Protein smoothie without protein powder

When I crush a workout first thing in the morning, I feel awesome. And sweaty. And famished. When I don’t have time to break out the eggs and make an omelette, I break out my blender. I love my morning post-workout smoothies. My favorite smoothie involves chocolate protein powder, cocoa powder, and peanut butter. YUM!…

Pinterest Win or Fail: Map Picture Frames

I love crafts, but I have little patience for them. I usually make a craft once to prove that I can and then I never think about it again. I also craft with a purpose. I either want to create a decoration for an event, or a card or gift to give to someone. My…

Scrabble Photo Panel DIY

I tend to hoard scrabble games. Peices go missing and I end up canabalizing them to make a complete set. I’ve already used the extra boards for a chalk board DIY but what about the tile trays? Combined with a favorite peice of fabric I constructed a photo panel. To replicate this DIY you will…

A coffee creamer lover’s dream

Fat is good for you. Read that again and internalize it. Fat is good for you. I’m not a nutritionist, but I’ve learned a lot from reading and listening to nutritionists’ work. After listening to Dishing Up Nutrition, a podcast by Nutritional Weight & Wellness, I’ve learned a lot about what is good for our…

DIY Valentines Day Cards

Is it just me or is it hard to find a Valentine’s Day card that says just the right thing? Maybe I’m too picky or weird. But there is no way I’m looking through dozens of cards to find the perfect one this year. So instead, I’ve decided to make my own card and words….

Speaking DIY: Introverts Revolt

  Deep breaths. Public speaking… breathe… isn’t… breathe… the end of all. Or maybe it is to you. And I’d challenge you to think a bit differently. You are an expert on your DIY project. It’s fun. It’s helpful. You’re knowledge is useful. Therefore people want to hear you talk about it. This is a…

From Scratch & Other Inconveniences

It’s so easy to buy product off the shelves. You can easily pick up anything you need at the local super center. But this shift in premade product is newer than you may realize. Not too far in the past, in some living memories even, people made, mixed, and stitched there own goods. In 1933…

Hunting Trees & Holiday DIYs

Our family went and cut our Christmas tree this past weekend. It was a blast and I recommend the tree “hunt” to anyone who hasn’t tried it. Not only do Christmas tree farmers provide trees, they are compostable, sustainable, and local. Picking our tree and dragging back to the car to be loaded made my…

DIY Car Fresheners

You can use essential oils to freshen your home using a diffuser. But how do you get those fantastic scents to the car where (at least for me) most my headaches seem to start. When the baby is crying, the toddler needs to use the bathroom, and the ice cream is melting in the trunk and you want…

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….