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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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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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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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DIY Flower Press 🌺 

I made a Nature Journal/ Recipe Book to keep track of all that I’m learning concerning herbs and weeds and natural remedies! Yes- I have a laminator and a book binder! I realize this makes me a nerd and a half πŸ€“ Anyway… I want to be able to place pressed flowers in the journal to …

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I made my own healing salves… plantain and comfrey!

Why didn’t I know about comfrey when my boys broke their bones!   Andre just broke his knee last fall…  … so an herb that can help mend bones would have been appropriate! Yup- comfrey can help knit bones together! It also helps bruises and other ouchies… but it shouldn’t be used on open wounds …

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Making peppermint infused coconut oil for oil pulling and why I’m wearing the same dress for a month!

Wow! Now that’s a title! LOL πŸ˜‚ I’ve been AWOL again so I figured I better interest ya’ll real fast! So, what should I talk about first? The oil pulling or the dress? The Dress… I’ve been wearing the same beautiful white dress for 13 straight days now… I mostly wear an apron over it …

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Braided Fairy CrownsΒ 

Find a plant with long leaves. We used leaves from Day Lillies. Take your three leaves and braid them together This is a great way to learn how to braid! Create a circle and connect the ends You could use string or small hair rubber bands Put it in your hair with flowers… We had …

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You might be a hippie if…

A little bit of silliness today πŸ™‚ You might be a hippie if your son looks like Tom Petty! * In case you couldn’t tell them apart, Andre is on the left 😎 LOL!!

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