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$10 barstool makeover 

Today I’m going to show you all how to “makeover” your barstools in 15 minutes, with only $10 worth of supplies. It’s so easy I’m not even sure if you can call it makeover.  Here were my barstools before the makeover: pretty generic and boring. If you’ve been following my blog recently you know I’ve done… Continue reading $10 barstool makeover¬†

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DIY Wood Kitchen Island Top 

I’m in love with Butcher Block countertops. They’re so homey and practical. Every time I see them in a kitchen they just look so warm and inviting. Now, I know you guys think I’m crazy because wood is so hard to care for, but I just think it looks nice. I also really love the… Continue reading DIY Wood Kitchen Island Top¬†

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How to Butcher a Pork Loin

Remember how on Thursday’s post I said that knowing how to make homemade chicken broth is a life skill? Well today, I’m going to share another one with you. It’s not particularly fancy and most of you probably already do it, but for those of you that don’t, prepare to be educated. Knowing how to… Continue reading How to Butcher a Pork Loin

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Homemade Chicken Broth 

I love making my own broths and stock. Not only is it cheaper than buying commercial varieties, but it tastes so much richer (and less salty). Chicken broth is also chock full of minerals and amino acids that can help stave off illnesses, and by slow cooking the ingredients you get more nutrient extraction. Today,… Continue reading Homemade Chicken Broth¬†

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Luxurious Cocoa Almond Body Frosting 

What is body frosting you ask? It’s a whipped blend of oils and butters that melt into your dry, winter skin to create beautifully soft and hydrated hands, feet, and legs. Sometimes I even put it on my face! Now, I know you’re looking at that picture and thinking “it looks like a Wendy’s frosty… Continue reading Luxurious Cocoa Almond Body Frosting¬†

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Super Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes

So I love making homemade bath and body products (we’ve talked about this before), but I have yet to venture into the somewhat scary land of DIY soap making. For those of you that don’t know about soap making, it’s horrifying for someone like me who has a fear of hot things. The chemical reaction… Continue reading Super Easy Melt and Pour Soap Recipes

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The Best Homemade Laundry Detergent

So I’ve been making my own laundry detergent for over a year now. No, I’m not a hippie I just like really clean clothes and I can’t justify paying extortionate prices for soap. That’s it. It’s just soap.  There are a few reasons why you should make your own laundry detergent: You know what’s in… Continue reading The Best Homemade Laundry Detergent