DIY Felt Bow Barrettes

diy felt bow barrettes

I may be a mom to 3 little boys but that doesn't stop me from dreaming up little girl crafts for all of my friends with daughters! A few weeks ago I made these cutey-patootey DIY felt bow barrettes for a friend and they were so fast and easy I knew I had to share them with you! Materials: Felt Hot Glue Gun & Glue Plain … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Moisturizing Hair Mask

diy hair mask

The more I DIY things in my home, the more I realize there are thing I can DIY in my everyday life as well.  That's why I started making my own natural cleaners and things like my DIY Body Butter and Peppermint Lip Scrub.  So a while back when I ran out of my favorite $30 a bottle conditioner I decided it was time to stop paying an arm and a leg … [Read more...]

DIY Lavender Lip Balm with Free Printable Labels (and a Giveaway!)

diy lavender lip balm

Hey, hey, hey there! It's almost the weekend (can you see the light at the end of the tunnel?)  I have a super cute little DIY for you today-DIY Lavender Lip Balm! Not only am I sharing the recipe and how-to to make this awesome all-natural lip balm but also a print and cut label file for you Silhouette owners out there! Don't have a Silhouette … [Read more...]

Valentine Mason Jar Gift & over 40 Valentine’s Day Ideas!

mason jar lid label silhouette cut file

The power of Hershey's Hugs and Kisses is strong. It's hard to resist those tiny bundles of chocolate joy-as my two year old can attest.  You see, he saw me putting together this little Valentine mason jar gift the other day and as always when I was finished in my office I shut the door.  The door complete with child-proof doorknob cover to … [Read more...]

Homemade Milk Bath Recipe

how to make milk bath

I don't know about you but I am a huge fan of a nice hot bath.  Maybe it's my three boys running around crazy all the time but taking twenty minutes of relaxation is HUGE for me! I also like to experiment with adding various concoctions to the bath and coming up with DIY pampering goodies (like my DIY citrus scrub.) Today I am sharing a super … [Read more...]

Stenciled Tea Towel Hostess Gift

diy hostess gift tutorial

I'm slowly becoming addicted to my Silhouette and it inspired me to whip up this fast and easy hostess gift recently.  It's crazy easy and I'm excited to share it with you today! Supplies: Silhouette machine vinyl transfer paper tea towels foam brush or stencil brush paint fabric medium My fabric medium recommended prewashing my … [Read more...]

DIY Body Butter-Last Minute Gift

diy body butter

For my birthday in September my hubby got me shea body butter from a certain super well known chain.  I have what I'd call very "irritable" skin-I've struggled with dry skin, excema and psoriasis since I was little and have a hard time finding lotions that work well for me.  The shea body butter was absolute perfection though...my skin was smooth,  … [Read more...]

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix in a Jar Gift and Free Printable

free printable cookie in jar gift

Packaging ready made baking mixes in jars for gifts isn't a new idea by any means and over the years I've done my share of fancy mixes.  This year I'm going back to a classic though-a fantastic solidly awesome Chocolate Chip Cookie mix in a jar recipe! And I've got a few tips for making your mixes look Pinterest-perfect as well as a free … [Read more...]

DIY Hand Soap Gift

diy handsoap gift in a mason jar

Have you noticed that I've been sharing a lot of gift ideas lately? This one was actually my husband's idea-he asked me a while back if there was a way to make our own DIY hand soap so I started doing research to figure out how to do it.  There were a lot of tutorials out there and a lot of different methods but here is how I make … [Read more...]

Get Well Gift Basket with Bigelow and Lemon Honey Cupcakes #AmericasTea

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It's that time of year again-cold and flu season.  I don't know about you but our family has already had our fair share of bugs this year-strep, scarlet fever, and the perpetual runny noses are abound in the house! In the spirit of spreading the love when those around us are under the weather I came up with this cute little honey and lemon themed … [Read more...]

5 DIY Homemade Christmas Gifts

5 diy homemade Christmas gifts

I love giving homemade Christmas gifts-it's a great way to not only save money but also to put thought into your gifts.  Sometimes, though, I think homemade Christmas gifts get a bad rap.  DIY gifts don't have to be boring or child-like. You can make your own gifts without breaking the bank or channeling Martha Stewart while still impressing your … [Read more...]