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Month: October 2017

Building Project: Hamster Cage

Building Project: Hamster Cage

Building Project: Hamster Cage (this post contains affiliated links) When we bought our mom hamster and her 3 babies, we knew we would need a ton of cage space. Syrian hamsters cannot be housed together, so each hamster would need their own cage. We decided we really needed to go up, and make a multi-hamster cage, that had a different level for each hamster. If we had bought a commercial cage for each hamster: First of all, it would have…

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My Marriage Is A 3-Way

My Marriage Is A 3-Way

My Marriage Is A 3-Way Today my husband and I celebrate 9 years of marriage. Looking at all we have done in those 9 years: 4 kids, the youngest of whom is 3. 4 moves A house to call our own All the blood (literally blood, from And), and sweat that has went into fixing up our house It’s not hard to think “Yeah, it has been nine years”. But really, it’s like “WOW! 9 years! Really It’s been that…

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The Better Carpet Cleaner

The Better Carpet Cleaner

The Better Carpet Cleaner I have always been pretty aware of the foods we eat, and what additives we are ingesting. While I have used vinegar on and off for cleaning, I am really working hard this coming winter to rely less on commercial chemical cleaners and more on what I can make myself. I have started to become more aware of what exactly is in my cleaning supplies. Not that I ever believed them to not be harsh, or…

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DIY: Bone Broth

DIY: Bone Broth

Make Your Own Bone Broth What Is It? Bone broth is a broth made from the bones of an animal. Stock (not broth, I know, I’m getting to that), is usually made with vegetables and bones with meat still on them. You process stock for a short amount of time. Think 4 or so hours. Bone broth is like a jacked-up stock. Bone broth simmer’s for 24 – 48 hours. While simmering most of the trace minerals and collagen will leach out of…

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Building Project: Toy Box

Building Project: Toy Box

DIY: Toy Box (this post contains affiliated links) So, my original plan was, I was going to take a picture of every piece as we cut it out. I was going to write the measurements on each one, for easy understanding for you, and I was going to take pictures of every step as we assembled the toy box. I also thought we were going to finish the whole toy box, in a weekend. Why Not Buy A Toy Box?…

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Recipe Review: Whipped Sweet Potatoes

Recipe Review: Whipped Sweet Potatoes

Recipe Review: Whipped Sweet Potatoes (this post contains affiliated links) Every year for Andi’s birthday we go to Red Lobster for their endless shrimp deal. I don’t eat crab, shrimp, or any fish besides tilapia, so every year I get the tilapia with mashed potatoes and broccoli. This year when we went, Red Lobster was out of broccoli and was using green beans for a substitute. Now, I like green beans, but not so much that I was going to…

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Mix A Better Hamster Food

Mix A Better Hamster Food

Mix A Better Hamster Food I hope you find this post helpful. When I started looking for how to mix my own hamster mix, all I could find was how to mix different commercial feeds together. Since I couldn’t even find a commercial feed with a protein percent higher than 15%, that was not an option for me. I am sure there are feeds out there with a higher protein percent, but they are not readily available near me, and…

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DIY: Chicken Gravy Mix

DIY: Chicken Gravy Mix

DIY: Gravy Mix (this post contains affiliated links) I love gravy. Gravy goes good on everything. I have always bought jarred gravy, but it’s thin, and the taste is only passable. I did make cream gravy a few times, but it is also easy for that to go wrong. Having packets or jars of gravy on hand, was always a staple in my pantry. Then I started wondering if I could mix my own “gravy mix”, and it turns out:…

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DIY: Chicken Bouillon

DIY: Chicken Bouillon

DIY: Chicken Bouillon (this post contains affiliated links) I don’t use a lot of chicken bouillon, but as I have been trying out some new recipes lately, I have found I could really use some on hand. While you can of course buy chicken bouillon, I mix my own. I like mixing my own, so it doesn’t have any fillers, artificial colors, or salt in it. Honestly, store-bought chicken bouillon taste like colored salt to me. It’s gross, and I don’t…

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