17 DIY Dog Treat Recipes Make Great Gifts for Dog Lovers and Pets!

Do you have a canine friend in your life that would appreciate these DIY dog treat recipes?  Or are you looking for gifts for dog lovers? Making homemade dog treats is easy and they make a fun and personal gift for the dog people in your life.  Most of the time, the ingredients are already in your pantry and they take very little time and energy to make.  I thought I would share this roundup of homemade dog treats to inspire you to get busy creating a few healthy dog treats this month! You can also put homemade treats in a puppy care package, … [Read more...]

3 Christmas Candle Decorating Ideas that Take Less Than 5 Minutes to Make!

One of the drawbacks to living far away from family is that our holidays are rather quiet affairs.  Every other year or so family or friends come to visit but this year it will just be my husband and I and the kids.  However, that doesn't mean I don't want the holidays to be special!  These Christmas candle decorating ideas are inexpensive and easy to put together.  That means I get plenty of holiday spirit without going broke or stressing out about fancy centerpieces!  If you find yourself without guests this holiday season, don't skimp on the … [Read more...]

DIY Desk Organization Idea that is Creative and Inexpensive!

This DIY desk organization idea has been sponsored by Westcott Brand and Role Mommy but all opinions expressed here are my own.Do you have any idea how many times I have heard the phrase 'I can't find a pen' in my house?  Seriously.  Where do they all GO?  Well, I am hoping that this DIY desk organization idea will help my family keep pens, pencils, and glue sticks front and center from now on. What I really love about this desk organizer is that it is easy to make and incredibly inexpensive.  And, of course, it finds a great new use for … [Read more...]

Rosemary and Mint Homemade Shaving Cream Recipe

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 shaving cream recipe because I was seriously sick of all the scents that were available at the grocery store.  If I am going to shave every day, I want to enjoy the experience!  I don't want cheap shaving cream that smells like my dad.  (no offense to dad...I love the guy but don't want to smell like him!) Now … [Read more...]

Easy Laundry Room Organization Ideas

One of my least favorite chores to do around the house is laundry.  I have suggested a number of times to my family that we adopt nudity as a way of life just so I can stop washing clothes.  Too bad they don't really think that is such a great idea.  If your family goes through as many clothes as we do, these laundry room organization ideas may be just the thing you need!Easy Laundry Room Organization Ideas Between regular clothes, sheets and towels, workout clothes and all the things my daughter throws in the laundry that are actually … [Read more...]

Herbal Sore Muscle Bath Soak for Soothing Muscle Pain Relief

One of the joys of getting old (ish!) is that I tend to hurt myself a lot easier than I did when I was young.  Being an active, middle aged woman, that means I am nursing sore muscles on a regular basis.  This herbal sore muscle bath soak will help me soothe away a few more of my aches and pains. Last week, my husband and I tackled a hot power yoga class which was incredibly challenging.  Then, the next day, I went for a 3-mile run.  And 2 days later I hit the gym.  Yes, I was feeling ambitious last week but I was also REALLY sore by the time … [Read more...]

Easy Cherry Almond Sugar Scrub Recipe

The calendar may technically still say spring, but summer is definitely here in Georgia. The temperatures are already up to 90 degrees and the neighborhood pool is open for swimming.  Of course, shorts and bathing suits every day mean LOTS of shaving.  This cherry almond sugar scrub recipe is the perfect solution to your shaving and exfoliating needs this summer!This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through a link on this site, we receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.  I honestly love … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Extracts

Learn how to make homemade extracts and you will be able to add an amazing amount of flavor into your kitchen creations! If you enjoy baking from scratch, you have probably encountered recipes that call for flavor extracts. Vanilla extract is obviously the most commonly used extract, however, you can add a boost of flavor to just about any recipe with extracts of fruit, herbs, nuts, and other ingredients. Learning how to make homemade extracts is incredibly easy. Why should you consider making your own rather than buying them from the store? By … [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...]

This is the Easiest Way to Clean the Microwave!

Over the years, I have found the easiest way to clean the microwave and I wanted to share it with you.  Am I the only person who lives with an individual that is incapable of covering a dish prior to putting it in the microwave?  Is it too much to ask that you put a piece of parchment paper or a lid of some sort over your plate of spaghetti before cooking it?  Why is it that I am the only person who apparently has this much-needed skill yet *I* am the one stuck having to clean the microwave week after week? It annoys me to no end!  I think … [Read more...]