Mod Porch Rockin'

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Mod Porch Rockin'

I just woke up this morning with natural wood on the brain. One thing led to another and Pow! I found a blog I've never seen called I (heart shape) Wood. A blog magazine devoted to all things wood. Well, combine that with an itch to get outside and do some front porch lollygaggin' and I found all shapes, sizes and styles of modern wooden rockers to dream of.  I don't care what anyone says, you think more creatively in a rocking chair and you look better doing it MODERN. Take a look at the collection of rockers and...

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How-To: Spraypainted Wall Art.

by Chris Gardner

Krylon.com offers a great DIY project featuring some of their less Crayolaish colors. A bit of tape, some actual leafs to stencil, and the result? A very fine natural modern print with a bit of glam.

http://www.krylon.com/images/projects/xlarge/LeavesWallArt.jpg

Materials:

Materials
  • Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Gloss White 
  • Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Semi-Gloss Black 
  • Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Ivy Leaf 
  • Krylon Brushed Metallic - Satin Nickel
  • Krylon Webbing Spray - Gold Chiffon
  • 2 Canvases...

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Get the Spa Smell in Your Home: Eucalyptus Cleaning Recipes

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Get the Spa Smell in Your Home: Eucalyptus Cleaning Recipes

Photo by Allen Hart

Don't you wish your house had that fresh spa smell when walked in the door? There used to be a candle that replicated that wonderful aroma, but like all good things, it was discontinued.  Not to worry, over on TipNut there are nine simple recipes involving eucalyptus that you can whip up to use as household cleaners.

Here are two to get you started and a link to the entire collection:

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The Audacity Of Soap...

by Lilybee

It's not often you find commemorative memorabilia that's actually useful (unless you count those gold-plated Royal Wedding commemorative plates, and who doesn't?!)

created on: 01/14/09

Well, now you can commemorate the upcoming presidential inauguration AND get nice and clean. (And chuckle quietly to yourself, Lemongrass roots support - tee hee.) MyObamaBar's soap is available in 8 aroma's and made in the US of all natural materials, prices start form $5.99...

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How to Make a 3 Ingredient Moisturizer - CHEAP!

by DIY Maven

How to Make a 3 Ingredient Moisturizer - CHEAP!

Wabi Sabi Baby gets back to basics with this unbelievably easy and inexpensive way to make homemade moisturizer. They say a 12 oz batch will cost us less than a dollar to make! Also, because it’s au naturel, it’s great for babies and those with sensitive skin.

What you’ll need:
1 cup glass measuring cup
2 cup glass measuring cup
small saucepan
1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/4 cup water
1/4 cup emulsifying wax, available at craft stores and online

What you’ll...

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How To Make Wool Dryer Balls.

by Chris Gardner

These wool dryer balls are a natural, handmade alternative to chemical fabric softeners or commercial dryer agitation products. They're a clever way to use extra yarn, and are a guaranteed way to keep your laundry habits easy and ethical.

How To Make Wool Dryer Balls.

Materials:

•    Wool Yarn:
•    Old Pantyhose or sock
•    Cotton or Acrylic Yarn or String
•    Scissors
•    Small Crochet Hook
•    Measuring Tape
•    Natural scents

Via.

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Curbly Video: How to Make Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

by Chris Gardner

How to Naturally Dye Easter Eggs Using Fruits and Vegetables


This Easter season, head to the produce aisle and dye your eggs with nature.

 
Materials

 

 

  • Free-range eggs
  • Alum powder (available at the supermarket in the spice aisle)
  • White Vinegar
  • Vegetables and spices, see step one
  • Cooktop
  • Saucepan
  • Measuring spoons
  • Wooden spoon and slotted spoon
  • Vegetable oil, wax, electrical tape, leaves, stickers, etc (optional)
     
Step

Choose which colors...

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How To Clean Silver [the natural way].

by Chris Gardner

It's the most wonderful time of the year...and by wonderful, we mean getting out your fanciest china and tableware.  If you have a sharp looking set of sterling silver, keep it tarnish free with this natural, earth-friendly cleaning method.

Materials:

  • Silverware (or jewelry, if you please)
  • Saucepan
  • Aluminum foil
  • Baking Soda
  • Tongs
  • Clean, soft rag

Read the full instructions from Cleaning.GetRidOfThings.com.

How To Clean Silver [the natural way].
[Photo from jupiterimages.com] 

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