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All-Natural Shea Butter Foot Balm

All-Natural Shea Butter Foot Balm

It’s just about sandal weather, so it’s time to get those toes summer-ready with a quick 3 ingredient DIY shea butter foot balm! The happy-skin ingredients for this foot balm are pretty common in the natural skin care world and aren’t hard to find at […]

Sweet Dreams Pillow Spray for Kids

Sweet Dreams Pillow Spray for Kids

My 7 year old son has always been a good sleeper. He’s a really early riser, but once his head hits the pillow in the evening, he is out. My little girl, though… she’s another story. She will find every reason in the book to […]

How to Update the Art You Already Have

How to Update the Art You Already Have

When we moved into our home 3 years ago, I knew that I wanted to have new artwork on the walls. I had been looking at the same images and paintings for years and I was seriously ready for a change. The problem was that […]

Lunchtime Book Club for Preschoolers

Lunchtime Book Club for Preschoolers

There’s no denying that reading aloud to your children is one of the most beneficial way to start their literacy journey. So many studies show how sharing books with your kids when they’re little can encourage a lifelong love of reading. In our family, we […]

How to Make a Homemade Heat Protectant Spray for Your Hair

How to Make a Homemade Heat Protectant Spray for Your Hair

One of my first steps on my quest to make changes towards a greener home is to cut the number of chemicals that I’m bringing into my home. That goes for my hair care products, too. Today, I’m sharing one of my super simple recipes […]

Carpet Deodorizer with Essential Oils

Carpet Deodorizer with Essential Oils

There’s nothing like walking into your home and smelling the fresh scent of clean. Whatever that scent means to you – flowery, citrusy, spicy, or crips – if your home smells pleasant, it’s definitely a more peaceful place to be. But one of the areas […]

How I Made DIY Dryer Balls

How I Made DIY Dryer Balls

I recently wrote a post about how much I love my dryer balls and what a difference they’ve made in my laundry routine. And because I love them so much, you can imagine my worry when I realized that my store bought dryer balls were […]

Ombré Paper Dot Easter Eggs

Ombré Paper Dot Easter Eggs

Now it’s time for my second Easter egg DIY craft for this year. This project is not difficult at all, but it might be a little tricky for little fingers. Maybe keep this one as more of an older kid or grown-up project. Today, I’m […]

Chalkboard Paint Easter Eggs

Chalkboard Paint Easter Eggs

One of my favorite ways to make simple Easter decorations is to cover paper mache eggs. Search around and you’ll find all sorts of ways to use these eggs – paper, string, fabric… the list goes on and on. This year, I decided to decorate […]

Brown Sugar and Shea Butter Lip Scrub

Brown Sugar and Shea Butter Lip Scrub

Harsh, cold winters do a number on my skin. My skin is prone to dryness already. But add in frosty air and dehydrating indoor heat and my body is crying out for some relief! I need to add as much moisture as I can get. […]