Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop #91…

Hey everyone! Hope you’re having a fabulous labor day weekend! This weekend has been super busy for us me! I painted our kitchen island and coffee table and we are getting our porch redone tomorrow! About time! Seriously… I’ve been putting off showing y’all our living room redo because of that darn coffee table and the rest of the room has been done for 5 months. Can someone say procrastinator? Any who it will get done!

This week I shared…

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4 Ingredient Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies.   DIY Natural Liquid Dishwasher Detergent.   5 Minute Hair: The Half Braid

So happy to have you joining me and the other blog hop ladies: JordanSaraCarrie, and Katie!

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We now have 5 hosts! That means when you link up to 1 blog your link show up on all 5 blogs! More opportunity for you to be seen! Party opens at 8:00pm CST Sunday Evenings! Let’s get our party on! But first a few rules….

▪   Link up your crafts, frugal finds, recipes, DIY projects, clothing, happenings around the house, homemaking…. anything made by you!

▪   The posts can be new or old! But please don’t link up the same project each week. It will be deleted.

▪   Make sure you link to a direct post not just your blog home page. It makes it easier for people to find your post!

▪   Link back to us… Grab a button or just put a little link at the bottom of your post!

▪   Visit other blogs linking up to the hop! Feel free to spread the love and tell your friends about our blog hop.

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5 Minute Hairstyle: The Half Braid…

5 Minute Hairstyle Half Braid

Hey ladies! I’m back again sharing another 5 Minute Hairstyle. This week it’s all about braids! I have a thing for braids… They are just so simple and classy. You can almost never go wrong with a braid. Remember all of these 5 minute styles start out the same way, with you sleeping in a french braid the night before. That way you can just shake out your hair in the morning and then do something fun, like this half braid style, and your ready for the day!

5 Minute Hairstyle: The Half Braid

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Homemade Natural Liquid Dishwasher Detergent…

DIY Natural Liquid Dishwasher Detergent


It has been long while since I’ve shared some DIY natural cleaning recipes. Like to long. At our house we don’t buy any cleaners. Ok so I take that back… when we first moved into our new house, 9 months ago, we did buy bathroom cleaner for deep cleaning. We learned three things: it sucked and totally didn’t work, the chemicals were awful (you literally couldn’t breath), and it gave me the worst allergy attack. Lessoned learned!  99.9% of the time we exclusively use homemade products. They are so much cheaper, work great, and you can feel good about what your putting in and around your house.

This recipe includes 4 simple ingredients: castile soap, water, washing soda, and lavender essential oil. Can’t get much easier then that! This recipe works great and the lavender acts as an antibacterial to help sanitize.

Notes: To get extra sparkly  dishes use vinegar as a rinse aid. Everyone has slightly different water and may get different results. So if your dishes are becoming cloudy then add a small squirt of natural dish soap to the dishwasher detergent in the detergent compartment.

Homemade Natural Liquid Dishwasher Detergent
All natural liquid dishwasher detergent that is super easy to make and works great.
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  1. 1/2 cup liquid castile soap (like this one)
  2. 4 cups hot water
  3. 1/4 cup washing soda
  4. 10-20 drops of lavender essential oil  (like this one)
  1. Mix hot water and washing soda until dissolved. Add in castile soap and lavender essential oil and allow to sit overnight to thicken (it should become very thick). Store in an easy to squeeze bottle or a mason jar.
  1. To use: Shake liquid dishwasher detergent before each use. Add 1-1.5 Tbs of detergent to dishwasher in proper compartment. For super sparkly dishes add vinegar as a rinse agent. As stated before, everyone has different water so if your dishes are coming out cloudy, add a squirt of natural dish soap to the dishwasher detergent in the dishwasher detergent compartment.
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Homemade Liquid Dishwasher Detergent- all natural

 What is your favorite DIY homemade cleaner you have made?

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Cookies before baking

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