• Tuesday, July 30, 2019

    Monday, July 29, 2019

    DIY Built-In Shelves



    Great idea for creating shelves and storage!

    Click here for the article, more photos and instructions.



    Wednesday, July 3, 2019

    Homemade Lip Scrubs






    Frugal alert!

    Lip scrubs can be expensive, but for a fraction of the cost you can make DIY lip scrubs that are effective and delicious!

    Click here for the article with many recipes.




    Tuesday, July 2, 2019

    DIY Aromatherapy Rice Bags




    I've used a rice bags for many years.  Heated up in the microwave, it is perfect for a bad headache.  I never thought of putting them in the freezer for a cold pack until I read this article from The Pistachio Project.

    The article gave me some ideas to make bigger ones to wrap around your neck for a neck ache and would be awesome to wrap around my arthritic knees that are very painful at times

    Click here for the article!



    Sunday, June 23, 2019

    How to use plants to make natural beauty products




    There is something special about using beauty products you have made with your own hands.

    I especially appreciate the emphasis of utilizing plants in your concoctions in this article.

    Click here for the article!



    Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    DIY Dog Clothes Tutorials



    I know that furbaby mommies like me will love these tutorials!

    How cute is that dressed up furbaby?!!

    Click here for lots of tutorials for dog clothes.  Excellent pet website!



    Tuesday, May 28, 2019

    Simple Steps to a DIY Facial Mask




    If you love facial masks and would like to save money and do it yourself at home, check out this excellent article for simple steps to a DIY facial.

    What I do different than what the article suggests is to steam my face when making a pot of tea.  Be careful not to burn yourself if you choose this steam method!



    Wednesday, May 22, 2019

    DIY Mayonaisse Hair Mask



    Since I have long hair, I'm always interested in hair masks to keep the ends under control.  

    In the past couple of years, I have been washing my hair with homemade soap loaded with argon oil and love the results.  This DIY hair mask seems to be a good compliment to my regular routine.

    Click here for the article and the recipe.


    Thursday, May 16, 2019

    DIY Jeans Coasters




    What an awesome idea!

    Although the idea for coasters is awesome, my creative thoughts went to making appliques, patches, embellishments for purses and on and on.  So many possibilities for this concept!

    Jeans make the best recycling projects!

    Click here for the tutorial.


    Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    Sewing Pattern Basics



    Sewing is, in my opinion, the best opportunity to save money.  You will compound your savings by recycling the fabric from your old clothes.

    This tutorial is for those beginning sewers who want to get into saving money and being creative at the same time.

    Click here for the tutorial.



    DIY Rag Rug Tote



    The sewing projects I love most are purses and totes.  I never would have thought of using a rag rug for making a tote, but I love the idea!

    Click here for the tutorial.





    Friday, March 1, 2019

    DIY Cuticle Cream






    Love this DIY recipe from Kym Douglas of the Hallmark Channel!



    Ingredients for All-Natural Cuticle Cream

    1 Tablespoon beeswax pellets
    2 Tablespoons Almond oil
    1 drop lavender essential oil
    2 containers, at least 2 oz



    Directions

    1. Put beeswax, almond oil, and essential oil into a glass bowl.

    2. Melt these ingredients together over a double boiler. Alternatively, you can cook for about 1:30 in the microwave, taking the mixture out and stirring it every 10 seconds. Stop once it is fully melted.

    3. When fully melted, pour into a clean container. I used some old chapstick applicators (and a small funnel) so I could roll it on easily. This recipe filled about 3 chapstick containers.

    4. Let it cool and harden completely then roll it onto your cuticles daily!


    Click here for the rest of the article about nail care from Kym.



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