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DIY Holiday Decor Idea: Spiced Citrus Pomanders

DIY Holiday Decor Idea: Spiced Citrus Pomanders

If you ask anyone which scents they associate with the holiday season, chances are that several of them will name warming spices, and citrus fruits. From gingerbread cookies to blood oranges tucked into

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DIY: 6 Delicious Herbal Teas You Can Make This Winter

DIY: 6 Delicious Herbal Teas You Can Make This Winter

As the cold weather settles in, there is nothing like a hot cup of tea to take winter’s edge off. Rather than raiding your grocery store for pre-packaged flavors, why not try your hand at these easy DIY

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DIY: All-Natural Creams and Salves for Cold-Battered Hands

DIY: All-Natural Creams and Salves for Cold-Battered Hands

I know that most people aren't quite ready to say the "w" word just yet, but that season of sleet and snow will be upon many of us in a few short weeks, and it's better to be prepared in advance, right?

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DIY GIFT IDEA: Flavored Cooking Oils In Beautiful Bottles

DIY GIFT IDEA: Flavored Cooking Oils In Beautiful Bottles

Powder spices on spoons image via Shutterstock People have been infusing oil with flavors and scents for thousands of years, so you can absolutely do this without mucking it up.

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INFOGRAPHIC: 6 Ways to Create a Spectacular DIY Holiday Tree

INFOGRAPHIC: 6 Ways to Create a Spectacular DIY Holiday Tree

You don't need to hack down a pine or fir tree to decorate your home or office this holiday season: this infographic offers 6 different ideas for fabulous DIY holiday trees that you can create to spruce

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DIY: A Cordial Event – How to Make Your Own Flavored Liqueurs at Home

DIY: A Cordial Event – How to Make Your Own Flavored Liqueurs at Home

'Tis the season for celebration, and luscious libations will be popping on on everyone's tables from Thanksgiving 'til Valentine's day. This is the time of year when specialty liqueurs get special

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DIY Gift Idea: Make 10 Epicurean Vegan Treats in Beautiful Recycled Glass Jars

DIY Gift Idea: Make 10 Epicurean Vegan Treats in Beautiful Recycled Glass Jars

Homemade gifts are always appreciated by recipients, and food gifts are as much fun to give as they are to make. Whenever you buy products that come in glass jars, from jams and jellies to artichoke

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DIY Gift Idea: How to Make Vintage Teacup Candles

DIY Gift Idea: How to Make Vintage Teacup Candles

Image © Marcie What you’ll need: A selection of porcelain teacups Wax (we recommend soy wax because it burns without smoke, but you can also use paraffin or beeswax). This is also a great

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DIY Gift Idea: Make Photo Snow Globes from Recycled Jars

DIY Gift Idea: Make Photo Snow Globes from Recycled Jars

It's likely that we all had a snow globe or seven when we were kids, and we took great glee in shaking them up to see the little flakes dance around. It's easy to make your own glittery globes with a few

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DIY: Add a Pop of Color to Your Winter Wardrobe—Learn How to Needle-Felt Shapes to Woolen Clothes

DIY: Add a Pop of Color to Your Winter Wardrobe—Learn How to Needle-Felt Shapes to Woolen Clothes

Woolen sweaters, dresses, pants, skirts, and any accessory you can think of can be spruced up with the addition of some needle-felted appliqués. The elbows on cardigans are popular to decorate, as are

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Boost Your Immune System This Winter with Homemade Gila Harvest Cider Tonic

Boost Your Immune System This Winter with Homemade Gila Harvest Cider Tonic

In addition to chilly weather and the smell of wood smoke in the air, there's another aspect of winter that can be counted on year after year: the inevitable cold that everyone seems to come down with.

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Make An Impressive Upcycled Bottle Gift This Year In Under Two Minutes with the Kinkajou Bottle Cutter!

Make An Impressive Upcycled Bottle Gift This Year In Under Two Minutes with the Kinkajou Bottle Cutter!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfdplBNPiWs#t=135 During the last few holiday seasons you may have encountered some gifts made from recycled wine and beer bottles. We love this sort of thing on

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RECIPE: Decadent Vegan Chocolate Cake (That’s Actually Full of Vegetables!)

RECIPE: Decadent Vegan Chocolate Cake (That’s Actually Full of Vegetables!)

Finding a knockout vegan chocolate cake recipe that's going to appeal to all comers is one thing, but a recipe that also packs in a serve of veggies and extra protein is on a whole other level again.

