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Homemade Air Freshening Spray

Our house is a home full of love.  Our home filled with love has been created by my husband and I, our five kids and our many, many critters.  All of this love can stink at times.  When our home begins to smell a bit too funky, stale, or downright stinky I enjoy spraying my …
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I use cloth diapers.  I feel that using cloth diapers is the best decision for my children and the environment.  The initial investment of cloth diapers can be high but it truly pays off in the long run.  I have used many different cloth diapers and have found that Bum Genius one size with snaps are my favorite. I …
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Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

I have been wanting to try this for a while.  I ran out of dishwasher detergent this week…it was time!  I tried a few different recipes that really didn’t please me.  One recipe left a gritty film and one left the glasses very cloudy.  I tried a new one today.  I found this recipe here…thanks …
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Homemade Glass Cleaner

In the past few weeks I have been struggling with the urge to go out and buy Windex.  I have resisted and today I am so glad that I did.  I made the best glass cleaner…EVER.  Yep, ever.  I am so excited about this, I even called my mom raving.    Okay, maybe I am a tad too …
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Orange Infused All-Purpose Cleaner

I really enjoy making my own homemade household cleaners.  I use vinegar and water for my homemade everyday household cleaner.   I don’t notice the smell of the vinegar anymore but when I saw citrus infused vinegar on Pinterest via Little Brick Ranch   I decided I would give it a try. I live in the Sunshine …
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green house

Along with getting the toxins out of the food that our family eats we are also working on getting the toxins out of our home.  I used to think that the smell of bleach and air fresheners was the smell of ‘clean’, I now realize that was the smell of toxic chemicals!  I know that we have saved …
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Homemade Laundry Detergent

I have been on a quest for the perfect laundry detergent to wash the diapers in.  I can’t seem to find one that I am in love with so I decided to make my own! It is so easy that I simply can’t even believe it! Here is what you need: 1 bar of Bar Soap, …
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