Kid Friendly Urban Garden Art Project: Concrete Leaves

Recently, a retired gentleman from Del Mar, California named Len Schoenfeld shared with me a cool urban garden art project. I was looking for something that I could make with my kids that was modern-looking and able to handle the downtown location of my gardens and two Siberian Huskies....more

Craft a Spa Scrubbie for Your Bath Time Wind Down

Baths are a popular way to wind down and relax after a long, tiring day. They seem to rejuvenate both body and soul. Make your bath extra special with a bath tea or bath oil for skin nourishing and aromatherapy benefits.  ...more

DIY Chalkboard Paint Ideas

Chalkboard paint has become all the rage. And it's uses for creating home decor pieces that you can personalize with the swipe of a piece of chalk have become seemingly endless. I love this idea for spray painting wine bottles and then personalizing them with a faux label or design. ...more
Fun article.  I found chalkboard labels the other day at Staples..Cant' wait to try them out.  I ...more

DIY Sugar Scrub Recipes and Pretty Jars for enjoying or gifting.

Sugar Scrubs are easy to make and a great natural alternative to many commercial products that exfoliate and moisturize your skin. But what makes these recipes fun is creating your own packaging. So skip the Gladware containers and make your creations as special on the outside as they are on the inside. Maybe Matilda Blog has a simple how to crafting decorated jars for your sugar scrubs....more

A DIY clean for an OCD happy.

When I am stressed I do the obvious things. I read, I veg in front of Netflix watching bad movies and sci-fi series that I never would have known about if not for the internet. I nap - sometimes a little too much. I try not to yell and snap at the those around me trying to be helpful when I just want to be left alone. But days like today, when my life is in complete chaos... Days like this the little things don't help. So it's days like these that I clean....more

Baking soda and castile soap is my favorite way to scrub sinks and tubs. It really does get ...more

Homemade Foot Scrub

This delightful and simple diy recipe for creating your own handmade foot scrub is courtesy of my guest blogger, Julie Anna of Julie Ann Art Blog. Julie loves to blog about crafty projects and fun handmade finds she's discovered. She's also owner of the indie biz Julie Ann Art on Etsy where she sells a variety of unique, handmade greeting cards....more
this stuff is incredibe! Thank SO much! x more

DIY Summer parties.

Summer is the perfect time for a party. And after finding all sorts of amazing party themed eye candy recently, I figured I'd combine a few of the party ideas I found into a blog post to share with you! My birthday is in June, and if I was still brave enough to host my own garden party, these are a few of the things I'd enjoy at my get together....more

Shake it like a Polaroid picture.

 Yesterday evening I was watching a sort of twisted romantic, indie comedy called Camille on Netflix instant queue. It was strange for more than one reason but the main ones being a.) I don't watch comedies, b.) Camille is pretty much dead through most of the love affair, and c.) she has a fascination with her Polaroid camera. ...more

Rain rain go away, enjoy a flower inside today!

It's another rainy Saturday afternoon, but I suppose that's April for you. After all, we can't have May flowers without a few April showers. My dad planted the tomato plants I bought him yesterday so they'd get a good soaking today. They were already blooming and a good two and a half feet high. Still, while the rain helps all those gorgeous flowers and crops grow, it is quite dreary when you've just spent a week enjoying the sun and the slowly developing warmer weather.  ...more