Easy Salon Pedicures and Manicures At Home

pedicures and manicures at home

Summer is here and as we're in full swing of sandal and flip-flop season our feet and hands can need some attention. Did you know you can do your own salon style pedicures and manicures at home? Maybe you can't afford the expensive salon treatments, or just want to save some money. In no time at all you can get your feet and hands looking beautiful for the season's fun times. Here are the simple steps to follow to creating your own pedicures and manicures at home. So grab a good movie, a … [Read more...]

Cold Brew Coffee ~ The Perfect Iced Coffee

cold brew coffee recipe

Have you discovered cold brew coffee?  I recently heard some people raving about this coffee brewing method, and just had to try it for myself. This process of making coffee is even enjoyed by those who do not normally drink coffee. Do you love those iced lattes?  How about Frappuccinos from Starbucks? Now you can make your own at home better and cheaper than what you can buy!   Cold brew coffee can be made and stored for up to a week in the refrigerator or until you are ready for … [Read more...]

When Mother’s Day Is Hard :: A Message For Every Woman

when mothers day is hard

This Mother's Day we will be surrounded by flowers, cards and candy, and the honoring of Mothers everywhere. Church goings, handmade cards and burnt toast breakfasts. It can be so glorious and grand can't it? But, what happens when Mother's Day is hard and raw and mixed with grief or sadness? Not every Mother's Day is a happy occasion filled with pampering and kind gestures is it? I too have been in that place, and my heart goes out to you. May I tell you my story? I have been the … [Read more...]

How To Dry & Preserve Hydrangeas

how to dry and preserve hydrangeas

I love hydrangeas! They are one of the most rewarding plants that I have around my house.  The blooms are so unique and like no other.  If your climate allows for growing hydrangeas, I highly recommend this plant. Hydrangeas are beautiful flowers with blossoms that come in a variety of colors. Green, white, mauve, pink and blue are some of the most popular colors. There are approximately 25 species of hydrangeas ranging from a climbing variety to potted plants given for special holidays. … [Read more...]

Citrus Scented Homemade Cleaning Wipes

homemade citrus cleaning wipes

There's nothing like pulling out one of these fresh citrus scented homemade cleaning wipes.  These are soft, pleasant to smell, and eco-friendly. If you've never taken the plunge to make your own homemade cleaners, these wipes are a great way to start.  Over the last year I have changed over as many of my housekeeping cleaners to natural and toxic free solutions.  I love the difference it makes to use ingredients I can recognize and not to mention the money I save as well. These homemade … [Read more...]

10 Household Uses For Salt

10 household uses for salt

Just like vinegar, baking soda, and lemons, there are many household uses for salt. I love finding cheap and easy ways to take care of my farmhouse with out a lot of fuss, not to mention toxic chemicals. I thought it would be fun to share with you some ways you can use simple table salt as a household helper. 10 Household Uses for Salt 1. Clean watermarks off your wood furniture with salt. Mix a teaspoon of salt with just enough water to make a paste. Apply the paste to the watermark and … [Read more...]