Category Archives: DIY & upcycling

How to Stop Black Fly Bites from Itching

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There are a ton of things you can do to alleviate the irritation of black fly bites and get outside for longer during the spring months. Here are a few of my own tried and tested natural cures for black fly bites.

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Ravishing DIY Beet Lipstick [Recipe]

DIY lipstick beets

We all know how unhealthy makeup is for us and for the poor animals on which it is tested. So make it your own damn self. The bunnies will thank you and your lips will be tantalizingly kissable.

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Natural Black Fly Repellents

black fly repellent

Eeep! its black fly season and if those little critters are taking chunks out of you, there are ways to fight back. Traditional chemical repellents don’t do the trick and are full of harmful toxins, but there are some natural ways to beat back those little beasties.

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6 Upcycled Garden Ponds you can Make this Weekend

DIY garden ponds

Garden ponds are little wildlife oases that can really level up the zen factor of your backyard. Picture it now; you sipping your morning coffee mesmerized by the flitting of the dragonflies or the lazy swish of goldfish tails. Better still, making your backyard pond from these awesome upcycled items can mean you get more zen for less dough. Now that's relaxing!

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6 DIY Compost Bins that are Borderline Genius

DIY compost bin tips

You have the power to create your own incredibly rich soil with the scraps from your kitchen. Mastering the 'dark art' of composting is like having a super power. It not only makes your home greener, it also takes the sting out of throwing away food that has passed its sell-by date. And come the spring... you'll use your old food to create new food! Here are some great ideas for DIY compost bins on the cheap.

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8 Surprisingly Super Ways to Reuse Coffee Grinds

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Aside from making the world a happier place in the mornings and fueling the start to our day, coffee has many other uses. Don’t dump your precious grounds when next you brew yourself a cup, there’s so much you can do with them!

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