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Household Hints

9 Natural Ways to Stop Gnats & Fruit Flies

A recent and annoying outbreak of gnats and fruit flies in my kitchen and adjoining family room nearly drove me to despair. The darn things seemed to be everywhere – hovering over the fruit bowl, perc…

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3 Houseplants for Water Conservationists

Water conservation isn’t just a concern for outdoor gardeners. If you want to do your part in conserving water, but don’t have a garden, you can elect to grow houseplants that don’t need as frequen…

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The Best Buckwheat Pancakes You’ve Ever Had! Vegan and Gluten-Free.

I love pancakes. In fact, they are one of my favorite breakfast foods. So when I went vegan and then gluten free I tried a number of store-bought pancake mixes. But none of them gave me that fluffy de…

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How to Make Wine Cork Mulch 2 Ways

Are you a wine cork hoarder like I am? Here’s how to make mulch using your stash of wine corks and which sort works best. Before I walk you through how to make mulch, it’s important that you choos…

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Fertilizers From Your Trash (That Your Plants Will Love)

I don't spend top dollar to feed my plants a top-notch meal. Kitchen scraps, fireplace ashes and even my husband's pee (it's easier to collect than mine) can add nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium to …

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15 Surprising Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide

If you have hydrogen peroxide in your home, chances are it's in your first aid kit. And that's a shame, really. For one, applying peroxide to cuts and scrapes really isn't the best way to go about rep…

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10 Natural Ways to Beat an Ant Invasion

The ants come marching one-by-one, two-by-two, and gazillion-by-gazillion into our home whenever it's rainy, snowy, too hot, and too cold. My husband favors chemical warfare to get rid of the deter…

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What You Need to Know About Indoor Air Quality

Ever been plagued by a mysteriously persistent cough, sniffles or itchy eyes? You might have dismissed your symptoms as a passing cold or mild flu. But chances are you were actually experiencing an al…

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3 Essential Oils You’ll Want to Use This Summer

What scents remind you of summer? Perhaps the bright sweet smell of fresh cut grass comes to mind, or the smoky warm scent of a campfire. What about the scent of peppermint? Lavender? Or lemongrass…

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The Secrets to Naturally Cleaning Your Wood Floors

Wood floors, in particular hardwood, are all the rage in home décor these days. Their stunningly handsome appearance and hypo-allergenic  nature make them a sought-after choice for every room of the h…

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Thanks for sharing

Can't wait to try this. I may substitute olive oil for coconut oil and add a little more sweetener. …

Well what else can one expect when fruits and veggies are responsible for 51% the food born illnesse…

Lisa, so glad you only have mild apnea, but please check it once a year. And happy for you not havin…

Very interesting. My favourite colour is me.