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    23 Genius Epsom Salt Uses For Your Home, Garden, And Wellness

    Epsom salt established its name 1600 years ago from the location where it was first discovered in Epsom Common, Surrey, England. It is most commonly marketed as bath products: powder, granules, crystal, flakes, and bath bombs.  Although similar to common table salt in color and texture, Epsom salt and table salt are distinctly different. Epsom […] More

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    15 Natural DIY Perfume Ideas

    Did you know there are over 4,000 chemicals that are used to create fragrances in skincare and beauty products? And since these fragrance blends are considered trade secrets, companies aren’t required to disclose the specific ingredients on their labels. I don’t know about you, but for me, that is reason enough to consider more natural […] More

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    How To Cool Down A Room: 15 Easy Methods

    Lately, summers have been getting hotter. Without some sort of home cooling mechanism, the scorching temperatures quickly become unbearable — and in some cases, deadly. The human body isnโ€™t designed to withstand high heat for long periods. Without reprieve, high temperatures eventually lead to heat illness and heat stroke. Discomfort, dizziness, profuse sweating, and disorientation […] More

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    How To Get Rid Of Mildew Smell To Freshen Your Space

    Mildew is a type of fungus that produces a distinct, foul odor. The growth is often confused with mold which has a different texture and is usually darker. Mildew has been linked to health issues like respiratory problems, skin irritation, and chronic fatigue. Often, the terms mold and mildew are used interchangeably. Mildew growth occurs […] More

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    A Guide To Organizing A Log Cabin

    After moving to our mountain cabin, it took us over a year to find the best ways to organize it. We had to learn how to get creative with our space and think about storage in new ways. How you organize the space is key. If you do it well, you can maximize small corners, […] More

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    Eco-Friendly DIY Drain Cleaners

    Why is it a slow or clogged drain always seems to occur at the worst possible moment? You’re busy preparing a dinner party, company is soon to arrive, and now you find the water in the guest bathroom sink doesnโ€™t want to drain. What to do? You want something that will clear your plumbing problems […] More

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    Lessons Learned From Our First Year of Cabin Life

    Last year, my husband and I moved from Austin, Texas to a little log cabin in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We changed our entire lives over the course of 20 days: quit our jobs, sold most of what we owned, and moved across the country. Not to mention, I was seven months pregnant at the time. […] More

  • This Shed’s Sliding Walls Unveil A Beautiful Garden Studio

    You want a place to kick back and relax in your backyard, your teenager wants a space to hang out with their friends, and your kids want a place to explore their imagination. What if all those things could be accomplished with just one structure in your backyard? When his mother requested a space she […] More

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    Low Light Plants

    Not all of us have the luxury of owning a plot of land to fulfill our gardening dreams. Some of us just have to face the fact that we are, for now, apartment-dwellers. Not only do I live in an apartment with no garden space, but I happen to live in what feels like the […] More

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    Quonset Huts

    The Quonset hut, designed for military use, is finding its way into contemporary livingโ€” with some important upgrades. The original huts, developed on Quonset Island, Rhode Island, were cheap, temporary housing for troops on the move. They were easy to put up, easy to take down and pack, and made of inexpensive materialsโ€”corrugated steel and […] More

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    Geodesic Domes

    Geodesic domes are enjoying a resurgence as more people seek out eco-friendly building options . Architect Buckminster Fuller invented the geodesic dome. The American Institute of Architects calls it โ€œthe strongest, lightest and most efficient means of enclosing space known to man.โ€ No doubt youโ€™ve seen geodesic domes before. Some as public structures, some as […] More

  • 10 Headphone Repair Hacks

    Headphones not working or broken? Avoid the temptation to toss and replace, and try one of these headphone repair tactics to get them back in shape. More

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    5 Places To Donate Prom Dresses For Reuse

    Wearing a dress for one night isn’t a particularly efficient use of resources. You can donate prom dresses to one of these organizations for reuse by a student who may not be able to afford a new dress. More

  • Forage the Urban Bounty: 11 Crowdsourced Maps of Edible Plants

    The art of foraging goes back to our hunter-gatherer days, but most of us don’t spend much time any more walking the neighborhood looking for edible weeds and fruit trees. That’s changing, though, as many try to simplify and take advantage of food that’s available for the taking in our yards, parks, and other green […] More

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    The DIY Soil Block Maker: 7 Plans

    Want to try using soil blocks for starting your garden seeds this year? You can buy a soil blocker… or make your own from one of these DIY plans. More

  • Vegan-izing Your Holiday Favorites

    As the holidays approach, so do the family get-togethers, office parties, and dinners. For those of us living a vegan lifestyle, finding something to eat can be challenging, to say the least. The good news, however, is that it is easier now than ever before to choose vegan eating options โ€“ even during the holidays. Many holiday favorites can be “veganized” with a little advanced planning. More

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