Cheap Tricks: DIY Dry Shampoo that Smells Like Mint Chocolate Chip

A few years ago, I stumbled upon a three ingredient recipe for dry shampoo that I could make at home. I have very fine hair and not a lot of it, so when there's a teensy amount of grease, my head looks as if I haven't showered for quite some time. Then I found dry …

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From the Archives: Two Ways to Reduce and Save on Gift Wrap

This is a post from 2019. I've updated it a bit and added an extra two ideas at the end. Maps - Use old maps or atlases to wrap smaller objects. Recently a friend gave me a birthday present wrapped in a beautiful map with a vintage postcard attached to it with washi tape. I …

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Propagating Airplane Plants

A few years ago, I rescued two small, half-dead airplane plants from my work. Now we have several healthy airplane plants that I propagated because it’s so damn easy. Also called spider plants, these are hardy guys that tolerate a little neglect but really flourish with just a bit of attention. Here’s what I’ve learned …

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Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Office Morale Booster

When I worked at one of my most challenging/depressing jobs as a Social Worker, there were many attempts to improve the energy in the office (because we all sorely needed it). One of those ways was a piece of paper hanging in the break room that read "Take what you need" with little strips at …

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