How to Make Your Own Envelopes
How to Make Your Own Envelopes
By Erin Huffstetler | 09/13/2017 | 2 Comments
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Making your own envelopes is really easy, and lots of fun. And when you make them yourself, you get to pick the paper and make them whatever size you want.

All of the envelopes that you see here were made from the pages of a little, free magazine that my insurance company puts out each quarter. Aren’t they pretty? Let me show you how they’re made.

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Mug Cake Recipe
Mug Cake Recipe
By Erin Huffstetler | 08/07/2017 | 3 Comments
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Here’s how to use my homemade cake mixes to make a single-serve mug cake in under two minutes.

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How to Make Fruit Leather in a Dehydrator
By Erin Huffstetler | 08/04/2017 | 12 Comments
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My kids are back in school, which means I’m back to packing lunches. To prevent lunch box boredom (for me and them), I like to tuck fun things in their boxes from time to time. This week it was homemade fruit leather. If you’ve never made any before, it couldn’t be easier. Here’s a video of the process.

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Make Your Own Ant Bait Traps
Make Your Own Ant Bait Traps
By Erin Huffstetler | 07/25/2017 | 12 Comments
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Dealing with ants now that the weather has warmed up? Yep, so are we. For the past couple summers we’ve had a persistent ant problem centered around our kitchen sink, and our tried-and-true solutions haven’t been working. We’ve made ant poison by mixing borax and powdered sugar together in equal parts. We’ve kept the sink cleaned out and dry. We’ve wiped down the sink and surrounding countertops with vinegar to remove their scent trails. None of it’s working. So, it’s clearly time to up our game.

And up it, we have. We just made a bunch of homemade ant bait traps. One went in the sink, where we’re seeing the ants, and the rest went around the foundation of our house. Makes sense, right? I mean why wait for the ants to come into your house? Kill’em before they have a chance to get there.

Here’s a look at how we made our ant bait traps.

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How to Make Laundry Detergent Tabs
Homemade Laundry Detergent Tabs
By Erin Huffstetler | 07/13/2017 | 31 Comments
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Laundry detergent pods and tabs seem to be catching on quickly, and I can see why: they’re awfully convenient. Unfortunately, they also happen to be awfully expensive. And the thing is, they don’t have to be. There’s really nothing special about them. They’re just pre-measured laundry detergent.

I can make them, and so can you.

I spent some time playing around in my kitchen, and I came up with a recipe for laundry detergent tabs that I really like. It cleans well; it smells nice; it’s affordable; and it’s easy to make. I took all the ingredients that are commonly found in old-school laundry detergent recipes; and I modernized them by using them to make tabs.

Want to try them out for yourself? This video shows you how to make them …

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