Easy Figgy Jam

It’s Summertime and our garden is in full bloom.  Hooray!  Which can also mean an abundance of things that we can’t quite eat through (double hooray!). Included in this category is our figs. Our tree keeps on giving and we’ve been eating away. If you don’t eat them within a few short days they start…

Dandelion Lavender Salve

If you’ve been following my latest posts, you may have noticed I’ve been all about the dandelions lately. And why not? They’re plentiful and they’re free. So why not put them to good use? I’ve been busy getting my raised garden beds ready for Spring. With that comes a lot of digging in the dirt,…

End of year Teacher’s gifts

I’m a sworn Pinaholic, and have had my hand at a few successful DIY’s… I saw some really cute teeny succulent pots Pinned for wedding decor and thought what a cute little thank you gift – maybe teachers might appreciate them too! So here’s a little “thank you” for the end of the school year…

DIY No-Sew Doggy Bed Cover

Replacement covers for dog beds are expensive, especially when you need a large or extra large sized cover… Here’s an inexpensive, no-sew alternative to a store-bought (and not so pretty) dog bed cover. Grab 2 inexpensive $3 fleece blankets (I found these at Walmart) or measure your bed and allow for 2-3 inches around… head…

Puppy Love

So we started the new year welcoming a new member to the family, a Labrador / Retriever / Pit mix Lana AKA Lanabear. She is the sweetest dog I’ve ever encountered. Tolerant with our  crazy bunch, loving and gentle.  But unfortunately nobody wanted to adopt her because she has heartworms and needed treatment. =(  I’m…

Yummy Vanilla Mint Lip Balm

Here’s a lovely recipe to make your own deliciously scrumptious (and cost effective I might add) lip balm.  Give it away as gifts for the holidays or keep some for yourself! What you’ll need: 8 Tablespoons Cocout Oil 3 Tablespoons Beeswax 1.5 Tablespoons Pure Vanilla Extract 20 drops Peppermint essential oil Directions: Place beeswax in a double…

Homemade Laundry Detergent for Sensitive Skin

Laundry detergent for sensitive skin can be pricey.  And, most of the time it doesn’t quite do it’s job of getting clothing thoroughly clean in my opinion.  I’ve experimented with a few different combos of DIY laundry detergent and have finally come up with a great combo that actually works and does’t irritate those of…