How to Blow Out an Egg for Decorating

Easter is fast approaching and Easter egg decorating is on many of our 'to do' lists this month.  If you are tired of buying plastic eggs or want to save your 'real' eggs from year to year, you need to learn how to blow out an egg for decorating.  We have attempted this project several times and have learned a few key tips over the years that I thought I would share with you.  If you really want to have fun with this, hand the eggs to your kids and then grab the camera.  There are some seriously fun Easter memories to be made by blowing out … [Read more...]

Homemade Milk Bath Recipe with Dried Red Rose Petals

A few weeks ago, I bought a bag of dried red rose petals and I have been scouring the Internet for creative ways to use them.  I chose to get an edible variety, so I will be using them in an assortment of DIY beauty projects and recipes over the coming months.  This homemade milk bath recipe was easy to make and will be a great way to treat myself to some relaxing 'me time' this week.  When momma ain't happy, there ain't NOBODY happy, right?  It's definitely true in my house.  Pampering myself occasionally makes me a much better mom!  If you … [Read more...]

Lavender DIY Lip Scrub Recipe for Soft, Kissable Lips!

Valentine's Day is coming up quickly and this easy DIY lip scrub recipe is the perfect way to ensure that your lips are soft, smooth and kissable for the big day.  If you are anything like me, winter wreaks havoc on your lips.  The dry air and cold temperatures mean that I have chapped lips much more often in winter than I do in summer.  Despite frequent applications of lip balm, sometimes they just start to feel rough and need a bit of polishing up.  I took 5 minutes today to put together this homemade lip scrub and it is the perfect solution … [Read more...]

DIY Sensual Massage Oil and How to Give a Romantic Massage

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and this DIY sensual massage oil will be put to good use! To be honest, my husband and I really don't spend a lot of money on Valentine's Day gifts.  I don't want flowers that are going to die in a week or chocolate I will feel guilty eating.  After being together for 20 ish years, romance means totally different things to us now than it did when we were younger.  Romance is making sure we actually kiss each other good morning.  Maybe make time for a walk after dinner.  Or actually sit together in front of … [Read more...]

How to Remove Armpit Odor from Shirts

If you sweat as much as I do while you exercise, you may be wondering how to remove armpit odor from your workout tops. I have been working out like a fiend for the last year and my workout shirts are starting to smell less than fresh.  The other day I walked into the laundry room while the freshly washed laundry was tumbling in the dryer.  You know what I smelled?  Armpit odor!  YES, how gross is that?  The workout clothes I had just put through the washing machine still had enough armpit odor in them for the heat of the dryer to bring out … [Read more...]

Easy Homemade Sugar Scrub with Cranberries and Orange Zest

I have been swamped with work and a mile long to do list for the last several weeks.  I am looking forward to taking a few days off this week to spend time with out of town friends.  There is nothing I like more than feasting on the smells and tastes of the holiday season.  A glass of spiked egg nog while I take a hot bath or this easy homemade sugar scrub with cranberries and orange zest will really put me into the holiday spirit this week.  I absolutely adore cranberries so I grabbed several bags the last time I went grocery shopping!  I am … [Read more...]

DIY Skin Moisturizing Spray with Rosemary and Glycerin

I held out for as long as I could but we finally had to turn the heat on last week.  It's no wonder that I went looking for skin moisturizing spray recipes this past weekend!  It seems like the moment I turn on the heat, my skin starts getting dry.  I am constantly slathering myself with moisturizers and am always looking for the best skin healing ingredients that I can find.  I started doing a bit of research and found that vegetable glycerin is great to keep skin moisturized. It has water binding capabilities which allow it to draw in and … [Read more...]

Easy Thankful Tree Craft to Remember What Matters Most

Well, the chaotic presidential election of 2016 is over and I must admit that I am not all that pleased with the results.  I find myself getting caught up with the anger and frustration that many Americans have felt these past several months.  As a result, I wanted a reminder of the things that are truly important in life. This thankful tree craft is my way of reminding myself that no matter who sits in the White House, I still have a lot of things to be thankful for.With Thanksgiving coming in a few weeks, I am reminded of our yearly … [Read more...]

Make This Pumpkin Spice Playdough Recipe for the Littlest Trick or Treaters!

Have you ever opened the door on Halloween night only to find an adorable baby with a plastic bucket in hand? This pumpkin spice playdough recipe is the perfect treat for kids who are just too tiny to be eating candy. When my children were very, VERY tiny, I used to dress them up in cute, itty bitty costumes and take them Trick or Treating to the friends and neighbors that we hung out with regularly.  Of course, they wanted something to put into the tiny plastic pumpkin we brought along and usually just tossed in candy that my baby was never … [Read more...]

Easy Bottle Cap Pumpkin Craft is Awesome Fun for Everyone!

My husband is a bit of a beer snob and rarely drinks a beer that comes from a can. That means I had more than enough bottle caps to make this bottle cap pumpkin craft! When we first moved to this house 10 years ago, we installed a bottle cap remover on the wall in the garage.  We placed a box under it to catch all the caps that popped off. After 10 years, we have accumulated a whole bunch of bottle caps!  I have been trying my hand at a few bottle cap crafts over the last year and honestly, even very uncrafty ME can turn a bottle cap into a … [Read more...]