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DIY

Painting a Bathroom sink with Rust-Oleum Tub And Tile Refinishing Kit

November 2, 2018

Thanksgiving is coming up and I wanted to give my downstairs bathroom a mini-makeover on a very tight budget. I was searching Pinterest and came across a few using this kit for tubs and decided to try this on my sink. Our house is about 18 years old and this is the original sink that…

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DIY Easy Pumpkin Spice Foaming Hand Soap

October 30, 2017

It’s fall and that means it’s Pumpkin spice everything! Who can resist that warm smelling scent. I know it’s tempting to purchase those sweet smelling soaps from those shops in the mall but beware many of those have dangerous chemicals in them. Including toxic chemicals that can disrupt your endocrine system. Take the extra 5…

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Quick and Easy Homemade Fire Starters

August 1, 2017

It’s mid summer and camping season is in fill force here. There is nothing more frustrating than trying to get the campfire started and smoking out everyone when you try and burn paper or cardboard. So next time try these super easy DIY fire starters. For these fire starters you only need 4 things and…

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Uses for Lavender Oil

April 24, 2017

Lavender has a scent that’s a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean, and calm. This dynamic scent makes it a classic for perfumes, soaps, fresheners, and beauty products. Lavender oil is a great beginner oil and a must for every home, and it’s not just a favorite because of its classic scent—it’s also highly versatile. It’s often…

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DIY Fairy Garden Terrarium

February 14, 2017

So about this time of year the Chicago winters get to me and I am SOOO ready for spring and garden season! So one Saturday my daughter and I decided to make our own terrarium. I found this really cool terrarium at Hobby Lobby and used a 40% off coupon. The only trouble with the…

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Easy Rosemary and Lavender Soap

February 12, 2017

I love making my own scented soaps. They are awesome for gifts and it’s always just fun to experiment with different scents. Lately I have been drawn to Rosemary oil so I thought I would combine my two favorites Lavender and Rosemary. Now I do cheat a little and buy my soap base. For me…

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Chalk Paint Armoire – Office redo part 1

February 18, 2016

After surfing Pinterest one day I really started to hate my office. I have been working from home for about 18 years and I think my office furniture is about that old too! It’s in good shape but it’s pretty boring laminated office stuff. So I decided it was time to dress it up and…

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Christmas Sugar Scrub – Easy last minute Gift Idea

December 22, 2015

Looking for a quick and easy wonderful last minute gift? Try making some homemade sugar scrub. It’s easy, fast, and wonderful. Here is what you need (this is enough to make 4-5 jars, depending on your size of jar):

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5 Steps to Building a Do-It-Yourself Butcher Block Bathroom Vanity

June 3, 2015

This is a guest post by Dane O’Leary from Beneath My Heart The bathroom is one of the most popular, fun places to redesign and revamp, perhaps second only to the kitchen, which is the inspiration for this do-it-yourself tutorial. There are more ways to do a bathroom vanity than you can count; the materials,…

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How to get rid of ants the non-toxic way!

April 19, 2015

It’s spring! And I know this not because of the tulips starting to poke through or the trees starting to blossom. Nope, I know this because I have ANTS! Those pesky little black things that find the tiniest of holes to invade my kitchen and just creep me out. In years past we have used…

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