Mug Cake Mix – Gift in a Mason Jar

Do you have a sweet tooth? After dinner, do you crave just a little something sweet? I admit to being that person. Yet I try not to have too many temptations calling my name around the house. You know, because once I know they are there, I worry about them. Well, I think I found the… [Read More]

Making Bath Salts with Herbs and Essential Oils

Making bath salts is a fun and easy craft, and makes a great gift for any time of year.  This project starts with Epsom salts and essential oils. Then you add layers of dried herbs for added beauty and health benefits. Best of all, it looks so pretty in the jar. Making Bath Salts with… [Read More]

Handmade Gifts: How to Make Soap Balls

I have a pretty bar of wrapped scented soap in my powder room, which was a gift from my sister. It’s probably eight years old, but I love the fact that it still makes the room smell nice. This inspired me to make something scented for the blog, and I decided to make soap balls with… [Read More]

Make Your Own Hydrosol

What’s a hydrosol? A hydrosol is the floral water that remains through a steam distillation of plant material, and are often a by-product of the production of essential oils.  Since I was trimming up some of my herbs, I thought this would be a good time to make a hydrosol. Make Your Own Hydrosol contains some… [Read More]

Fabric Photo Transfer Notebook

It’s my brother-in-law’s birthday. He’s a fellow blogger, the creator of Daytripping with Rick, so I thought I would make him a personalized blogger gift.  I know I am forever taking notes and jotting down ideas, so I created a fabric, photo transfer, notebook, using a couple of pics from our recent trip to Sonoma. Fabric Photo… [Read More]

Pressed Flower Glass Coasters

I love the look of botanical prints and there’s something about seeing them under glass that brings out their beauty. It also reminds me of playing with my brother’s microscope as a kid. I really enjoyed playing with the slides and looking at the specimens under the glass. Pressed Flower Glass Coasters Recently when visiting… [Read More]

Top 10 Projects Using Essential Oils

It seems like every where I go I see and hear people talking about Essential Oils. On Facebook, on the sidebar of many blogs and recently at my hair salon. I have been using essential oils since the late 1990’s when I owned the herbal gift shop with my sister. So many of the products… [Read More]