how to make dryer balls, crafts, Occasionally add more essential oil They will continue to shrink as you use them Just make a few more and toss them into the dryer with the others

How to Make Dryer Balls

Want to save the planet, money, AND time. There is an easy way to do this. Make a set of Dryer Balls. Specifially, Felted Wool Dryer Balls.
Once you do, you will never have to buy over-scented dryer sheets or bulky bottles of fabric softener again.
Dryer Balls will also reduce static cling and cut your clothes drying time significantly {25-50%}.

garlic pepper tea a natural pesticide, gardening, Strain out solids and add enough water to make a gallon of Garlic Pepper Tea Concentrate

Garlic Pepper Tea: A Natural Pesticide

As a gardener, I occasionally have run-ins with insects, especially aphids. When this happens, I have a safe and natural way to dispatch these devils. Garlic Pepper Tea. Every summer I put together a batch of Garlic Pepper Tea and in no time at all insect infestations are gone.

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Gardening Tips for Beginners

When I first started gardening I had no idea where to start. I've created a few basic tips to get you started. Plus I've pointed you to some excellent sites that will inspire you to start gardening.

creating a xeriscape backyard landscape, gardening, landscape, We even managed to plant a few onions and greens

Creating a Xeriscape Backyard Landscape

We are transforming our builder's grade small backyard using xeriscape ideas. Our plan is to integrate a few seasonal vegetables into two large beds.
Because we live in Texas water is a huge issue so we are making sure that this yard will use very little water. Many of our plant choices will be xeriscape plants that can survive our hot Texas summers.

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REALLY Killing Weeds With Vinegar

For more details on this process, please visit the blog post below.
Lately, I've been seeing Pinterest boards and blogs with tutorials on how to make a vinegar weed killer. Friends, I'm here to tell you that their information is faulty and their vinegar weed killer will not work.
Most of the blogs that show vinegar weed killer recipes, show household vinegar with 5% acidity.

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Grow Garlic in a Container

We've recently moved into a new home with no backyard. While we are still putting in the landscape, I didn't have a place to plant garlic.
Instead, I chose to plant it in a container and not miss out on fresh garlic next summer.

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Stop Buying Paper Towels

What is an UnPaper Towel and how do you use it? UnPaper Towels are reusable cloth towels that are useful for cleaning up spills and wiping off counters. They wash and dry beautifully. A perfect paper towel replacement that is eco-friendly and cost effective. A dozen will hold up for a year or more.

simple sewing room solution, cleaning tips, craft rooms, crafts, Get one of those really small paint rollers I found mine at Home Depot for 2

Simple Sewing Room Solution

I have a simple solution for picking up threads after sewing. My new sewing studio is a bonus room. Rather than lug an vacuum upstairs, this trick seems to work well.

mason jar pin cushion, crafts, mason jars, Here s the finished product

Mason Jar Pin Cushion

Need an inexpensive and easy-to-make gift. This Mason Jar Pin Cushion is a perfect project. No special skills are needed and it can be made in a few minutes.
I also like this project when I need to have a lot of favors for an event. Fill the jar with anything that is appropriate for the event.
Teacher gifts ~ baby showers ~ bridal favors ~ almost any setting works.

cleaning with vinegar, cleaning tips

Cleaning With Vinegar

I am always looking for the house cleaning path of least resistance. I believe I’ve found he easiest way is to Clean with Vinegar. Particularly, Cleaning Vinegar.

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