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Posts tagged ‘green living’

Fixture Fix: A Safer Way to Remove Paint

There are moments while crafting or working on a home improvement project when I’ll remember how toxic some of the paints, cleaners and adhesives can be. But, using that not so good for you product is sometimes the only way to get something finished with the desired look, which makes it even more exciting when I find a way to  get something done without having to use any creepy chemicals. Such is the case with this method of oh so easily removing paint from door fixtures with items that I’m guessing you have in your kitchen right now instead of harsh chemicals.

Before and after door fixture

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Yet another reason to love champagne

Next to a nice malbec, my wine of choice (especially in summer) is prosecco. It’s delicious, inexpensive, and has the power to make a small occasion feel like a celebration.   After opening a bottle for a cook out last week, I looked a bit more closely at the cork and had an idea – in addition to providing economical bubbly, my prosecco provided the perfect base for a display card holder.

a cork card holder

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Homemade Deodorant {six ingredients}

The idea of  aluminum based compounds and parabens seeping into my skin got me to switch to Tom’s of Maine deodorant a couple of years ago. Now, the idea of rubbing petro-chemicals (found in Tom’s of Maine) into my skin has started to bother me. So, after finding a recipe for homemade deodorant on Apartment Therapy last week, I decided to give it a try.

ingredients for homemade deodorant

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