Restoring the Lost Petal

Ebooks: Answering Your Questions

If you’re new to reading blogs you may or may not have heard of ebook bundles. If you’ve been around awhile I’m sure you have seen bundle sales pop up here and there.  Today I’m going to answer some questions I’ve gotten, many of which I too have asked.   What is an ebook bundle? […]

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Homemade Laundry Detergent Powder – HE Friendly

A friend asked me for this recipe and I realized that since The Great Blog Crash of 2013 I never reposted how I make my homemade laundry detergent.   Homemade Laundry Detergent Powder 1 box 20 Mule Team Borax 1 Box Arm & Hammer Washing Soda 1 16 ounce Box Baking Soda 1 12 ounce […]

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Transitioning To Life Without Paper Towels

  When I became more budget conscience using paper towels seemed to be a waste yet I never gave much thought to ridding ourselves of them.  Then, I read a post similar to this one about family cloth and it intrigued me.  I don’t think my family is ready for family cloth just yet but living […]

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A Month to Remember: July 2013

Every hour, every day, every month we make memories.  Every day we should be learning something new. To encourage you to reflect and remember the month gone by and help you learn new (or forgotten) things I’m starting a new monthly series called A Month to Remember. Each month will feature something personal that I’ve […]

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Why I Keep White Rice Around: 5 Non-Food Uses for White Rice

Rice is awesome.  One of my favorite side dishes is wild rice and I usually always have some in the pantry.  I keep white rice around too although we don’t eat much of that kind. Why keep white rice around?  Here’s 5 reasons: Save a Wet Cell Phone– One of my favorite uses for white […]

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Transitioning from Plastic to Glass Storage

A few years ago I never considered using glass jars to store food and ingredients.  The thought never occurred to me.  I would keep stuff in the container it came it or store it in Tupperware, Rubbermaid or whatever left over plastic dish I had handy.  Last Summer, before the fire, I had slowly started to […]

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7 Tips to Reduce Spending

Whether you’re new to budgeting and planned spending our you’ve been actively managing your finances for a while there is always room for new learning and reminders of the simple things that can quickly destroy a family’s budget. Here are a few tips for reducing household spending  Call a Family Meeting Call a meeting with […]

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*Spotlight on: Managing Your Home

As women, we are all managers of our homes. It doesn’t matter if you work full time like I do, if your single, a homeschooling mom, a large family mom or an empty nester you are still called to manage your home. It took awhile for me to realize that even working outside the inside […]

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Home Cleaning the Natural Way

When my son grabs my bottle of all purpose cleaner and squeezes the trigger I don’t panic. Why? Because it’s just vinegar and essential oil. Of course I don’t want him picking up random bottles and spraying them but when you’re a busy mom having one less thing to worry about your children getting into […]

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Declutter for Better Mental Health

Too much stuff is dangerous.  For body and mind.  When we’re over run by stuff it causes stress and metal strain.  Join me at Modern Alternative Mama today where I share the importance of keeping things clutter free to reduce your mental stress.

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