Homemade Cough Drops


Make a plain lozenge or add from the list below for specific problems:

  • Horehound – (be careful – this stuff is strong!) pain reliever, stimulates digestion
  • Echinacea – best before full onset of cold, anti-bacterial + blood cleanser
  • Peppermint – expectorant, decongestant and mild pain reliever
  • Eucalyptus – relieves congestion
  • Camphor – relieves congestion
  • Ginger – pain relieving, antiseptic and antioxidant
  • Goldenseal – antiseptic and immune stimulant
  • Licorice – anti-viral, chest and throat soother
  • Sage – good for sore throats
  • Fennugreek – expectorant
  • Juniper – relieves congestion
  • Yarrow – reduces fevers and inflammation

Click HERE for the instructions

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Posted by on January 26, 2015 in $ave it, Health, Kids, Kitchen


Classic 3 Ingredient Cocktail Collection

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From the Sidecar to the Cuba Libre – you’ll find the collection HERE

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Posted by on January 25, 2015 in Adults Only!, Drink It, Kitchen, Party Foods, Reference


Mommy Emergency Gift


Click HERE for the article and ideas

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Posted by on January 25, 2015 in Around the house, Car Care, Family, Gift it, Kids, Recycle it, Sell it


Crocheted Line of Hearts


Click HERE for the free instructions to add these cute hearts to any blanket project you’re working on. Love!


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Posted by on January 25, 2015 in Crafts, Gift it, Holidays, Knit / Crochet, Sell it


Homemade Baking Mix



  • 5 cups flour
  • ¼ cup baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup Butter flavor shortening or butter


Click HERE for the instructions


DIY Foaming Hand Soap

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  • 1 foaming liquid soap bottle (8 – 9 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons liquid Castile Soap
  • 2 drops of Tea Tree Oil
  • 2 drops of Essential oil (optional – for fragrance)
  • water

Click HERE for the instructions



Pocket Monsters

FUN!!! SewMamaSew says: Add a few drops of essential oil or a bit of herb or spice to the rice and you get scented breath from your fire-breathing beasts!



  • Scrap of faux fur
  • Scrap of solid woven cotton
  • Small amount of paper-backed fusible adhesive
  • White fabric for eyes
  • Black fabric for mouth
  • Embroidery thread for eyes, mouths and nostrils


Click HERE for the instructions and pattern 

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Posted by on January 24, 2015 in Animals, Crafts, Family, Fun, Kids, Play Time, Recycle it, Sell it, Sewing


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