Washing Cloth Diapers

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Washing cloth diapers doesn’t have to be a pain in the butt. Once you get into a routine and find the most convenient methods for your living space, it’s really not too difficult. It’s definitely worth the money saved and not having to run to the store for new diapers.

Previously, I talked about all the great benefits of cloth diapers, particularly using cotton terry squares. Now, I want to share with you how to keep them hygienic and stain-free.

Homemade Washing Powder Recipe

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So, I finally decided to try making homemade washing powder, and I’m so glad that I did. This stuff works really 100 times better than any washing powder or detergent I have ever bought.

The tea tree oil has great anti-bacterial and anti-fungal benefits. Great for washing cloth diapers or any items contaminated with yeast. Also great for getting funky smells out of stored clothes and sheets.

This powder is also great for washing cloth diapers, particularly if you’ve had issues with yeast or fungal skin infections.

Hand Wash Dishes Fast, Save Time and Sanity

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Want to hand wash dishes fast? I feel your pain. I don’t know anyone who enjoys doing dishes.

Keeping the kitchen clean and tidy tends to be a problem area for many, myself included. If I let those dishes pile up, I lose any motivation to clean them, knowing how long it will take. If I stayed on top of them, there was no problem. However, it would really only take one bad day for them to get out of hand, after which they would continue to pile up.

As much as we’d love to have a dishwasher, we are renting and installing one would require some modifications to the home (something we don’t want to deal with).. Here’s how we hand wash dishes fast, as a family that cooks a lot…

Moving Tips for a less stressful move

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We’ve just finished moving to a new house, hence the lack of updates around here recently. I’m hoping to get back to my twice-weekly posting schedule ASAP now that most of the unpacking and so on is finished and we’re a bit more settled in.

So anyway, I thought I may as well make a post about moving, considering this recent experience.

Here’s some tips for a smooth move…

Best Pumpkin Soup

the best creamy pumpkin soup

This pumpkin soup became a fast favorite for our family. Ever since we bought our immersion blender we’ve been making a lot of soup.

I used to buy canned soups until my husband mentioned how bizarre it was for a tomato soup to be sweet. Then I actually looked at the ingredients on the can, and sure enough… sugar, yep. In tomato soup. Why, just why? There were also lots of other undesirable ingredients so I vowed never to buy canned soups again.

I’m actually so glad that I did because this homemade pumpkin soup is probably the tastiest thing I’ve ever eaten. Not even kidding, here’s how to make it…

Memory Boosting Mystic Tea

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This is a tea my husband and I enjoy somewhat regularly after he formulated it some months ago. It contains 2 medicinal herbs, ginko leaf and brahmi. These are often taken to improve memory, ginko can also improve circulation as it thins the blood slightly.

Your mileage may vary depending on your sensitivity to the ingredients. Some people get great memory improvements, others notice no difference. It depends on your individual variables.

You can find Ginko and Brahmi in health food stores or stores specializing in herbs or natural medicines, this recipe requires the natural leaves (not extracts or supplement form). If you’re having trouble finding it you may need to order online.

Here’s how to make it….