Articles Posted in the Home Life Category

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    DIY Burt’s Bees Style Lip Balm Recipe – 8¢ Per Tube

    If you know me at all, you know that I don’t leave the house without Burt’s Bees lip balm. In fact, if I had to be sent to a deserted island, I would die happy as long as I had Burt’s. Just the other day I was thinking of some kind of invention that would allow me […]

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    Homemade Deodorant – .18¢ per stick

    Why on earth would anyone make their own deodorant? In short, it’s cheap, it’s easy, and it’s safe. I’ll prove to you below how cheap and easy it is, but making it yourself with natural ingredients removes the question of whether what you’re putting on your body is safe. Aluminum, parabens, Propylene Glycol, and Triclosan […]

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    DIY Homemade Lotion – 3 Recipes for 3 Textures

    The other day a guy at a skin care kiosk in the mall forced a sample of “moisture day cream” upon me. The first ingredient is “aqua,” a fancy word for water I suppose, the second ingredient is glycerin, and the remaining 15 ingredients are words I’ve never heard of, including caprylic triglyceride, petrolatum, betaine, […]

  • 10 Household Staples, 450 Uses

    Broke and Healthy has published its first e-book! Be the first to get it! Click here to order on Amazon for only $2.99. If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you have cabinets full of cleaning supplies, laundry detergents, pest removal products, and personal care products. If you took an inventory of all […]

  • DIY Eye & Face Makeup Remover – 21¢ per ounce

    Finding an effective makeup remover is important, especially if you wear dark eye makeup. After trying at least a dozen different brands, I’ve gone back to Clinique’s Take the Day Off Makeup Remover, even though it’s way too expensive, because it’s the best remover I’ve found on the market… till now. Clinique’s eye makeup remover […]

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    DIY Neosporin Recipe (Multi-Purpose Balm/Salve/Ointment)

    Uses for balm:  Cuts, sores and scrapes Acne (before and after they pop) Mosquito bites (before and after they’re scratched) Chapped Lips Eczema & dry skin Wrinkles & puffy eyes Anywhere your skin needs healing 5 ingredients  (Click the links to Purchase):  Beeswax Coconut Oil Lemon Oil Tea Trea Oil Lavender Oil    Neosporin – $11 […]

  • 5 Cheap, Fun Things to do with Kids

    Growing up in a consumer society, we often associate fun with having to spend money. When posed with the question “so what should we do?” many only consider going shopping or eating out. But if you’re trying to save money, these choices can be quite limiting. Fortunately, there are many low cost and even free […]

  • Most Popular Soap Making Methods

    Soap is something that has been made in the home for a very long time; pretty much since the dawn of its creation. It is only in the last century or so, with the coming of the industrial revolution, that soap has become something that was manufactured and then bought in stores. This made the […]

  • Fun Ways to Display Books - Broke and Healthy

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    88 Fun Ways to Display Books

    Last week I was hunting down fun, cheap, easy ways to display books, as I was tired of those cheap, clunky, particle board bookshelves in my room. Naturally, Pinterest was the first stop in my research. I ran across so many ideas, I made a Fun Ways to Display Books Pinterest board. Click on the photo […]

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    How to Make Homemade Baby Wipes

    Why I Make Homemade Baby Wipes My mom had suggested using cloth diapers since my first pregnancy for both financial and eco reasons, but I always refused thinking I wouldn’t be able to handle it. But over the years, I heard more and more about them. I looked into them a tiny bit when I […]

  • Kitchen Knives: What to Buy and How to Cut

    One way to get healthy and save money is to eat at home. But to be consistent, you’ve got to realistic. If dinner takes too long to prepare every night, you’re not going to do it. To be realistic, you’ve got to be able to get in and out of the kitchen quickly. That’s why chopping skills and the right knife are paramount in learning how to cook.

