All posts tagged tutorial

A Natural & Classy DIY Scent for the Home

By | October 16, 2013

By Megan Ciampa, Contributing Writer Now that it’s fall and most folks across the country are spending less time outside, it seems I find myself hosting more get-togethers inside my home versus out. This is a natural progression of the seasons, where we gather more frequently inside and share holidays and other special occasions together. Read More

Monday Health and Wellness: Ultimate Elderberry Syrup

By | January 21, 2013

Last week, I wrote an entire post all about elderberries.  If you haven’t read it, make sure you do that before making this.  There are some different recommendations based on the extensive research that I did, different from what many are saying and from what you may have heard before.  It’s important to understand how Read More

My Preserving Plan and How to Can Peaches (Without Sugar)

By | August 3, 2012

Earlier this week, I got an email that I’d been waiting for.  A local farm has low-spray peaches that are now on sale for $10 per peck (through yesterday, sorry local readers)!  (A peck is 1/4 bushel, or around 12 lbs., in this case — and they usually go for $16/peck so this is pretty Read More

Recipe Collection: Beef Steaks with Creamy Mushroom Gravy

By | April 26, 2012

I’ve been doing desserts lately and that’s great.  Who doesn’t love dessert?  And baking, like last week’s honey-oat bread? But now it’s time to turn back to the main course.  You have to have something to eat besides just cookies, right?  These beef steaks with creamy mushroom gravy fit the bill. They’re reminiscent of salisbury Read More

Monday Health & Wellness: Kombucha Video

By | April 16, 2012

Are you interested in brewing kombucha, but feel overwhelmed by the process?  Not sure where to start?  Need a visual on how to make it work? Well…we’ve just released a video on how to brew your own kombucha!  I walk you through the process, showing you all of the equipment, the process of starting your Read More

The Perfect Diaper Bag Tutorial

By | April 13, 2012

A diaper bag. It’s a necessity for mommies everywhere.  I’ve looked at tons online (which can cost up to several hundred dollars, if you want a designer label — I fail to understand why that would ever be necessary, but that’s me).  I’ve used a few that I was given or bags that I had around. Read More

Monday Health & Wellness: Pineapple-Infused Face Lotion

By | April 9, 2012

I’ve always made “creams” before, because they are easy.  Melt oils together, pour into jar, done.  A lotion‘s a bit of a different creature — it’s an emulsion of water and oils.  I wanted a lotion for my face, though, because I wanted something that was a little bit thinner and smoother.  This lotion goes Read More

Simple Skirt Tutorial

By | April 6, 2012

Who doesn’t love a pretty skirt? I made this style of skirt for my daughter for Christmas last year.  She loves it and wears it all the time.  When she heard I was going to make her another to do this tutorial, she was thrilled!  I even decided to make myself a similar one too…why Read More

DIY Cash-System Wallet Tutorial

By | April 3, 2012

I have a confession. I love using cash instead of cards for our budget… but, I have really struggled with being on top of it. We would  have envelopes of cash in our desk, and I’d try and draw money from there when I needed it, but it JUST WAS NOT WORKING! We would have Read More

Monday Health & Wellness: Oil Cleansing Blend

By | April 2, 2012

Welcome to April, which is DIY month here at Modern Alternative Mama!  Over the next few weeks, you’ll see lots of DIY projects in many areas — recipes, personal care products, sewing projects and more!  We have lots of exciting things for you, from me and the contributing writers. Today’s project is an oil cleansing Read More

Monday Health & Wellness: Homemade Teething Cream

By | February 27, 2012

Right, so, “teething cream” sounds super weird.  No?  But here’s the thing.  You can buy teething gel at the store.  I’m not entirely sure how to make a gel at home with safe ingredients…nor am I sure that it’s the most effective idea. But last week we ran out of teething tablets.  They started putting child Read More

How to Make Reusable “Swiffer” Mop Pads

By | February 1, 2012

I always loved my Swiffer mop.  Except that I didn’t love the solution (nasty chemicals), nor did I love having to buy those disposable pads.  I used to use the pads several times, until they were very dirty and falling apart, but still.  I don’t like to buy disposable things like that.  The only “disposable” Read More


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