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Frugal Friday – The DIY First Aid Ice Pack

Accidents happen. And when you have kids, they seem to happen a lot more often, am I right? In my opinion, you can never have too many first aid ice packs on hand.… Continue reading

Books 2013 – News from Heaven

It has taken me so long to pull my thoughts together about this wonderful collection of short stories by Jennifer Haigh. News from Heaven is basically about a collection of characters from Bakerton,… Continue reading

Frugal Friday – DIY Refills for Scented Oil Air Fresheners

Let’s face facts — sometimes some rooms in our houses don’t smell as nice as we’d like them to. One of the ways to deal with this is to get one of those… Continue reading

Valentine Conversation Heart Cookies with Jello-Flavored Glaze

This year for Valentimes (as my daughter, The Princess, and every other kid under 7 calls it) I wanted to make cookies that look like those conversation heart candies. My idea was to… Continue reading

DIY Homemade Bath Fizzies – Pfffff

Back to the spa basket I am putting together: Next I wanted to make some nice fragrant bath fizzies, to give a bath some effervescence. It’s probably going to be overkill in the… Continue reading

Books 2013 – The Midwife of Hope River

When I was pregnant with our first child, Manfrengensen admitted to me that he could only hear the word “placenta” so many times. Based on that admission, I am going to go out… Continue reading

DIY Homemade Coconut Orange Sugar Scrub

It’s a great time of year for sugar scrubs, which can exfoliate all of that dead winter skin and leave you feeling fresh and clean. There are all kinds of recipes for sugar… Continue reading

DIY Lavender Bath Salts – A Little Homemade Relaxation

This week I am putting together a basket of homemade spa products for a friend who just had her fourth baby and is, to say the least, feeling a little stressed. There were… Continue reading

DIY Light Box

      I don’t claim to be any kind of photographer, but I do need to take photos for this blog, as you may have noticed. I’ve never been too happy with… Continue reading

Books 2013 – Triburbia

The second book I’ve read this year is Triburbia by Karl Taro Greenfeld. Like many books these days, Triburbia is written in what I like to call Welcome to the Good Squad style.… Continue reading