Apr 102014DIY: Citrus and Rosemary Garbage Disposal Cleaner

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Is icky garbage disposal odor giving you the blues? If so, you need a frugal and natural product to get that disposal smelling fresh and clean. You don’t need to travel far to find this cleaner, in fact you can whip up a batch of it in your very own kitchen! Want to know how?

Take a peek at how to make your own DIY Citrus & Rosemary Garbage Disposal Cleaner. In just a short amount of time and with minimal supplies you already have in your kitchen, you can make your own chemical free cleaner that is easy on our planet and your budget.

Supplies needed:

  • Ice cube tray
  • White vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary or 2-3 fresh sprigs
  • Assorted fresh lemon and orange peels
  • Knife

Directions:

1. Begin by filling your ice cube tray with white vinegar. Fill it about ¾ of the way full, just as you would if you were filling it with water. Do not dilute your vinegar with any other liquids, just use vinegar only.

2. Slice up assorted citrus peels such as oranges or lemons into thin slices, then cut in half again to make small chunks. Any citrus peel will do, so use what you already have on hand. Leftover grapefruit peels, lime peels, orange or lemon peels will all work just fine. Use what you already have on hand.

3. Drop the cut pieces of peel into the ice tray compartments. Then, sprinkle a little rosemary into each compartment as well. As noted, fresh or dried works just fine. Again, use what you already have.

4. Place your ice cube tray in the freezer. Allow it to set for about 2 hours or until frozen.

That’s it! Now all you need to do is drop 1-2 cubes into your garbage disposal and turn it on. The ice will be crushed releasing the power of vinegar, citrus, and rosemary. The vinegar and citrus will cut through grime, while the citrus and rosemary will also release a lovely scent.

In no time, you will be enjoying a clean and fresh disposal, and you will be able to do this in a way that is frugal AND natural!

 
 
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Apr 09201420 Easter Crafts and Decor

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These 20 Easter Crafts & Décor Ideas are loaded with Eggs, Bunny Tails and Flowers. Get your Washi Tape, Decoupage and some Dollar Store Moss out and create a few fabulous and frugal decor projects do adorn your Easter table or mantle. I’m absolutely inspired and can’t wait to start creating!

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Follow me on Pinterest and check out my Easter Crafts & Ideas board and Easter Décor and Centerpieces Board. You’ll find tons of great ideas to make your Easter celebration extra special this year.

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Apr 032014DIY: Lemon Lime Tub and Tile Scrub

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Banishing tub and tile grime can be quite a task. You may think that your only choice for a cleaner shower is to use over the counter products full of harsh chemicals. But the good news is, this doesn’t have to be the case. In fact, you can enjoy a clean and fresh shower without the use of chemicals at all.

Take a look at this simple recipe for Lemon Lime Tub & Tile Scrub, and in no time you can enjoy a cleaner shower with less chemicals and for less cash.

:: Supplies

  • 1 cup of Washing Powder (Arm & Hammer makes a great variety of this)
  • 1 cup of white vinegar
  • ½ lemon
  • ½ lime

You can double and even triple this recipe as needed if you have a larger area to clean.

:: Directions

1. Combine the washing powder and white vinegar in a bowl. You will notice some immediate fizzing happening. Don’t worry, these bubbles are getting ready to work for you.

2. Add about a teaspoon each of lemon and lime peel gratings. These will release essential oils that will not only add fragrance to your mixture but some grime fighting powers as well.

3. Squeeze the juice of lemon and lime into the mixture. Again, you will observe more fizzing happening.

4. Stir the mixture well. While it is still bubbling, apply it to your tub and tile generously. Allow it to set for 10-15 minutes. Then, using a scrub brush (found at most dollar stores) scrub the mixture into the tiles and onto any especially dirty spots. Rinse the mixture off with warm water.

That’s it! The scent is fresh and clean and your tub and tile are sparkling.
 
 
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DIYLavenderOrangeCleaner DIY: Lemon Lime Tub and Tile Scrub

Love this? Don’t miss my Lavender Orange All-Purpose Cleaner. It’s all natural, has no chemicals and smells fantastic!

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Mar 272014DIY: Lavender Orange All Purpose Cleaner

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It’s time for Spring Cleaning! Who can resist the scent of lavender and oranges? Not only do these two ingredients smell so fresh and sweet, but did you know they can also give you a hand when cleaning? Orange is a powerful ingredient when cutting through grease and grime, and lavender will leave a fresh and relaxing scent that your senses are sure to enjoy.

Take a peek at how you can make your own DIY Lavender Orange All Purpose Cleaner to use for all of your cleaning jobs big or small. Not only does it work great, but it is a natural, frugal, and fresh alternative to store bought cleaners.

Supplies needed:

  • Mason jar with lid
  • 2 cups of white vinegar
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • 3-4 fresh lavender sprigs or 1 tablespoon dried lavender

Directions:

1. Pour white vinegar into mason jar.

2. Peel orange and set the fruit aside. This will be a snack for later. Slice the peels into strips and then place them in the jar. Make sure they are submerged in the vinegar.

3. Add sprigs of fresh lavender or dried lavender.

4. Replace the lid on the jar and shake well.

5. Set the jar aside for 5-7 days in a cool, dark space so the essential oils of the orange and lavender can meld with the vinegar and increase their grime fighting power.

6. After 5-7 days, give the jar a good shake so all of the ingredients that may have settled can get mixed well again. Your concoction is now ready to be used!

7. Strain the liquid when you are ready to use it and place it in a spray bottle. Or, some people like to use it as is directly from the jar. Apply the liquid to a soft cloth and use as you would any other household cleaner. It works great on counter tops, sinks, toilets, and more!

You can always double or triple this recipe as needed and depending on the size jar you are using. I like to make small batches at a time and sometimes I use them as housewarming gifts. As you can see, they are quite appealing to the eye and the senses.
 
 
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Feb 062014Dollar Store DIY: Valentine Scatter Wreath

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You may have seen bags of table scatter at your local Dollar Store. Here’s another great way to use those hearts. Make your own Valentine’s Day Table Scatter Wreath! This might be one of the easiest crafts ever. With just $2 in supplies, you can make a sweet and simple Valentine’s Day themed wreath to decorate your home or office.

Supplies Needed:

  • 1 Bag of Heart Table Scatter
  • Valentine’s Day themed ribbon
  • Craft Glue or Hot Glue

Directions:

  1. Begin by choosing the pieces of table scatter you wish to use. If there are assorted sizes, you will want to fish out the larger pieces to form your wreath.
  2. Arrange the pieces in a round, wreath shape. This will help you get a vision for the shape of your wreath and allow you to change it as needed before gluing the pieces. Arrange the scatter working in clockwise order, layering hearts on top of each other gently angling them as you go to create a circle.
  3. Glue the pieces of scatter together keeping the wreath shape you have formed.
  4. Once the wreath is formed, you can run a length of ribbon through the wreath for hanging. Simply run the ribbon through and tie it in a bow at the top. You can even embellish the ribbon with a piece or two of scatter glued on.

Your Valentine’s Day table scatter wreath is now ready to be displayed. Hang your wreath anywhere you need a pop of color or Valentine’s Day charm. For just $2, this is a craft you will want to give a try!

Don’t miss the other Valentine themed items I’ve posted. Plus I’ll have more great ideas next week!

 
 
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