I like to use three different natural sweeteners – honey, maple syrup, and coconut sugar. I’d like to take a few minutes today to talk about honey. I’ll be following up with posts about maple syrup and coconut sugar and the reasons why I use each one. The primary reason I use natural sweeteners is for the nutritional health benefits. Honey has several of the B vitamins as well as many trace minerals. Natural sweeteners contribute nutrition to your desserts instead of taking nutrition away from you, like processed sugars.
These super fun Burlap Mason Jars are an easy DIY that can be made in minutes. Mix things up with all sorts of burlap colors combined with lace and twine. From there, you can add any bunch of flowers you’d like for endless combinations.
As I started to write this, it occurred to me that Burlap Mason Jars probably have been done a few times already. So…I googled it, and… I found about a billion different versions of them. Should have known, I’m never really on top of trends. Anyways I’m joining in, and today I have my own version for you (just in time for sunflower season)!
With just 2 ingredients and a decorative container you can make this all natural DIY Air Freshener in just minutes! It’s easy to customize according to different seasons as well when you vary the essential oil you use. I love using fresh smell citrus or floral oils in the summer and spicier oils like cinnamon in the winter months.
I saw this idea floating around the internet a while ago. But… like most things that I pin, I forgot about it until recently. I just made one small change to the original idea: I put mine in a decorative container because I wasn’t crazy about seeing a bowl of baking soda hanging out in my living room.
The idea for this centerpiece comes from my Mother-in-law. She has a couple of them, and her house always smells amazing! After spending some time with them lately, it was just the inspiration I needed to finally make one for myself.
A couple of months ago, I decided to sew some sequins on one of my t-shirts. I went so far as to buy sequins, but… I never quite got around to it. So, when I saw a tutorial for a sequin vase from it all started with paint, I knew I had to give it a try. It’s much more up my alley anyways, (read five minute project instead of several hours of hand sewing). It’s just as easy as she promises, and I love the sparkly colors.