4th of July Tablescape & Blueberry Caprese Salad

Summer is in full swing; the air is hot and humid and the days are long and full of activity. Although the heat can be rather intense, this week we celebrate Independence Day. The perfect occasion to gather with friends and family and spend time outdoors-eating, playing lawn games and watching fireworks. I met up…

Book Page Table Runner

Sometimes you have the best laid plans to create and then your family gets hit with multiple illnesses and you just simply stop everything “extra” and focus on healing. Life is hectic and we don’t always take the time to just BE. We are finally on the mend and I took a few minutes putting…

Fall Centerpiece {Vol. 2}

Today, I wanted to share another centerpiece idea for your Thanksgiving tabletop. If you have a surplus of seasonal produce, you can create a bountiful focal point. Utilizing natural elements helps tie in the seasons and can be multi-purposed. Once the celebration is over, you can eat the food or make little gift basket favors…

Simple Fall Centerpiece

The holidays are approaching quickly and I thought over the next few weeks I’d share a few centerpiece ideas, to be used on your  Thanksgiving table. This centerpiece is inspired by the leaves hitting their peak, changing colors.  When creating a centerpiece you what to make a focal point- I reused empty liquor bottles that…

Leaf Print Tea Towel

When summer starts to lift and cool mornings arrive, I start to think about decorating for fall. This tea towel is a simple project that adds a natural look to your kitchen. You can even get your kids involved in gathering leaves to use during this craft. Take a nature walk and collect an assortment…

Coffee Body Scrub

My morning ritual involves a nice cup of coffee. Sometimes I enjoy it hot and somedays I love it iced. Irregardless, coffee is always flowing. I used spent coffee grounds to make this delicious smelling body scrub. I’ve spent a bit of time at the pool this summer and my skin needs a good exfoliation….

Whipped Coconut Oil Body Butter

Today I’m sharing a luxurious body butter that is sure to get your skin ready for the warm days ahead. You will smell like a tropical island and your skin will be soft to the touch. Last month, I got a Young Living starter kit from my parents for my birthday and I’ve been trying…

Painted Terra-cotta Pots

This year my outdoor container garden didn’t get up and running, mainly because the weather had been so unpredictable. I do however, have fresh herbs growing on the windowsill and they are convenient for a little snip when I’m making dinner. Right now I am growing Rosemary and Lemon Thyme which are prefect accompaniments to…

Bath + Body Gift Box

Collecting objects and items for themed gift baskets is something I find extreme pleasure in. To settle on a subject that is near and dear to the recipient makes the process easy. Today,  I share a super simple gift box, that is sure to pamper all the mom’s in your life. Remember Mother’s Day is…

Natural Dyes For Easter Eggs

Easter is coming soon and one of our favorite family traditions is dying Easter eggs. Normally I pick up a kit and use the food coloring tablets that come inside, but I have always been intrigued by natural dyes. So this year, I set out to use commonly found food items to make Easter egg…