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11 Ideas for Homemade Crafts

This weekend, make use of your free time — if you have any free time! — by taking on one of these 11 easy and crafty projects. These activities are family-friendly and low-cost, and often make use of …

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Cozy Fall Cooking: Try These Pumpkin Recipes

It wouldn’t be fall without pumpkins—and those orange globes are for way more than just decoration. Try some creative pumpkin recipes this season, and you’ll become addicted to the rich, fabulous flav…

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26 Homemade, Non-Toxic Nail Polish Shades

Nail polish is all the rage these days. Not that painting ones nails is some new form of cool (I still remember thinking my mom's nails were permanently red in the 90s) but the trend has, in the last …

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Pass the Cottage Food Law in California

Today, I had a fascinating conversation with a group of people who make gourmet food in their homes. They make everything from lavender jelly to home-brewed beer. And it reaffirmed for me the importan…

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DIY Pretzels (Recipe)

  I hate the mall.  I want to love it, I want to enjoy my time there, and I always convince myself that I'll enjoy it before I arrive. But then, as soon as I walk in the door, all the people t…

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5 MORE Things to Start Making at Home

I recently posted the article 5 Things to Start Making at Home (which included resources to help you make handsoap, compost, brooms, butter and cheese). Here are even more ideas to help you get closer…

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5 Things to Start Making at Home

If you scroll down this list of 5 common items, it's easy to imagine purchasing each one of them from a store. But if you desire a handmade lifestyle, why not take the plunge and begin experimenting w…

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27 Foods to Make from Scratch (Slideshow)

  There are so many reasons to make food from scratch -- the cost, the taste, the lack of preservatives to name a few. When it comes down to it though, successfully tackling DIY food projects …

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Make a Coffee Table Out of a Tree Stump

Utilizing beautiful, natural objects in the home has many benefits. It creates an inviting space and, more often than not, the crafts or pieces of furniture you can make out of these objects will be m…

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Whole-Wheat Sesame Crackers

  I'm going to a potluck later this week, and I thought I'd bring cheese and crackers. Sure, it sounds a little lazy at first, but when they're both both made from scratch, there's nothing bor…

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