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 more upcycled craft projects. Eco Friendly … [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...]

Summer Skin Care Tips and DIY Rosemary Mint Facial Toner

The temperature this week is supposed to be in the upper 70's.  Spring is in full force and summer will be here before you know it!  That means out with the winter skin products and in with the summer skin care routine! There are a lot of things that I enjoy about summer.  I love the sun coming up early to motivate me to wake up and get moving.  I love summer evenings spent at our local ice cream shop.  Days at the pool, weekend camping trips, and Popsicles rate pretty high up there, too.  What do I DISLIKE about summer?  That's pretty … [Read more...]

DIY Terra Cotta Coasters Give Your Table a Fresh Look for Spring!

If you are looking for a fun spring craft, these DIY terra cotta coasters are a great choice! Now that the weather is starting to warm up, I getting my patio ready for spring.  I spent some time scrubbing the patio furniture and bought a few  new plants to add a pop of color.  Next on my 'to do list' for spring entertaining is to start finding inexpensive ways to spruce up my patio table.  Occasionally, we like to have guests over to enjoy the fire pit and having tableware I am not embarrassed to seen using is always a plus.  Of course, I don't … [Read more...]

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...]