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Embroidery Wall Hoops- Frugal Wall Art!

One of my favorite things about owning a house is being able to make it into my own. I’ve spent the last three years painting, replacing flooring, tiling, and doing all the other fun stuff that’s necessary when you own a house. I’ve just now been able to start decorating and making it feel more like home. The only problem that I’ve run into is that a lot of home goods are expensive!  Wall art is probably the biggest piece of the puzzle as far as bringing a room together.  It’s just not in me to spend $50 or $60 on a piece of wall art.  I try to make do with what I have and come up with creative ways to make my house look good without raiding my bank account. This weekend I went through my fabric stash and decided I was going to use some of it to make embroidery wall hoops.  I did have to go buy the embroidery hoops (they were $1.00 each). I took the fabric, stretched it over the embroidery hoops, trimmed it […]

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How to Make Shampoo

If you’re interested in how to make shampoo, you’ve come to the right place! If you’ve tried the No Poo Shampoo Method and it just didn’t work for you, don’t worry. I’ve got the perfect shampoo recipe you can make yourself that’s all natural and won’t break the bank. This is a tried and true recipe; Mr. Money uses it exclusively and loves it! Ingredients 1 Bar of Soap (I used homemade but you can use something like Dr. Bronner’s or Ivory. 1/4 Cup of olive oil Your favorite essential oil (I used peppermint) Water or tea (I used mint tea) Directions Grate your bar of soap on a cheese grater. Mine looks suspiciously like cheese. It’s not; I promise it’s just beer soap. Put your grated soap, olive oil, and a little bit of water in the blender. I started with about 1/4 cup of mint tea.  Add in about 10 drops of your essential oil. Blend until it is the consistency that you’d like. You may need to add more liquid. (Ignore the bubble that looks like a […]

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