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homemade things

the "why didn't I think of that?" uses for everyday things and "make it yourself" tutorials

1 tbsp cornstarch, 4-6 pumps baby shampoo, 2-3 drops food coloring, 1-2 tsp water = voila! bathtub paint.

31 Ways to Bring the Outside Indoors! Loving Where You Live

11 Real Foods You Can Stop Buying and Start Making

Make a reusable mesh produce bag

Natural Tick deterrent for human use: 1 part tea tree oil to 2 parts water in a spray bottle and spray it on - particularly shoes, socks, or cuffs of pants

Mix rubbing alcohol with water and throw in the freezer for a slushy ice pack. Cover with a pretty case and use again and again.

"homemade" microwave popcorn. You will never buy store-bought (with all those chemicals) again!

Homemade Taco, Ranch, & Onion Soup Seasoning mixes! Super easy to throw together and keep on hand or give as gifts!

Homemade Laundry Soap -- this one looks AWESOME.

I wish I'd known to try this at our previous house! Good to know for the future....The best way to get rid of ants - place cucumber peelings where you have the little pests overnight. eco-friendly, child and pet friendly and you dispose of them the next day. NO ANTS. this works

One of the best survival fire-making tools is a combination of cotton balls and petroleum jelly, and you can make these firestarter kits for pennies. Basically, you infuse (or gob) the cotton balls with Vaseline or some petroleum jelly derivative (such as Chapstick, Purell handcleaner, etc). When you need to make a fire, fluff up the cotton (as much as you can), and light it with a shower of sparks from a magnesium stick, match, or butane lighter.

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix, Italian Seasoning Mix & Taco Seasoning

homemade peanut butter