Make Your Own Aromatherapy Mood Mists

essential oils

The power of scent is a remarkable thing. It invokes such strong feelings that once you associate a particular smell with a certain emotion (think of the feeling of warmth and security associated with Mom's fresh baked cookies!), simply smelling it in the future can evoke those same emotions. But the power of scent doesn't end ... Continue Reading

My Top Ten Repurposed Household Containers

yogurt containers

I am one of those people who has a really hard time throwing used containers away! I'm not a candidate for the show "Hoarders"...yet. :-)  But I just hate the idea of throwing away perfectly good, perfectly reusable things. Especially when they can be so helpful around the house in other ways. However, there is a problem with my ... Continue Reading

How To Clean Your Bathroom Like A Pro!

how to clean your bathroom

  Earlier this week I talked about my efforts to "throw in the {paper} towel" in 2012. It got a lot of people talking! I was surprised at how many people were already doing this...and had been for some time. Denise from Ark was one of them and left some very interesting insights in the comments section. You should ... Continue Reading

My Budget Closet Makeover

closet makeover

Full disclosure time. I have literally been putting this off for MONTHS!  I have had it on my "things to do list" for so long that I stopped SEEING it there.  Has that ever happened to you?  You keep procrastinating something and pushing it farther and farther down the list...until it's at the bottom...and even though it's still ... Continue Reading

DIY Homemade Blush!

blush

Sometimes I am astonished at how timely the things I find online are! Just this morning I was bemoaning the fact that my blush that I ordered from Avon a "million" years ago was running out! I couldn't believe it! This blush has seen me through thick and thin for WELL OVER 6 months now. I don't really have a problem with ... Continue Reading

How to Make Your Own Beachy Hair Spray

beachy hair

Growing up in southern California the "beach waves" look was not something you found in a bottle...but something you got by actually going to the beach. :-) What we thought was just "beach hair" that we couldn't wait to get home to WASH...is now in fashion and people are paying GOOD MONEY for products designed to give them ... Continue Reading