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Love these two site:

http://budgetbytes.blogspot.com/

http://www.eatingbirdfood.com/2011/03/iv
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love love love diaperswappers.com

"I may not have gone where I intended to go but I think I've ended up where I needed to be"


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8 Ways to "Green" Your Kitchen

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti
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www.organicgrocerydeals.com
www.hotcouponworld.com
Thanks mama!

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1/23/09 1:38 P

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Here are a couple sites that I just went to and thought would share, www.organicgrocerydeals.com, and www.hotcouponworld.com
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Here, I'll make it clickable.. thanks mama!
www.mamabargains.com

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www.mamabargains.com

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Thought this was a great site! Use it for last minute gifts!
www.mixesinajar.com/

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That is a cool site! Thanks mama!

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Here is another good one:

www.planetgreen.com

It is run by the discovery channel and has lots of good info emoticon

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You don't drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there. ~Unknown Author



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Great site! Thanks!
Oh, I found a too cool one today!!
Make your own “green” toys
tryingtobegreener.wordpress.com/2008
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12/4/08 3:13 P

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Got a great site for all that holiday shopping:

www.organicstyle.com

They have some wonderful products on there (I am in LOVE with the wreaths). Just got my mother a cork wine bottle cooler, I wanted to get her a braclet they have but it was sold out :( You guys should check it out!

*Oh yeah enter WHITEAPRICOT for the coupon code and get 15%off.

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emoticon .. I AM hiding in the corner.. face beet red!

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can I go run in the corner now?

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ok.. where is my brain.. OOPS!!

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oops!

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I copied and pasted! lol.. during Bugs nap today! He slept for two hours the first one.. then, during his second.. I got a good work out! Dh was home tonight, so no crockpot cooking.. so, I had naps free! PLUS, he has been feeling better.. FINALLY.. so I was able to get a lot done while he played.. he was beside me in his walker helping me do the laundry.. it was too cute!

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I just got to ask you, WHEN do you find the time for all you do??? I'm constantly amazed at how much you do... I'm struggling trying to keep up with you! LOL

Homeschooling mom of 4

Dec 2008-Dec 2009 I faithfully maintained a 107-109... Unfortantely after Dec 2009, I let myself get back to a 115.6 - I'm back on track and am going to get back to my maintaining range again!


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Recipes to make ur own :Make-Up, Soap, Lotion, Scrubs
Not only can you save a bundle (many of the ingredients may already be in your kitchen), but you'll also know that they are pure, natural and aren't filled with stuff that will harm your skin or the environment! It may not have been something you've tried before, but trust me, after a while you may find recipes you prefer over the "name brands", and really it takes very little effort to make them :) If you have kids, this could be a great way to spend some quality time together.
www.makeyourcosmetics.com/

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I LOVE this site. She updates it everyday with news and helpful info tryingtobegreener.wordpress.com/

you can look up recipes on things like homemade hand sanitizer, hand soap, etc care2.com

Awesome forum!
www.atimetobegreen.com/

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Please feel free to add any links that you think would be helpful. Please add any books that you think are helpful.

Cleaning Products Recipes:

Safe Household Cleaner Chart
Oh.. gotta print this one out! It has alternatives to those nasty chemical cleaners!

www.tasteforlife.com/downloads/Lifes
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community.babycenter.com/post/a87306
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homemade_products_recipes


www.diaperswappers.com/forum/showthr
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d.php?t=597715


www.thegreenguide.com/doc/120/diy

down---to---earth.blogspot.com/2007/
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/various-recipes-for-green-cleaning.html


www.wswmd.org/recipes

www.care2.com/greenliving/make-your-
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n-non-toxic-cleaning-kit.html


tipnut.com/10-homemade-laundry-soap-
de
tergent-recipes/


Gail included:
"Also, my mother taught me, her mother taught her to use salt and vinegar to clean and polish brass and copper. It takes longer and sometimes a few times but it's worth it and it doesn't scratch the metal"

Amy included:
"Ok, you asked for it Lol :D Here is the my cheat sheet...I laminated it and have it hanging up downstairs for quick reference...


Powdered Laundry Detergent- Top load machine
1 Ivory soap bar
1 Cup Washing Soda
½ Cup Borax
¼ Cup Oxyclean
-Grate soap or break into pieces and process in a food processor until powdered. Mix all ingredients. For light load, use 1 Tablespoon. For heavy or heavily soiled load, use 2 Tablespoons. Yields: 3 Cups detergent. (Approx. 40 loads)

All Purpose Spray –
1/2 water, 1/2 white vinegar, 20 drops of essential oil (I like orange)

Disinfectant Spray
Water
2 Tbsp of liquid soap
30 drops of Tea Tree Oil

Dishwasher
1C borax
1C baking soda
1/4C salt (I used sea salt)
1/4C citric acid (I used 2 packets of unsweetened Lemonade Kool-Aid... has to be lemonade and un-sweeted or you'll dye your dishwasher.)
30 drops citrus essential oil (but I didn't add this to my mixture)
*put it all in a container and use 1T in each cup per load

