The Make Your Own Zone is an inspiring call to get off the couch, break out the DIY supplies, and take control of home improvements. Beverly Leestma from Grand Rapids, Michigan has been writing The Make Your Own Zone since July 2010. I like the feeling of being self sufficient and being able to go to my cupboard and whip together what I need with whatever I have available, says Bev. I figured there might be a few other folks like me out there in the world who were self sufficient and frugal too, she explains of her motivation for writing her blog.
Home-made ‘Goo Gone’ is one of Bev’s most versatile DIY inventions. After struggling with scrubbing labels off glass jars, Bev dreamed up an all-natural and easy-to-make product using ingredients from her kitchen. This thrifty woman creates a solution that saves her money (and a trip to the store!).