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Different Uses for Coconut Oil

What are some different ways to use coconut oil? Well, let me tell you! About a year ago, when we were on our Whole 30 kick that lasted about 15 days, I found this amazing thing. Coconut Oil! A healthy fat, in that it doesn't affect your cholesterol the same way as margarine or the like. Then, I found there are different ways to use coconut oil other than just to fry my eggs every…
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Scotch Thermal Laminator

Laminates items up to 9 inches wide Two roller system with two temperature settings The TL901 is designed to be used in a home or small office environment. Will laminate pouches up to 5 mil thick Two ″ x 11″ laminating pouches included Why a Laminator? Great for homeschool math worksheets. Make them reusable. Have a map for your backpack or BOB? Laminate it to make it last longer.   This laminator is normally $80…
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Essential Oils

No Poo Shampoo

*update* I use 1T Apple Cider Vinegar with 1C water as conditioner every other washing. **upadte #2** I have since added Clary Sage and Ylang Ylang essential oils. They help with hair growth. Bonus? They also help with hormones. This is a VERY good thing. I read a fellow blogger had gone poo'less. Meaning she decided to quit using shampoo! I decided to try this as well. What could I lose? So easy. So frugal!…
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Homemade Yogurt

  I made yogurt! Using my new to me dehydrator!   I used Organic whole milk and Chobani with live cultures.   bring to 180ish degrees. Enough to scald it. After it gets to 180ish degrees let it cool to removed it from the heat for this. The add 2T of live culture yogurt. After this first batch I will use some of THIS yogurt. I then put it in quart size Mason jars  …
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The Tuttle Twins - a child's foundation of freedom

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5 Ways to Re-use Eggshells

In Your Coffee Eggs shells reduce the bitterness. Add shells to the grounds in your coffee pot. In Your Compost To add calcium to your dirt. Eggshells include lots of nutrients that are great for plants. Just crush or grind them up in your coffee grinder or blender and add to your compost. Give Back to Your Chickens I crush them up and mix with their feed. I have not had a problem with my…
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Homemade Candles

We bought soy flakes at Hobby Lobby 2 pounds was $10. Looking online we found it to be cheaper. Melted down and poured into whatever container you would like to use. Popsicle sticks to hold the wicks up All you do is melt the soy flakes down. We added some old, not doterra essential oil that I had on A few drops each of orange and clove. So fun. So easy! They burn clean and…
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5 Uses for Coffee Grounds

Fridge Deodorizer Used grounds in a bowl in your fridge will remove odors In your Garden Old coffee grounds have been found, by farmers, to produce some of the biggest melons, tomatoes and carrots. Scrubbing Dishes It works great as an abrasive and won’t scratch the pot. Place a few teaspoons of grounds on a thin, cleaning rag and scour away grease and grime. Rinse well. Cat Deterrent Keeps cats away from your garden. Spread…
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Epsom Salt & Grapfruit Bathtub Scrub

I saw somewhere online where you could clean your tub with Epsom salt and a grapefruit. Cool….I’ll try it. I am all about green cleaning….aka no chemicals! The grocery store I frequent only had organic grapefruit or a bag of ; I don’t buy grapefruit on a regular basis, so I don’t know if $ was a lot or not Before …can’t really tell with my iPhone ; This tub was icky! Our school mascot…
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31 Days to Clean~food inventory

I skipped ahead and did Day 7 because I was motivated…and, well, since that doesn’t happen often I thought I better take it while I had it….  I have inventory pages posted on the back of my pantry ; I printed them for FREE at Organized Home Freezer… We have a big top load freezer in the basement. We are BLESSED because it is FULL to the rim with chicken, ground beef, and bread from…
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31 Days to Clean Day 1 results

So as soon as I was done with chapter 1 I got totally motivated to clean out this closet. I HATE this SO good to be able to open it and nothing fal out. Next up Laundry Room then Utility ~hall closet turned homeschool supply has no supplies in it! Sorry for the picture quality, they were taken with my cell 2 shelvesbins of  whatever needed a home, pasta (clay) press with tripod in front2nd…
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