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My mom has gorgeous skin…in fact most people think she is my sister and she said the key to having good looking skin when you’re older is to take care of it when you are young. I am 32 and she said if I start taking care of my skin now, it will be even better than hers! So I have been on the lookout for some good products for not only my skin but my hair and I am in love with Mother Dirt. It is a line of hair and body care products that helps maintain a balanced microbiome on your skin. It hydrates your skin, balances the production of oil, and helps improve body odors and the look of your skin! They include good bacteria which is great for our skin.
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Below I made a super easy DIY bug repellent candle to further my journey to replacing toxic items in my home with all natural ones. Check it out!
First fill the mason jar ¾ full with water.
Next cut the lemon into slices and place in water.
Next cut up the lime into slices and place it in the jar.
Then place the 4-5 sprigs of rosemary in the jar.
Next drop 10 drops of eucalyptus oil into the jar.
Lastly place a tea light on top of everything and light!
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The minute we woke up on October 1st, we broke out all our Halloween decorations. You would have thought it was Christmas, my kids were so excited! In our house we do less scary and more kid friendly decorations so I rounded up my favorite Halloween DIY decorations you can make with your kids! The above mantel decorations all came together from thrift store finds, and a few items from Walmart and target. It was super easy and quick to throw together.
Next up is a DIY wooden witch broom! I just gathered one long stick and a bunch of smaller sized sticks and hot glue the smaller ones to the larger one and tied some raffia and an orange bow! That’s it! It looks really cute on my front door.
I have really been in the crafting mood lately and wanted to spice up my fall table with this really easy centerpiece. My secret for the fall florals was getting them at the Dollar Tree! They were all $1 each so I could get a really thick display for a fraction of the price it would cost at a regular store.
I also got the green block to stick the florals in at the dollar tree as well. I had to get the fake carving pumpkin at Walmart because the ones they had at the dollar store were too small. So this little project costs me around $15!
So all you need is a fake carving pumpkin, fall florals and a green floral block.
First cut out the top of the pumpkin. It doesn’t need to be really big or the florals will fall out. I did it big enough to stick the floral block inside.
Shove the floral block inside and fill with flowers. So easy. I hope your loving fall as much as I am right now.
Here is the finished project on our dining room table. I am in love!
Football and hunting season is here so it means I have officially lost my husband so if I want to hangout with him, I have to get into football. Which isn’t to bad since I do like watching it but I also like to be busy while watching it. Yesterday I wanted to make some cute fall decorations for the house. We have a small part of our fence that we replaced so we had some scrap wood and I decided to make some reclaimed wood pumpkins.
First I took a black marker and marked out the outlines of 3 pumpkins, all different sizes. They don’t have to be perfect because pumpkins aren’t all the same sizes!
Then I took a jigsaw and cut out the pumpkins.
You can either piece together the pumpkin with hot glue or wood glue. I went with hot glue so I had to glue the insides together then put a layer on the top and bottom of each crack. It’s not the best hold in the world and wood glue would hold better but the hot glue dries faster.
Since you probably won’t be handling these all that often, hot glue should do as long as the wood you are using is light.
After the hot glue dried, we painted ours. Once that dried I sanded them a little to make them look more rustic.
For the stem I just screwed a square piece into the pumpkin. Our fence was green so I just cut off a piece and didn’t have to paint it.
For the burlap bows, I used this tutorial. I hot glued some pinecones on the finished bow then hot glued it to the pumpkin. The little curly q’s are from Hobby Lobby and I hot glued those on as well.
I made a quick and fun project this week I wanted to share. I went to our local Restore in Denver and found they had a huge library of books and hardback books were only $1 so I bought 4 and made this cute knife holder. I like it because it looks way cuter on my counter than the same ole knife holder everyone else has.
It was so easy to make and I will show you how.
All you need is 4 books the same height (does not matter on width) and a glue gun or super glue. I realized when I started hot gluing that one of my books had a plastic cover which the hot glue would melt so I went with super glue for mine.
Glue each book together and let sit for about a day with something heavy on top. I used a cast iron skillet. If you use hot glue you don’t have to wait because once the glue melts, it will be found. Stand right-side up and tie some raffia around it and stick your knives in the top.
It’s that easy! This would be a easy and cheap christmas gift!