Brushing Our Teeth with Bentonite Clay

I've tried quite a few "natural" toothpastes, but I really didn't like the way they made my teeth feel -- not clean and sometimes overly sensitive -- so I've always ended up switching back to my regular toothpaste. Then, I had the opportunity to try Earthpaste from the makers of Real Salt and Redmond Clay,…

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Keep Essentials at Hand with a DIY Fast Felt Purse

The following post is from Janel of Life with Lucie and Ella.: These fast felt purses can be as simple or as elaborate as you want them to be. They are perfect to hold all those little odds & ends that roll around in the bottom of your purse or diaper bag. Plus, they are…

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5 Beauty Products You Can Find in Your Kitchen

The following post is from Emily of Live Renewed: When my friend first told me about the EWG's Cosmetic Safety Database several years ago, I basically did the equivalent of a three-year old covering their ears and chanting, "I'm not listening, I'm not listening!" I was fairly new to my green and natural living journey,…

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5 Tips to Make Flea Market Junk Work for You
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5 Tips to Make Flea Market Junk Work for You

The following post is from Lisa of The Pennington Point: I wouldn’t be able to have a lovely home without being creative with yard sale deals and flea market junk finds.  Sure, one man’s trash may be another mans’ treasure…but not without a lot of spray paint and wood glue. When I was a young…

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Homemade Vaseline + A Simply Homemade Clean

The following guest post is from Lisa Barthuly, author of A Simply Homemade Clean: Simplify. Save Money. Two things that seem pretty elusive these days, huh? Not so! Making your own homemade products sounds pretty overwhelming, but the truth is, it’s simple.  I’ve been making my own bath, beauty and cleaning products for over a…

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Clean Laundry Makes Me Happy!

I love clean laundry! I love to see the stacks of folded clothes in the laundry room and to dress my girls in crisp white dresses that remind me of innocence and childhood. The problem is I don't want to have to invest a lot of time or effort to get it! That's why I…

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Organizing School Papers

The following post is from Becky of Organizing Made Fun: My two kids started school a couple of weeks ago! It's exciting to start a new school year but with it comes a LOT of school papers. Over the years I've worked on ways to overcome this source of "evil" in my home. Organizing the…

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Simplifying for Fall: Family Room and Entry Way {Day 7}

Today's a bonus day for the Simplify for Fall Challenge -- since I originally left these rooms off my list! -- and we're tackling the family room and entryway! Our family room is fairly small and doesn't have a lot of storage, so it's an easy room for me to clean and organize -- although…

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Simplifying for Fall: Routines and Schedules {Day 6}

Today's Day 6 of the Simplify for Fall Challenge, and we're tackling routines and schedules for the fall! By the way, I completely left the family/living room and entryway off my schedule, so we'll be hitting those areas on Monday! Fall typically represents a slower schedule for our family -- compared to the busyness of…

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Simplifying for Fall: Paper Clutter and Budgets {Day 5}

Today's Day 5 of the Simplify for Fall Challenge, and we're tackling paper clutter and budgets! We have a busy day today, and I won't be home. Thankfully, I'm ahead on today's challenge (woohoo, for once this week!), but I'm still sharing tips and further reading to help you work through these areas: File Systems…

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