DIY Homemade Taco Seasoning

DIY Homemade Taco Seasoning

Confession – I am a nutrition fact label junkie. Now that I am a Mom, I am constantly reading food labels when I go grocery shopping and I am “that person” who stands and reads every label before throwing it into my cart. I am always trying to select the least processed foods to feed… 

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Saturday Sips! The GBC (Gin, Basil and Cucumber)

Saturday Sips! The GBC

Basil and cucumber are in peak season right now, so we wanted to feature a recipe for this week’s Saturday Sips post that would utilize both ingredients to make an easy drink for those of you who are growing gardens this summer. Luckily, we didn’t have to look too far to find the perfect idea:… 

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DIY Seed Organizer

DIY Seed Organizer with Personalized Labels from Evermine {www.evermine.com}

I’m one of those gardeners who buys more seeds than I can find space for in my garden, particularly when a pack comes with ten thousand seeds inside! Even if I manage to plant all of the seeds, the leftover package contains a lot of useful information that I like to keep handy. Seed envelopes… 

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DIY Wedding Hangover Kit

DIY Wedding Hangover Kit

Celebrating your upcoming wedding day with your best friends and family is an exciting affair. Whether you are all meeting in Las Vegas, having a night on the town, or hosting an elegant cocktail party, giving your guests their own hangover care kit is a fun and useful party favor. They will thank you the… 

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DIY Candy Gift Bags

DIY Candy Gift Bags for Kids

So, making candy gift bags for 100 children is more than a good dose of a sweet tooth. These frosted tin-tie bags add to the fun of the party as they give a soft hint as to the delightful treats that hide inside. Soft shadows of candy sticks, gum balls and sour sticks look beautiful… 

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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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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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