DIY Massage Bar

The last time I was in LUSH the handmade cosmetic’s store I saw that they now carry massage bars.  They look like a bar of soap and when you put it in your hands the heat of your hands warms the bar enough to melt the shea/cocoa butter and you use it for massages. I…

Autumn Art- Harvest Tree

A stroll through the woods with my toddler this past weekend resulted in a basket full of sticks, moss, and leaves of blaze and gold. The biggest leaves she wanted to paint but once we got out the craft box we changed our plans. Using a paint stick, baby food jar, jut string, packaging paper,…

Whipped Sugar Scrub DIY

Cold weather is approaching and with that comes dry skin.  Sugar scrubs are amazing for hydrating your hands during the winter months come along with me today to learn how to make your own! Supplies: 3/4 cup Coconut Oil 1 cup Sugar Mixer Optional: Coloring (beet powder etc) Grapefruit zest Essential Oils Jojoba oil or…

Fluid Art DIY

I’ve been watching fluid art videos for awhile now and today’s the day I decided to try it out for myself and share with you how I did it and how it went. If you don’t know what fluid art is I linked a video below describing a little bit of what it is. Now…

Sage Wreaths

All this crisp autumn air has me taking long walks and lingering outside on these last snowless days, before the cold nips too hard or the animals disappear into their homes. It also has me storing up veggies, herbs, and seeds for next year. So as I shook out seeds from the Black Eyed Susan’s…

Pumpkin Succulent Planter DIY

Its fall! Pumpkins are out and its time to decorate your home! Here is a quick DIY on how to make an amazing pumpkin planter for your succulents! Supplies: 1 Small White pumpkin 3 Succulents Carving Knife Lemon and vinegar spray bottle How To: Start by washing the outside of your pumpkin, make sure to…

Personalized Board Game DIY

I’m forever trying to think up new uses for broken, outdated, or useless items. It’s a blessing and a curse. So when I found out my old bestie Scrabble game was a few pieces short of a full alphabet I was more than a little bummed out. Instead of throwing it into the trash I’ve…

Dollar Store DIY Fall Wreath

I wanted to decorate my front door for fall so I drove down to the dollar tree to pick up some supplies for a fall wreath. I purchased some fall colored flowers, a glitter pumpkin, burlap and a wreath base and started to piece it all together.  Grab your hot glue gun because this is…

Embroidery Hoop Necklace

Walking through Joanne Fabrics I found a wonderful DIY craft project to try out! I wanted to share my review of the product and some ideas to DIY it yourself. The brand is cross stitch style and they have a bunch of cross stitch projects that are super affordable and look fun to make.  I…

Toddler Fascinations and Moss Gardens

It hadn’t rained in two weeks until last night and the smell of wet dirt was heavy in the air. My toddler and I set off to explore our back woods and check on the little forts we’d been slowly constructing over the summer. Her fascination with moss caught my eye. We grabbed her pink…

DIY Farmers Market Tote

  Have you ever been to the farmers market and had to shamefully ask for a plastic bag? If you are already trying to do things right by eating locally you should bring a reusable bag so that plastic isn’t needed.  Fabric Transfer paper is awesome for making custom designs on whatever fabric you want….

DIY Odors… Smelling Good Over Here

I’m sure most of you painfully remember reading that I tossed out my deodorant… I’ve had a lot of people asking me about it and I knew I was going off the deep end with that one. At the time, I didn’t tell anyone (not even my husband) that I’d tossed it. You think he…

DIY Wall Hanging

Supplies: Yarn Wooden Dowel Scissors Wooden Beads How To: Take your yarn and make loops with it the length you want, you can use your arm to create your loops. I wrapped mine about ten times each so they all ended up to be the same size. After making your loops you can knot them…

Kicking Out Chemicals, A Lifestyle Shift

It’s funny how kids can change a person’s perspective and I’m no exception. I’ve been slowly dipping my toe into a chemical free (or a least greatly reduced) life. It all started with a batch of DIY laundry detergent as a way to save some money. But when I noticed my family’s skin clearing up…

DIY Flip Flop Makeover

Are you ready for summer? I’ve been missing the ever important sandals from my shoe arsenal and I can’t find what I need. My solution? What I can’t find I make and this is no exception. No I’m not saying become a cobbler and make shoes. I am saying break out your inner DIY ninja…

Leek and Potato Soup

For my birthday this year I got a Vitamix blender and it has been amazing!  If you have ever tried out a Vitamix you know how great they are.  The first time I used one was in my culinary class and I fell in love with how smooth it was able to puree food. Leek…

Pasta Making!

This summer I started culinary school, and I am loving it and learning so much!  I wanted to start incorporating food posts into my blog topics since its such a big part of my life right now.  I will be bringing you my favorite recipes and things I have made through my posts on Quest…

DIY Scented Rose Petals

Roses are so romantic and I have a hard time just tossing mine in the trash after they’ve wilted. So often I’ll lay them on a cookie sheet and let them dry to save. But now I’ve got a whole bag full and no use! Well here a few ways to turn those dried gems…

DIY Custom hat

After making my own Hand embroidered patches I have been looking for places to put my newly made patches and ones that I have collected over the last year.   My jean jacket is filling up so I decided to switch over to baseball caps! You can buy a plain baseball cap at any craft…

Raspberry Hedge How To

Earlier this spring an acquaintance advised they were removing an entire row of raspberries from their garden. At $10-$20 a plant at any nursery I grabbed my shovel and invited myself over on digging day. I’d stashed my toddlers kiddy pool in the trunk and within the hour I had it full of baby raspberry bushes….