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5 Things to Know Before You Build With Pallets

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I have more than a couple of friends who working warehousing and retail and shipping and all that and I’ve been quizzing them over using wood pallets. Here’s what you need to know: 1)  They aren’t always discards.  Many companies store the pallets outside before they are returned, recycled, etc.  If you take them, it […]

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7 Things You Should Know Before Making Citrus *Enzyme* Cleaner

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I have spent HOURS on the this database researching all of the possible chemical formulations of citrus cleaner and this what I found. The usual formula 1/2 cup Brown Sugar 1 teaspoon yeast 1 liter Water 2 cups Lemon and/or Orange Scraps Mix and ferment for a month.  Strain into bottle and use. Good News: It does […]

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Homeschooling Styles and How I Screwed Them Up

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There are plenty of methods out there, and many are all jazzed about their own way being the best and that anything else is garbage.  Please don’t get waylaid by the propaganda.  Almost anything will work if you stick to it (which I have obviously not done.) The goal is to find something that fits […]

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How To Start Homeschooling

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Used to, another mother looked at you like you had four heads if you said that you homeschooled.  These days, it’s akin to sainthood.  “Ooooh, I couldn’t do that!” Regardless of whether you love it or hate it, I know I was born to do it.  That’s my reason.  I can give lots and lots […]

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Handmade Gifts for First-Timers

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  If you DIY, August is the planning time for the Fall DIY season.  We need time to cure that soap and crochet those afghans.  And for newbies, it’s the time for perusing the possibilities.  What can I make that doesn’t require months of practice?  Well, good news.  I have put together a list for […]

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