DIY Calendula Salve

Welcome to the season of sunburns, bug bites, and gardeners hands. Calendula is a wonderful little golden bloom that offers anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties for the skin, among other things. It also hosts many benefits when consumed internally, but I’ll focus on skin here. It is beneficial for dry skin, inflamed skin (sunburn!!!), can helpContinue reading “DIY Calendula Salve”

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Vanilla Sugar Lip Scrub

Anybody else feelin’ the winter cold drying your lips out? I use lip balm pretty generously, but my lips still peel in winter. I’ve been trying to exfoliate them in order to not pick at them when they’re peeling, and this scrub seems to help a lot! And it smells (and tastes haha!) delicious. IngredientsContinue reading “Vanilla Sugar Lip Scrub”

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Adventures in Homemade Vegan Yogurt

I have always been a yogurt lover. I don’t like taking straight probiotic capsules, but I love consuming probiotic rich foods. Vegan yogurt, though… gets so expensive. I purchased some yogurt starter a few weeks ago and began researching making homemade yogurt. I was afraid that I’d need a lot of equipment and that it’dContinue reading “Adventures in Homemade Vegan Yogurt”

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DIY Driftwood Wall Art

So, friends, I’ve had a stack of driftwood in my home office for almost a year now. Seriously. I’ve also got a random stick sitting in a corner that’s been there for more than two years, there’s nothing special about the stick either. I just thought maybe I’d make a wall hanging with it someContinue reading “DIY Driftwood Wall Art”

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DIY Halloween Banner

I’ve been wanting to make a Halloween banner for a while and kept putting it off because I didn’t want to make the letters by hand (lazy!). Then, I was wandering through one of the local craft stores and found a halloween banner that was just black glittery letters that said Happy Halloween. Score! BoughtContinue reading “DIY Halloween Banner”

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Life Lessons I Learned from the Garden

I gardened a lot this year. A lot, a lot. Gardening is probably my favorite hobby. It’s like a moving meditation, where I’m always in the dirt and learn more by the day/month/year. And then there’s always fresh produce, too. But actually, gardening this year reminded me of a lot of life lessons, and IContinue reading “Life Lessons I Learned from the Garden”

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DIY Body Butter for Stretch Marks

I had a special request to create a body butter that could potentially help with stretch marks for a relative of mine who was going through those lovely teenage growth spurts that turn your body from a straight up and down little girl body to a wonderfully womanly body. I also have a friend whoContinue reading “DIY Body Butter for Stretch Marks”

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Garden Progress

We’ve currently got four gardens planted/in the process of finishing planting at Dirty Hands Ranch. There is so much sprouting and growing, it’s overwhelming in a wonderful way. Last fall, my neighbor and I were joking about starting a produce farm together. And this spring…. we did it. This year is a year of experimentalContinue reading “Garden Progress”

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DIY Essential Oil Pillow Sachets

Super quick & easy DIY project for ya’ll today… Essential Oil Pillow Sachets! Now, sachets might not be exacttttly the right word, but Essential Oil Mini Pillows for Pillows sounds ridiculous and I couldn’t think of any better words to describe what these are…. Some nights I’m honestly too lazy to dilute essential oils toContinue reading “DIY Essential Oil Pillow Sachets”

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