Tag Archives: diy

Zero waste also means giving old clothes new life

Skirt # 1 I have this skirt that kept ripping at the lace seams. One day my mother spend 1/2 hour sewing the tiny holes for me and then said, “you better wear this a lot!” I promised her I would, and then promptly got a tear in the lace that simple mending wouldn’t fix …

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My she-shed herbal workshop camper πŸŒΏ

About 5 years ago, my husband got me a vintage camper for my birthday! The kids helped me clean it up and it became a backyard play house! As the years have gone by, the kids stopped playing in it and I began to dream of the possibilities… 🌸🌿🌸🌿🌸🌿🌸🌿🌸🌿 And this was the summer to …

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Vintage Spice rack turned tincture rack

I got the cutest vintage spice rack yesterday from the Salvation Army! The front glass panel was broken so Josh removed it for me. The adorable glass bottles, though, are in perfect condition! I washed each bottle and placed a chalk board label around their middles. So- now the spice rack was ready to become …

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Making elderberry syrup… burning my smudge sticks and going raw for a month

What a beautiful morning it was today! The weather was cloudy and cool so the windows were open and the kids were working on their school assignments (with the help of a bribe… hot chocolate! I enjoyed a tart glass of kombucha tea with infused blueberries! Elderberry Syrup This morning I decided to make someelderberry …

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Craft fair

Simone had been busy all summer making Shrinky Dink Jewelry – necklaces and earrings… … and today was the big day- where she sold her creations at a craft fair! She designed all her jewelry… some earrings she drew free-hand like the emoji’s and PokΓ©mon, others she traced like the Mickey and Minnie combo! She …

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Smudge sticks… incense from herbs 🌿 

Smudge stick (according to Wikipedia): A smudge stick is a bundle of dried herbs, often bound with string and usually rather small. The herbs are later burned as part of a ceremony or ritual.  (I plan on burning mine while meditating and praying, studying for my ASL classes and  cleaning the house. I would like …

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Kombucha vinegar toilet bowl cleaner 🚽 

I was gifted some kombucha tea that had been brewed waaaay too long and it had turned into kombucha vinegar. And boy did it stink to high heaven! I didn’t want to just throw out the vinegar, so I decided to try to use it as a cleaner… I strained the vinegar – – And …

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Reusing essential oil bottles for a natural first aid kit

I was sitting by the pool when a wasp flew over to me and stung me on the arm!  Ouch!! I quickly left my friends in charge of my children so I could drive home to get an oil for the sting! I applied my comfrey oil that I had infused, and got immediate pain …

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Using my pressed flowers

I used the flowers I dried in the flower press I made! I’m creating another book- similar to the Wild Family Book of Potions and Brews. This new book is called Mind Body Spirit and it will hold information about how we benefit from plants! The Daisy and Four-Leafed Clover turned out so nice!  You can …

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Elderberry flower cordialΒ 

We went on a lovely bike ride today! As were biking along a beautiful path, we were all overcome with the sweet sweet aroma of the elderberry flower! I foraged a bundle of flowers and enjoyed their scent the rest of the bike ride! As soon as we got home, I headed straight to the …

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