Lavender Sugar Scrub

Sugar scrubs are the best way to break into making your own bath and body products because they're so easy to make. They just require a mixing bowl and at sturdy spoon, with only 10 minutes from start to finish! They're a favorite of mine because they simultaneously exfoliate your skin while deeply moisturizing it at the same time. They're ... Read More

Strawberry Honey Facial Treatment

Strawberries and honey together make an amazing and easy facial treatment! Strawberries contain multiple acids that help to get rid of dead skin cells and tighten your pores, while honey is antibacterial, cleanses, and helps your skin stay properly moisturized. And if that wasn't enough already, there's a little gelatin in there which also helps to tighten and smooth your ... Read More

Refreshing Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Sugar scrubs are one of my favorite remedies to rough/dry winter skin. I always have the best of intentions going into winter that I'm actually going to moisturize everyday. But life gets busy, and it ends up being more like once a month instead of everyday. After a few months of this negligence, the cold weather really takes it's toll, ... Read More

Lemon Cream Body Butter

I posted this recipe almost 3 years ago, and it's still my favorite body butter, (I often use it in place of lotion during the really cold, dry months). Usually body butters take forever to sink in and leave my skin semi oily, but this body butter absorbs quickly and leaves my skin super soft. I've updated the photos for ... Read More

Homemade Pink Grapefruit Lip Balm

I love all things grapefruit, the taste... the smell... you name it! I ended up developing this lip balm out of necessity, you see I've gotten spoiled over the last few years with a local company that made the best grapefruit lip balm out of completely natural ingredients. However all of sudden I can't find it anywhere, so I did ... Read More

Winter Decor with Vases

I used to put away most of my vases after the summer season had ended, and they wouldn't come out again for another 8 months. But then I started thinking that I really should do something with them, (well that and I needed the closet space) so this is just one of the ways I've started using my vases year round! ... Read More

Burlap Holiday Centerpiece

I'm usually not super crafty in the home decor department, (probably because I rarely stop cooking long enough to do anything else). But ever since I stumbled upon the rolls of burlap garland at Joan's Fabrics, I've been wanting to do something with them. I'd seen a number of super cute wreath tutorials on Pinterest so I bought everything I ... Read More

Lemon Mint Spa Water

The combination of lemon and mint is incredibly refreshing, especially on a hot day. We've been making pitcher after pitcher of this spa water all summer long. But... even though the weather has been cooling a bit, we're still making it all the time. It took me awhile, but I finally wrote down the measurements for what we've been using. ... Read More

Mason Jar Salads 101

Mason Jar Salads have completely changed the way we eat because it's finally convenient to get more veggies in every single day! I'll have to say, I'm really grateful for my husband who rarely forgets to eat a meal. I've been terrible over the last few years often forgetting to eat (which weirdly is easy to do when you're really ... Read More