Category Archives: DIY projects

DIY elderberry syrup :: plus other natural cold & flu remedies

DIY elderberry syrup

Quick, simple and less expensive than over the counter brands! Make your own elderberry syrup for a natural cough and cold remedy.

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home decor with a vintage wash tub

I’ve already shared with you my desire to bring in the old for some home decor, and this is my latest project! – an old-looking washtub to hold some reading material. Since we didn’t move into an older home with lots of character (a.k.a. needs lots of work), here and there in corners I plan to […]

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using castile soap: DIY foaming hand wash

this post may contain affiliate links; see disclosure here. Our family seems to go through hand wash incredibly quickly! I think (some) of my children are in love not so much with washing their hands, but much more with making bubbles.  Yeah…I don’t think good hygiene and keeping germs at bay is the motivation. Whatever […]

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DIY natural air freshener :: lemon and rosemary simmering pot

Due to allergies and asthma related issues in our home, we don’t use any artificial air fresheners.  Practically everything is unscented including our soaps, candles, detergents and more. While incredibly helpful for sensitive noses, sometimes it feels (or smells) a little blah.  I would appreciate a nice homey scent in the air; something to take […]

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vintage suitcases turned family room end table

It’s August!  So, I’ll be chatting up homeschooling this month.  But first, a peek into a home project. I’ve always wanted to live in an older home.  You know, in good working order, but with lots of history, character and just old in certain ways. The home improvement skills needed to tackle such a dream […]

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DIY Homemade Citrus Vinegar Cleaner

this post may contain affiliate links, see full disclosure. This is such a simple thing, but I’m so excited by it! Off and on, we’ve been using vinegar as part of our home cleaning.  If you’re not familiar with the idea, vinegar can be used for dozens of household needs. All while keeping away harmful toxins […]

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