Archives for April 2011

My Boy

Here is a picture of my son doing a balancing act on his sister’s bed. (I’m sharing this as part of the MOB Society’s Boys in Motion Link-Up) It seems my son is always trying to balance in some crazy fashion. As a toddler her was always falling off the kitchen chairs! He doesn’t fall […]

Decluttering 100 things!

This month Emily, from Live Renewed, challenged us to declutter 100 things! As someone who hopes to have a clutter free home (one day soon), I was up for the challenge. So far I’m at 62 things. But there are still a few days left in the month and I’m shooting to surpass 100 items […]

How to Make a Frugal Foot Scrub

I’m having a lot of fun sharing these homemade body care recipes with you! I hope you have been encouraged to try making some of your own. Today’ I’ll be showing you how to make your own frugal foot scrub. It’s quick and easy and only contains four ingredients: cornmeal, oats, salt, and essential oil. […]

Simple Citrus Bath Salts Recipe

I love to give (and receive) handmade gifts. To me, they say, “I love you. I thought of you. You are worth my time.” I hope you’ve enjoyed the body care recipes I’ve shared so far. I’ve had fun making them! Today’s handmade recipe is: Citrus Bath Salts Many Bath Salts recipes call for lavender […]

Hard Lotion Bars and Hair Butter!

Today I’m going to share two very easy products you CAN make at home. All that is involved is mixing, melting, and pouring. Just about anyone can do that, right? Over Christmas I made some wonderful hard lotion bars (pictured above).  Many of my friends and family liked them so much they have requested more! […]

Becoming a Better Mother: Mother to Mother Encouragement

Image by Sanja Gjenero Mothers need other mothers. We know and appreciate each other without saying a word. We all feel and experience so much of the same thing, day in and day out; the embarrassment of our 2 year old having a tantrum in public, the exhaustion and fear when our child is sick, […]

Lemon Lime Sugar Scrub

This is my favorite sugar scrub to make. It easily rivals anything I have ever purchased! Excellent as a body scrub, it is also lovely to use on your hands when you need a quick pick-me-up. Citrusy and fresh, this scrub will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth. Once you have the ingredients on […]

Homemade Mother’s Day gifts…all week long!

Mother’s Day is one of those times when a homemade gift is perfectly in order. Over the weekend I made lots of different scrubs, salts and salves, this week I’ll be sharing them with you. They are all simple to prepare and mostly frugal. Today I’m sharing two recipes for Homemade Herbal Gifts at Frugal […]

Where I've Been

I’m sitting at my computer drinking tea, and eating chocolate eggs. I’m trying to catch up on email and thought it might be a good time to pop in here and say hello again. This is how I have felt for the past month: Exhausted.     Overwhelmed.      Burnt Out. I thought it might be worth sharing […]

Becoming a Better Mother: Harnessing the Power of Prayer

James 5:16b-18 says, “The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the earth for three years and six months. Then he prayed again, and the sky poured rain and […]