Tips for Using Cloth Diapers on Vacation

As you know I love cloth diapering my children.  My son potty trained at 2.5 years-old and my daughter will be about the same age when she is potty trained.  At this point we have been through a couple of vacations while fully using cloth diapers.  I really thought that it was going to be difficult and way too much work, but really it wasn’t … Continue reading Tips for Using Cloth Diapers on Vacation

Cloth Diaper Calculation

When my mother cloth diapered us, it wasn’t the most popular mainstream thing to do.  Actually it was somewhat looked down upon as “hippy” or “Weird”.  In 20 plus years the times have changed.  Since I made the switch to cloth diapers I have met more people who cloth diaper and follow the same eco-friendly ways.  In my endless nights awake, I stumbled up a … Continue reading Cloth Diaper Calculation

Why I Decided on Cloth Diapers

As some of you know, I have 2 children under the age of two, which means 2 in diapers.  If you have children, then you know having 1 in diapers can get expensive….just multiply that with 2.  My daughters diapers we didn’t have to buy because we had them left over from my son, but my son was another story.  Between diapers for him and … Continue reading Why I Decided on Cloth Diapers

Repurpose Children’s Artwork

I can only imagine how many different pieces of artwork each child does in their life time.  For me, I think where am I going to store it all?  Here are some ideas to repurpose them without throwing them away! Use it for wrapping paper. Frame it- You can even change the picture from time to time. Turn them into greeting cards. Turn them all … Continue reading Repurpose Children’s Artwork

Crunchy Living: Homemade Glue

This is a great nontoxic recipe for homemade glue.  It won’t have the same stickiness as the store-bought glue, but it works. Ingredients: 1/3 cup flour 2 tbsp sugar 1 cup water Directions: Mix the flour and sugar together. Pour in the water slowly, continuously stirring. Cook over low heat, continuously stirring. Allow to Cool. Do you have any recipes for homemade glue?  Please share! … Continue reading Crunchy Living: Homemade Glue

Crunchy Living: In the Kitchen

Here are some easy recipes for the kitchen that are eco-friendly. Liquid dish soap: Cut a lemon in half and sprinkle baking soda on it, srub those dirty dishes. Grease: On a sponge, put liquid soap and sprinkle baking soda and scrub area. Dried food in microwave: Make a paste with baking soda and water, scrub with a sponge Mask scents: Citrus peel and fresh mint … Continue reading Crunchy Living: In the Kitchen

Crunchy Living: Liquid Fabric Softener

I posted my recipe for homemade laundry, some questions I got were for a recipe for homemade liquid fabric softener.  After some research I found one that is homemade, it can be as “green or nontoxic” as you want. Ingredients: 3 cups vinegar 2 cups hair conditioner 6 cups water Directions: Combine all ingredients in a bottle. Shake until well mixed If you have tried this recipe, please … Continue reading Crunchy Living: Liquid Fabric Softener

Crunchy Living: Homemade Liquid Hand Soap

As part of getting rid of toxins in my house, plus save a little money, I have been on the hunt for different products that I can make at home.   I normally buy the big container of liquid hand soap, which last a while, but I noticed that I can make my own for even cheaper! Ingredients: A bar of Soap Water Directions: Grate or … Continue reading Crunchy Living: Homemade Liquid Hand Soap

Crunchy Living: Homemade Febreeze

As part of ridding my house of toxins, I have done tons of research on different homemade products.  I wanted something like Febreeze, but didn’t want the chemicals.  Here is a recipe I have used. Ingredients: 1 cup baking soda 10-12 drops of Essential Oil Water Directions: Combined all ingredients in a spray bottle.  Shake until well mixed.  Enjoy! Do you have any homemade products … Continue reading Crunchy Living: Homemade Febreeze