Herb Garden Markers

Herb Garden Markers

There are few things I love to cook with more than fresh herbs.  Recently we've changed our cooking and eating due to some family health concerns and food allergies.  We've always prepared most of our meals at home but now we are making sure that what we cook is as natural and fresh as possible. ...

Essential Oils for Family

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What Are Essential Oils? Essential oils are natural, concentrated,  fragrant compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of a plant.  Essential oils have been used historically for therapeutic and medicinal purposes.  They are most recently know for the use in aromatherapy.  Essential oils can be used aromatically, topically and internally.  I ...

Baby Shower on a Budget

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Throwing a baby shower doesn't have to mean big bucks spent. You really need 3 main components: food, atmosphere and guests (friends and family). Once you have those main components and a willing guest of honor, you're good to go. Well, maybe not that simple. Chances are, you have a budget of some sort for ...

Flower Pot Candy Jar

Flower Pot Candy Jar

I can hardly believe we are halfway through April already.  Before we know it we'll be celebrating Mother's Day and then the school year will be coming to an end.  If you're looking for a handmade gift for mom or maybe even something to say thank you to your child's teacher for all they've done ...

Felt Heart Bunting Valentine Craft

Felt Heart Bunting

If you're looking for a fun and easy Valentine Craft this Felt Heart Bunting is perfect!  It's quick and inexpensive to make and can be made any size whether for a centerpiece, a mantle, a doorway, or other decor. Felt Heart Bunting Valentine Craft Supplies: several sheets of soft felt - I chose red with a bit of ...

Snowflake Wreath from Paper Straws

Snowflake Wreath from Paper Straws

I just love all of the paper straws I see in the party supplies or in the baking aisle.  They come in so many patterns and colors.  I recently found these blue paper straws with snowflakes at the dollar store and thought they would make a fun craft.  The last few days have been so, ...

DIY Cranberry Body Scrub

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Listen, I love a good scrub.  Maybe too much.  Being able to make my own at home? I love it.Knowing exactly what's going into things I'm putting onto my biggest organ, my skin, and having control?  Fantastic.  So if you like to indulge in the bath/shower, or want to spoil a friend with a sweet ...

Ribbon Christmas Tree

ribbon christmas tree

I love to add something special to my gift wrapping.  Sometimes it is a simple piece of pine or berries, other times I tie a little ornament on, but this year I've made a simple Ribbon Christmas Tree for my packages.  Well, actually I made lots of them for my holiday gift giving.  They are ...

Holiday Poinsettia Paper Wreath Tutorial

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We've all seen those beautiful Paper Wreath tutorials on Pinterest.  I have loved them for months but haven't set aside the time to make one or been able to decide what look I wanted...book pages, bright summer colors, or sheet music.  Recently our friends at Staples asked us to go shopping for a few Staples ...

Lighted Christmas Garland With Fabric Scraps

Lighted Garland with Fabric Scraps

When I was a child, well still to this day, my mom always decorated her Christmas tree with thick gold garland.  While I love my mom's tree, I've never put garland on my own tree until now.  This year I made my own garland, Lighted Christmas Garland with fabric scraps in red and green! I love ...