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...]

Easy Bat Craft Project for Kids Makes Upcycling Fun!

This easy bat craft project for kids makes upcycling fun!  Crafting is a great way to spend a chilly, October afternoon.  With Halloween quickly approaching, getting into the spooky spirit of the holiday is a fun activity to keep kids busy.  Crafting is always a lot more eco-friendly when you can take things you find around your home and turn them into something new.  Not to mention the money you save on expensive 'craft kits' sold at a lot of specialty stores! This creepy little egg carton bat is a fun upcycled craft for Halloween.  You will … [Read more...]

Lemon and Thyme Gardener Hand Scrub Recipe

This gardener hand scrub recipe will help any gardener tackle the hand mess that happens while playing in the dirt. While there are a lot of things I love about Georgia, the red clay soil is NOT one of them.  Sweet tea is awesome.  Peaches are delicious. Red clay soil stains socks, gets tracked in on dog paws and leaves your hands a mess after you go outside to pull up weeds from the garden!  I decided to tackle the Georgia clay with a homemade hand scrub recipe and since I had a ton of fresh herbs, I went with a lemon and thyme … [Read more...]

Upcycled Dog Treats Jar to Keep Fido’s Treats Fresh!

Up until now, I have been keeping the dog's treats in the box they come from the pet store in.  It rarely closes properly and her chewy treats end up crunchy very quickly. This week I decided to make an upcycled dog treats jar to keep her treats a bit more fresh.  Not that SHE is all that picky.  This is the dog that likes to eat bunny poop and drink out of the toilet.  But, since I love the often annoying little canine that rules this house, I think she deserves fresh dog treats!  So, if you have an empty jar or two lying around, try making an … [Read more...]

Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub Recipe with Green Tea

This lemon sugar hand scrub recipe is just the thing I need now that spring has arrived. This weekend I spent a bit of time outside weeding the garden beds and getting my patio pots ready for planting.  The ground was a bit cold and damp but in a few weeks I will be putting in herbs, flowers and some easy to grow vegetables.  By the time I was done with my gardening, my hands were covered in mud and I my nails would never be the same.  I spent 10 minutes scrubbing my hands with hot, soapy water and still couldn't get that ground in dirt off my … [Read more...]

How to Make Bottle Cap Magnet Lady Bugs

Spring is almost here and it is the perfect time to get crafty and learn how to make bottle cap magnets! Have you ever bought craft supplies on Amazon because they were wicked cheap but you had to buy like 4 million of that item?  I decided to make bottle cap magnet lady bugs because what the heck else was I going to do with several pounds worth of tiny circular magnets?  Seriously!  I bought them for a project, used 3 and now am left with so many magnets I don't have a clue how to start using them all up!  Since spring is coming and I am a … [Read more...]

DIY Dry Shampoo for Pretty Hair with Fewer Washes!

This DIY dry shampoo recipe is perfect hair remedy for those days when you just don't have time to shower.  My daughter is 14 and has very thick, wavy hair that she absolutely hates.  We have made homemade hair masks and tried to dip dye hair using Kool aid but still, she complains.  Well, she washes her hair, lets it air dry and then spends hours straightening it.  That means it takes her HOURS to do her hair and she just doesn't have that kind of time on a daily basis.  Her solution is to only wash her hair twice a week.  That would normally … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Hand Sanitizing Wipes

This DIY Hand Sanitizing Wipes post is sponsored by Viva® Vantage® but all opinions are my own.  How do you make natural disinfectant wipes? It is as easy as combining witch hazel, aloe, and essential oils in a tub and adding paper towels.  These easy DIY hand sanitizing wipes keeps hands clean on the go! Stocking up on hand wipes Often, I get into a rut when we go to the grocery store. I bring home the same crackers for the kids, the same dinner ingredients we know they like, and even the same paper towels.  Usually, I … [Read more...]

Gingerbread Sugar Scrub for Fall Stress Relief

Need some fall stress relief?  This gingerbread sugar scrub is just what you need!  Have you ever had one of those weeks where everything you do just seems to go wrong?  Recipes flop, you are late to appointments, you lose things that you could have SWORN you put right in that spot. This week has been one of those weeks for me and I am in need of some serious stress relief. Gingerbread Sugar Scrub for Fall Stress Relief I decided to whip up an easy sugar scrub recipe to pamper myself before bed tonight.    This homemade sugar scrub smells … [Read more...]