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When in doubt, learn to do it yourself! Learning new skills and how to be handy is one of the best ways to invest in yourself. Here are some of our ideas…
Homemade Wooden Spoon and Cutting Board Conditioning Wax
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Homemade Wooden Spoon and Cutting Board Conditioning Wax

If you live in a dry area, or you’ve left your wooden utensils to soak in water for too long, you may find that they have become sandpapery and dry. If you’re like me, you have a bunch of wooden spoons that you love, but sometimes neglect. They end up sitting on your counter looking…

How to Make a Homemade Wreath
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How to Make a Homemade Wreath

If you’re inspired to learn the art of wreath-making, all you need are a few tools and some foraged greenery. Follow these five steps exactly and you’ll have a professional looking wreath in a couple of hours.  The Wreath-Making Tradition If you’re like me, growing up, making wreaths was something the matriarchs did–my mother and…

10 Handmade Gifts to Make This Season 
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10 Handmade Gifts to Make This Season 

The Christmas season is here, and many of us are making lists of what we’re going to gift to our loved ones. Some difficulties many people run into, include budget and finding something special for that person who has everything. That’s where homemade gifts come in! They are cost effective and because they are handmade,…

Homemade Elderberry Syrup Recipe
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Homemade Elderberry Syrup Recipe

As cold weather draws near, I find myself hunkering down and preparing homemade remedies that will help me stay healthy and feeling my best throughout the winter. I spend time in the warmth of the summer, foraging herbs and berries to make into tinctures and tea for when the weather outside is too cold to…

Fire Cider Recipe: How to Make it at Home
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Fire Cider Recipe: How to Make it at Home

Fire cider, a name coined by herbalist Rosemary Gladstar in the late 1970’s is a remedy that has been around for a very long time. Fire cider falls into the category of oxymels, which can be traced all the way back to ancient Greece! An oxymel is a tonic made up of vinegar and honey…

How to Make Homemade Cleaning Spray
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How to Make Homemade Cleaning Spray

If you like to keep a clean kitchen, having a trustworthy general-purpose cleaning spray on hand is a must.  I first discovered the simplicity of homemade cleaning spray working as a barista at a local coffeehouse. We kept a bottle on hand at all times—half vinegar, half water. It was so simple. In fact, this…

How to Make Homemade Conditioner
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How to Make Homemade Conditioner

I’ll always remember the first time I used coconut milk conditioner on my hair. My mom made a rare splurge and bought luxury coconut milk shampoo and conditioner, and I was in love. It teleported me to a tropical oasis of shiny, frizz-free, nourished hair.  Unsurprisingly, my fondness for coconut milk conditioner inspired this easy…