Peppermint Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

Looking for an easy gift idea that doesn't involve sugar expanding your waistline?  This recipe DOES invovle sugar, but it's used in a way that will pamper you with out packing on the calories!  Plus it's pretty to look at, smells fantastic, and will make your skin feel INCREDIBLY soft smooth and silky (ooh la la). Simple Peppermint Candy Cane Sugar Scrub Recipe If you have never tried a sugar scrub NOW is the time!  A good sugar scrub will... …
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Lavender Coconut Salt Scrub

Make your own Lavender Coconut Salt Scrub! Scrubs can be a bit of a luxury, but result in naturally glowing, soft skin. Have you tried making them at home?  In the last few months I've been making my own (it's sooo easy!) and I LOVE using it on my legs right before I shave!!  I've been trying some fun recipes and have discovered how cost effective and simple it is to make your own...  whip some up for yourself or put it in a cute container... …
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Chocolate Covered Strawberries in 5 Easy, Kid Friendly Steps!

{Pin This} I've been seeing these advertisements for Chocolate Covered Strawberries all over the place.  Don't get me wrong, they look amazing, and mine look, well, homemade.  But, the idea of paying $19.99 (plus shipping!) for SIX Chocolate Covered Strawberries makes me ill.  I did think that it was the perfect idea for Mother's Day though.  I'd done plain chocolate covered strawberries before, and knew how SUPER easy they were to make!... …
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Frugal Neighbor Gift Ideas

Neighbor Gift Ideas I love giving simple gifts to the neighbors and friends on my street during the holidays, usually a delicious treat of some sort. It is nice to do something small to show you are thinking of them and you can get the kids involved to help teach the joy of giving! Here are some great ideas for frugal homemade Christmas gifts that would be perfect for neighbors and friends... You can find cute packaging options... …
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DIY Subway Art {Picture Tutorial}

I love all the subway art that you can find online. I love the ones here, but could never pay $90 for one! Today I’m going to show how you can make it for a fraction of the cost. Here is what you need:{Pin This} 1 piece of wood {mine is 10X24 inches} 2 Colors of Spray Paint {I used Valspar Smoke Infusion & Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze} Vinyl Lettering in the design of your choice {mine is made with contact paper} Sandpaper or Sander{I... …
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Apple Pie Filling Recipe and Free Printable Labels!

Apple Pie Filling Recipe for Canning or Freezing! A lovely teacher friend of mine recently told me that one of her favorite teacher gifts from a student included a jar of homemade apple pie filling and a package of pre-made pie crusts. Such a delicious and unique homemade gift to give to neighbors, teachers, family, and more!I am not a canning expert. In fact, this is my first experience actually doing the canning myself. I did try... …
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Gardening & Raspberry Jam

Garden Tips & Tidbits: Turning your Harvest into Jam!My garden is going through a raspberry explosion!! Remember when I showed you how to prune raspberries earlier this year? Well, here are my raspberry bushes now...and HEAVY with delicious fruit ready to be made into jam and either canned or frozen to enjoy later in the year!If you've never canned homemade jam before you should give it a try.  Especially if you have access to free... …
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DIY Christmas Countdown {Neighbor Gift}

This is a fun gift to give a family that has children. My kids LOVE to count down to things, especially to Christmas! I saw this idea on Pinterest months ago and tweaked it to make it quicker and easier to make.{PIN THIS} The supply list for these is small and you can make a lot of them in a short time. Just what I like for gifts to give to neighbors and friends. Wooden Plaques {I found mine at Hobby Lobby, for $2, look for them on... …
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Frugal Neighbor Gift Idea

My Frugal Neighbor Gift this Year...Frozen Cookie Dough!Here's what I did:Chose a recipe: I doubled the recipe below in my 6 qt mixing bowl. Portioned all of the cookie dough with my 1Tbsp scoop and easily got 9 dozen. Then froze the dough balls. (I also considered making Killian Corn.) Chose a container: Later, I wrote on the qt-size gift bags and filled each with 1 dozen frozen dough balls. Wrapped a ribbon around each of them to... …
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Great Christmas Gifts for Teachers!

I have always loved my children's teachers but, in light of the events that have happened in our great country lately. It makes me even more grateful for teachers who love my children as much as I do! I want to be sure to give them a special thank you this Christmas without blowing my budget. Here's some great ideas to tell your favorite teachers how much you love them without one more #1 teacher desk topper. Apple for the Teacher "Apple" Post-It... …
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