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Skincare For The Sun Kissed

Skincare For The Sun Kissed

Taking care of skin year round is important, but during the warmer months the sun’s rays can wreak havoc on delicate facial skin, requiring additional steps for protection and treatment. Naturally detoxing and cleansing your skin can be done right at home with ingredients found in the kitchen. For a simple exfoliating scrub that isn’t too harsh, try baking soda mixed with a few drops of water. It will remove impurities and dead skin cells without using tough chemicals. For another way to gently yet effectively cleanse facial skin, try rice water. Rice contains vitamins and minerals that have healthful properties… read more

Healthier Cereal – Surprisingly Homemade

Healthier Cereal – Surprisingly Homemade

Store bought cereal can contain things you may not want in your diet. Lots of sugar, high fructose corn syrup and other culprits may make you reach for a healthier option at the grocery store, but becoming sticker shocked at the price of a box of cereal can be reason to learn to make your own. It can save money, but also can increase the health benefits. Making your own cereal may sound daunting if you don’t like to be in the kitchen, but actually the following recipes are doable, and the ingredients can be adjusted to suit any cereal… read more

Create A Collected Space With A Vignette

Create A Collected Space With A Vignette

A vignette, or grouping of objects, is an ideal way to organize a space, display favorite items and it is also a frugal design trick. Reusing jars, containers and things from the home or garden and placing them in a vignette can liven up a table, shelf or corner of a room and create a functional display. Some recommend certain techniques for creating a vignette presentation. For instance, one suggestion is to place main items, or anchor pieces, in odd numbers to add to the effect. Also varying the height, creating depth and playing with color, texture and themes to fit… read more

Glass Jars Are Food Perfect and Portable

Glass Jars Are Food Perfect and Portable

People in the U.S. alone toss out the paper and plastic equivalent in cups and utensils to go around the equator 300 times per year. Meals on the go and picnicking can create a lot of packaging and food waste. Canning jars can reduce this waste and are perfect for storing, transporting and serving foods. These reusable glass jars come in a variety of sizes and last for years. Commonly referred to as Mason jars as these were the pioneering product, many other named brands are available. Though glass, they are durable and do not break easily. If properly transferred they… read more

Reuse Halloween Decor

Reusable Halloween decorations

The time of year is here that we go spooky with witches, goblins, gravestones, and goo! Do not make mother earth boo you. Here are a few simple decorations you can reuse year to year. Gravestones:  Instead of those styrofoam stones you can find at every store try using wood. One large sheet of wood can make about four gravestones. Use wood fence stakes by drilling them to the back to insert your stones into the ground. Paint the stones with silver paint and black for writing. Every year they get more worn adding to the creepy effect. Caution Tape:… read more