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Homemade Ear Drops

OK, so I get REALLY bad allergies in the fall and spring. I get this fluid build up in my inner-ear that leaves me feeling like I’m stuck in a fun house. NOT fun! And I can’t take ANY kind of allergy medicine. Trust me, I’ve tried. All of it

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late season / early fall harvest

Carrots, sweet potatoes and jalapenos… oh my. I stepped outside for a final harvest and I was quite pleased. These were the best carrots I’ve ever had! They were simmered in a little bit of water about 2 Tbsp butter and some raw organic sugar. I had no idea carrots

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soaking nuts and seeds

Since I make my own almond milk, I buy my almonds in bulk for the better price. To make life a little easier, I soak all of them immediately and then dry them on a baking sheet on top of kitchen towel. I often use my lettuce spinner because it has

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‘no poo’ hair care

It’s ‘no poo’ for no shampoo. 🙂 I’m always amazed at the responses I get when I tell people I don’t use shampoo. Most people assume you need the chemical-filled shampoos to clean your hair. You really don’t. Now, I will admit, not every method works for every person. I

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how to brew water kefir

Ingredients & tools Water Kefir Grains Sugar Lemons Dates / Raisins / Figs Water (non-chlorinated) One glass jar: Quart to Half Gallon size One plastic or wood stirring utensil One towel or paper coffee filter to use as a covering for the jar A fine mesh strainer (plastic or stainless steel) for

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finally… it’s time to garden!

We’re doing raised beds for the first time ever. The raised bed to the left has onions, carrots, spinach and lettuce. I’m planting all of my herbs and flowers in the garden bed next to the house (not raised). So far, we have 2 kinds of basil, lemon grass, oregano,

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spring snow blizzard

5 days into spring and we’re having a blizzard. It’s very pretty, but I’m ready for warmer weather and gardening!

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homemade laundry detergent recipe

1 bar soap (ZOTE, Fels-Naptha, Ivory) 1 cup of washing soda 1 cup of borax You can use a hand grater for the bar soap, but I feel like I am tasting it when I do that, which is very unpleasant, so I started putting mine in a food processor

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my new etsy shop is open for business!

www.etsy.com/shop/dawnselene

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