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Some of My Favorite Diffuser Blends

**This post contains affiliate links.  Please refer to our Disclosure Policy for details.** I am not always faithful about running my essential oil diffuser. But when I do get it started, I love the way it makes our sunroom smell! (We call it a sunroom, but it’s really a sitting room in the back of the house that the former…

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Shoe Deodorizer

This post contains affiliate links.  Please refer to our Disclosure Policy for details. Sometimes, our shoes stink. We may not want to admit it, but they do. No one likes to walk around in smelly shoes. And your family may not like it that much either! My husband’s dress shoes have recently developed an unpleasant odor. He has good Under…

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Essential Oil Facial Toner

Previously, I wrote a post about homemade facial cleanser using essential oils.  To accompany that, I created a facial toner recipe for oily skin. I had purchased some essential oil toner from a company, and I really liked using it!  But when I ran out, I decided to look at the ingredients, and figure out my own (much like I…

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Homemade Applesauce

I have been waiting for this day for quite some time now…it’s applesauce day! Well, technically yesterday was applesauce day.  I had been accumulating apples throughout the week.  First from my Nana and Pap’s apple trees, and then from the farmers’ market.  My Nana and Pap’s trees produced apples like crazy this year!  Which is funny, because last year they…

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Home Canned Catsup

My husband and I live in a tiny neighborhood, with some really great neighbors.  Occasionally, one of the neighbors has an excess of vegetables in their garden and they share some with us.  That is how I got green beans and wax beans to can, as well as cucumbers for this dill pickle relish.  One evening our neighbor brought over…

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Blue Ribbon Pizza Sauce

At the end of the summer, I entered some of my canned goods in a local county fair.  One of the items I entered was pizza sauce that we made last fall.  This pizza sauce recipe came home with a blue ribbon! This sauce takes a while to cook down, as it needs to be thicker than the spaghetti sauce…

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Home Canned Spaghetti Sauce

In keeping up with tomato week, today’s post is about our spaghetti sauce recipe!  A few years back, my mom and I began processing tomatoes.  It began with freezing plain tomato sauce, then eventually my mom tried freezing some pizza sauce, and then we started to can spaghetti sauce. Some people prefer to can tomatoes and season them when they…

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Home Canned Tomato Soup

A friend of mine made some tomato soup this year, and I thought it sounded like a good idea!  My husband likes to cook pigeons (stuffed cabbage…not birds!) in the crock pot with tomato soup.  It also goes great with toasted cheese sandwiches, or as a nice hot lunch on a chilly fall Saturday. I am not a huge tomato…

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