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Milestone! 50 five stars reviews!

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A chance to win a free cloth pad 

Rumpbox will be giving this 10″ moderate pad away once we hit 250 members! We are not far from it. So please come join us and invite a friend to join as well at

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PUL backed and Windpro fleece backed menstrual pads now available!

Want to own any of this? Join my Facebook group
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Earth Day Giveaway!

I am doing giveaway to celebrate Earth Day! To participate, join my Rumpbox group and comment on the giveaway post. Read the post carefully.
#giveaway #clothpad #reusable #ecofriendly #savetheplant #saveyourwallet #saveyourcookie #handmade #thediychick #rumpbox #sewing #DIY


April 2017 RUMP Sale!

April 2017 sale has started! with coupon code APR15OFF, you will get 15% discount on all items thru RUMPBOX etsy store. Sales ends April 30 2017. Dont miss it!

Make sure you enter the coupon code at checkout. Do not send me a private message of the coupon code after you have finalized the purchase.

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Dashi – my kitchen mush have

I have come to the realization that there are certain seasoning that I must have in my kitchen. One of those is Dashi Powder. It is a Japanese flavoring similar to chicken powder or Sazon in latin food. I use it for noodle soup, add flavor to my marinade for fish, poultry, pork and beef. Obviously there are many other things needed in the kitchen if you are cooking as much as I do. TheDIYChick/TheDIYMama must have it all. My pantry is never big enough and my spice collection is ever growing. But I can not live without Dashi……

Where to get:

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TheDIYMama Recipe blog

Hey All, Sorry I have been MIA for so long! I have been busy with life as a first time mother with a 2 year old toddler… one with a lot of energy and super clingy personality… Anyhow, I am able to squeeze sometime into my busy life and started something new. I have created a recipe blog where I will post all my recipe collection with photo demonstration. Please like and follow my Recipe Blog or click on “My Recipes” in the main menu of this webpage.

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I can be a hippie

A believe that there’s a nerdy hippie inside of me. Sometimes life itself get me so busy that I forgot about myself, less and less me time and then no more me time. Lately I have been getting back into my diy projects with sewing. I have attempted soap making sometime last year but I guess I’m not that great in it. At one point I had an assortment of herbs and edibles in my garden. I missed that greatly. Perhaps now my son starts walking and with the help of my parents I can give myself a break here and there on some gardening and visit that inner hippie self here and there. 

So what have I gotten myself into lately? Yes I have joined the no poo movement. No poo means not using commercial shampoo to wash your hair. And to seek more natural ways to get your hair cleaned. There are different and many hair rinse recipes out there as well as homemade soaps available thru small home base businesses and recipes available online. Since I have not been great with soap making and my hair is important… I have turned to purchasing shampoo bars thru etsy. I have also received some shampoo bars and a face wash bar thru a trade with my friend who is the owner of Bodhi’s garden delight, a local home base soap maker. Her soaps smell awesome and definitely hippie. Here are pics of the shampoo bars from Bodhi’s garden delight.  They are all handmade by my dear friend and only with the best quality oils and herbs.

My favorite is the clay cleansing bar for face because it left my face super smooth! Last night I tried the Laximi shampoo/body bar. It smells delicious and very refreshing. It lathered up nicely and my hair felt very clean after. I did use a diluted apple cider rinse as recommended by several bloggers to remove built up and to detangle my hair. And after rinsing out my hair is shiny and soft and does not smell like salad dressing. All in all it’s great, I also used couple drops of rosemary hair oil as leave in moisturizer. By not blow drying my hair gets more volume and my natural wavy hair is back. I’m not too fond of the look but I think I’ll get used to it. I can always sleep with my hair in a sock bun and wake up with soft curls.