DIY, Lifestyle

DIY Calendula Lotion Bars

Tis the season of dry skin and my hands are no exception. Taking care of our hands as writers is important.  I've had a jar of oil infused with calendula flowers sitting in my cupboard for about a year so it's ready to use for this very purpose. What is calendula? It's a flower, easy… Continue reading DIY Calendula Lotion Bars

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Pimp My Playset: Finished (nearly)

So it's been a few years since I talked about upgrading our play set in the backyard. Let's just say it's been low on the priority totem pole. But this summer it finally happened. I didn't follow my plans exactly from my last post but the effort has been valiant. Here's how I transformed our… Continue reading Pimp My Playset: Finished (nearly)

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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!… Continue reading Protein smoothie without protein powder

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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… Continue reading Pinterest Win or Fail: Map Picture Frames

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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… Continue reading Scrabble Photo Panel DIY

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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… Continue reading A coffee creamer lover’s dream

DIY, Writing

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.… Continue reading DIY Valentines Day Cards

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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… Continue reading Speaking DIY: Introverts Revolt

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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… Continue reading From Scratch & Other Inconveniences

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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… Continue reading Hunting Trees & Holiday DIYs

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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… Continue reading DIY Car Fresheners

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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,… Continue reading Autumn Art- Harvest Tree

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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… Continue reading Whipped Sugar Scrub DIY

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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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLXMh1gbcyg… Continue reading Fluid Art DIY

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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… Continue reading Sage Wreaths

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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… Continue reading Pumpkin Succulent Planter DIY

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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… Continue reading Personalized Board Game DIY

DIY, Lifestyle

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… Continue reading Dollar Store DIY Fall Wreath