Fresh Dishwashing Liquid
1/2 teaspoon your choice of mixed EO (Eucalyptus, Peppermint, citrus and/or Tea Tree)
Add to a 22 oz squeeze container 3/4 filled with unscented castile/liquid soap. Shake well and fill the rest of the way with distilled water

Bath and Shower Scrub
1 Cup Baking Soda
1/4 tsp your choice of mixed EO (Eucalyptus, Peppermint, citrus and/or Tea Tree)
Mix all ingredients well and store in a glass covered jar. Apply w/ wet sponge or cloth. Scrub well. For a really great Soft Scrub add some Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Soap to a portion of the mixture above, use for cleaning tough jobs including sinks and toilets.

Carpet Deodorizer
16 oz Baking soda
1/2 tsp your choice of mixed EO (Eucalyptus, Peppermint, citrus and/or Tea Tree)
Mix well and store in covered glass jar.
Sprinkle the deodorizer onto your carpet by hand or with a sugar shaker.
Wait 10-20 minutes and then vacuum normally.


Fabric Softener
1 cup Baking soda
1 cup white vinegar
2 cups distilled water
1/4 tsp.your choice of mixed EO (Eucalyptus, Peppermint, citrus and/or Tea Tree)
Mix ingredients together. Add 1 cup of this mixture to your rinse cycle to soften, deodorize and sanitize your laundry. Store in a glass covered jar.

STAIN REMOVER #2
¼ cup borax or washing soda
2 cups cold water

Sponge on and let dry, or soak the fabric in borax mixture before washing in soap and cold water.

STAIN REMOVER #3
¼ cup hydrogen peroxide
¼ cup water

Mix together and dab onto stain. Leave two hours and repeat if necessary. Good on white clothes.

WINDOW CLEANER # 1
¼ - ½ teaspoon liquid or grated soap
3 tablespoons vinegar
2 cups water
spray bottle
Put all the ingredients into a spray bottle, shake it up a bit, and use as you would a commercial brand. The soap in this recipe is important. It cuts the wax residue from the commercial brands you might have used in the past.

FLOOR CLEANER – tiles, vinyl or laminate
½ cup white vinegar plus 2 liters hot water in a bucket and a clean mop will clean up all but the worst floor. If you have a really dirty floor to deal with, add a squirt of homemade laundry liquid to this mix."


Homeschooling:
www.hslda.org

Home or un-medicated birth:
www.homebirth.org.uk/homebirthindex.
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m

www.bmj.com
www.hypnobabies.com

Circumcision:
www.icgi.org

Breastfeeding:
www.kellymom.com/
www.reuters.com

Vaccines:
insidevaccines.com/wordpress/

How to check the safety of products:
www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/

Elimination Communication:
www.diaperfreebaby.org/

Chemical free toys:
www.healthytoys.org


Organic groceries:

I was just looking here to see what type of things our local farmer/friend still has for sale and thought I would just share this site!
We just LOVE it! not much in our area of course, but most def worth looking, even for those who don't buy organic because of the prices!
www.localharvest.org/

How to be a Budget Organic:
www.prevention.com/cda/article/how-t
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be-a-budget-organic/1b08a82c4343b110Vg
nVCM20000012281eac____/nutrition.recip
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Coupons and other Frugal help:
thefrugalhousewife.blogspot.com/
www.moneyrulesdebtstinks.com/
www.thethriftymama.com/
www.thecrunchychicken.com/
mommainflipflops2.blogspot.com/
savingsmakescents.blogspot.com/
BabyCheapskate.com
kizoodle.com
www.couponmom.com
www.hillbillyhousewife.com
www.organicvalley.com
www.scojuice.com
www.colemannatural.com
www.shopnaturesoasis.com
print.coupons.com/couponweb/Offers.a
sp
x?pid=13000&zid=xu12&nid=10

www.thefrugallife.com/
www.betterbudgeting.com/frugalliving
.h
tm

zenhabits.net/2007/08/the-cheapskate
-g
uide-50-tips-for-frugal-living/

101waystosavemoney.com/?gclid=CNr4q4
f_
jJACFQl0gwodWA8ouA

www.ourfamilybudget.com/
www.frugal-families.com/
www.budget101.com/article.htm
www.bellaonline.com/site/frugallivin
g

www.livingonadime.com/asktawra.html
www.mommysavers.com/
www.mommysavesbig.com
www.magickidsusa.com/ (coupon code MK70357 to lock in 50% off for life)
kids.niehs.nih.gov/recycle.htm
www.smartmommyshopping.com/
refundcents.com/index.asp?RefID=FR95
green-mom.blogspot.com/

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