DIY

Homemade Laundry Tabs

Homemade Laundry Detergent Tabs with Essential Oils

March 30, 2015

Making homemade laundry detergent tabs has been on my list for a long time! I’m not sure why I was so scared of making this homemade product. I guess I was always so afraid it was going to be so hard to make and cost a lot in supplies… but oh my was I wrong.…

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Homemade Lavender Body Scrub

March 24, 2015

Lately, I have been so into scrubs! Homemade and some bought ones. I’ve really always been more of a ‘Tomboy’ than a ‘Girly Girl’ but I will tell you ever since I have gotten into scrubs my skin has never felt so soft or alive. I have fallen in love with some of the organic…

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Back Entry Re-organization

February 1, 2015

The back entry to our house has been an eye sore pretty much since we moved in, but well it’s in the back of the house and you really only see it if you enter the house through the garage or if you go to my home office so this project has been on the…

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Minecraft Birthday Party

January 28, 2015

So every year we give my daughter a choice of having a party at one of those jumpy like places or have a sleep over at home… and each year she chooses the sleep over. So I always try to make it pretty special… especially since we save money by not going out! This year…

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DIY Travel Lap Desk – no sew!

August 4, 2014

Summer vacation is here! We had a long road trip planned this year, Chicago to Myrtle Beach, so I’ve been looking at travel desks for the kids, but I just couldn’t bring myself to spend the $60 for 2 of them from Amazon. I browsed Pinterest for some DIY ideas and boy there were a…

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Master Bathroom Remodel Reveal

May 2, 2014

I am happy to say that our Master bathroom remodel is finally finished!! Wow, what a difference a few months makes. I look back at the before photos and can’t believe how much this bathroom transformed. It was such a white sterile feeling bathroom and now it’s so inviting and comforting…even with all the stone.…

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Bathroom Remodel Update – Part 4

April 8, 2014

We spent lots of time over the past two weekends working on finishing the Master Bathroom Remodel. I’m happy to say that we are SO close now. Just few more touches and it will be complete. Below are the 2 pieces our contractor custom made for us. I love the arch ‘shadow box’ insert. My husband…

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Easy Lavender Soap – Goat’s Milk Soap. Great for gifts!

April 1, 2014

So as you may remember I have been working on making these gift baskets for Mothers Day. Earlier I did these Lavender Bath Melts and today I have made these easy Lavender Soaps. These were so much FUN! What makes them so easy is that I bought some great goat’s milk soap base. This is…

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DIY Lavender Bath Melts

March 27, 2014

I had an idea for an upcoming vendor show that I am doing, I wanted to make some ‘spa’ baskets that could be used for Mother’s day gifts. I have also been wanting to make these Lavender & Chamomile Bath Melts that I saw awhile back. I thought they would be a perfect addition. I…

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Spice Cabinet Organization

March 18, 2014

I have been cooking more and more by scratch so I have been collecting lots of spices over the past few months. I have one ‘spinning’ rack on my counter top and then the lesser used spices are in the cabinet. Well as you can see from the photo below they have collecting and it’s been…

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Indoor Garden – I’m tired of waiting for spring!

March 12, 2014

I’m not waiting for spring anymore!! I’m starting an indoor garden 🙂 Our Chicago winter has been very harsh this year and I am so ready for spring! Last year was the first year I had a herb garden in my back yard and I LOVED it. Being able to just walk outside and get…

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DIY Vendor Display Ideas

March 9, 2014

I’ve been looking for DIY Vendor Display ideas for awhile now. Being a new consultant I have been looking for some money saving ideas too. Here are a few that I came up with. I thought the signs looked better in frames so I had a few wood frames laying around the house, then I…

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Chalk Painting a bathroom vanity

March 5, 2014

So as you my remember we were a bit shocked at what new cabinets cost so I decided to give painting them a try. I figured what do I have to lose, we were going to get rid of these anyway, why not try and paint them. OMGosh I am so in love with how…

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Homemade Chapstick – great for gifts!

February 22, 2014

This is another project I have been wanting to make, homemade chapstick! Organic lip balm can be quite pricey and it’s so easy to make so this is definitely a way to save a little money. Homemade Chapstick Recipe 1 oz Beeswax (can be found here) 1 oz Shea Butter (can be found here) 1tsp…

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Mercury inspired candle holders

February 16, 2014

So I was cruising through Pintrest this past week and I came across these molted silvery candle holders called mercury glass. I loved the look and had to give my try at them. I wanted to create some decor for my upcoming wine party and these just fit the bill. Hopefully I have enough and…

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