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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Simple Gifts: Vanilla-Coconut Sugar Scrub

Homemade Vanilla-Coconut Sugar Scrub

This easy four-ingredient sugar scrub is simple to make and inexpensive. It’s the perfect homemade gift for girlfriends or family. I plan to use mine as a housewarming gift, birthday gift and a hostess gift. You could even make these for your bridal party, or as favors for a baby shower. The gift ideas are… 

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Spa in a Jar

Spa in a Jar

A Spa in a Jar is a wonderful gift for someone who could use some pampering. For this gift set I choose an uplifting and healing scent combination: eucalyptus / mint. You can create this whole set in a few hours and customize it to have just about any scent you can think of. I… 

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Wedding Inspiration: Poppy Red

Wedding Favor: Herbal Spray Misters

These herbal spray misters make the perfect wedding favor for any event scheduled during the warmest months of summer. All you need are some clear miniature spray bottles (enough for each guest), water, and small bundles of fresh herbs such as rosemary, lavender, sage… anything that might look nice in a spray bottle. Put together… 

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Bachelorette Party Favor Ideas

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Some people live for vacations or for traveling, but me? I live for weddings. I love everything about them: the groom seeing the bride for the first time, the bride’s dress, the first dance, the DIY wedding details, the bouquet toss… I love it all. My favorite part of a wedding? Being invited to the… 

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DIY Herbal Sachets + Free Sewing Pattern

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These sachet pillows are a simple sewing project and make perfect gifts for bridesmaids or wedding favors. The best part is that you can coordinate your fragrant herbs and fabric to match your theme, color palette and season. I chose to use lavender, chamomile and lemon balm for their relaxing effects and fresh spring scent…. 

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Easy DIY Hand Soap Gift for Teachers

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It’s officially National Teacher Appreciation week! This week allows us to honor teachers and recognize the lasting contributions they make to our children’s lives. Since returning back to work, I rely pretty heavily upon the teachers at my son’s daycare. Each day they take care of my most prized possession, and each day he comes… 

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Pedicure in a Jar

Pedicure in a Jar for baby shower prizes

My younger brother and his girlfriend are pregnant with twin girls! I am SO excited to be an Auntie and last weekend I had a blast hosting a baby shower for the two of them. Planning parties is one of my favorite activities and I love any excuse to make decorations, plan games and of… 

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DIY Bath and Massage Oil

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Here in the Pacific Northwest, the weather is still wintery enough to abuse the skin, so I decided to make myself a batch of bath and massage oil to help protect myself from the elements. I originally came across this idea from one of my favorite beauty blogs, Be Beautiful, and I liked it so… 

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Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub

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Himalayan pink salt is as prized for its therapeutic properties on the skin as it is for its culinary health benefits. It is full of minerals and iron that work in synergy with the sodium so it’s wonderful to add to your food. On your skin, those minerals work as a powerful detoxifier. Combined with… 

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