DIY Gold Simmer Soap

DIY Shimmering Gold Soap

How to make soap with mica powder – shimmering gold heart shaped soap infused with rose essential oil. Hey crafty friends! Can you believe Valentine’s Day is less than a month way? I feel like this month is flying by. I don’t know about you but I get excited every time Target sets up a… 

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Mini Gingerbread house

Holiday Traditions

The holiday season always brings nostalgic memories of my childhood and the traditions we had. The smell of pine reminds me of decorating a fresh cut Christmas tree..with popcorn and fruit loop garlands nonetheless. Vanilla brings back the memories of sugar cookies with frosting and sprinkles. The spicy cinnamon scent you smell when you walk… 

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Peppermint Brownies in a Jar Mix

Peppermint Brownies Mason Jar Gifts

Quick last-minute gift idea – peppermint brownies mason jar gifts. Mason jar gifts have been quite popular over the last few years. They work for just about every occasion you can think of. Whether it’s a birthday, holiday gift, or pampering spa gift, the possibilities are endless when creating a mason jar gift. I typically… 

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DIY Glitter Mason Jar_

DIY Glitter Mason Jar Luminary

DIY glitter mason jar luminary. A red chalky finish painted mason jar covered in white glitter to create a faux snowy finish. Hi crafty friends! Are you anxiously counting down the days til’ Christmas? My kids are counting down the days until Thursday – their minimum day that officially begins their holiday break. To be… 

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Peppermint Bath Salts

DIY Peppermint Bath Salts

DIY Peppermint Bath Salts – layered red and white peppermint essential oil infused bath salts.  Hi crafty friends! Only 10 days until Christmas Eve! Can you believe how fast this month has gone by? I remember my family and friends thinking I was crazy working on my Michaels Dream Tree back in October. Now we’re… 

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DIY Lemon Beeswax Candle

DIY Lemon Beeswax Candle

DIY Lemon Beeswax Candle – makes a great handmade gift idea for a friend.  Hi crafty friends! I hope you’re having a fabulous Friday morning. This week we’re headed to Disneyland for a quick family vacation before Christmas. I absolutely love Christmas time at Disneyland. If you’ve never been during the holidays you should try to… 

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DIY Lavender Bath Bombs

DIY Lavender Bath Bombs

DIY Lavender Bath Bombs – handmade gift ideas. Hey crafty friends! Are you ready for another bath bomb recipe? As promised I’m sharing new bath bomb, sugar scrub, and soap recipes every week leading up to Christmas. If you’ve been a reader for awhile you know how much I love making and gifting bath bombs… 

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ganache peppermint cookies

Chocolate Ganache Peppermint Cookies

The holiday baking has officially begun in our home. We’ve spent the last week testing cookies, fudge, brownies, and candy recipes to give as holiday gifts this year. Over the years I’ve accumulated recipes dating back to my childhood that we make every holiday season. Most are written on notebook pages nestled in a folder… 

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Homemade Peppermint Whipped Cream

Peppermint Whipped Cream

Easy 2-ingredient peppermint whipped cream. With the cooler weather replacing our high California temperatures, we’ve had one thing on our mind..hot chocolate! Given the chance my kids would drink hot chocolate even in 110 degree weather. They love a warm cup of cheer to snuggle next to the fire with or during movie nights. While… 

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