Simple Mother's Day DIY

Mother's Day and pampering DIY projects go hand in handI'm keeping the grands for a few days. They'll be here over Mother's Day, so I figured it was the perfect time for a simple Mother's Day DIY as a nice gift for mom when she comes back to get them. Dad's deployed, so Mom deserves extra pampering for sure.Since we're talking pampering here, the DIY had to fit the bill but also be super simple so two active little boys would be able to do it. Enter these awesome Sugar Scrub Cubes. I love these little cubes too - it makes this simple Mother's Day DIY sim...

Cinnamon Dolce Latte Sugar Scrub

DIY Sugar Scrub to the rescueI've really let time get away from me lately, and yet I still want to give some special people in our lives some gifts that they will truly enjoy. Sugar scrubs are easy, pampering, and fun to make. Mix in COFFEE and this DIY Sugar Scrub smells DIVINE and is oh so good for your skin. Sugar scrubs make great gifts, and this one will make you feel like you ust stepped into your favorite coffee shop. We mixed up a few jars of this DIY sugar scrub tonight in no time. Coffee scrubs are great for exfoliating the skin; they remove your dry, dead skin and reveal new, healthy-looking skin. Coffee also has another secret weapon for your skin: caffeine. Caffeine is a compound that is found abundantly in tea an...

"Roller" on into the Holidays

Pull out your oils and blend up some special roller gifts this seasonMaking gifts for friends and family is a ton of fun , and when you can make gifts like these roller bottles that are adorable AND functional, all the better. These roller blends are cute as can be with some fun labels I found on Amazon. (THESE are similar) But they are also super beneficial for a variety of different issues. If you know anyone like me who deals with chronic issues, having something that actually helps, smells good, and is easy to th...

Soak away Holiday Stress

Send Holiday Stress packing this seasonHow is it the seventh of December and I have like 2 gifts ready? Life has been an adventure lately for sure. Full to overflowing of great stuff and not-so-great stuff (and a touch of really sad too). I let myself get completely overwhelmed last w...

4 simple ways to give gifts that matter

Do your gifts matter or are they misfits?Okay, fess up, how many gifts have you received over the years that went unopened, unworn, unused, regifted or eventually delegated to the donation pile? Now, don't get me wrong, I TOTALLY appreciate anytime someone takes the time to think about me and get a gift for me. But I don't want to be the giver that gives the gifts that are ready for the Island of Misfit Gifts, and I'm guessing you probably feel the same. Don't you want people to look like my grands over there on the left when they get gifts from you? How many people have gone to the mall, fought the crowds, dro...