How to Make and Use Cloth Toilet Paper

How to Make and Use Cloth Toilet Paper

Oh lord!  Is this what we've come to?  Well, maybe. Whether it's used in a crisis situation or as a part of your sustainable home, let's talk about "How to Make and Use Cloth Toilet Paper". You may have heard "cloth toilet paper" referred to as the "Family cloth". That term disgusts me. It's the reason I didn't try cloth toilet paper sooner. So, clear your head of any bias and hear me out. With the exception of the Chinese, who have records of using something like toilet paper around the 6th century, toilet paper as we know it has only been around for...

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50 frugal living tips

50 Frugal Living Tips to Save Money Now

You're finally ready to trim that budget so that you can pay down debt!  But after all the "no brainer" ways to save, you're ready for some serious savings ideas!  How is frugal living accomplished? Here's "50 Frugal Living Tips to Save Money Now"! What's Your "Why"? We all need motivation in order to stay dedicated to something. That motivation differs from person to person, however, it's important to establish your "why"! "Why" do you want to save money?  "Why" is frugal living important to you? For us, it's two kids in college.  It's our goal to put our children through college without any...

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How to Sew an Easy, Double-Sided Baby Blanket

How to Sew an Easy, Double-Sided Baby Blanket

Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to whip up a quick, hand-made gift for someone you care about?  It's very doable with this simple sewing project!  Let's learn "How to Sew an Easy, Double-Sided Baby Blanket"! I like making this size because it doesn't require much fabric!  It can be used as a nap blanket for a baby or a toddler, or even a play blanket for babies who aren't walking yet!  You could set their little toys on it while they play! What's really awesome about this project is that once you understand the basics, you can adjust it...

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how to make homemade laundry detergent and pre-treat

How to Make Homemade Laundry Detergent and Pre-Treat Recipe

I can't even begin to quantify how much money you'll save over the years by learning to make your own homemade laundry detergent and pre-treat!   With our big family and with using cloth diapers with my babies, I've saved thousands, yes I said thousands of dollars using our homemade laundry soap and pre-treat.  This is money that can go to your bottom line and help pay off debt and put more in savings! Frankly, it's just crazy how much the stores want for laundry products, when it costs just a few dollars to make your own!  Plus, you can skip out...

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HOW TO MAKE DIY NATURAL DEODORANT THAT WORKS

How to Make DIY Natural Deodorant that Works

Deodorant.  It's one of those topics that you don't want to spend a lot of time on, right?  Well then, let's get to it!  I've got 5 amazing deodorant recipes to show you "How to Make DIY Natural Deodorant that Works"! I remember growing up and getting to that awkward stage of life when it was time to begin wearing antiperspirant.  The goal was to not sweat or smell, no matter what! It wasn't until my twenties (back in the 80's), when I was involved in competitive athletics, that someone explained to me how it was important to perspire. This was just...

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how to make aloe vera gel

How to Make Aloe Vera Gel

As I was strolling into my neighborhood health food store this week, with my list of two or three things, I stumbled across an offering of large aloe vera leaves in the refrigerator section!  These dudes were crazy big!  And for $1.99 each, I just had to have one!  Let me show you how easy it is to learn how to make aloe vera gel! Now, being no stranger to aloe vera, remember I grew up down south, I was thrilled.  Aloe vera gel has so many uses, it's ridiculous, but let's start with how to peel this bad boy and extract...

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how to make vitamin c capsules DIY

How to Make DIY Vitamin C Capsules

  Over the holidays is a fabulous time to get your hands on some gorgeous citrus!  Citrus comes into season in the warmer parts of the country during the holidays, so it's in great supply!  What a wonderful source of Vitamin C!  Here's "How to Make DIY Vitamin C Capsules"! Vitamin C is so important to our health, especially in light of the fact that our bodies can't make it! But why buy store bought supplements that are full of GMO's and chemicals?  Food is and will always be the best way to ingest vitamins and minerals!  What's the point of supplements...

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54 WAys to BE More Sustainable

54 Ways to Be More Sustainable

In "54 Ways to Be More Sustainable", you'll discover big and small ways and ideas to promote sustainability in your home...no matter where you live! Creating more sustainability and self-reliance in your life brings more freedom from unfulfilling jobs, stress and debt.  By becoming more sustainable, we gain confidence and freedom that we can indeed provide quite a bit for ourselves!  Where to begin to become more sustainable in our lives?   54 Sustainable Living Tips and Ideas   1.  Take Inventory  What do I mean by "take inventory"?  What I mean is to take a look around at what you have access to where you live.  It doesn't...

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