Recycled Wood Pallet Mug Holder: A step-by-step tutorial

This was a DIY I did about a year ago which proved to be quite useful. I have so many cute mugs I’ve collected over the years and I barely have space to keep them (I’ve also broken 2 because of  limited space 😦 ). I needed a fun way to hang them saw a Pinterest…

The Van Gogh Immersive Experience

I finally got to see the immersive Van Gogh exhibit in Dallas. It was the most incredible experience ever. If you have a chance to check it out, definitely do. Everthing is so cleverly arranged and there is a seamless pricession of appropriately chosen music for each display. Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is a 360º…

Happy Hobbit Day :)

Hobbit Day is a name used for September 22 in reference to its being the birthday of the hobbits Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. The American Tolkien Society first proclaimed Hobbit Day and Tolkien Week in 1978, and defines them as : “Tolkien Week is observed as the calendar week containing September 22, which is always observed as…

DIY Harry Potter Series – Amortentia Foot Scrub

I saw this heart shaped bottle at Hobby Lobby and just had to make a Potter themed love potion with it. I measured the jar by adding plain epsom salt to see how much I would need. The jar was too small to hold bath salts for one sitting so I decided to make an…

DIY Highly Moisturizing Lip Balm

Are your lips dry and chapped from this harsh winter? This tutorial will show you how to make homemade chapstick in any flavor or scent combination you want. Super easy recipe and inexpensive. Here are a bunch I made… of course, with a Harry Potter theme. Love all the different product labels I got online 🙂 Ingredients…

Christmas Rose Petal Candle

I got a cute Christmas tin last year and wanted to make a nice Christmas scented candle but didn’t have the right oils. I decided on a rose scented one with dried petals in the mix. Materials: Old tin or jar Rose essential oil, dried rose petals Beeswax or soy wax Double boiler setup Wick…

Friendly Friday – Something Different – New Pet Shenanigans

The most prominently different thing for me this past week has been adopting a baby chinchilla, as a companion to my older one. Chilli is the older one at 10 years and Pepper is 18 weeks old. This isn’t too different for me since I already have one chin but it’s different observing their personalities…

DIY Soap Bars During Covid

When you have unexpected extra time and are bored, this is a great way to pass the time. Stock up on your soaps, candles and bath salts for a long time. I played around with my colors this time and created some marbled soaps. I used beet juice, turmeric, spinach and red cabbage to make…

Friendly Friday: Simple Joys

For this week’s ‘Simple Joys’ challenge, I share with y’all my li’l fuzzkins… my Chinchilla, Chilli. Just looking at her gives me the sweetest pleasure. I like nothing better than to drink some coffee and watch her curious face exploring everything around her 🙂