14
July

The cost of buying laundry detergent can quickly add up, especially if you have a large family. Making your own laundry soap can reduce the cost significantly, often to under ten cents a load. When you make it yourself, you get a product that is phosphate free, doesn’t require manufacturing in a factory, and is free of preservatives and artificial chemicals. If you are trying to go green, homemade laundry detergent is an environmentally friendly option. There are several different recipes to make your own laundry detergent, all containing a few basic ingredients that are typically easy to find at your local grocer or mass market retailer.

A relaxing gift basket

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30
April

Do you know someone who’s been under a great deal of stress recently? Is a close friend experiencing anxiety? Life can often throw challenges our way which can affect even the strongest person’s health and well being. If someone you know could use a little pampering and relaxation, why not treat them to a relaxing gift basket? A relaxing gift basket is a beautiful basket of goodies that contains all the things a stressed person needs to regain a little peace and sanity. It’s a thoughtful gift that’s sure to be appreciated by anyone touched by life’s little challenges. Plus, making this basket couldn’t be easier.

TWEAKING A CROCHET PATTERN

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30
April

A crochet pattern is like a recipe for a new dish you’d like to try. Sometimes, like great chefs, crochetiers get carried away. There are patterns that make use of fifteen-dollar skeins of yarn, or call for twenty-four Karat gold buttons. Maybe you have some yarn laying around waiting for a project. In any case, you have a pattern, but not the necessary ‘ingredients’. If you don’t want to have to take out a loan to make an afghan, or you want to make of use whatever’s lying around, you have to learn how to tweak the pattern just a little.

The cost of embellishments from a scrapbooking store is often prohibitive in these tough times. But there is a way you can create you own unique embellishments for a fraction of store bought prices. Embellishments created with air drying clay add texture, bulk and interest to your pages, and once you get started you won’t know where to stop.

How to Make Candles Safely

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30
April

Candle making can be a fun and rewarding experience. It allows you to express your creativity while making a useful decoration or a unique gift. However, before you start making candles, it is important to be aware of a few basic safety rules. This will allow you to maximize your enjoyment while candle making.