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Homemade Gluten-Free Playdough


Who hasn’t eaten that colorful, salty, dough for playing? If you have little ones at home, or if you were a kid within the last 60 years, then you’re no doubt familiar with this toy. Originally created for use in cleaning wallpaper in the 1930s, it was re-purposed for use as a modeling clay in […]

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Impractical DIY – Pocket Grill

On the search for DIYs, I’ve found it ironically enjoyable to happen upon impractical projects like this one. I found this DIY on Pinterest…the photo below made me click. The funniest part of this DIY is this line from Step 5: I’m not going to lie to you, this is painstaking to do until you […]

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DIY Shower Organization

The upside of shopping at Costco is bulk savings. The down side? I still haven’t found one…except for the danger of dropping 200 pound shampoo, soap, and conditioner bottles on your toes while showering. The only other downside of shopping at Costco is limited to those who are forced to shop at the location in […]

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Cold Weather Layering Systems, Stay Warm

With winter in full swing, being able to stay warm is more than nice. It’s key to comfort, especially if you’re working outdoors. I’ve talked to a few folks recently and I was a bit surprised at how few of them actually understand the concept of layering their clothing. One friend said, “Yeah, that sounds […]

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Ideas for Stacking Firewood

Here in Texas, we enjoy having our wood stacked nice & neat for the winter. We don’t worry about snow at all but we do enjoy splitting & stacking wood. I’ve found some really cool wood stacking designs that I will try my hand at next week as we split some logs. Check these out! […]

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How to Grow Ginger Indoors

Ginger is delicious…even beyond sushi. The health benefits of ginger include many gastrointestinal applications such as colic, diarrhea, gas, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), nausea, and stomach aches. Additionally, ginger oil has been used in applications such as to treat coughs, lactation difficulties, migraines, and toothaches. Ginger is not a terribly difficult root to grow but […]

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5 DIY Easy Extracts

We love cooking & baking new foods in our home. I came across this DIY tutorial and had to share it with you. In it, you’ll learn about these 5 extracts you can do at home, complete with ingredients lists instructions. Almond Chocolate Mint Coffee Lemon Vanilla

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DIY Mosquito Management

Here in Texas everything is bigger, especially the mosquitoes! So many folks use tons and tons of bug spray to fend off those blood suckers but not me. My wife talked me into using coconut oil once a couple of years ago and that’s worked excellent ever since. But, here are two interesting videos that […]

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DIY Make Kinetic Sand

Having several kids at home is our reality. Finding crafts and creative activities can keep them entertained for quite a while. More than that, it’s fun to spend time doing these kinds of activities, especially when we’re stuck in a rainy-day storm kinda-day. How to Make Kinetic Sand

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DIY Cough Remedy @ Traditional Cooking School by GNOWFGLINS

DIY Ginger, Lemon, & Thyme Cough Syrup

I recently recommended this wonderful DIY cough syrup to my friend’s husbad as he was looking for a cough syrup to help his daughter’s cough. This recipe is one of TONS of great recipes from our friend Wardeh Harmon at the Traditional Cooking School by GNOWFGLINS (GNOWFGLINS = God’s Natural, Organic, Whole Foods, Grown Locally, In […]

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