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Jun 15

10 Very Useful Life Hacks From 100 Years Ago

I love reading the verbage used in these old-timey life-hacks. But the MOST interesting aspect is that these “how-to’s” were found on cards published by the tobacco industry and inserted into packs of cigarettes! These cards are worth millions today, but they’re advice? Perhaps worth a grain of salt. Number 8 doesn’t seem to make …

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Jun 15

How To Make Budget Window Treatments 

I wasn’t quite sure where the blogger from Prodigal Pieces was going at first when I clicked the link below. After all, “window treatments” can mean several things! Let me make it clear: Rather than spend $24/ a piece for Roman Shades that didn’t adequately block the sun AND looked bulky, she kept only ONE. She decided …

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Jun 14

How to Build Swings Around a Campfire 

  Combining two great things: swings and campfire, what a great idea! This is a pretty involved diy, not really for a beginner. But if you have the know how, this is a great project. How amazing would it be to have this in your backyard? How to Build Swings Around a Campfire

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Jun 11

17 Clever Ways to Use Silica-Gel

These moisture-absorbing, little silica packets we often find in purses, supplements, shoe boxes, etc, probably end up in the landfill 99% of the time. Why do we instinctively toss these little magic-packets? Because we never know exactly what they’re for and what else THEY CAN DO FOR US. As it turns out, they can do …

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Jun 09

How to Make Honeysuckle Glycerite 

I kid you not when I say, nothing brings more joy to my heart than unwittingly walking by a honeysuckle vine at the beginning of summer and getting bathed in that heavenly scent. I actually had no idea that honeysuckle had health benefits until now, which makes it all the more enticing a flower. I’ve …

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Jun 09

How to Use Charcoal as First Aid

I have kept activated charcoal (in capsule form) in my medicine cabinet for over ten years now. If you don’t already know, charcoal is known for binding to toxins in the GI tract and carrying them out. If you were to show up at the hospital, presenting with some kind of toxin reaction, they will …

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Jun 09

How to Train Chickens to Come When Called 

Funny how we all seem to be conditioned to think only dogs and horses can be trained. So many times I’ve seen someone walking their cat on a leash and heard chuckles and saw pointed fingers (ok, I was the one pointing!) But seriously! Behavioral training principles really work the same for any animal. In …

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Jun 08

Build A Kids Kayak With Plywood

Building a kayak is apparently do-able for DIY-ers. Good to know, I have an inflatable kayak that suits my needs, but if you don’t have one and want to try and make one for the little ones, here are instructions! The author uses sheets of plywood, so this is a rather involved process that will …

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May 22

Seven Ways To Light a Fire Without a Match

  We certainly are spoiled campers these days with firestarter logs readily available to help light your puny campfire. Okay, this is a self-criticism. Maybe none of you do this. But after years of always having a wood-burning fireplace in my homes, and now, a firepit while camping full-time, I realized last night how reliant …

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May 18

How To Make Bug Spray WITHOUT Essential Oils

I use essential oils a LOT. You might know this if you’ve been reading my posts! So it is a natural go to for bug repellent for me. However, the truth is, they ARE expensive and you can run out of them, and some people simply aren’t into them and need other options. Below are …

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