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What To Do With Zucchini Baseball Bats

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It never fails that at least once a season there is a zucchini hiding underneath that grows to the size of a baseball bat. I have heard so many people say that the zucchini loses their flavor when they get this big and they should be thrown out. Do not do this!! I have found one of the best ways to use these baseball bats in the kitchen (without my kids even knowing!).  I make […]

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DIY Tick & Mosquito Prevention

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If you’re anything like me, the thought of ticks makes my skin crawl. Unfortunately, it’s something we have to live with, especially in our situation when we are outside so often and go camping frequently. After a day of removing nearly 20 ticks from our small 10 pound dog (which led me to having nightmares all night), you could say that I was motivated to find a solution! We have experimented and researched all kinds […]

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Carrie’s Amazing Homemade Bread Recipe!

When I first heard about people making bread, I thought they were crazy! Why go through so much work when you can simply buy a loaf at the grocery store?! Once you make a loaf for yourself, you will completely understand why I have made my own bread for the last couple years and will not buy from the store!

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How We Make Our DIY Laundry Detergent & Save $$$

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6/1/2017 Update: We have a video for this now!   Long gone are the days of buying laundry detergent for me. I got frustrated spending so much money on laundry detergents each month that I started to research how to go about saving money. I found some recipes for laundry detergents, but none seemed to be the best match for me. I have very sensitive skin and a lot of store-bought and homemade detergents caused […]

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How we make dishwasher detergent with 4 common household ingredients

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Dishwasher detergent was something I never even thought about being able to make. I always just thought it was one of those purchases I had to keep making every month or so. I found this really simple recipe from Happy Money Saver and have found it to be so beneficial! Not only is it simple to make, it works just as well as the store-bought detergent! Positives: Cheaper than store bought You aren’t using harsh […]

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How we save $ and protect my baby’s skin using reusable cloth wipes

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Cloth wipes are something that I could definitely not do without! I feel silly that I ever used wipes bought at the store. This is such an easy thing that I can’t believe that everyone doesn’t do it. Not only does it save time and money, but I feel so much better using these on my baby’s skin. We bought these wipes from Amazon and love them! We’ve found them to be extremely soft and durable […]

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How I manage cloth diaper laundry

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So many people always talk about how disgusting it is to have to wash cloth diapers. Honestly, I used to be one of those people before I started doing it. I truly do not feel that it is bad at all now! First of all, make sure to get a wet bag . I have a separate hamper that I use for diapers in the nursery and this liner helps to prevent any smells from occurring. […]

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A brief overview of why and how we use cloth diapers (Save $$$, protect your baby’s skin, go green!)

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When I first talked about the idea of using cloth diapers with my daughter, people thought I was crazy. Discussions about how disgusting it is to wash them and how hard it was to work with pins were always brought up. This type of thinking it what made me hold off until she was two months old. After buying yet another diaper rash cream, I decided to take the plunge. The only problem was I […]