DIY Gorgeous Dried Flowers

Whenever I receive flowers (or buy them for myself because — why not?) I always wish they’d last longer, especially if they hold sentimental value. Of course the only option for forever flowers is to dry them, but I never seem to get it right. Often they start to stink or fall apart; I have yet to dry a perfect …

DIY Hand Treatment

This two-step treatment will leave your hands looking, smelling, and feeling divine for days to come. The winter months can be really tough on all your skin, but your hands can sometimes get the brunt of those dry, cold and windy days. Ingredients: • 2/3 cup of sugar • 2 tablespoons liquid hand soap • 1 teaspoon coconut oil • …

Bring Back the Bling

When it comes to accessories, often I forget what all I have. If it’s out of sight, sadly it’s out of mind. Besides, when it’s all stored together my necklaces, earrings and bracelets become a tangled, mismatched mess. Since having a store display is out of the question (not to mention pretty extreme) I turned to the bloggers for bling …

DIY All Natural Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo is one of the greatest inventions of all time. Whether you’re going for just one more day without washing or wanting a little more volume in your do, it does the job and it does it well. I’m always on the look out for ways to cut chemicals and irritants from my products. This recipe from Flora Ex …

Make Your Own Umbrella-Ella-Ella

Something rare and exciting happened in LA last week… it rained! As I dusted off my one and only umbrella, I realized how uninspiring my basic black dome is. There must be a way to jazz this baby up, I thought. Sure, I could go out and buy something with more pizazz but where is the fun in that? I …

Lift This: DIY Wrist and Ankle Weights

Try as we might, we can’t always squeeze a workout into our schedule. I learned a long time ago sometimes you have to get creative and let the workout come to you. With these DIY wrist and/or ankle weights, you can go about your at-home business while getting toned and tight. You can put them to use while you squat, …

DIY Recycled Wrapping Paper

After all the presents have been put under the tree, you might find yourself with a few rolls of leftover sparkly paper. A friend gave me a great idea the other day: take the unused holiday paper and use it as décor! She wrapped hanging mirrors, framed photos and art to look like gifts decorating the walls of her home, …

Spectacular Sugar Cookies!

A few weeks ago I saw a comment on my Instagram from @nutmegandhoneybee, saying she’d love to contribute a recipe to the site. I clicked over to her profile and was absolutely blown away by how incredible her work is! Of course I had to have one of her recipes here, and I am so glad I reached out. Aren’t …