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Turning your photos into talking photos with the Shuttersong app.

When buying fruit and veggies, always soak them in a 1:4 ratio of vinegar and water to help remove toxins and pesticides. Leave them soaking for up to an hour, longer with nonorganic apples. At the end of the bath, sometimes you can even see cloudy like stuff in the water from the skins and waxes, and dirt on the bottom. Works awesome! Once I did this to blackberries and they were good for 3 WEEKS! That's unheard of with berries & water. The vinegar is KEY :)

Ok, I just tried this and it seriously did work. I did it twice on a burner that's had scorch marks for a year or more and they're gone! For anyone as OCD about cleaning as I am, this is a must! I would be prepared to do it at least twice, more if you've got bad burns. This really works!!!

use popsicle sticks & paint them the colors in your house... use to match furniture, curtains, decor, etc.

Freeze fresh herbs in olive oil, toss in pan when needed.

Clean Bath Toys

For painting on ceilings or other high places, prevents drips

Who knew? One of my most important food shopping tips ever --those annoying stickers on fruits and veggies tell you A LOT! 4 numbers mean they were conventionally grown, 5 numbers starting with number 8 means they are genetically modified (GMO), and 5 numbers starting with 9 means they were organically grown (no pesticides or nasty GMOs)

Motherhood Ideas: 1. Movie Night: every Friday 2. Interviews: ask family questions, figure out goals 3. Lunch Dates: Once a month take child out of school lunch for a date 4. Mother's Day Letters: Write love letter to child each year 5. Clean Ten: When things get cluttered, say "clean 10" and everyone picks up 10 things 6. Late Nights: Each kid gets 1 night a week to stay up 15 mins later for 1 on 1 attention time 7. Happies and Sads: At dinner take turns saying best part of day and worst

The five fats you need in your kitchen.

Make your own hand soap

DIY Household Cleaners

diy Beeswax Wood Conditioner

Regrow your Green Onions!

"Peru Passes Monumental Ten Year Ban on Genetically Engineered Foods."

MAGIC Decal Transfer Tutorial with Free Printables!

Home Ec: A guide to the knives you (actually) need. Photo by Andrea Gentl of Gentl and Hyers Photography.

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lavender, vanilla, and honey facial scrub

How to Remove Scratch Marks from Dishes

EWG's Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. The iphone app is great. My go to check products and verify ingredients. Here's to healthy living!