DIY

Easy Gift for the Holidays – Candle Smarties

I’m always looking for nice, easy, inexpensive gifts for my kids teachers and therapists. My son has alot of great helpers in his school and I always try and give them all at least a little something. The budget kinda gets in the way when you have a teacher, 2 bus drivers, a speech therapist,…

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DIY Travel Lap Desk – no sew!

Summer vacation is here! We had a long road trip planned this year, Chicago to Myrtle Beach, so I’ve been looking at travel desks for the kids, but just couldn’t bring myself to spend the $60 for 2 of them from Amazon. I browsed Pintrest for some DIY ideas and boy there were a ton…

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Master Bathroom Remodel Reveal

I am happy to say that our Master bathroom remodel is finally finished!! Wow what a difference a few months makes. I look back at the before photos and can’t believe how much this bathroom transformed. It was such a white sterile feeling bathroom and now it’s so inviting and comforting…even with all the stone.…

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Bathroom Remodel Update – Part 4

We spent lots of time over the past two weekends working on finishing the Master Bathroom Remodel. I’m happy to say that we are SO close now. Just few more touches and it will be complete. Below are the 2 pieces our contractor custom made for us. I love the arch ‘shadow box’ insert. My husband…

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Easy Lavender Soap – Goat’s Milk Soap. Great for gifts!

So as you may remember I have been working on making these gift baskets for Mothers Day. Earlier I did these Lavender Bath Melts and today I have made these easy Lavender Soaps. These were so much FUN! What makes them so easy is that I bought some great goat’s milk soap base. This is…

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DIY Lavender Bath Melts

I had an idea for an upcoming vendor show that I am doing, I wanted to make some ‘spa’ baskets that could be used for Mother’s day gifts. I have also been wanting to make these Lavender & Chamomile Bath Melts that I saw awhile back. I thought they would be a perfect addition. I…

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Spice Cabinet Organization

I have been cooking more and more by scratch so I have been collecting lots of spices over the past few months. I have one ‘spinning’ rack on my counter top and then the lesser used spices are in the cabinet. Well as you can see from the photo below they have collecting and it’s been…

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Indoor Garden – I’m tired of waiting for spring!

I’m not waiting for spring anymore!! I’m starting an indoor garden 🙂 Our Chicago winter has been very harsh this year and I am so ready for spring! Last year was the first year I had a herb garden in my back yard and I LOVED it. Being able to just walk outside and get…

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DIY Vendor Display Ideas

I’ve been looking for DIY Vendor Display ideas for awhile now. Being a new consultant I have been looking for some money saving ideas too. Here are a few that I came up with. I thought the signs looked better in frames so I had a few wood frames laying around the house, then I…

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Chalk Painting a bathroom vanity

So as you my remember we were a bit shocked at what new cabinets cost so I decided to give painting them a try. I figured what do I have to lose, we were going to get rid of these anyway, why not try and paint them. OMGosh I am so in love with how…

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