DIY Juice Bottle Vase for Those In a Pinch Situations

Summer is here and that means that flowers everywhere are in bloom!! I love flowers, but we don't yet have any planted in our yard at the new house, so that means if I want flowers I have to hope that someone sends me some (yeah, right - like that every happens!), I have to buy them at the store, or … [Read more...]

Valentine Bird Feeder Hearts DIY Craft

Valentine's Day falls in the cold snowy winter, so share some of  that holiday love with the feathered friends in your yard by making this Valentine Bird Feeder Hearts DIY Craft. They are fun to make and use only a few simple supplies. They make a fun and unique Valentine's Day gift for a bird lover … [Read more...]

Valentine Jar Gift – Easy DIY with FREE Printable Labels

The most thoughtful kind of gift is always one that you have made yourself - even if it has only taken you a few minutes to put it together.  This Easy DIY Valentine Jar Gift Idea is simple to put together and doesn't cost a lot to make.  We even have some FREE printable Valentine's Day Labels for … [Read more...]

Lemon Sugar Scrub Recipe – DIY Gift Idea

This Lemon Sugar Scrub Recipe makes a great-smelling, rejuvenating sugar scrub that you can either use yourself or package in a pretty jar or mason jar to make a thoughtful and homemade gift.  We even have some FREE printable labels to attach to your jar to give it a nice, finished … [Read more...]

How to Make an Easy Portable Birthday Cake (Yes, You Can Eat It!)

Sometimes birthdays occur when it's just not practical or convenient to celebrate with a traditional cake.  This can be when you're on the move on vacation or in outdoor situations like the beach or camping. That's why a portable birthday cake comes in handy! Trying to carry along a … [Read more...]

Edible Playdough – Thanks to Jon and Kate Plus 8 play dough

This weekend, I saw Kate making edible playdough on "Jon & Kate Plus 8" and just had to try it myself! It's a simple recipe - Equal Parts: Powdered Milk Smooth Peanut Butter Honey (Flour as needed) Mix the first 3 together and then add enough flour until it reaches playdough … [Read more...]

Thrifty Gift Idea: Homemade Sugar Scrubs

The holidays are fast-approaching and it's time to get going (if you haven't already) on planning gifts. Two years ago, I made homemade sugar scrubs for many of the ladies on my list and they were a big hit! The recipe is very easy:  Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipe  Ingredients: 2 cups … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Play Dough Recipe

On summer days when it's either raining outside or just too HOT to play outside, this is a fun and inexpensive project: a Make Your Own Play Dough Recipe. The recipe is originally taken from the Martha Stewart show. If you're concerned about artificial coloring, natural food coloring is a good … [Read more...]