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I Stopped Using Laundry Detergent Almost a Year Ago

That’s right, it’s officially been over a year since I’ve purchased laundry detergent, and close to a year since I stopped using it. No, I don’t make my own, that’s honestly too much effort for me to go through in my life right now (sometimes you have to balance the natural life with the convenient life, yaknowwhatImean?). And no, I’m not washing with vinegar. I like vinegar but in laundry it’s primarily used as a fabric softener and since I  ...

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Cleaning Products

Non-Toxic Household Cleaning Supplies To Use For Your Spring Cleaning

The weather here in St. Louis might be completely confused as to what season it’s supposed to be, but I am not. It is spring time, and that means one thing: Time for spring cleaning. I much prefer to use natural products around the house, both because they are cheaper and because they are healthier for my toddler and infant sons to be around since they are all over every surface. It’s also very nice that these recipes contain various combinations of a few basic ingredients, most  ...

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Beauty

9 Homemade Beauty Products That Make Perfect Frugal Gifts for Her

I grew up in the 90s, when every girl got either a shower gel gift set from Bath and Body Works or a collection of Lip Smackers lip balms as a gift for basically any occasion. As nostalgic as these things make me, the ingredients make me shudder. I have a (general) rule that if I can’t pronounce it, I don’t use it. I’ve been on the hunt for some frugal homemade beauty products to make as gifts for the ladies in my life, especially as Mother’s Day draws near. One of  ...

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DIY

Skip the Salon: DIY Haircut for a Long Layered Hairstyle

I’ve done all sorts of crazy things in order to save money. My most recent? A DIY haircut for a long layered hairstyle. I have cut Peter’s hair since we were first married. Using lots of pictures and the best set of clippers ever, I have successfully managed several easy mens haircuts for him including mohawks, faux hawks, and crew cuts. When it comes to my hair, though, it’s a sad story. My last professional haircut was the big post-wedding chop (almost 2 1/2 years ago!)  ...

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