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Master Frizzy Hair in 2 Steps

woman applying hair mask

In this cold, spring season my hair becomes dry and frizzy.  I have found a way to keep it soft and manageable all year long.  I make my own hair mask and hair spray.  No chemicals and the results are wonderful.

It is easy, fast and inexpensive!  All three things I strive for in my DIY projects!

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Are Your Crackers Safe?

Commercial versus Homemade

Homemade Crackers

There is nothing so comforting than a nice homemade bowl of soup with crackers.  The problem is getting a cracker that is not loaded with fats, sugars and chemicals.  So, I make my own.

What? How bad could those crackers be?  Very bad and this is so cheap and easy you will try it once and use it over and over again.

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The Nature of Great Broth

What Makes for a Really Good Broth?

Vegetable Stock on Pot

How often have you found a great looking recipe to find that you don’t have any broth or clear soup on hand?  I found that using stock or broth makes the dish better tasting and appealing.

Buying canned or cartons of broth is not too expensive, but why buy it when you can make it?  It is really easy and you can do other things while it is “cooking” on the stove;  (stay in the house and check on it for safety reasons).

You can make broth from leftover vegetables and water!  Every time we have some “scraps” of vegetables, I throw them in a container in my refrigerator.  When it gets to about 4 cups, I know I am ready to make some vegetable broth.

 

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DIY Lip Balm

DIY Lip Balm

Tube of lip balm

In Wisconsin, we have a long, dry winter for the most part. Even with a humidifier, it is easy to get chapped lips.

Instead of spending money on wax, chemical lip sticks, make your own for 1/3 the price!

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Canning Made Easy

Canning – Easy First Recipe

Canning jars with lids, canner or pot in a kitchen settingI am not a “home-body”. Well at least I wasn’t. I can cook, clean and do the laundry, but not the type to start canning food when I am surrounded by stores. Or so I thought. Have you noticed the prices of everything is going up? The ingredients listed on products are getting hard to pronounce and sound like a chemistry experiment.

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