Make Your Own Kitchen Mixes

homemade food mixes

Over the past few years, I've been switching many of my favorite kitchen ingredients to homemade kitchen mixes and more natural ingredients. Any time we can avoid processed foods, it's better for us. But, I also want it to be as simple, easy and convenient as possible. Mixing Your Own Spice Blends from Food Renegade We eat a lot of Mexican dishes so naturally, a homemade taco seasoning mix makes sense for us. You can mix it as needed or you can mix a large batch ahead of time to last through several meals. Homemade Coffee Creamers from Mom Prepares There are some really good coffee creamer recipes for every taste that we can make at home and skip the dairy case. Flavored or ... read more

Homemade Stain Removers

stain removers

How many stains can you remember that caused you to either just resort to covering up the stain or throwing the item out? A few I'd bet! Maybe we can be better prepared the next time a favorite piece of clothing gets splattered or your carpet turns colors from orange soda by checking out these spot and stain removers. Homemade Oxiclean Recipe I LOVE the way Oxiclean works! Never imagined it could be duplicated with ordinary household products. You've probably already got washing soda on hand, if you're making the Mom Prepares liquid laundry soap blend, and who doesn't have hydrogen peroxide? Just combine 1 cup water,  1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide, 1/2 cup washing ... read more

Homemade Teething Biscuits for Baby

teething biscuit recipe

Cutting teeth can be hard work for a baby. I've found some recipes you can make at home for baby's teething biscuits. These will be far healthier than the store bought variety and you will find the process fairly simple. Tip: 6 Simple Ways To Boost Your Mental Health As A Mom Homemade Teething Biscuits from Living On Grace Amanda included great step by step pictures for this recipe that starts with infant oatmeal. I like how she made the biscuits star shaped. My kids used to find it easier to hold and chew on toys and food with different angles instead of just a flat rectangle. Homemade Teething Biscuit in 60 seconds from Green Lite Bites Ok. This recipe uses ... read more

Bartering Ideas: What Can You Trade With Friends and Neighbors?

Bartering Ideas: What Can You Trade With Friends and Neighbors?

Bartering is not a new concept - it’s been around for centuries. In the past, it was common to find neighbors bartering, to see ads in the paper offering skills in exchange for goods, or vice versa, but today, people are more wary of this beneficial way of living. Bartering is an excellent means of obtaining the goods and services you need without exchanging money, and is also a great way to meet the needs of your family in a time where money is tight, times are lean and people are frugal. Exchanging goods and services also helps you and your family develop a sense of community and togetherness as you barter with your neighbors. What? You don't think you have any barter-able skills? ... read more