DIY Crayon Favors

Handmade Crayon Favors

Making your own crayons is a popular craft and a great activity you can do with your kids. I used a mini cupcake mold to make our crayons, but you could also try using a fun shaped silicon mold as well. My niece and I had a lot of fun making up a big batch… 

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Homemade Oregano Pesto

Homemade Oregano Pesto

Last year, I planted some spicy oregano in my garden. I didn’t touch it after planting last season, but this year it grew so huge it was taking over my garden box, so I decided to cut the whole thing down and make a big batch of pesto with the harvest. This recipe is delicious… 

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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 Gift: ‘Soda-lighted’ Soda Block Party Favors

Soda-Lighted You're My Neighbor!

Block parties are a great way to get to know the people who also call your street home. Where neighbours are friendly, there is an increased sense of community, reduced crime, and pride of ownership (or rentership!). This is why there is a community small grants program where I live where neighbours get together and… 

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Mini Strawberry Shortcake Favors

Miniature Strawberry Shortcake Favors

This is the absolute sweetest favor I have ever made! These mini strawberry shortcakes were packaged lovingly for my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah. The labels, which matched the decor, made them stand out and added that personal touch. A simple addition to these favors were the wooden forks, which were hand-stamped to match the color of… 

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Groomsman Gift: Cocktail Kit

Groomsmen Gift: Cocktail Kit

It’s always a challenge for me to come up with fun gift ideas for men. Finding a gift that is clever, unique and something I know the guys will absolutely love is easier said than done. Luckily, I discovered a great idea – the cocktail kit, complete with everything you need to enjoy a good… 

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Saturday Sips! Flavored Waters

Saturday Sips! Flavored Waters

Flavored waters are super easy to make, and add a special touch to outdoor parties, wedding receptions, picnics and gatherings with their burst of color and subtle hint of fresh flavor. The best thing about them is that they are all-natural, and can be made by using fruits and herbs that are growing right outside… 

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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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Wedding Inspiration: Woodland Bliss

Faerie Terrarium Wedding Favors

Woodland weddings are full of rustic charm, and evoke an ethereal sense of mystery and wonder. That’s why we knew we had to get creative with a wedding favor idea that would live up to, and enhance, the surrounding atmosphere for this type of event. Thus, these woodland faerie terrariums were born. Full of colored… 

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Pretzel Treat Baby Shower Favors

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My sister-in-law is pregnant with twin girls! I had so much fun hosting a baby shower for her, and since I’m an artist and designer by trade, I, of course, had to make her my own custom baby shower invitations and favors. I chose a rainbow unicorn theme, and the saying “Two Girls, Twice The… 

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