10 Frugal DIY Halloween Costumes

10 Frugal DIY Halloween Costumes

Halloween is right around the corner! If you have kids, I’m sure they’re getting more and more excited as it gets closer, and are already thinking up their dream costumes. Nowadays, it’s easier than ever to find fun, unique costumes to buy. Unfortunately, costumes can still be very expensive, especially if you’re purchasing them for more than one child. Instead, how about making your own costumes? It costs a lot less and allows you to create a one-of-a-kind costume that is exactly what your child is looking for! Save money and have a memorable Halloween with these 10 Frugal DIY Halloween… [Read More]

Easy Homemade Apple Spice Body Scrub

Easy Homemade Apple Spice Body Scrub

With fall comes fresh, crisp days, chilly nights bundled up, and the delicious aromas of my favorite foods cooking, but it also means dry skin that needs a bit more pampering. One of my favorite ways to indulge and moisturize my skin is with a homemade body scrub! You get double the benefits- dead skin is whisked away, and the healthier skin that remains is moisturized and softened with oils and other natural ingredients. Mix in one of my very favorite fall scents- apple pie spice, and you have one decadent and delicious body product for yourself or to give as a… [Read More]

DIY Chocolate Souffle Body Butter

Homemade chocolate whipped body butter

Whether you are looking to enjoy your chocolate without the calories or just want to find a new and indulgent way to enjoy it – this whipped Chocolate Souffle Body Butter is the ideal gift to give yourself or someone else.  This homemade chocolate whipped body butter has just 4 simple ingredients and is free of much of the artificial ingredients that you find in store bought. It smells so chocolatey good you’ll want to eat it! But….don’t! Body butter’s aren’t lotions or creams. They are much more moisturizing! Plus the cocoa in this recipe also gives a light bronzing… [Read More]

DIY Reclaimed Wood Hello Sign

DIY Reclaimed Wood "Hello" Sign

This house has a really cute front porch with a porch swing (always wanted one) so I’ve got a couple of ideas for some projects to make that area welcoming and cuter! One of those is this DIY Reclaimed Wood Hello Sign for the front door that I made in literally an hour or so. That qualifies it a Sweet & Simple Project. I know most people would do WELCOME but I thought HELLO would be different and cute. I got that big burlap wreath for $9 at Lowe’s after Christmas! I figure it would cost me way more to… [Read More]

How To Make Homemade Lip Balm

Homemade lip balm

This cold winter air can really dry out your lips! I love using lip balm and discovered that making your own is really easy and such a money saver versus buying organic lip balm! This homemade lip balm is pretty good at sealing in the moisture and only needs 3 ingredients! You can purchase really inexpensive lip balm containers (links at the end of the post) or you can pour it into small (repurposed or new) glass jars or tins  instead. Below is a basic lip balm recipe but if you do a little reasearch you can find ways to customize… [Read More]

DIY Wintery White Sweater Lamp

DIY sweater covered lampshade

I hope you are all keeping warm ! It’s been below 20 degrees in Atlanta for a while now, so I think winter is here! To bring a wintery yet cozy feel to my living room I’ve upcycled a couple of white sweaters from the thrift store into various home decor items (here’s my sweater covered flower pot) and I wanted to share with you one of my other repurpose projects. A DIY sweater covered lampshade. I think it really warms up my cozy reading corner! This lampshade had a small hole and a bit of dirt from the move… [Read More]

DIY Lavender Body Scrub

DIY Lavender Body Scrub

Sugar scrubs are expensive to buy but oh so easy to make! They make great gifts or keep them to pamper yourself. One of my favorite homemade gifts to give are body scrubs because you can add in any essential oil you want to give it that personal touch. This year quite a few of my friends  are getting a Lavender body scrub and I must say it’s definitely my favorite one so far. With a gorgeous  color and filled in a half pint mason jar it’s definitely a cute  gift to give!  Did I mention this DIY Lavender body… [Read More]

8 Natural Ways To Make Your Home Smell Amazing

8 Natural Ways To Make Your Home Smell Amazing!

A nice smelling home is a pleasure to be in! You don’t need to buy expensive (and often over powering) spray air fresheners or scented plug-ins to have your home smell nice. There are ways to naturally fill your home with good smells and I’ve collected some ideas for you! Here are 8 natural ways to make your home smell amazing! Many of these ideas use essential oils which are very easy to find. 8 Natural Ways To Make Your Home Smell Amazing Fill you home with a lovely smell when you use your fireplace! I love this idea for… [Read More]

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