Homemade: 707 Products to Make Yourself to Save Money and the Earth – Review and Giveaway
If there is one thing I love to make, it is homemade cleaners, and products. Since we have two cats, their safety on surfaces that they touch is vital. Since I was young I have enjoyed reading Reader’s DIgest, and learning new tips, words and stories. When I got a email that they had compiled 707 ideas in a book called Homemade: 707 Products that You Make Yourself to Save Money and the Earth, I was immediately interest.
Effie’s Homemade: Cocoa-Cakes, Nut Cakes and Oat Cakes Review + Giveaway
Relaxation can be hard to come by in this modern and busy world that we live in. When I do have a moment of quiet and relaxation, I want to enjoy the moment. One of my indulgences for relaxation is tea, a good book and cookies.
Since I am always looking for new cookies to add to my tea snack collection, and when I saw Effie’s Homemade cakes, I knew that they would be the perfect accessory for my moments of relaxation.
A Homemade Scratch Pad for 2 Muggles
The one benefit of being a review blogger is that we have a nice flow of boxes arriving which makes for a lot of cardboard. I hate the idea of just throwing the cardboard away and I have long talked about making a scratch pad for Maggee and Murfee. I see these grand cat scratch posts that people make and while I dream of creating one, realistically I know that it is best to start easy and build up.
These two animals love their scratch pad and I can honestly say they rarely use our couch or items they should not use. To thank them for their pad loyalty, I figured it was time to make them their own scratch pad.
I gathered my materials:
- A box with sturdy sides – I used a box from a recent Costco trip that worked great!
- A ton of cardboard to slice and dice
- A ruler, hot glue gun, extra glue sticks, a pencil and a sharp utility knife.
- Space to stack and space to spread your arms
- About 3-4 hours of time including prep to completion
Once I gathered all my materials I sat down, I came up with my plan which basically consisted of measuring the inside of the box. I measured the length and height of the inside of the box and then took those measurements and put them on a piece of cardboard to be used as my template.