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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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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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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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DIY tooth powder

Completely random conversation that just happened at the Hippie House this morning: Peter: “You know, I’ve been using your tooth powder recipe for about a month now and my teeth feel stronger and clean.” Me: *socially awkward happy dance* My adventures in making our own tooth paste started last year when I thought I was getting a cavity.  I consulted the internet for a homemade toothpaste recipe and ran to Whole Foods for the ingredients. I kept it as a tooth powder  ...

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