Edible Gift Idea - Make your own custom seasoning blend. Post includes a recipe for Homemade Italian Seasonings

Edible Gift Idea: Homemade Italian Seasonings

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Simply Organic Spices. All text and opinions are my own. This holiday season I teamed up with Simply Organic to help you celebrate Thursdays. They have a giveaway going on plus I’m taking a quiet moment…
Simple DIY Lamp Makeover

Simple DIY Lamp Makeover

This lamp was leftover from my husband’s single days. He’s not one to throw things away so it could easily be ten years old and it was definitely showing it’s age. The lampshade was broken and dated but luckily the lamp itself was…
Preparing a vanilla bean for vanilla sugar.

How to Open and Scrape a Vanilla Bean + Homemade Vanilla Sugar

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How to Open and Scrape a Vanilla Bean Hold down the vanilla bean with one hand while using a pairing knife to carefully slice the bean. Use the tip of the knife and make sure to only cut one wall of the bean. You don’t need to slice it…
DIY Dry Erase Board

DIY Dry Erase Board

We’ve had this wood frame for years. I’m not sure where it came from but we’ve moved it from house to house. It’s never been used and just sits and collects dust. I’ve always liked it, so I didn’t want to get rid of it. Now that…
DIY Scented Vinegar for Cleaning from

DIY Grapefruit Scented Vinegar

In the last few years, I've phased out as many chemical cleaners from my house as possible. I started with my all purpose, general cleaner and started using an plain old vinegar and water recipe. To take it up a knotch, I usually make…
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How to Air-Dry Herbs

First you need to choose your method of air-drying. If you live in a drier climate, then you can hang them in bunches to dry. If you live in a more humid climate then you may want to place the individual sprigs on a mesh rack This allows…
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DIY Spray Bottle

I reuse my plastic spray bottles so that I can make my own cleaning products. Mine are always falling apart since I will reuse them over and over. I was eyeing the glass sparkling water bottle (from Trader Joe’s) recently. The bottle was…
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Homemade Household Cleaner

I used to think that the house had to smell like chemicals for it to be clean.  Then, one day, my dad said to me ‘my grandmother used to use vinegar to clean everything.  If it’s good enough for her then it should be good enough for…