Refinishing and updating a piece of furniture from the 1970’s
Mar09

Refinishing and updating a piece of furniture from the 1970’s

Refinishing China Hutch Posted on August 8, 2014 I had decided to refinish this old hutch from the 70’s that had belonged to my husbands grandmother. His mother kept in her house as long as we can remember, so we didn’t want to get rid of it, but it had this orange color to the finish that ws not appealing.  I have refinished some furniture before,  like our kitchen table, bathroom cabinets, and some other pieces. I had gotten...

Read More
DIY: Make your Own Laundry Soap and save $$$$$
Mar09

DIY: Make your Own Laundry Soap and save $$$$$

If you are not, you should be making your own laundry soap. It is super easy and will save you money. I have been doing this for years and it used to be that the ingredients were hard to find, but not so much anymore. You can walk into just about any big blue box store, go to the laundry aisle, look down at the bottom and these ingredients are usually right there all together. MULE TEAM BORAX and ARM AND HAMMER WASHING POWDER (not...

Read More
Using Essential Oils with Children
Mar06

Using Essential Oils with Children

The best way to ensure safety with essential oils and children is to dilute, dilute, dilute!  When you dilute an essential oil, it doesn’t reduce the effectiveness in your body, so when in doubt, just DILUTE. My favorite carrier oil to dilute essential oils is almond oil. Coconut oil is good too, but it is a thicker oil like butter, not a liquid in it’s most natural state. A formula that is easy to remember is a drop to a...

Read More
Removing Carpet from Stairs: A Farmhouse DIY project.
Mar05

Removing Carpet from Stairs: A Farmhouse DIY project.

Stairs Remodeling Posted on July 15, 2016 I HATE THIS CARPET! After living with the carpet on these stairs for almost a year, I was desperate to rip it off. Especially because our black dog loved to lay on that top step while waiting for her family to come home. That step became impossible to clean! Yuck! One day I just decided to rip the carpet off and  deal with whatever was underneath. To my pleasant surprise and probably because...

Read More
Make Your Own Lavender Bath Salts DIY Project
Mar01

Make Your Own Lavender Bath Salts DIY Project

Lavender Bath Salts is a product that is super easy to make, its safe to use, and works great for a lovely and relaxing bath just before bedtime.  When purchasing essential oils, You want to make sure you get a high quality essential oil that is therapeutic or food grade. Don’t purchase from big box stores or big, online websites (like the kind that start with A and E… HA)  If you want to get the brand I like, contact me...

Read More