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 – Assorted Keychains

Happy birthday Harry Potter 🙂 To celebrate Potter’s birthday, I am sharing a DIY on quick and easy Potter themed keychains to give as stocking stuffers for Christmas. A very fun DIY to spend an hour on, not requiring any tools. Materials: Harry Potter party pack from party city Assorted magic themed items (I had…

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 and Bath Salts 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…

DIY Harry Potter Series – Handmade HP Postcards

I found my new addiction. Making postcards. They are so much fun to design and create, plus it takes very little time to churn out 10-20 in a day. I started doing this 2 weeks ago, since joining a FB postcard swap group. These make unique souvenirs for people across the world. Materials Cardstock (preferably…