hanging Diamond Decor project, photos, and tutorial contributed by Kathleen of Snowdrop & Co. Now that June is upon us, it’s beginning to really feel like summer. These hanging diamond ornaments are a great way to offset that summer heat – don’t they remind you of ice cubes floating mid-air? Plus, with all the diamond-shaped products out there these days wouldn’t it be a blast to throw an icy cool diamond party this summer? I hope you won’t forget to send Sugar & Cloth an invitation! These DIY metallic diamonds are fun to hang as an overhead table centrepiece or for photo backdrops, but you could easily leave off the string for modern tabletop décor. - All for the Everyday - DIY Lotion Bars Thanks for stopping by! This blog is now continuing over at All for the Memories (where you can also find this recipe and others) I'd love if you followed me there! Also find me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. I love natural products + I have very dry skin. I have yet to find a great facial lotion that can keep me from being flakey.

Homemade Hair Treatments - At Home DIY Hair Treatments Eggs, yogurt and honey are, at first glance, all components of a tasty breakfast—but they also happen to be hair treatment ingredients, and affordable, all-natural ones at that. And they're not the only ones. Did you know, for instance, that the oils in avocados more closely resemble our own skin's oils than any product in the beauty aisle does? Or that the mild acidity in lemon is an effective—and gentler—alternative to chemical-laden products? Next time your locks need a lift, save money by using one of these kitchen fixes.

Awesome Fire Pit Swing Set What’s better than sitting around a campfire in the summer evenings? A beautiful summer evening with a backyard fire pit is the perfect gathering spot for family and friends. How does it look this place ? Materials: 6- Bags of Sacreete (or Quickcreete – whatever you call it) one for each upright. 6- 6x6x10’s (for the uprights) 6- 6x6x8’s for the top sections 6- 2x6x8’s for the stabilizers that go kitty corner on top of 6×6’s (for strength) 24- 3/8’s x 8″ lags for laggin the top horizontal pieces to the uprights (countersunk) 24- 4″ Deck screws for screwing the top pieces together horizontally before lagging them. 24 – 3″ Deck screws for screwing the top 2×6 stabilizers to the 6×6’s 10- 3/8×8″ eyebolts with nuts and washers for hanging the swings

Redfly Creations: The 50-Cent DIY iPad Stand Ever since we purchased a tablet we have been looking for an inexpensive yet sturdy stand. The good ones available on the market cost about $30. On the other hand, inexpensive homemade stands out of legos or pencils and rubber bands are just not sturdy enough. So, we decided to make our own out of wood! This stand is versatile enough that it will fit any generation iPad AND most Android Tablets including Amazon's Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD. Hanging jar lanterns Got a balcony or porch railing and some jam jars? This is a cheap and easy way to shed some light for trick-or-treaters, or just create a mood for nighttime porch sitting. Best of all, you don’t have to worry about the wind (or little feet) knocking them over. How to make hanging jar lanterns

Operation Organization : Professional Organizer Peachtree City, GA : 7 Habits of Highly Organized People I would not say I was born naturally organized. I've more often identified myself as a more right-brained creative type. However, I've always enjoyed the pursuits and observed the positive effects of organization since childhood. I have found that maintaining a truly consistent organized lifestyle takes a lot of intentional effort, discipline, and practice to achieve. But, it's WORTH it! Beginning my own family has probably afforded me the greatest opportunity to observe a few of the biggest benefits of managing a simplified and organized home and life:

How to Print Bumper Stickers at Home (nebsi/english production method) [This describes a sticker making technique now called the nebsi production method] There are lots of places online where you can design bumper stickers and get them shipped out to you ASAP. In small quantities this will set you back a couple of bucks per sticker. Printing your own bumper stickers is ten times cheaper and more than ten times faster. Follow these instructions to print glossy, nearly professional-looking, peel-and-stick bumper stickers.

Building a Celtic Roundhouse The walls of roundhouses were either dry stone filled in with clay and straw, or a ring of support poles weaved with wattling and plastered in daub, or a mixture of both stone and wattling as being built here (left). Wattle and daub is one of the oldest building techniques dating back to the Bronze Age and beyond. Wattling is a way to build walls by weaving long flexible sticks in and out of upright posts. Hazel, which is pliable and grows naturally long, is a good species to use for wattle.

ipad cover tutorial We recently bought a new iPad 2 for work and I was floored at the prices of covers…..I just couldn’t bring myself to spend that much. My husband’s friend Walker jokes that his composition notebook is his “low-tech iPad” because it is exactly the same size…..so it gave me an idea. I would make a cover for our new iPad out of one of the old composition notebooks I had sitting around. Turns out it was pretty easy using the box my iPad came in, some hair elastics and a notebook with the pages removed.

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