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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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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S’more Trail Mix Baby Shower Favors

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I recently hosted a woodland theme baby shower for a friend and had to share this recipe I made for S’more Trail Mix. It was the perfect favor to send home with guests and a delicious treat to serve at the party as well. This recipe can easily be adapted to suit your tastes so… 

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Milestone Birthday Wine Labels

Milestone Birthday Wine Labels with personalized wine bottle labels from Evermine {www.evermine.com}

If you’re anything like me, when a friend’s birthday comes around, you’re always excited about finding the perfect gift. However, milestone birthdays are a whole different beast. They are one of those occasions in life where people often take a moment and think Woah, look how far I’ve come! So, as far as birthday gifts… 

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DIY Mason Jar Floating Citronella Candles

DIY Floating Citronella Candle with Personalized Favor Tags from Evermine (www.evermine.com)

This simple craft is perfect for summertime, and can make pretty outdoor centerpieces for a wedding or backyard get-together. I first discovered this idea on Nest of Posies blog and knew I had to try it. The ingredients are simple and easy to find at my local grocery store, plus I used fresh herbs from… 

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Simple Gift: Individual Lemonade Packets

Simple Gift: Individual Lemonade Packets

Lemonade stands are a big part of my best childhood memories. This summer, why not make your Lemonade Stand STAND OUT! To say ‘thank you’ to customers, simply give them a longer lasting taste of lemonade with these individually packaged lemonade packets. These little packets are not only awesome to make, but even more ‘cool’… 

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Decorated Mason Jar Mugs

DIY Decorated Mason Jar Mugs

With summer in full swing, I’m looking forward to hosting backyard get togethers. I’ve been on the lookout for some fun, affordable glassware to serve my homemade cocktails in and was excited to discover this DIY over on Soul Makes. This project is perfect for anyone looking to add something special to their outdoor wedding,… 

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Mason Jar Ice Cream Cake

Mason Jar Ice Cream Cake

This portable treat is perfect for picnics, birthdays, or just about any occasion, such as Wednesday. Wednesday seems like the perfect reason to celebrate summer with a personal-sized ice cream cake, doesn’t it? You made it through more than half the week and so I say, “Ice cream for everyone!” The best part about this… 

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