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DIY: Disinfecting Spray

DIY: Disinfecting Spray

DIY: Disinfecting Spray The flu has officially been reported in our area, so I thought this would be a good time to talk about making your own DIY disinfecting spray. I know your first instinct is to run out and grab a thing of Lysol, and I have used that A LOT in the past. But really the smell. I can’t handle the artificial smells, they give me a headache. Plus store-bought disinfecting sprays have SO, so many chemicals in…

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DIY: Hair Detangler Spray

DIY: Hair Detangler Spray

DIY: Hair Detangler Spray My daughter is 3 years old. She has very fine hair, and it tangles very easily. She also does not like to keep her hair tied up. I’ll put her hair in a ponytail, and she’ll have it out before she even runs out of the room. What does she do as soon as she whips the hair tie out? She puts both hands in her hair and gives her hair a good messing up. Because…

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DIY: Chocolate Covered Cashews

DIY: Chocolate Covered Cashews

Chocolate Covered Cashews The holidays are upon us. Christmas is just over a month away, and that means it’s time to have all of my homemade gifts planned. My dad really loves chocolate covered cashews. I was going to buy him some for Christmas a couple of years ago. First of all, the chocolate covered cashews were hard to find in store, and then once I did find them, they were really expensive and in really small packages. That year…

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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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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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Make Your Own Alfredo Sauce

Make Your Own Alfredo Sauce

I LOVE Alfredo. Jarred sauce cannot compare to making your own sauce, actually jarred sauce does not even taste like Alfredo sauce. This recipe is easy, uses no special ingredients, and still tastes great. Alfredo Sauce Ingredients: Desired amount of cooked pasta 1/2 Cup butter 1.5 Cups heavy cream salt and pepper to taste dash of garlic 1 1/4 Cups Parmesan cheese (or 3/4 cup Parmesan and 1/2 cup Romano cheese) How To Prepare: Melt butter in the bottom of…

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DIY: Fajita Seasoning

DIY: Fajita Seasoning

Season Your Own Fajitas I will confess that first time I ever had fajitas I thought for sure there was no way I was going to like them. Since Andi and I were guests at a friends house, we sucked it up and ate them. They were DELICIOUS! So I tried to make them at home, I had picked up the basic concept watching my friend make them. We sat down to dinner that night expecting a repeat and they…

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Recipe Review: Instant Chai Tea Mix

Recipe Review: Instant Chai Tea Mix

I love Chai Tea. Like really love it, I can drink it like water. I go threw so much that buying the little canisters at the grocery store is not only very expensive but laughable, since they only last a few days. I found instant chai tea mix at my favorite bulk food store, but even doing that I was having to buy multiple packages every time I went. So naturally I started looking for a DIY version. I browsed…

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