Category: Do It Yourself

Banana Bread- did someone say cheese?

| October 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

Banana Bread Written By: Michele, The Green-Mother The fall is one of my favorite seasons. With the leaves changing colors and the days getting shorter it gives me the urge to bake! Banana bread is one of my family’s favorite treat. This treat will always bring a smile to Nathaniel’s sweet face. This bread is […]

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Help! My HE Washing Machine Stinks!

| September 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Help! My HE Washing Machine Stinks! Written By: Michelle, the Green-Mother Several months after purchasing our brand new HE (High Efficiency) washing machine I started noticing a bad smell coming out of it. It smelled like raunchy, dirty laundry. Not the type of smell that I would expect from my washing machine. As time went […]

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Kale Chips

| July 25, 2012

Kale Chips Written By: Michelle, The Green-Mother I have a confession to make. I love potato chips. Especially the salty kind. Just writing about it creates a craving deep within me! After searching around the internet for chip alternatives I found a recipe that I wanted to share with my readers. Kale chips! They are […]

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Home Made Fabric Softener

| July 25, 2012

Home Made Fabric Softener Written By: Michelle, The Green-Mother I have finally run out of “commercial store bought” fabric softener. This means I can start making and using my own home made formula. After doing some research and experimenting with different scents and products, I have finally found a simple recipe that I love. It […]

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Home Made Frugal Liquid Dish Soap

| July 16, 2012

Home Made Frugal Liquid Dish Soap Written By: Michelle, The Green-Mother As a family of five, dishes can pile up very quickly around our home. We have always used a natural liquid dish washing soap for as long as I can remember. We want to avoid toxins as much as we can. However, the dish […]

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Frugal Homemade Laundry Detergent

| July 10, 2012

Frugal Homemade Laundry Detergent Written By: Michelle, the Green-Mother Making your own homemade laundry soap is very easy. It requires only three ingredients and minimal work. Making your own laundry detergent is a great way to save money per load and avoid toxins that many commercial brands contain. This recipe can also be used with […]

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Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner

Written By: Michelle, The Green-Mother My children are the main reason why I use a homemade all purpose cleaner. Did you know that the EPA has shown that the air inside our homes is often more polluted than the outdoors? According to Elsa M. Jacobson (regional director of the Chicago Green Festival), “Homemade healthy cleaning […]

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Homemade Shampoo: Frugal Made Easy

Written By: Michelle, The Green-Mother Since the birth of my eldest son I switched over from commercial brand shampoos to natural ones. I made this decision to avoid harsh chemicals and irritants. It was important that I not expose my family to toxins. Natural shampoos can be very expensive, so I recently found a homemade […]

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Health Benefits Of Using Natural Deodorants

Written By: Michelle, The Green-Mother For the past several years, I have been using natural deodorants. The conventional brands were giving me horrible skin rashes, and burning of the skin. Also, I was exposing myself to harmful ingredients that could cause disease. After visiting the local health food store, I was able to find a […]

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Unclog Your Drains Naturally With Baking Soda And Vinegar

Today, I have a guest post that was written by Dawn Conklin.  Dawn works over at Daily Adventures of a Work at Home Mom. She blogs about recipes, family life, working from home, and so much more. Michelle, The Green-Mother   About Dawn: Dawn is a work at home Mom of two girls.  She enjoys  […]

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Homemade Gluten-Free Bread

| March 30, 2012

If you love bread as much as we do, I found the perfect recipe for gluten free bread. You can find this recipe and many more at: http://www.glutenfreecookingschool.com/     Really Good Gluten Free Sandwich Bread 1 Tbsp. bread machine yeast 1 Tbsp. sugar 1 ½ c. water (105 degrees or a little less than […]

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