Category Archives: DIY

The Poor Man’s Guide to a Low-Budget Product Photo Shoot

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Buttercream Ducky Birthday and Smash Cake Tutorial

The twins just turned one and for their party I decided to make them something special. This was the second cake I’d ever decorated, so if I managed to pull this off, you can too! This cake was chocolate with … Continue reading

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6 Weird Ways to Save Money on Your Air Conditioning Bill

Feeling the heat? It shows up not just on your skin, but in your wallet, too. Here are six weird ways to keep excess heat out of your house and save money on your summer electric bill doing it! 1: … Continue reading

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Using up Old Jarred Baby Food to make Healthy, Easy Toddler Snacks

So, the twins are almost a year old now (I’ve almost made it!!!) and I deserve cake, dammit! But before the traditional birthday sugar rush, I wanted to share a great recipe I developed for using up all those millions … Continue reading

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DIY Mini Veggie Steamer

My baby boys have started solid foods! We are trying Baby-Led-Weaning with our twins, which involves delaying the start of solids until around six months and skipping the mushy baby food-from-a-spoon altogether. Chip-sized portions of well-steamed veggies, slices of ripe … Continue reading

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How to Make Homemade Veggie Broth

Veggie broth is one of those thing that you use a lot of, and the more you use it, the more uses you find for it!  Veggie broth is very nutritious and versatile–it can be used to pan fry meats … Continue reading

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Making Grape Jelly on the Farm

             The new house that hubby and I just bought included two mature muscadine grape vines. I’ve never tried canning before, but it’s been something on my to-do list for becoming more self-sufficient.  I figured that while, yes, we were still … Continue reading

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