Homemade Fire Starters | backyard fire pit safety reminders

Homemade Fire Starters | backyard fire pit safety reminders

Homemade Fire Starters - backyard fire pit safety reminders | During the fall we get to experience our outdoor living area with a whole new set of eyes. It's that time of year when the yard work slows down and the majority of any outdoor projects plans have finally come to a close. The time of year we like to take advantage of the early sunsets and cool crisp evening air. Honestly, the time of year we are usually ready to finally sit down and enjoy and our wonderful surroundings. While we have begun to prepare the rest of the outdoors for the Continue reading

No-Sew Scented Sachets | quick & easy homemade gifts

No-Sew Scented Sachets | quick & easy homemade gifts

This weekend my niece and I made some quick and easy, no-sew scented sachets. My niece is a huge gift giver and when she comes to visit, one of biggest things on her agenda is crafting. Every handmade project she completes is specifically assigned to make someone special on her list smile. Since she has quite a large heart and the list sometimes seems never-ending - quick and easy craft projects keeps us both busy and entertained. Before starting our craft endeavors this week we spent some time checking out a few samples from the new Continue reading

Spring Cleaning – Ideas and Inspiration for Organizing and Storing Cleaning Supplies & Products

Spring Cleaning – Ideas and Inspiration for Organizing and Storing Cleaning Supplies & Products

Hope everyone has been enjoying their weekend. While we have had a beautiful couple of days weather wise, my husband and I have starting making our long outdoor to-do lists for the summer. However, before heading outdoors, the huge task of spring cleaning is hanging over my shoulder. For this weekends inspiration and ideas I have put together some eye candy dedicated to organizing and storing all those cleaning products and supplies. I admit, browsing through these photos has almost given me the motivation I need to start my spring Continue reading

Homemade Sweet and Spicy Sugar Scrub {with Valentine Day Printables}

Homemade Sweet and Spicy Sugar Scrub {with Valentine Day Printables}

I have a little special treat to share today that makes a sweet inexpensive gift for the upcoming holiday. I have shared a couple of sugar scrubs in the past and this one is my favorite for this time of year. The cold winter air takes it's toll on your skin and this scrubs revives your dry hands and leaves them silky, smooth and moisturized. {The scrub is also fantastic for your legs and feet} This sugar scrub is extremely easy to put together using items you probably already have in your pantry. And if you are looking for a quick and easy Continue reading

Make Your Own Aromatic Reed Diffusers

Make Your Own Aromatic Reed Diffusers

As Fall approaches, I love to fill my home with all the warm inviting scents the season brings along. With my precious little guy running around, it's important to try and find scented alternatives that are not only flameless but safe and non-toxic - unlike most of the commercial fragrances sold in the stores today. Reed diffusers are a great option, especially if you make your own. They work really well in smaller areas since they do not have a very powerful scent throw. They are quite simple to put together and pretty inexpensive plus you Continue reading

Homemade Cleaning Products {Non-Toxic, safe cleaning formulas to easily make yourself}

Homemade Cleaning Products {Non-Toxic, safe cleaning formulas to easily make yourself}

It has been beautiful these past couple of days which makes me want to get a jump on spring cleaning so I can devote all my time to playing outside once the warm weather is here is stay. In preparation, I thought it would be fun to share some homemade cleaning formulas for this week's Saturday Inspiration that are super easy to put together and budget friendly too!Although non-toxic, 'safe' household cleaners are becoming more and more readily available and easy to find; there are several good old homemade substitutions you can easily make Continue reading

Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub {Easy Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts}

Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub {Easy Thanksgiving Hostess Gifts}

Since the Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub & Brown Sugar Body Scrub were a hit in the spring, I thought I would share a new festive mix that would make a great hostess gift for the upcoming holiday. These are extremely easy to put together and you can even make larger batches to finish off a few gifts all at once. Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub{use as a hand scrub or body scrub} 2 Cups of Brown Sugar 1 Cup of Granulated Sugar 2 Tablespoons of Pumpkin Pie Spice 1 Cup + 1 Tablespoon of Sunflower, Safflower, or Vegetable Oil Mix Brown Sugar, Continue reading

Scented Room Spray {Holiday Craft Along Gifts}

Scented Room Spray {Holiday Craft Along Gifts}

I am thrilled to be apart of this years Holiday-Inspired “Bake, Craft & Sew" Along over at Acccording to Kelly. They are baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season! {Be sure to check out the links below}I just adore the holidays and simply love giving to all of the special people around me. Each year as my 'give to' list continues to grow; I like to come up with small handmade gifts to ensure I have a little something for everyone, to show my appreciation. {Plus it is always nice to have Continue reading

Soap Balls {for Mom and Kiddies too!}

Soap Balls {for Mom and Kiddies too!}

I'm not sure who's going to love these more.... I started making these little guys when my son was diagnosed with severe allergies; He can only use Dove soap and I just had to find a way to make that plain white bar a little more fun! I thought I would include this recipe in the 'Projects for Mom' series because these make adorable little hand soaps too that mom is sure to love. {plus you can get really creative with them and customize them to her liking}   All you need for this project is bar soap... yep, that's about it. Continue reading

My Favorite Vanilla Brown Sugar Body Scrub {for Mom}

My Favorite Vanilla Brown Sugar Body Scrub {for Mom}

I have another homemade scrub to share today as part of the 'Projects for Mom' series. If you have missed the previous three projects for easy and quick Mother's Day treats you can find the links at the end of this post. This is my favorite body scrub. {not just because it is yummy Brown Sugar and Vanilla either} It's the perfect exfoliate for your heels, knees and elbows and great for your tan legs in the summer time too. You want to begin by mixing 2 Cups of Brown Sugar and 1 Cup of Granulated Sugar together until there are no Continue reading