Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Baby Soap DIY

I love making these little soaps for my daughter's bath time. The dried rose petals help exfoliate her little feet and the coconut oil leaves her skin very moisturized. Also, if you make a large batch, they are great to give as a gift. Hope you enjoy!

Coconut Oil
Dried Roses
Clear Glycerin Soap
Rose Oil (for fragrance)
Soap colorant
Silicone Molds
Pyrex Cup
Wooden Stick (stirring ingredients) 

Take the glycerin soap, cut it into four blocks. Take one block, cut it into smaller pieces, place pieces in Pyrex and melt in microwave. Once the glycerin has melted, add a teaspoon of coconut oil, two drops of colorant, two drops of fragrance oil and the dried roses. Stir ingredients together and pour into the mold.

Repeat this step three additional times, adding different fragrance oils, colorant and dried flowers to create a variety of soaps.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Baby Shower Gift Candle Melt DIY

Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful time with family and friends. I wanted to share with you a quick and easy DIY. This is the perfect gift to give a new mom decorating a nursery. Candle melts give a pleasant scent, without the safety hazard of candles.

Candle melt warmer 
Soy Candle Wax
Candle Scent
Wooden stick
Pyrex Container
Silicon baking molds
Small clear plastic bags
Gift Box recycle an old box
Raffia box filler 

Place your Soy wax in the Pyrex container and melt in the microwave. Stir the melted wax with the wooden stick and add desired scent. Pour melted wax into the silicone molds. Allow wax to cool for one hour. Remove melts and place into bags. Tie bags with desired ribbon and place all items on top of raffia inside box. 

Thursday, December 25, 2014

DIY Christmas Shortbread Cookies

Merry Christmas! Our family loves to spend the day together on Christmas. Finding activities that are easy, fun and involve the whole family can be challenging at times. Baking together can be rewarding and exciting, especially for the little ones. We love to make Christmas shortbread cookies together. Everyone lends a hand making them, and enjoying once they are done. Here is our fun Cookie DIY.

Tubes of Icing
Sugar Sprinkles
Icing Tip Set
Cookie Cutter
Baking Sheet
Parchment Paper
Rolling Pin
Shortbread Cookies see recipe below.

Shortbread Recipe
1    cup Butter
1/2 cup Sugar
2    cups Flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix ingredients into dough. Roll dough out evenly and cut cookie shapes. Place cookies on baking sheet, with parchment paper underneath. Apply sugar sprinkles. Bake for 8-10 mins. Let cool then decorate with icing.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Easy Holiday Treats & Gift Ideas - Sweet & Salty Chocolate Pretzel

While the Holidays can be fun, hosting guests, while preparing meals and gifts may become overwhelming. Here is an easy party treat, that can easily be turned into a holiday gift.

Chocolate Pretzel Rods
1. Pretzels from CVS
2. Candy Melts from Michaels
3. Baking Sheet
4. Parchment Paper
5. Paper Container and Ribbon from Michaels
6. Pyrex Container

Melt candy melts in microwave, dip Pretzel in chocolate and place on parchment to cool.
After cooling serve or place in decorated paper container with ribbon for gift giving.
See below red reindeer ribbon from Michaels.

Monday, December 8, 2014

DIY Rose Bath Oil

Women, we work hard. Sometimes, between juggling the kids, career and everything else, we barely have time for taking a shower, let alone a proper bath. This DIY is meant to inspire you to TREAT YOURSELF! Budgets can be tight, especially when you have little ones, leaving very little to splurge on expensive bath products. So, I decided to make my own bath oil. Bring a candle, a good read and remember to lock the bathroom door.

Items You Will Need
1. Dried flowers
2. Soap Making Fragrance.  I used Artminds from Michaels. 
3. Bowl
4. Jar with Lid
5. Olive Oil