cleaning and maintaining a front load washer - this explains a LOT

Front loading washer: Once a month, add a cup of Distilled White Vinegar and a cup of baking soda during the HOT cleaning cycle. pour them directly into the drum. Then, add about ½ cup of vinegar and ½ cup of baking soda into the detergent dispenser.

code-on-stickers-4 numbers means thefruit or vegtable is conventionally grown using pesticides. If there are five numbers and the number starts with an eight, this means the fruit or  vegetable is GMO(of genetically modified origin).  If the number has 5  digits and begins with a 9, the fruit or  vegetable is non-GMO and is grown  organically.

Meaning of number codes on fruit -- 4 numbers = produce was conventionally grown. 5 numbers starting with number 8 = genetically modified seeds. 5 numbers starting with number 9 = organically grown (not genetically modified seeds).

A penny + a pinch of sugar in a vase keeps flowers perkier longer (who knew?)

Keep flowers fresh longer: A penny + a pinch of sugar in a vase keeps flowers perkier longer- now- can I remember this?

This website (diy natural) teaches you how to make anything & everything homemade & natural. From compost, to peanut butter, to tooth paste, to deodorant, to cleaners/detergents, & more :)

Natural Peanut Butter: this website (diy natural) teaches you how to make anything & everything homemade & natural. From compost to peanut butter to tooth paste to deodorant to cleaners/detergents, &

Use a pallet as a garden bed - staple garden cloth on the backside of the pallet fill with dirt and start growing!

(herb garden idea) Got Pallets? Don't feel like turning up a bunch of grass? Use a pallet as a garden bed - staple garden cloth on the backside of the pallet fill with dirt and start growing! Courtesy of: Backyard Diva

How To Grow Green Onions.  Never buy scallions again, simply cut and regrow!  Super fun and easy DIY trick.

How To Grow Green Onions. Never buy scallions again, simply cut and regrow! Super fun and easy DIY trick @ Holiday Sparkle

Pinner says: Want to live in a mosquito-free yard? I have one word. GARLIC!  I buy the biggest jar of garlic that I can find and sprinkle it around my yard. I even poor out the “garlic water” close to my back patio door. Mosquitos hate the smell of garlic more than anything and will do anything to escape the smell. Works for 3 months. I do this monthly for $5

Mosquitos hate the smell of garlic more than anything and will do anything to escape the smell. Works for 3 months. Buy the biggest jar of garlic that you can find and sprinkle it around the yard. Even poor out the “garlic water” close to the back door.

homemade natural bug spray recipe (1)

Remodelaholic - Homemade All Natural Bug Spray. Homemade Natural Bug Spray Recipe Ingredients 3 1 ounces (which is basically cup) of Witch Hazel 1 teaspoon Lemongrass Oil 1 ⁄ 2 teaspoon Eucalyptus Oil 1 ⁄ 2 teaspoon Citronella Oil

5 Essential Oils to Makeover your Medicine Cabinet: For those of you who have asked me how to get started this is a great place to start! I have and use all but the last one :)

5 Essential Oils to Makeover your Medicine Cabinet. These oils work. I've used them to relieve fevers, tummy aches, headaches, and even on my sons toe infection. I use them with the humidifier when one of the boys has a stuffy nose.

BubbleWrap the windows in winter.

Bubble Wrap Insulation During the cold winter months try this simple DIY method to insulate your windows. Simply mist windows with water and apply bubble wrap (bubble side on glass).

Spotlight on essential oils

Why You Should Buy doTERRA Essential Oils

Only a Teaspoon of THIS in Your Morning Coffee Melts Pounds More Effectively Than Most Fat Burners - All Traditional Herbs

Only a Teaspoon of THIS in Your Morning Coffee Melts pounds. ◾¾ cup coconut oil ◾½ cup honey (use the same cup for measure) teaspoon cinnamon teaspoon cocoa (optional

Cupcake Apothecary: 130 Uses for Vinegar

130 uses for vinegar -- Vinegar is a great safe GREEN cleaner for lots of things around the house My favorite is: Keep cats away. Sprinkle vinegar on an area to discourage cats from walking, sleeping, or scratching on it

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