DIY Toothpaste

I have decided to start making my own toothpaste, because store-bought doesn’t seem to help and some of them burn my mouth. Many of these whiten your teeth, help your gums and help tooth pain. Below are some links to recipes that I’ve found. I will be experimenting to see which one works best for me, as soon as I buy the ingredients.

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Blast from the Past: DIY Laundry Soap

This is a post from my previous blog. Occasionally, I’ll dig up old post that still has relevance.

1/9/2017

Yesterday, I started a batch of laundry soap. Then had to let it set in a covered bucket.
I was very busy doing household chores today, so didn’t get around to separating it into different containers. I had to stir it because it had set a little too much.
Below us the link to the recipe: http://www.mrshappyhomemaker.com/homemade-liquid-laundry-detergent-plus-a-free-printable-label/

There are many variations in this recipe, but this is the one I use. Depending on how often and how much you do laundry, is how long it will last a long time. It keeps us going for 6+ months.

New Year 2017

01/02/17

Happy New Year!! A little late this morning, but got sidetracked by household chores. There are many things I want to get done this year (or at least a start on). Some of the main ones are:

  • improving my garden/edible food forest
  • building an entertainment/grilling area
  • constructing a personal retreat building
  • improving out preparedness in all areas
  • better organizing the house
  • improving physical fitness

This is quite a few things to work on, but I can make plans or at least start on these projects. Below are a few files that will help me this year.

 

2017-Prepper-Planner
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2017_Pinterest_Planner

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Calendula Infused Oil

1/23/2017

I found this great video on how to make your own calendula infused oil from dried flowers. Below is a video link and a free eBook that I found on this website: https://healingherbaloils.com/calendula-oil-mothers-little-helper. 

​Other DIY videos are here as well, so have fun.
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Habits and Principles of Preparedness

Today’s subject is preparedness. How to build the habit and guidelines on how to become more prepared. While surfing the internet I found the articles below:

The Habit of Preparedness

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10 Principles of Preparedness

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List of Important Documents

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I’m not an expert on these subjects in any way, I’m just learning as I go.

Chipagedden

This is what my husband called it when I had some woodchips delivered to my house. The service was done by an Arborists that are part of Chipdrop service. It saves them time and money and I get woodchips for free.

I received 12 cu yd on Friday May 26th, and am still moving them from the driveway to their needed locations. One of our neighbors even bought a dump cart so he could get some. My fruit trees and garden bed are loving the mulch. It will definitely help hold in moisture between waterings.

 

 

Basket Weaving Class

Saturday, I went to the Moncks Corner Library to a class taught by a lady from the Wassamasaw tribe. She was a good teacher, there was a mixture of students both adults and children. We made what she called a hearth basket.

We had a good time making them. Although some of us didn’t get to finish our baskets because more people showed up than expected so there was not enough material.