A writing board is something I didn’t think I needed until I tried to write on a lumpy page in my junk journal. I reached for a piece of thick card and had a crafter's epiphany.
Teabag paper feels a lot like textured crisp papyrus paper but is far easier to make. All you need are some old teabags and the water left over after cooking pasta.
Upcycled puzzle pieces of any size can add a real design flair to an art project. It's earth-friendly and perfect for junk journaling or as a kids' craft project.
Castile soap is a vegan multi-purpose plant-based cleaner made from plant oils and dates back to the 11th century.
To donate something instead of discarding it in the trash, keeps it out of a landfill. Your donation supports a community and can provide someone with a job.
Make your own inexpensive washi tape using paper surgical tape from a discount store, liquid shoe polish, and stamping supplies. It's a wonderful decorative addition to your junk journal or scrapbooking embellishment stash.
Did you know there are over 7,000 known French words in the English language? It's true!
Medicare is confusing to anyone who is new to it, but it doesn’t have to keep you up at night. Licensed health Care Consultants are excellent resources to help us through the fine print.
A candle in a room immediately changes the mood. It's light is soft and inviting but we need to pay attention to its ingredients to keep us safe.
I honestly didn’t think there was a difference between cacao and cocoa because both are products of the same evergreen Theobroma cacao tree. I thought it was just a spelling preference, but I was wrong.
Volunteering is important because it adds to humanity. It’s an opportunity to uplift communities locally and abroad.
I strive to use as many healthy options on my skin as possible. Aloe vera gel has never let me down. It's easy to use and if I buy responsibly and pay attention to ingredients, it can be one of the purest skin treatments around.
Hidden paperclips are a great decorative way to hold personal treasures in a journal. They are not fixed to the page and can be moved around, which makes them super versatile too.
Essential oils are incredibly versatile and can adapt their therapeutic offerings depending on our needs. Lavender is a good example of one of these adaptable essential oils.
The recycle bin can be a place where creative inspiration finds its fuel. I love rescuing a cereal box or paper towel tube. They can be transformed into so many things. An accordion style folded mini bookmark or mini journal is just one of many ideas.
I've used retinol for years but didn't realize that it was either synthetically produced or derived from animal sources. While searching for alternatives I was surprised to learn about the similarities and differences between beta-carotene and retinol.
When I was young and had a toothache, my mom would buy clove oil at the pharmacy to rub on my gums. I didn’t question the natural remedy. I just accepted the pain relief. As an adult I am more curious.
Teabags are incredibly versatile as craft paper. I didn’t realize how many times I could repurpose teabags until I started using them in art projects. Faux teabag leather was certainly not on my radar, but I love how this art hack turned out.
Rosemary essential oil has a rich history as a brain fog fighter. It is a powerful holistic tool to help us improve concentration and mental alertness.
For most of us, witch hazel is a well-known skincare ingredient commonly used as a facial toner. Holistically, its benefits are far more diverse. However, it is not suitable for all skin types.
We all know what coconut oil is and how beneficial it is for our hair and skin. However, this is not true for those who are allergic to coconut or who find it too oily. Babassu oil is a great alternative to combat these issues while still adding a host of self-care benefits.
I choose to use natural products whenever possible and try to incorporate essential oils into my daily life. One of the safety issues I faced early on was phototoxicity. I quickly realized that "natural" is not always safe.
I prefer to repurpose as many bottles and jars as possible but removing the labels and then the glue residue is tedious. I love this home Goo-Be-Gone recipe because it's all-natural, quick, and easy.
Nasal inhalers are powerful natural first aid tools. They are small and portable. I love how you can customize the essential oil blends in an inhaler to suit your personal needs.
This homemade pain relief oil is a staple in my first aid kit. I often use it after strenuous exercise or when my muscles and joints feel a bit achy. It's fully customizable because you can switch out essential oils for therapeutic value or aromatic preference.
Natural skin care remedies have fascinated me for years. I love the idea of being in control of my skin care. More importantly, I'm comforted to know what I'm putting on my skin. I have been using oils as my facial cleanser and am excited to share this cleansing method with you.
If you're a crafter, don't throw out tissue boxes. I never throw something out without wondering how I might be able to reuse or repurpose it. This is exactly what happened when I went to throw a tissue box in the recycling bin.
Flat pens are wonderful add on gifts for anyone. We all need a pen at some point right? They are quick and easy to make and personalize. This tutorial will show you how to make a flat pen in just a few minutes.
I can almost say that repurposing things is a passion of mine. Finding new ways to use decorative napkins is fun and creative. This decoupage napkin craft is great for all ages.
Paper rolls from paper towel or toilet rolls have incredible potential. With a little imagination, they can make super fun toys. This tube fun tutorial is just one example.
Tea bag embroidery is simple and fun. It is another way to repurpose a tea bag into a beautiful art project. The possible stain colors and embroidery designs are endless. This craft is suitable for any skill level.
For as long as I can remember, my mom has suffered from migraine attacks. It has taken her a lifetime to identify some of the triggers that cause the attacks. One of these is aspartame, an artificial sweetener found in over 6,000 food and beverage products in the US alone.
Learn how to use tea bag stains on paper as a starting point for drawing. I've traced the shapes and made amazing pictures out of them.
Since I was very little, I loved to upcycle random objects. As an adult, I find that recycling brings out my creativity. Upcycling and creating art with used tea bags has been incredibly satisfying. Tea bag roses are organically beautiful and so easy to make.
Every time I threw out a tea bag, I felt guilty. So I started saving the used ones in a bowl. I noticed the tea stain on a raspberry zinger herbal tea bag one day. It was pink and pretty and reminded me of a rose petal. It was the first of many tea bag art ideas.
Our five-pound Yorkshire Terrier is a fussy eater; we joke it's because she’s watching her figure. All jokes aside, though, our Yorkie doesn’t eat well, and we often spoon-feed her just to make sure she gets food in her belly. These frozen treats are a delicious, easy way to supplement her diet.
I've always believed in a holistic approach to health management. Since I love tea I was excited to learn about fennel tea and how it can help digestive issues like irritable bowl syndrome and other gut conditions.
This great inflammation and cancer fighter may not look like much, but it is full of great omega-3 fatty acids—and it is a great source of protein, calcium, and iron. Plus, it's easy to make!
This article talks about what happens to hair after chemotherapy has ended and your hair starts growing back.
Explore Lynden, Washington, home to one of the largest Dutch American communities in the United States. The city's Dutch Heritage is reflected in its storefronts, signage, and architecture.
Make your own greeting cards to demonstrate thought and effort to your friends and loved ones! These paper towel greeting cards are easy and fun.
I often buy something on impulse only to realize that I bought too much. I have a hard time throwing food out. So, I started researching food storage options for my grocery items and made up the following storage list. This way I could hopefully save some money and another trip to the store.
Mint is a versatile plant that has stood the test of time. It is so easy to grow and so useful in our daily lives. The fragrance alone is a pick me up.
Little pieces of left over yarn are treasures to a crafter. They versatile little remnants that boost my imagination. Here is another idea for you to reuse left over yarn.