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How to Make Wool Dryer Balls

How to Make Wool Dryer Balls

Wool dryer balls are a great DIY project you can easily make in your home in an afternoon. Not only are they better for the environment, they are better for you! Dryer balls help to speed up the drying process when thrown in with your […]

How to Make your Own Lip Balm

How to Make your Own Lip Balm

Homemade lip balm is easy to make and personalize. This recipe uses beeswax and honey for added benefit.

How to Make Pine Cone Fire Starters

How to Make Pine Cone Fire Starters

Pine cone fire starters can offer a safe and reliable option when it comes to getting a good fire started in your fireplace, outdoor oven, or wood stove. Pine cones themselves burn well when dry, and can serve as helpful kindling.  By adding a wick […]

How to make Homemade Labels for your Homemade Gifts

How to make Homemade Labels for your Homemade Gifts

  Homemade holiday gifts can be a huge hit, especially if you personalize them for your friends and family.  You can increase the wow factor of a homemade gift by adding beautiful homemade labels. Before choosing an option for creating labels, decide what you want […]

How to Infuse Olive Oil: Cold Infusion

How to Infuse Olive Oil: Cold Infusion

Infused olive oils are a great way to add more flavor to a dish without having to chop up extra ingredients. They are amazing in marinades, pasta dishes, and salad dressings.  They also make great gifts to give for the holidays or as a hostess […]

How to Make Vanilla Extract at Home: The Hot Method

How to Make Vanilla Extract at Home: The Hot Method

Homemade vanilla extract is an easy, fun thing you can make yourself!  It makes a great gift and tastes much better than store-bought vanilla (isn’t that how it always is?).  While homemade vanilla extract is easy to make, it does require quite a bit of […]

How to Make Homemade Country Wines

How to Make Homemade Country Wines

  This is a guest post from Ashley Adamant at Practical Self Reliance.  Just about everyone is familiar with traditional grape wine, but many people have never heard of the many varieties of country wine that have been made in homestead kitchens for generations.  Country […]

How to Make Laundry Detergent at Home

How to Make Laundry Detergent at Home

With two kids and a husband who works in the flooring business, laundry is happening ALL the time in our house.  Over the years, I have become picky about what I use.  After all, the clothes are being worn by the people I love!  I […]