Homemade Chamomile Salve

Homemade Chamomile Salve

I recently decided to try my hand at making DIY bath and body recipes. I’ve never made anything of this nature before, so I admit I was a little nervous about it, but I quickly discovered that it’s a lot like cooking. Once you understand the science of the bases, the benefits of your ingredients,… 

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Smarties Diploma Graduation Favors

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I am proud to announce that my step-son, Joshua, will be graduating middle school this year. You know what that means? He will be a high schooler soon! Where has the time gone? I thought up this cute idea for Smarties Diploma Graduation Favors while I was out and about shopping for a girlfriend’s graduation… 

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3 Simple DIY Graduation Gift Ideas

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A girlfriend of mine is graduating from Oregon State University in June. She’s having a little backyard party after the ceremony, so I decided to throw together some gifts, including these three simple DIY graduation gift ideas, for her and her fellow graduates. I was able to find everything I needed at the Dollar Tree:… 

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DIY Birthday Cake Shots

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My best friend is celebrating her 30th birthday this year, and she asked me to help put together a little party. She expressed that she didn’t want anything over the top; just a few close friends, some card games, and, of course, drinks. While browsing around my favorite craft store I found the cutest pink… 

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Easter Gift: Carrot Snack Bags

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As Easter approaches, I find myself once again trying to come up with healthy alternatives to candy to fill the kids’ baskets. I try to limit the amount of sugar I give them, and holidays are no exception. I have seen many alternatives to this idea while browsing Pinterest, so I thought I would give… 

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Rainbows and Gold Gift bags

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St. Patricks Day is highly celebrated in my family because we have a heritage rich with Irish blood. Every year I teach my kids about Irish pride, and they always enjoy the special treats I make just for them. Treats like these Rainbows and Gold gift bags. How to Make: This project is as easy… 

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Wedding Wish Tree

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(Used in this project: Large Oval Tags in Aunt Lorraine style.) A do-it-yourself personalized alternative to a guest book. This Dutch tradition has been adopted by many modern brides, and can be transformed into an elegant piece to any wedding. The tree can be placed anywhere either at the ceremony entrance or the reception, and… 

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Getaway Welcome Baskets

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(Used in this project: Labels, Gift Tags and Coasters in Color Wash style.) My husband and I just returned from a wonderful trip to the Oregon Coast. A group of about twelve of our friends got together, pooled our money and rented a large, beautiful beach house near Lincoln City. Since the friends consisted of… 

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