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Make your own cleaning supplies

In Adventures on October 16, 2009 at 12:12 am

1. I read about this in Craft magazine.
2. It comes from a company called The Purple Fig Cleaning Co. in Austin. The company not only will clean your house using all-natural cleaning agents, they hold parties (like Tupperware or BeautiControl or Pampered Chef) where they teach you how to clean and how to make your own all-natural cleaning agents.
3. The idea is that all-natural cleaning agents allow you to rely less on chemicals and big corporations to keep your house clean in a safe and natural and effective way. Read the rest of this entry »

I am man. I make fire. Fire good.

In Adventures on September 30, 2009 at 12:36 am

1. I like to think of myself as a relatively handy guy. I can swing a hammer and wield a paint brush without causing too much destruction. But one thing I’ve never felt comfortable around is the internal combustion engine.

2. Knowing how to fix stuff is helpful in the quest for not buying excess new stuff. Read the rest of this entry »


In Adventures on June 9, 2009 at 12:23 am

There is a magazine, and a web site, and a whole lifestyle called “Make.”

Guess what it’s about.

Make is about “technology on your time.” That’s what the magazine says. I would have said it’s about making stuff. DIY-culture and such. Wikipedia says it’s, “an American quarterly magazine published by O’Reilly Media which focuses on do it yourself (DIY) projects involving computers, electronics, robotics, metalworking, woodworking and other disciplines. Read the rest of this entry »