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    Lemon Ginger Honey Green Tea Concoction to Battle Your Cold

    So,, one long-term resolution I’d like to make is to transition more and more towards natural remedies for sickness–to prevent it and treat it. This is a concoction I made last week, and although I can’t prove it had anything to do with the fact that this was the shortest cold I can ever remember, […]

  • Pinterest Guide

    Okay Pinterest lovers, whether you’re a beginner pinner or an advanced user trying to make a mark with your own products, we’ve got a new site for you. Please welcome Pinterest Guide to our network of sites! Pinterest Guide is guide to all things Pinterest (duh), from beginner to business user. More and more articles will be added, […]

  • 8 Things Not to Say to a Pregnant Woman (and 4 Things To Say Instead)

    Guys, this one’s especially for you. While pregnancy is a ‘wonderful and glorious’ time in a woman’s life, a time like no other and it should be cherished and appreciated…(all said in a sweet sing songy voice while the visual of a blissful pregnant lady in a flowy white sundress twirls around in a golden […]

  • Broke and Healthy Ways to Hang Your Jewelry DIY decor do it yourself (1)

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    50 Fun Ways to Hang Your Jewelry

    If you’re like me, you have way too much (cheap) jewelry and no fancy jewelry box. And even if you had a jewelry box, who wants all their long, beaded necklaces getting all up on each other? I’d rather not use my spare time untangling necklaces (what I just spent 30 minutes doing). Here are […]

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    7 Cheap Homemade Gifts

    For Christmas, I decided to make most of my gifts. After doing it, I can’t imagine buying my gifts next year either. Some of these gifts take a lot of time and/or machinery, while some may only take a few minutes, but all worth while. Birch Wood Candles I think this is officially the weirdest […]

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    Homemade Sugar Scrub

    I see sugar scrubs on the shelf anywhere from $10-$50 for a small jar. Frankly, I’m annoyed by this. Partly because, I’ve always been the sucker that has bought them for that much! Sugar scrubs are incredibly cheap and easy to make, so please don’t pay more than you have to ever again! If you’ve […]

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    Simple Homemade Herb Soap Recipe – 70¢ per bar

    There were so many amazing things in this soap, I didn’t know which ingredient to highlight: Olive oil, coconut oil, beeswax, goats milk, oatmeal, almonds, basil, rosemary, thyme, lavender… sheesh! I gave these away as Christmas presents with labels that said “Ande’s Handmade Herbes De Provence Soap” though, so I guess that’ll do. This Christmas, […]

  • Book Page Wreath

    Yes, book page wreaths. This is so clever, cheap and interesting! Especially with a meaningful book, ya know? I found this originally on Eucharisteo who found it on Nesting Place, both very cool websites. Go to one of their sites to see instructions!

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    50 Fun Things to do with Paint Chip Samples

      If this isn’t free/cheap, DIY art & decor, I don’t know what is! Click the photo to find out how to make or buy these things. Thanks to Pinterest and Etsy for the awesome ideas. Here’s Broke & Healthy’s Pinterest board. Also, if you’re taking several paint chip samples, especially if it’s from a […]

  • Décor vs. Dollar

    Want to start decorating your house, but find yourself completely overwhelmed? Where should you even start? Here are 8 trusted tips to help you plan for new do’s around the house!

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    Paper Towel Rolls, Spoon Mirrors & Old Plates – Next to Free Pinterest Ideas

    I’ve recently found a website online that I literally feel addicted to. Pinterest. In fact, sometimes I won’t even let myself open the page unless 1) I’ve got at least 30 minutes to do nothing but gawk and 2) I’m ready to feel a little depressed. It’s depressing because I love it, and would like […]

  • 10 (Mostly) Free Family Fun Activities

    Some of the most enjoyable activities with family are the ones you don’t have to break your budget over! Be creative and think about “experiences”, not necessarily entertainment. If you can’t eat out, pack a lunch or a light snack and head out after lunch or dinner. There’s always an alternative to opening your wallet! […]