Ribbon Crafts For July 4th

Ah, summer. We all know what that means. School's out, the sun is shining, your kids are begging to go to the pool, and all the stores are filled with adorable patriotic gear that you can't enough of. I know, friends. I've been there too. Here are some of the ways I'm thinking of using all the red, white, and blue ribbon I've found so far (because if I've got a crafty way to use it, it's not a waste of money, right?) Photo Credit: … [Read more...]

Easy Spring Crafts To Enjoy With Your Kids

Spring is here, and it is the best season for crafting.  After all, who doesn’t love cheerful pastels, fresh blooms and adorable little bunnies?  This year, add some extra excitement to your springtime crafting sessions by getting your kids involved.  Creating beautiful spring décor is a great way to teach your kids some crafting skills while bonding as a family.  From festive door decorations to awesome egg art, here are the top craft projects … [Read more...]

How to Prepare Your Outdoor Backyard for the Spring

For those dealing with the snow, ice, and rain of winter, spring weather is a welcomed idea. Thankfully, spring is right around the corner, give or take a few weeks, and what better way to celebrate the warmer weather than with a backyard bash? After the havoc the winter weather wreaks on the outdoors, most homeowners need to give their backyard a spruce in order to get it ready for the spring and summer months of get-togethers and barbecues. … [Read more...]

Bird Feeder Wreath Craft

Here is a fun craft that you and your child(ren) can make! Have you ever made your own bird feeder? I am sure you have heard about the pinecone and peanut butter feeders, but this one is a step up from that! This is a bird feeder wreath!  Photo credit:  www.todayshomeowner.com Here is what you will need: 1/3 cup of fresh cranberries 1/3 cup of pumpkin seeds 1/3 cup of almonds 4 cups of bird seed ½ cup of gelatin mixed with ¼ cup of … [Read more...]

10 Decorating Tips for Your Holiday Event

The kids are back in school, and Halloween is just around the corner, which means Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here before you know it.  As a busy mom, you probably think that cleaning the house is enough of a chore, never mind decorating for a holiday party.  Getting festive doesn’t have to be stressful, though; read on for 10 decorating tips for your holiday event: Photo Credit:  www.iheartnaptime.net   Start with a warm … [Read more...]

DIY Recipe: Pine Floor Cleaner

You shouldn’t have to spend a fortune to give your no-wax floors a pine-fresh smell.  This DIY cleaner will do the job for only a few cents per floor!  Note: Since soap flakes are not widely available, please be prepared to grate your own soap bar.  It only takes a minute or so! You will need: ½ cup of soap flakes (remember, you may need to grate your own) ¼ cup of washing soda 1 cup of salt 2 cups of water 2 teaspoons of pine … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Green Aloe Moisturizer #DIY

Beauty products are fun to buy, but they can get pretty expensive if you buy them often.  Instead of purchasing your beauty products, have you ever considered trying to make them?  If you have never made a beauty product before, here’s a fun one to start out with!  For a very low price, you can cook up this body lotion that has aloe vera, and antioxidant, as its primary ingredient. Photo Credit:  www.aloeverachangeslives.com You can … [Read more...]

Homemade Natural Beauty & Spa Treatments

You might have a built-in spa in your home and not even know it!  Have you ever heard of a Milk Foot Soak?  Just add 4 cups of warmed whole milk, two tablespoons of Epsom salt and six drops of your favorite essential oil.  I really love Lemon essential oil!  It smells amazing and it has a natural relaxing factor to it.  After mixing your ingredients, let your feet soak for twenty minutes. Your feet will thank you! Do you have some stains on … [Read more...]

DIY Skin Lightening Recipe (for dark spots)

Do you have dark spots on your body that kind of appeared out of nowhere?  Something I recently learned is that dead skin cells can cause your skin to look darker than it actually is in certain areas.  This usually affects your under arms and your knees.  I have found a simple recipe to lighten the skin naturally.  Check it out below. You will need: A sliced cucumber  2 tablespoons of olive oil  1 tablespoon of baking soda  3 … [Read more...]

DIY: Sensory Toys For Toddlers

If you have young children at home, such as babies or toddlers, you know that they like to stick everything in their mouths.  You also know that babies and toddlers need to learn sensory skills as they get older.  You can easily make your own sensory discovery bottles with just a few supplies. You will need: A plastic bottle with a well fitting lid Some super glue Some contents to go in your bottle such as buttons, sequins or … [Read more...]

DIY Honey Shampoo Recipe

If you are interested in trying to make your own shampoo, we have a great recipe you can try.  I recently reviewed Golden Blossom Honey, so I thought I'd share this DIY with you.  A lot of people are now trying to make most of their household health and cleaning items to escape the harsher ingredients that are already in household cleaners and items.  Do-it-yourself health and beauty products, such as shampoos, are one of those things that take a … [Read more...]

DIY Crystal Decorated Phone Case

A phone case is pretty much a necessity these days. I am participating in the #LumiaSwitch project and need a great phone case for my Lumia 830 so I thought I would get creative with it.  No matter how long you’ve been holding onto a cell phone, it’s bound to fall to the ground sooner or later.  Just because you need to cover up your phone for protective reasons doesn’t mean your case has to be ugly.  You also don’t have to break the bank by … [Read more...]

DIY Mask for Oily Skin

If you are like me, you have probably experienced oily skin at least once in your life so far.  If so, you know exactly how frustrating it can be to control the oily feel and the shine that comes with it.  With this DIY, you can knock out oily skin and feel better almost immediately! You will need the following ingredients: 1 teaspoon of brewer’s yeast 1/3 cup of yogurt (or amount as needed, but 1/3 is a great recommended amount) This … [Read more...]

DIY Dry Shampoo #Recipe

It has taken me a while to find a good and simple DIY recipe for dry shampoo.  My friend Jessica has tried a ton of different name-brand dry shampoos and none of them seemed to work with her hair or scalp, and it got pretty expensive buying each one just to see if it would help! This DIY recipe only requires one ingredient, and thankfully it is a cheap one! You will need: 1 tablespoon of cornstarch or finely ground oatmeal Any DIY … [Read more...]

52 Things I Love About You – DIY Valentines Day Gift

Do you have an old deck of cards lying around?  Do you want to do something creative with them?  Here's a fun Valentine's Day project for you. You will need: a deck of cards a marker (any color) some paper tape a hole puncher pair of scissors two binder rings You can find binder rings at Walmart for a great price.  You can even find them at a local dollar store! Directions: First you need to cut the paper up in squares … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Cards Kids Can Make

Valentine’s Day is coming up!  Aside from giving out candy and cards, what do kids like to do for others?  Create things!  They like to get crafty!  In fact, they may want to make their own Valentine’s Day cards this year. I have an inexpensive yet fun craft your child can do to make their own cards to hand out to friends.  Please note these are a little bigger than the normal Valentine’s Day card, but they are fun and kids love them!  You and … [Read more...]