Need Dry Skin Remedies? Try a Home Made Oatmeal Scrub Recipe!

Did you know that January was National Oatmeal Month?  Yep, this oh so useful grain has it's own month! It was the perfect excuse to put together this home made oatmeal scrub recipe.  If you are looking for dry skin remedies, this one is simple and inexpensive.  We always have a huge container of oatmeal in the pantry and no, I do not buy those little flavored packets that try to pass as actual oatmeal.  They are way too expensive and loaded with too much junk.  I buy regular oatmeal in a huge container and it lasts quite a while.  While … [Read more...]

How to Make Eucalyptus Oil and Save a Ton of Money!

If you are a lover of aromatherapy, essential oils or just suffer from a lot of congestion, you need to learn how to make eucalyptus oil at home.  It is really quite simple once you find a good source of eucalyptus leaves.  Ideally, you should make eucalyptus oil from fresh eucalyptus leaves because the resulting oil will be stronger than if you use dried ones.  I will share a few links with you for more information as well as a few affiliate links for things you might need.  Making eucalyptus oil is a very simple project and can be done a … [Read more...]

20 Fun DIY IKEA Hacks with Paint to Turn Your Home from Drab to Fab!

While the morning temps might still be chilly, spring is on the way. And with spring comes a renewed determination to put my house in order!  These fun DIY IKEA hacks with paint  are the perfect way to add a unique element to your home without spending a fortune.  I had a lot of fun last spring painting a wooden chest I found at a neighbor's garage sale.  Over the years I have painted my art closet, a bathroom, and even tried painting coasters for my patio!  Painting can be both fun AND frustrating depending on how you go about it! These DIY … [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...]

Common Home Repair Fails to Consider Before Grabbing Your Tools

The do-it-yourself  trend is on the rise as more people try to tackle home-improvement projects.  Some people are trying to save money and others just want the thrill of knowing they accomplished something on their own.  However, the increase in do it yourself projects means that home repair fails are also on the rise.  This can lead to serious injury as well as huge chunks of money wasted that wasn't in the budget.  Home accidents and trips to the emergency room are never fun!   Common Home Repair Fails Even the most experienced … [Read more...]

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...]