Easy DIY beauty products: Grapefruit Vanilla Sugar Scrub

I have always enjoyed cooking...mixing flavors and foods to create a meal that (hopefully!) my family will love. I have recently discovered that I also enjoy mixing foods and aromas to create DIY beauty products to pamper myself with! I love scrubs, lotions, facials and pedicures as much as the next girl but I am too cheap to pay for them on a regular basis. Not to mention that all natural beauty products cost an awful lot more than even regular creams and scrubs. So, I have decided to start expanding my kitchen skills into DIY beauty products … [Read more...]

Easy Tips for Do it Yourself Massage Therapy

This massage therapy discussion was inspired by products that I received at no charge to review. All opinions expressed here are my own.For the last 6 months I have been going for massage therapy at a local spa to treat some neck and shoulder problems. After ignoring my assorted pain issues for way too long I decided I was too young to feel this stiff and sore all the time. I live in a rather large suburban city so finding a massage therapy location was relatively easy. However, I quickly discovered that GOOD massage therapy is not cheap! I … [Read more...]

Preserving Blueberries: My First Attempt at Canning! #sponsored

This post about preserving blueberries is sponsored by Fagor America. I received their pressure canning kit at no charge to facilitate this post but all opinions are my own.Eating local, in season produce is easy when you live only a few hours from Florida and it is the peak of summer. I go to farmers markets and even out to my own back yard and there is an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables available. When winter gets here, however, all the produce is coming from Chili or South Africa and I refuse to buy things that are not grown … [Read more...]

Homemade Coconut Lotion Bars

This homemade coconut lotion bar post has been sponsored by SC Johnson but all opinions expressed are my own.Summer is finally here and while many of us are spending our days out in the hot sun, the warm weather can do some serious damage to our skin. Making homemade skin moisturizers is a great way to combat dry skin without shelling out a lot of money on high-end beauty products. With just a few simple ingredients, homemade coconut lotion bars are a great way to nourish and pamper your skin. Come check out the simple ingredients and … [Read more...]

Getting Excited for Outdoor Projects with Home Depot! #DigIn #sp

This outdoor projects post is sponsored by Home Depot but all opinions are my own.Spring is officially here and while it still may be a bit chilly outside, I have begun mentally planning my outdoor projects for the season. My family spends a lot of time outside between playing, gardening, and just hanging out by theĀ fire pit. I love having our backyard space as a place that is both functional and attractive. Over the past few years, the exterior of the house and the yard have gotten a bit neglected. A lot of our time, effort and money has … [Read more...]