Category Archives: DIY

How to Clean Poop and Blood

Hydrogen peroxide cleans up poop and blood from walls, floors, upholstery, pillows, mesh fabric and clothes!!!

Oh the joys of living with very active boys!  Among my greatest challenges of being a mother is having to clean up the various messes associated with young children.  Yes this post is going to go there – so read on at your own risk.  Continue reading

Cinnamon Lip Plumping Balm with Calendula

Cinnamon Lip Plumping Balm with Calendula

Whenever my sister and I got together, in what seems like another life, we would go do the girly things that we would never do normally.  Things like shopping for make-up or getting our nails done.  Now neither one of us have the time to do such things with the babies running around.  On the rare occasions that we can get together, who wants to spend time apart, when we actually have time to do a project together.  This week, my sister came to town for a visit.  We decided it would be fun to make lip balm as both of us are struggling with chapped lips in the dry winter climate.  Continue reading

Citrus Bay Hot Process Soap

Citrus Bay Hot Process Soap

I have always loved Bay based fragrances and last winter a friend asked me to create a bay rum combination that included lime.  I may have enjoyed it a little too much.  This holiday season, when I needed teacher gifts, I pulled out this essential oil combination to make a neutral, naturally scented shea butter soap.  Continue reading

Upcycled Tights Hair Bow

Upcycled Tights Hair Bow

With everything going on lately, I had a calendar mishap and thought I had a full week to crochet a headband as a gift for my adorable baby niece – not the case.  By Saturday night, I still hadn’t gotten it started and it needed to be done for Sunday afternoon’s party.  Not having time to get to the store for elastic, I looked around for items that I could make a stretchy bow headband instead.  I saw a picture of a headband made of an old pair of tights with the ends knotted together into a bow.  This I could do.  I threw together some other elements and cheated by hot gluing the whole thing together and glued the bow onto the tights by wrapping ribbon around the bow and the tights.  Yes, I know that it should have been hand sewn, but it got glued instead.  I’ve never been shopping for a little girl, so this was entirely uncharted territory for me.  Still, I was pleased with the result as I’m not all that crafty as far as things like this go.  Once finished I needed to see if it was going to be big enough.  Pidge got to be the lucky test model.  He loved wearing it and started posing, so of course I had to snap a few photos.

My niece loved it and of course it looked even cuter on her! Continue reading