How to Make a Beer Bottle Flower Vase

Have empty beer bottles lying around?  Learn how to make a beer bottle flower vase!  This easy upcycing project is a great way to use glass bottles of all shapes and sizes.  Put your flowers on the windowsill or give your bottle flower vase to someone who needs a bit of cheering up! Decorating beer bottles is an easy way to reuse them! This beer bottle flower vase was inspired by two things...my husband's love of good beer and my need to find a new purpose for all of the empty bottles!  We are passionate recyclers but … [Read more...]

Homemade Shaving Cream Recipe with Rosemary and Mint

This homemade shaving cream recipe with shea butter and coconut oil will moisturize your legs while you shave.  Natural shaving cream is expensive at the store, however it is easy to make with just a few simple ingredients.    Why use natural shaving cream? Living in the south means that I wear shorts from March through October.  Sure, I love tank tops and flip flops but that means I have to shave everyday for about 8 months out of every year.  That is a LOT of shaving!   I made this homemade … [Read more...]

Easy Valentines Day Craft Idea: Make 3D Paper Hearts!

Decorating for Valentines Day doesn't have to be complicated.  A glass bowl with candy hearts, a Valentines Day paper craft or two, a red heart drawn on the bathroom mirror with chalk paint.  Simple Valentines Day ideas add whimsy to your house without a lot of time, money, or over the top decorating. This paper heart is craft for adults or older children and probably not toddlers or preschoolers.  Crafts help you decorate for Valentines Day on a budget  While I am not running out to Target to buy heart covered shower … [Read more...]

DIY Face Cleaning Pads for Clear Skin On a Budget

Want to save money on your skincare routine?  These DIY face cleaning pads are a great way to get clear skin on a budget! Homemade acne pads are simple to make and a very frugal skincare product for clear skin.  They also use very natural ingredients, which means less chance of irritation.  If you have sensitive skin, making your own homemade face products is a must! If you love homemade skincare products, check out my Gingerbread sugar scrub, too! Why should you make homemade face wipes? Over the years, I have spent a lot … [Read more...]

Sage and Blackberry Sugar Scrub Recipe

Looking for a unique sugar scrub recipe for spring and summer? I am a huge fan of combining fruit with herbs.  Something about the earthiness of the herbs mingled with the sweetness of the fruit just really provides a wonderful aroma. Lemon and Rosemary... Cilantro and Lime...and this Sage and Blackberry Sugar Scrub Recipe!  All of these are wonderful sugar scrubs that really just scream 'summer'. I am thinking I need to turn this blackberry sage combination into a drink somehow. That would be a refreshing beverage to sip on the patio … [Read more...]

DIY Cuticle Butter and Tips for Healthy Cuticles

Tired of hiding your hands from people because of ugly nails and cuticles?  This DIY cuticle butter is just what you need! My nails take a beating just about every day. Whether it's washing the dishes or gardening, I'm busy and have very little time to deal with keeping my nails pretty.  I don't tend to wear nail polish except on my toes but I still want healthy fingernails.  The trick to keeping your nails and cuticles healthy is to pamper them with moisture rich ingredients. Cuticle Care Tips Before you start rubbing in … [Read more...]

Sinus Bath Salts for Congestion Relief

Whether you have fall allergies or a horrible head cold, congestion relief is sometimes difficult.  These sinus bath salts for congestion relief may just help you breathe easier in the next couple of months.    When I was growing up in Connecticut, my allergies only bothered me in the spring.  Things would bloom, I would sneeze for a couple of weeks, and that was it. Then I moved south. All of a sudden, my allergies were year round and the worst time of year was fall.   Throw in the random head cold or … [Read more...]

DIY Tic Tac Toe Game Board: A Simple Gift for Only Pennies!

Many years ago, I was in charge of the environmental club at my kid's elementary school.  When Earth Day rolled around, we wanted to give each of them a small token to celebrate a day we all worked so hard to support.  But, of course, we had no budget for gifts and didn't want to get useless plastic stuff that would totally go against the 'green and eco friendly' message we were trying to spread.  We finally found a seed company to donate packages of seeds to us but boy do I wish I had come across this DIY tic tac toe game board back … [Read more...]

How to Make Bottle Cap Flowers for Frugal DIY Garden Art

Looking for a frugal DIY garden art project?  Learn how to make bottle cap flowers! Not only is it a fun garden DIY but it is also a great way to reuse bottle caps.  One of the best things we can do to help save our planet is to stop throwing away so much trash.  Bottle cap projects are a fun way to take something relatively useless and turn it into art!  Bottle cap magnets are another great way to reuse beer bottle caps and I will share a few of my favorite ones below if you are looking for … [Read more...]

DIY Beard Oil for Soft and Healthy Facial Hair

Have a man with facial hair in your life? Looking for an easy Father's Day gift for your scruffy mate? Make DIY beard oil to keep it soft and healthy! Scratchy beards are no fun at all!    My husband has always had a beard.  Depending on his mood and the season, his facial hair ranges from a neat and trim little goatee to a full, bushy, Grizzly Adams style beard.  Just like the hair on top of your head, a beard needs to be cared for in a certain way.  Shampooing, trimming, combing and conditioning it with beard oil are all important steps in … [Read more...]