Homemade Whitening Toothpaste

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This is already my second batch of this whitening toothpaste that I’ve whipped up. I got the recipe from Sophie Uliano’s site sophieuliano.com and fell in love with the minty clean feeling I get from using this toothpaste. The ingredients are inexpensive and go a long way.

Here’s the recipe… Continue reading


DIY Utensil Caddy

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I decided that I wanted to create something unique to hold utensils for my father-in-law’s surprise birthday party. I happened to be in the crafting aisle in Walmart when I noticed both the unfinished wood plaque and terracotta planters. I decided with some paint and glue, they’d be perfect!  Continue reading

DIY Painted Glass Table (with Chalkboard Paint)


I was sick of the glass part of my coffee table never looking clean, part of what goes with owning dogs. If there was one smudge on the bottom of the glass it showed! So….to make things easier for me, I decided to spray paint the glass with a few coats of Rustoleum Chalkboard Paint. It’s fun and reversible!! First I took the glass outside to spray it (after if was clean and dry). Then I let the paint dry for a full day. After that, Continue reading

DIY Vaseline & Lotion Recipes

It’s Earth Day! What better time than now to start making your own products? It’s been almost a year since I made the decision to start making my own lotions and potions from scratch with no chemicals. The first lotion product I ever tried to make (which turned out good and was so simple), was mixing 3 already made ingredients together. You’ve probably seen the Pinterest post of the baby lotion, Vaseline, and vitamin E cream all mixed together to make a luxurious feeling lotion. Well after all of the research I have done Continue reading

Homemade Lotion…My new favorite recipe!!!

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I figured out the secret to making homemade lotion feel like “real” lotion without a bunch of chemicals! It’s not really a secret, but it’s information that I never knew until recently. The secret is……………emulsifying wax! It helps bind water and oil together. Also, stearic acid. It gives your lotion the white/pearly look. It’s okay to skip the stearic acid if you didn’t have it or didn’t want it.

This lotion does not have that greasy feeling. It soaks into your skin really well Continue reading