• Crafts,  DIY (Do It Yourself),  Gifts,  Ideas

    Homemade Gift Ideas, Part Four

    Feeling crafty? Welcome to another exciting edition of The Craft Post! You can find parts One, Two, & Three <——- there. Here are some more fun things you can make for friends and family (and yourself!) for Christmas or any time of the year! *All of these ingredients and supplies can be found at any craft store or online. Things like herbs and essential oils can be found at a health food store or online. Decorative Vase Supplies: – Vase or Jar or anything you can put flowers in – River rocks or Sand – Faux Flowers – Optional: Decorative Stickers, Ribbon, or Thread – Optional: Essential Oils or Fragrance…

  • DIY (Do It Yourself),  Writing World

    Adventures In Amateur Designing

    I wanted to hire a blog designer to make my blog super fancy, but then I was thinking, “What if I want to change the font – is that more money and how long will that take? What if I don’t like it? What if it’s still not what I want?” Blah, blah, blah. Maybe one day when I get a book deal. 🙂 I did go ahead and contact one person, but apparently I made what I wanted sound super complicated so I had to go and dig up actual sites that had anything similar to what I wanted so she would know it wasn’t something crazy. When she got back…

  • Crafts,  DIY (Do It Yourself),  Gifts,  Ideas

    Homemade Gift Ideas, Part 3

    Welcome to another exciting craft post! Here you can find great personal gifting ideas for any time of the year. 🙂 Part One can be found HERE, in which I talk about making Scented Sachets, Scented Candles, Bubble Bath, Bath Salts, and Herb Pillows, and give you a look at a couple of DIY Tote Bags! Part Two can be found HERE, in which I talk about personalizing clothing and tote bags with Iron On Transfers and making Perfume, Body Spray, Lotion, Sugar/Salt Scrub, and my favorite, DIY Snowglobes! Here are a few more ideas of things you can make for friends and family and yourself! *All of these ingredients…

  • Crafts,  DIY (Do It Yourself),  Gifts,  Ideas

    Homemade Gift Ideas, Part Deux

    Welcome to the Craft Post! I have some exciting new projects to share with you! Part One can be found HERE All of these ingredients & supplies can be easily found at a craft store, at a health food store, or online. Snow Globe Supplies: – Jar with a lid or a Snow Globe Kit (I got my snow globe at Michael’s Craft Store for $8) – Focal Piece (measure so you can make sure it will fit in your jar/snow globe kit) – Distilled Water (tap water may contain contaminants that can discolor the focal piece) – Epoxy Glue – Diamond Dust, Glitter, and/or Faux Snowflakes *Directions: They recommend sanding the bottom…

  • Crafts,  DIY (Do It Yourself),  Gifts,  Ideas

    Homemade Gift Ideas

    Feeling crafty this season? Here are a few ideas of things you can make for friends and family (and yourself!) for Christmas or any time of the year! *All of these ingredients and supplies can be found at any craft store or online. Things like herbs and essential oils can be found at a health food store or online. Scented Sachets Supplies: – Small Drawstring Bags (or if you’re extra crafty, you can make your own drawstring bags!) – Herbs (preferably herbs that smell nice like jasmine, lavender, chamomile, rose petals, peppermint, spearmint, whatever) – (optional) Essential Oils or Fragrance Oil (for a stronger scent) *Mix herbs with essential oils…