English Lavender Linen Sachets

English Lavender Linen Sachets

After moving into our new home, I discovered we inherited a giant mature English lavender bush. Now that summer is in full swing here in Oregon, the lavender bush is overflowing our driveway. Instead of just pruning the whole bush back, I decided to do something fun with all the blossoms. I used to think… 

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Birthday Party Favors: DIY Manicure Kits

DIY Manicure Kit Favors

I can’t comprehend that my daughter is turning 14! So, as we were planning for a fun girl party at the beach, we decided to really enjoy making the birthday party favors for the rest of the guests. Included in these cute packages are all the items that are needed for an at-home manicure. Each… 

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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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