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Lip Chap DIY

When my lips are chapped, it’s practically a federal emergency. I always have something on me for dry lips. Let’s face it: I have no idea what’s in half the […]

Home cleaning glass bottle Go Gingham

Over several years, we have switched out all of our laundry detergents, dish washing detergent, dish soap, window cleaner, grease cutter cleaner, gritty scrub, hand soap, and shampoo. While this […]

Nourishing Soup Makes a Meal

Today’s post is sponsored by Pacific Foods and their “Nourish Every Body” campaign to feed hungry kids. Thank you for supporting the occasional sponsored post that helps support this site […]

Go Gingham: Making fresh herbs last longer

While I like fresh herbs to last, in hot weather they can wilt before using them. Store bought frozen or freeze dried herbs are nice but there’s all that packaging […]

Use Fewer Chemicals in the Dishwasher

You know when you open your dishwasher after it’s run and it’s all steamy and smells like cleaner? What you smell are very strong chemicals. Sure the dishes are clean, […]

Go Gingham: How to make awnings

Today’s green living tip: install awnings on the outside of your windows to keep the sun from heating up the inside of your home. Awnings probably aren’t the first thought […]

Cocktail Sauce Recipe Go Gingham

Ever run out of something and had to improvise only to learn what you made tastes better than store bought? That happened to us recently. Getting ready for an evening […]

Summer Time Coffee Break

This post is sponsored by International Delight Iced Coffee. While I like to make my own drinks when entertaining, when I’m running short on time, convenience matters. This International Delight […]