Tag: hand crafted

Handcrafted Thanksgiving Pinecone Turkeys

From the archives: This project was originally posted last year but I thought that it was so fun, I should post again this year. Enjoy! My kitchen sink is stacked with dishes, my dining room table is a mess, there’s food everywhere, and I had the best time!  I invited my family over for a crafting day and we revived…

Birth-mineral Earrings of the Month: Golden Citrine

. may be a bit parital since my birthday is in November but Citrine has always been one of my favorite minerals. The golden color always catches my eye and I just want to touch it!  Citrine is a mineral that is known for its cleansing and balancing properties. Wear this crystal when you are seeking personal balance, confidence and…

The 21st Century Herbalist: Volume 1, Issue 13

It’s week 2 of “One Ingredient…One Great Fix” Month and this week I’m chatting about hydrogen peroxide. You may know it best by its use as a cleanser for minor cuts and scrapes, and of course by its classic packaging. Found in the first aid section of your local drug store, it’s the one in the dark brown plastic bottle topped with…

White Chocolate Bunny Easter Arrangement For Your Table

Easter will be early this year, on April 8th to be exact, and Mom has created a wonderful silk flower centerpiece for this year’s table scape.  I love the unique element of having a white chocolate bunny on top that is being haloed by a pretty, pink jewel umbrella above it.  This centerpiece comes together pretty quickly and will make…

DIY reusable AND refillable herbal dryer sachets from katienormalgirl.com | #DIY #natural #home

DIY: Reusable AND Refillable Dryer Sachets

It’s time to ditch your dryer sheets and embrace the latest trend in simple, sustainable living…dryer sachets!  These chemical-free, all-natural alternative to dryer sheets have been growing in popularity, and this week I’m going to show you how to make your own dryer sachet, that is both reusable and refillable. Often dryer sachets are sewn shut on all sides and are…

Pinecone Turkey

Handcrafted Holidays: Thanksgiving Pine Cone Turkeys

My kitchen sink is stacked with dishes, my dining room table is a mess, there’s food everywhere, and I had the best time!  I invited my family over for a crafting day and we revived a holiday tradition from my childhood…Thanksgiving Pinecone Turkeys.  Normally we would craft these before Thanksgiving Dinner, but this year I invited everyone over for an…

Homemade: Easy, All-Natural, pH Balancing Facial Toner

.  . . . . . It’s a bonus week for Sundays Homemade!  Now that you’ve brewed your own Herbal Floral Water, you’ve got a bi-product that shouldn’t be lost down the drain.  Turn it into an all-natural, pH balancing facial toner that’s great for all skin types, especially combination and acne prone skin. You’ll Need: 4 cup, seal-able container (I…

Home Brewed: Herbal Floral Water

DIY: Brewing Herbal Floral Water (Scroll down to view a video version of these instructions) Growing up, I always adored shelves filled with bottles of potions, lotions and brews.  I’ve always been drawn to cabinets lined with jars of herbs, colorful glass bottles, cork stoppers and wooden spoons. Now I am the proud owner of many of these things and…