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The Revolutionary Roller Ball

That's right! The revolutionary roller ball , one of the best inventions ever, and here's why! First and foremost, you can make those precious essential oils go farther, therefore saving lots of money, and who doesn't like that, right? You can dilute your pure oil by placing 15-30 drops in a 10 ml roller bottle [...]

By | February 18th, 2017|Home Apothecary, Homemaking|4 Comments

Old Fashioned Lye Soap

You often hear older people talk about good old fashioned lye soap, for good reason!  It was an excellent laundry and cleaning aid! The truth is, all soap is made with lye, there just is no  way to make soap without it. The difference however, between good facial soap and good  lye soap for cleaning, [...]

By | February 2nd, 2017|Homemaking, Natural cleaning, Uncategorized|3 Comments

DYI Laundry Soap and Fabric Softner

At our house, we like the freedom to make different household cleaning  items that  work great AND save money. One of the things that used to take up quite a bit extra of my grocery budget was laundry soap, and fabric softener. With three girls in the house and a hubby who works out doors [...]

By | January 28th, 2017|Homemaking, Natural cleaning, Uncategorized, Young Living|Comments Off on DYI Laundry Soap and Fabric Softner

Healthy Cleaning Part ll

If you're like me, and tired of the chemical cocktails for sale at the store to clean our houses with, cleaners that contain chemicals that will disrupt our hormones, cause allergies, potentially harm our children, pets and ourselves, then you will enjoy learning about some wonderful alternatives! My last post was about how to make [...]

By | January 11th, 2017|Homemaking, Natural cleaning|Comments Off on Healthy Cleaning Part ll

“Summer”izing Your House!

Today is one cold, and I do mean cold day! It's three degrees outside here in Southwest MN. and  I think we are beginning to get cabin fever! You all know I love to make natural products, to use on my family, and to clean with. In the next few posts, I'm going to do [...]

By | January 4th, 2017|Homemaking, Natural cleaning|Comments Off on “Summer”izing Your House!

Scent Your Season Naturally

When it comes to homey holiday fragrances, I'm totally in love. I used to be the first one to grab up all the plug ins, air fresheners, candles etc. to make my house smell like a winter wonderland! That is, until I found out how harmful those are to our families. After deciding to go [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|Herbs, Homemaking|Comments Off on Scent Your Season Naturally

An Old Fashioned Christmas

My daughter and I are history buffs at our house We homeschool, and for the month of December we decided to do something fun for history. Instead of continuing on with our ancient world history, we are doing some Christmas themed history. The other day we ran across the origins of the Christmas tree. They [...]

By | December 4th, 2016|Homemaking, Inspiration|4 Comments

Trash… Or Treasure

Remember the old saying one man's trash is another man's treasure? That definitely is true for me! My kids laugh at me because I have been known to dumpster dive at a moments notice, or veer out of traffic to  a random rummage sale. That's when your teen slouches down in their seat, and pretends [...]

By | November 8th, 2016|Homemaking, Inspiration|Comments Off on Trash… Or Treasure

Happy Birthday Old House

Happy Birthday old house! My, but you were grand in your day! Standing up on a hill looking over the prairie flowers. Someone with big hopes and dreams built you, back in 1916. I had an old lady friend years ago who told me stories about you and the people who lived here. She was [...]

By | September 7th, 2016|Homemaking, Inspiration|Comments Off on Happy Birthday Old House

Back to School Immunity Support

It's hard to believe that August has almost come to an end and September is right around the corner! As we have, many of you may have started to get ready for back to school, back packs, school supplies, maybe new clothes and shoes, all of those things are fun to shop for! One thing [...]

By | August 27th, 2016|Home Apothecary, Homemaking|Comments Off on Back to School Immunity Support