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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

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Mini Apple Pies

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Homemade Shampoo

Homemade Shampoo

1 Tbsp baking soda
1 cup Water – any water will do

How to use
Simply shake the bottle before each use and gently massage into the hair and scalp for a minute or two and rinse.

Safe for all hair types. 

This shampoo is completely safe for all hair types and will not strip your hair of it’s natural oils, unlike most commercial shampoo. But if you color your hair it may strip the dyes out.

Be sure to question the safety of store-bought shampoos, along with any other products you buy – and always understand the ingredients of the products you use.

Tips for controlling static

Be sure you’re trimming your ends every 6-8 weeks, less split ends = less static.
Try shampooing less often (maybe 3x/week).
Use less heating elements (blow dryers, flat/curling irons, etc.).
Try massaging in a Tbsp of olive oil once/week then rinsing.
Another treatment to try is Avocado w/lemon juice – mix, smash into hair, let sit 30 mins and rinse.

Tips for controlling oily hair

Do occasionally – mix 2 egg yolks with 2 tsp lemon juice or vinegar. Work it into hair and let set a few minutes while showering. The egg binds with the hair oil. Rinse with lukewarm water.
Be sure to shake the mixture vigorously to ensure the baking soda is completely dissolved into the water.
Massage baking soda shampoo into your scalp for at least 2 minutes.
Give your hair a few weeks to adjust to the change (like 2-3 weeks or more).

Tips for thickening shampoo

Blend up some whole oats in a good blender then mix with baking soda and water. Different people prefer different consistencies so add oat flour slowly until desired thickness is reached.
Mix corn starch with the baking soda and water (add enough for desired thickness).
Use both oats and corn starch, try this mixture: 1 c. warm water, 1 Tbsp. baking soda, and equal parts cornstarch & oatmeal flour to thicken (approx. 3/4 Tbsp each).

Recipe found at: DIY Natural

Garlic Pasta Sauce

  • 1/3 cup Butter
  • 1 clove crushed Garlic
  • 1/4 tablespoon dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano


  1. In a small saucepan melt butter, add garlic and saute until cooked. Be careful to not burn garlic. Add dried oregano and dried basil and stir until heated through.
  2. Serve warm.
  3. Enjoy!

I make this sauce whenever I have pasta for dinner, which is pretty often.  I try to make triple batches because we use it up pretty quickly. The recipe calls for 1 serving, but can be adjusted. I end up mincing an entire bulb of small garlic. 🙂

Simple Cup Cakes – Country Stylin’!

1 Cup Butter
2 Cups Sugar 
3 Cups flour
4 Eggs

Mix flour and sugar. Add butter and eggs. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

I told you it was simple! 🙂

Recipe by my sister, she got it from a local park in Indiana. 🙂