Keeping cozy with a cup cardigan and a little hot toddy.

The cool fall air and the bustle of the holidays is just around the corner. What better way to ease into the new season than with a seasonal drink? Today I'm making Hot Toddy Soap, just in time for the weather change. This amazing orange colored soap with cream colored balls is scented a blend of Fuji apple, bergamot, lemon wedge, cinnamon stick, granulated sugar, zesty clove, hot apple cider, nutmeg, and vanilla bean....more

Too much cuteness! I have a pattern for some snowflake knitted cozies. I should pull that out ...more

we're on etsy!

originally posted here: http://herlongwayhome.wordpress.com/2010/09/07/were-on-etsy/ the day has finally arrived – we’re on etsy! check out our favorite shots from our new “line”! visit our shop here: www.herlongwayhome.etsy.com. be sure to check back for additional shop updates this week – we’ll be adding some vintage housewares....more

Eco-Friendly Gift Wrap Ideas

This holiday season is all about being eco-friendly. But it's not just the gifts that should be environmentally green! Packaging and gift wrap make for a lot of waste....more

Mineral makeup trends. Creating your own personal color style.

Mineral makeup has become the new alternative to traditional store bought cosmetics....more

One slice or two? Printing out some fun.

I recently ran across this lovely freebie for building your own paper cupcakes. You choose your liner, your cake, your icing and finally your topper from an adorable selection of cut and create pieces. It instantly reminded me of when I was a child stuck inside on a rainy day. I would turn the family hallway into a little restaurant with paper place mats along one side of the wall where the seating would be....more

Eco-friendly alternatives to everyday conveniences.

In our effort to save the earth, many of use have turned to recycling and eco-friendly alternatives to everyday products that fit into our lifestyle. Cloth napkins replacing paper towels, handmade laundry soap versus chemical laden detergents, and re-usable grocery sacks in lieu of plastic grocery bags. However, there's one thing our busy life styles are loathe to let go, and that is the convenience of many throw away products....more

Summer eats on the go.

Summer is the perfect time for picnics and family get togethers. But what do you bring to eat when it's insanely hot outside. Marichelle of lifeflix blog has the answer. She came up with her own delicious summer pasta recipe perfect for a hot summer night. Made with seasonal roasted zucchini, grape tomatoes, shallots, garlic, pasta, shrimp, some seasoning, and a little white wine, you'll want to have this dish again and again....more

Puppy Dog Tea Party - Invites for Hayden

Really adorable invitations!

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Sparkling Bliss Handmade AquaMist Beaded Hoop Earrings Giveaway

Enter to win a pair of lovely, handmade AquaMist Beaded Hoop Earrings from Sparkling Bliss. This pretty pair of hoop earrings was designed and quality hand-crafted with loving care by jewelry artist Michelle Hynek. Created using an array of aqua blue faceted glass beads, each bead has been securely hand wire wrapped onto silver metal hoops. Size measures a little over 1 inches wide. Earrings are valued at $18. ...more

Scents so right.

I love fragrances, but I think my favorite fragrances of all are those that are related to foods or places in some way. One of the top ten handmade places I've shopped for handmade fragrances online is Modern Atelier. I originally found this shop on Etsy. However, it has since moved on to it's own domain.  ...more