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]

Great Storage Piece For A Narrow Space!

Ikea Hemnes shoe cabinet used as buffet

The breakfast room (which we use as the dining room) in this house that we’re renting is pretty small. Plus you need room to walk into the kitchen, living room and backyard. So I really don’t have much space to work with after you take into account the dining table and chairs that are in that space too! But I needed a small narrow cabinet to store things in. I looked everywhere and finally found what I needed at Ikea (of course).  We bought the Ikea Hemnes shoe cabinet about a month ago and it’s working so well in this… [Read More]

14 Easy DIY Valentine Decoration Ideas

14 easy DIY Valentine's Day Decorating ideas that anyone can make.

It seems like just yesterday was Christmas, and yet Valentine’s Day is only a few weeks away! But don’t worry, you don’t have to spend a lot of time or money making your house pretty for Valentine’s Day. Instead, try one of these 14 easy and inexpensive DIY Valentine’s Day Decoration Ideas! These are such cute and creative ideas for homemade Valentine’s Day decorations! 14 Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Decoration Ideas 1. Valentine Heart Jars- Make an adorable container just using a mason jar and some chalk paint! Fill the jar with flowers or other Valentine’s decorations for a lovely… [Read More]

How To Track Your Expenses

How to track your expenses

It’s really important to have some sort of method for  tracking the amount of money you’re spending if you are trying to stay on budget . Thinking you’re going to remember what you spent is not going to work 99% of the time. I’ve tried it that way and it didn’t! You really do need to be aware of how and where you spend your money in order to be in control of your finances. I wanted to share my top tips for tracking your expenses. There are lots of ways to keep track of your dollars – everything from very… [Read More]

Italian Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Italian Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Whether you are looking for a (practically) meatless main dish or a tasty side veggie for your meal, these Italian Stuffed Zucchini Boats fit the bill. Full of healthy vegetables, loads of flavor and texture we make it a point to have this on the table often, and I think it makes a pretty presentation as well. While this version has a definite Italian flavor, feel free to use whatever veggies and seasonings you have on hand to create your own version. Italian Stuffed Zucchini Boats Ingredients: 2 green zucchini 2 slices prosciutto ½ cup grated Parmesan ½ cup diced… [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]

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