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How to Prepare Your Home and Family for a Hurricane or Superstorm

How to Prepare Your Home and Family for a Hurricane or Superstorm

After Hurricane Sandy, which devastated the East Coast in 2012, it’s more important than ever to make sure you, your home and your family are prepared to weather hurricane season when it strikes—as it

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DIY: Pocket Hand Warmers for Chilly Days

DIY: Pocket Hand Warmers for Chilly Days

Autumn is well underway and the days are getting colder and colder already. You're undoubtedly feeling a fair bit of crispness in the air in the early morning or after sunset, as days will grow shorter,

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9 Great Uses for Pumpkin (Other Than Pie)

9 Great Uses for Pumpkin (Other Than Pie)

Although Halloween has come and gone, you'll still find pumpkins just about everywhere these days, from farmer's markets to grocery store bins. Small one, large ones, white ones, orange ones; all

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How to Maximize Your South-Facing Windows to Grow Food All Winter

How to Maximize Your South-Facing Windows to Grow Food All Winter

As I write this, I'm chewing on a spicy little arugula seedling that I grew from seed within the last couple of weeks. Considering that it’s hovering around freezing outside right now where I am, and

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6 Vegetarian Recipes to Make with the “3 Sisters”: Corn, Beans, and Squash

6 Vegetarian Recipes to Make with the “3 Sisters”: Corn, Beans, and Squash

Cooler weather calls for heartier meals and seasonal ingredients, so try out one of these simple vegetarian recipes featuring the "Three Sisters”: corn, squash, and beans. These three crops were once

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HOW TO: Make Your Own Exotic Green Tea, Avocado & Spinach Energy Smoothie

HOW TO: Make Your Own Exotic Green Tea, Avocado & Spinach Energy Smoothie

For those days when you need a burst of energy but you are craving something that doesn’t taste like the same old energy drink, you may want to try this exotically delicious spinach and green tea energy

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How to Make Your Own Organic Caramel Apple Treats for Halloween

How to Make Your Own Organic Caramel Apple Treats for Halloween

We're still enjoying the best of apple season, and there's no better way to enjoy their crisp deliciousness than by taking a big bite out of a caramel apple. They make autumn feel just a little more

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DIY: How to Make an Adorable Chia Pet Dog Costume for Halloween

DIY: How to Make an Adorable Chia Pet Dog Costume for Halloween

What You'll Need: A dog sweater Plastic aquarium plants (which will enable you to recycle this costume next year or give it to a friend) or freshly picked clovers from your lawn Orange felt

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How to Make Reusable Halloween Window Decals

How to Make Reusable Halloween Window Decals

Halloween can be among the most wasteful holidays if you only buy store-bought, disposable decorations, but it doesn't have to be. One surefire way to lower your Halloween eco-footprint is to make your

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6 DIY Halloween Decorations Made with Upcycled Materials

6 DIY Halloween Decorations Made with Upcycled Materials

You know that Halloween is just a few days away, right? Don't worry: it snuck up on us too, and now we're scrambling to decorate the house with a suitable number of scary items so we can celebrate in

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HOW TO: Citrusy Pumpkin and Orange Soup will Brighten Your Day

HOW TO: Citrusy Pumpkin and Orange Soup will Brighten Your Day

It’s almost time to start carving out Jack-O'-Lanterns, which means piles of pumpkin waste. We’ve got you covered on roasting the seeds like a boss, so how about taking all that pumpkin flesh and

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6 Cozy Campfire Recipes for Fall

6 Cozy Campfire Recipes for Fall

1. Dutch Oven Paella Try cooking up this savory Spanish style dish over a campfire to achieve the authentic crispy bottom layer! Ingredients:  4-6 chicken thighs 4 sausages, sliced Olive

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6 Tasty Pumpkin Seed Recipes for Healthy Fall Snacks

6 Tasty Pumpkin Seed Recipes for Healthy Fall Snacks

You've been to the farm or market, picked out your jack-o'-lantern pumpkins and now you're ready to carve – but what are you going to do with all the seeds from your cleaned out pumpkins? If you are

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6 Emergency Essentials for Surviving 72 Hours Without Power

6 Emergency Essentials for Surviving 72 Hours Without Power

  The motto "always be prepared" is a good one to keep in mind, but one might not understand the importance of that until immersed in a situation that one hasn't prepared properly for at all.

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6 Recipes for a Vegan French Canadian Thanksgiving Menu

6 Recipes for a Vegan French Canadian Thanksgiving Menu

The harvest comes in early here in Canada; a full month before our neighbors to the south, in fact! As such, our Thanksgiving feast falls on the second weekend in October, rather than mid November, and

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VIDEO: How to Find and Cook Delicious Chanterelle Mushrooms in a Forest Near You

VIDEO: How to Find and Cook Delicious Chanterelle Mushrooms in a Forest Near You

In 1836, Swedish mycologist Elias Fries called the chanterelle "one of the most important and best edible mushrooms." They are also incredibly nutritious - in addition to containing vitamin C and

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7 Gluten-free Flours and How You Can Use Them

7 Gluten-free Flours and How You Can Use Them

There are many reasons why you may need or want to switch to a gluten-free diet, but like any diet that is a little outside of the mainstream, going gluten free comes at a price: both literally and in

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