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Cloth Diapers Plus Baby Wipe = Easy Clean

Cloth Diapers Plus Baby Wipe = Easy Clean

I am what you would call the Convenient Environmentalist.  I want the fast, easy, convenience of throwaway items but with an environmental edge.  When Annabelle was born, I purchased Fuzzy Bunz cloth diapers.  They are easy to use, it snaps on easy, they are adjustable for size and they go right into the wash.  EZ PEASY.  Except when she poops.  Then I have to use a spoon and clean up is harder so after a month I stopped using the cloth […]

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Sewing the Blocks of my Honeymoon Quilt

Sewing the Blocks of my Honeymoon Quilt

Duvet/Quilt Blocks I’ve finally sewn together all the blocks of my Honeymoon Quilt.  Except, I am going to make a duvet instead of a quilt because we have a need for a duvet and not a quilt at this time and I can always make the quilt using the front panels. During any project I get excited about, I tend rush headlong into it and before long, I find a grievous error that could have easily been avoided.  While sewing the […]

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DIY Gel Air Freshener

DIY Gel Air Freshener

This is a great DIY gel air freshener that smells great, is cheap & easy, and environmentally friendly!   It’s even safe for those individuals who are allergic to perfumes and sensitive to smells because it uses essential oils rather than perfumes. Hands On Time: 10 mins Total time: 45 mins Yield: Approximately 1 8 oz jar (or 2 4oz) Ingredients 2 c pure distilled water 4 pkg Knox gelatin 10 drops any Essential Oil 2 T table salt (Opt) Food coloring Directions1.  […]

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DIY Baby Blanket from a Crib Bumper

DIY Baby Blanket from a Crib Bumper

The Guilty Bumper Since I found out that the baby bumpers could have potential dangers, I’ve removed the bumper and have it in the back of my closet.  I have two of them, one from my shower and one given to me by a friend.  Every time I look at them, I know they should go into the Goodwill pile, but for some reason I just cannot give them away, knowing the danger.  Finally one day, it hit me that the bumper would make a specacularly easy […]

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