Tag - DIY

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Quarantine Chronicles- Caribbean Crafts
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Living more simply- another DIY
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Cutting back on commercial consumption- DIY laundry soap
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Placencia- suprises around town

Quarantine Chronicles- Caribbean Crafts

I perfected my sourdough recipe- the trick was to half the proofing time and never kneed (only fold). I made magnets from shells and bottle caps, I painted, I cooked, I repurposed conch shells as planters, and I got in to macramé!

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Living more simply- another DIY

If you liked my previous post about homemade laundry soap you might want to try this: chemical-free, super easy, DIY air freshener/ fabric spray.  Only 3 ingredients! Water essential oil (one or any combo of oils you like.  I’m partial to lemon and eucalyptus), and VODKA! That’s right!  20 drops of essential oil in 3 parts water and 1 part vodka in a spray bottle.  Voila! You have yourself an all-natural febreeze.

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Cutting back on commercial consumption- DIY laundry soap

The American mentality is to spend spend spend. Buy new, bigger, better things- all the time, you need to. Buy brand name because labels are just as important as the product.  A new version of your phone hits the market? Upgrade! Your friends just had their kitchen remodeled? Maybe you should put a pool in.  Americans, we are so weird.  Appearances are everything. I worked at a homeless shelter for years and you would never guess that most of my clients were broke.  Almost all of them had cell phones,…

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Placencia- suprises around town

A cool surprise we discovered while wandering aimlessly around the residential streets: an actual Atlantic City Jitney! Why is this Jitney here? I was seriously tempted to knock on the front door and demand an explanation. I didn’t of course. I like to think that the owners are New Jersey natives and they bought the old jitney on the cheap when the Jitney association switched from the iconic powder blue minibuses to the new “green” and white ones that run on compressed natural gas in 2010. Having bought…

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