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Homemade Stain Remover

February 2nd, 2015 | By in Cleaning, Home Repair
stained shirt

You don’t need harsh chemicals to get those stubborn stains out  of your clothes–you can just make your own stain remover with some simple household materials! And it’s cheaper, too! Here’s what you’ll need: -1/2 cup Dawn dishwashing liquid soap -1 cup hydrogen peroxide -1-2 tablespoons baking soda -opaque, airtight container Mix all three ingredients […]


Homemade Tile Cleaner

January 28th, 2015 | By in Cleaning, Home Repair
tiled bathroom

Here’s another household cleaning product you can make by yourself using safe, natural ingredients that are already in your kitchen: tile cleaner! Here’s what you’ll need: -3/4 cup baking soda -1/4 cup lemon juice -3 tablespoons salt -3 tablespoons natural dishwashing liquid -1/2 cup vinegar -10 drops essential oil (optional) Pour all your ingredients in […]


Homemade Wood Polish

January 26th, 2015 | By in Cleaning, Home Repair
homemade wood polish

Most household cleaning products are full of chemicals (some of them quite harmful) nowadays. Of course there are safer varieties out there–the ones made out of organic, all-natural ingredients–but they can be pretty expensive. The next best thing, if you’re really serious about going green and reducing the chemicals in your home, is to make […]


Spinach Tortilla Wraps

January 21st, 2015 | By in Appetizers, Budget, Cooking, For Kids, Kids, Recipes, Snacks
spinach tortilla wrap

Tortilla wraps make delicious and easy lunch options for those who don’t want to put too much effort into preparing their meals. They’re also extremely easy to customize–just fill them with different kinds of fresh veggies, meat, or cheese (the options are endless) each day… and you’ll never be bored! Now, if you want to […]


Homemade Vanilla Extract

January 19th, 2015 | By in Budget, Cooking, Recipes
homemade vanilla extract

Vanilla extract isn’t cheap–as most of you probably already know. If you enjoy baking, this one particular ingredient is something you can’t go without… but it will definitely burn a whole in your pocket. Luckily, it’s actually quite easy to make your own (for a fraction of the price) at home! Here’s what you’ll need: […]


Homemade Coconut Yogurt

January 14th, 2015 | By in Budget, Cooking, Recipes
yogurt

If you eat yogurt by the bucketful (because who doesn’t?) at home, it can get pretty expensive. So why not make your own homemade yogurt instead? This recipe makes a delicious, creamy yogurt that’s great for anyone who’s on a dairy-free diet, since it doesn’t use any milk. Here’s what you’ll need: -2 cups young […]


Fruit and Yogurt Breakfast Popsicles

January 5th, 2015 | By in Cooking, For Kids, Kids, Recipes, Snacks
fruit and yogurt popsicles

 Now that the holidays are over, it’s back to school (and work) for everyone–which means more of those stressful, rushed mornings. And when you’re running around trying to get everything ready before rushing out the door, eating breakfast is probably the last thing on your mind! Still, you need to eat breakfast. And if you […]


Cranberry Sorbet Champagne Fizz

December 31st, 2014 | By in Cooking, Party Food, Recipes

If you’re hosting a New Year’s Eve party and you’re planning to serve champagne to your guests, you may want to consider this drink idea to put a fun, yummy spin to your midnight toast. Champagne is already pretty amazing on its own (you’re tasting the stars, after all), but the added tartness from the […]


DIY Ombre Throw Pillows

December 29th, 2014 | By in Crafts, Home Decor
ombre throw pillows

Ombre throw pillows would make any couch or bed look so much better, don’t you think? They’re just so pretty! If you’re a fan of the ombre look and have a couple of old white pillow cases lying around, here’s an easy tutorial for making your own Ombre Throw Pillows! Here’s what you’ll need: -white […]


White Chocolate Peppermint Martini

December 24th, 2014 | By in Cooking, Party Food, Recipes, Trending Now
white chocolate peppermint martini

There’s no better time to indulge in a bit of alcohol than the holidays… and if you’re tired of eggnog, here’s another festive drink that’s sure to put you in a Christmas-y mood: a White Chocolate Peppermint Martini! Here’s what you’ll need: -1 shot Godiva white chocolate liquor -1 shot vodka -1/2 shot peppermint syrup -1 […]