We’re deep into summer, and the dog days of August, with its heat, sun, and, of course, bugs! Here in Florida we also have a lot of rain in August so we definitely have a lot of bugs. Just like us, ants and cockroaches want to stay dry too. They actually want to stay alive-not drown outside in their flooded homes. So, they make their way into our homes. DIY Green Pest Control to [Read more…]
I recently started my Spring cleaning, fashionably late as always, and when I came across a bunch of old books, I paused. Wondering what to do with them, I seriously considered tossing them. After much deliberation and them sitting on the floor for about a week, I ultimately decided to keep and repurpose them as home decor props around my house. Before strategically placing them around my home I wanted to make them look a little prettier. I grabbed some [Read more…]
I’ve always been one of those people who wash their hands a lot during the day, but now I do it even more. For a while, much like most of the country, I was concerned about running low on hand soap so I started making my own. It’s actually much easier than you might think it would be. This DIY Peppermint Hand Soap is simple to make, super affordable, and it’s free of the harsh ingredients that may be found [Read more…]
If you have kids, I’m sure you have or have had a bean bag chair in your home at one point or another. If you’re like me, you’ve probably tried and failed a few times when refilling bean bag chairs or ottomans. And then finally given up and just Amazon Primed a new one after the huge mess you just created all over the floor. Well, if you’re tired of replacing your bean bag chairs and ottomans every year, check out the easiest and fastest way to [Read more…]
Milk cartons can be recycled, up-cycled, and reused for just about any kid’s craft. One of my favorite ways to reuse a milk carton is by turning them into a bird feeder or birdhouse. With just a little paint, twigs, and a glue gun, you can turn a tired old milk carton into a [Read more…]
Gratitude for simple pleasures has always been something I try to remember and practice. Sometimes, though, it’s harder than others to remember something that seems like it should be so easy. Lately, with everything that’s going on, it’s become a lot easier. With the coronavirus being a big, unavoidable part of our lives, we’re all reminded of how precious life and family are. We’re also all looking for ways to stay safe, healthy, calm, and [Read more…]
I love yoga. It’s become one of my favorite ways to relax my mind and body when I need it most. One thing that doesn’t relax my mind though– is thinking about all the nasty stuff that’s on my yoga mat, especially after an intense sweaty practice! Anyone who practices yoga knows that it doesn’t take long for your mat to build up dirt and grime. I mean, it’s on the floor every time you do a tree pose, a plank, or a downward-facing dog! Maybe your mat was in the trunk of your car or in your garage before using it at the studio. Dirt and bacteria are everywhere including [Read more…]
Whether or not it’s a special holiday like Valentine’s Day or a birthday, it always feels good to receive a bouquet of fresh flowers as a gift. If you’re like me, you’re all smiles when you get one. Also, if you’re like me, you want your blooms to last as long as possible. These 10 Tips To Make Fresh Flowers Last Longer will help prolong the life of your bouquet. [Read more…]
There are certain scents that always remind us the holidays are here. We all have our own favorite. The smell of pine trees may be your favorite, but if it’s orange and cinnamon, then this DIY Holiday Stovetop Potpourri will definitely fill your home and your senses will Yuletide joy!
Beeswax food wraps are an environmentally friendly product everyone seems to love. I bought some for the first time a few months ago and I use them all the time. Since they are a little pricey, I decided to make them myself with this DIY Beeswax Food Wrap “recipe”. The holidays and all its goodies and leftovers are just around the corner so what better time to make this eco-friendly DIY Beeswax Food Wrap.