Clay and Lavender Face Mask (Plus: How to Gift a Face Mask)

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Face masks are generally difficult to give as gifts because they don’t keep for long once prepared. However, there is a way around this: Two-Part Face Masks! To gift a face mask, we need to separate it into two parts: 1. Dry ingredients 2. Wet ingredients By separating the ingredients, we are keeping them fresh. […]

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DIY Hair Treatment Gift Basket


Hair treatments are quite easy to make and can be put together to create a simple and unique gift basket. The following four homemade hair treatment products would work nicely as a gift basket and could be made in less than 30 minutes. Prepare each item below and DIY Dry Shampoo Image courtesy Red and […]

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Simple Lavender Salve

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This lavender salve is one of my all-time favorite things to make. It smells divine, but is not over powering. Perfect for dry hands, it also relieves rough patches on elbows and knees. The best part: it is EASY to make. This recipe only contains 4 ingredients and a few simple steps. If you have been intimidated […]

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Vanilla-Almond Granola Recipe

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A few days ago I posted an orange-cranberry granola recipe. I love that recipe and find it’s a wonderful gift because the flavors are somewhat unexpected. However, not everyone is adventurous when it comes to eating, so I thought a recipe that is a little more mainstream was in order. Enter: Vanilla Almond Granola My […]

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Peppermint Foot Scrub Recipe

DIY Peppermint Foot Scrub

Foot scrubs are a real treat for tired feet. When made with salt, they are extremely effective at exfoliating the dry skin around the heels and balls of the foot. This helps remove dead skin cells and leaves skin feeling soft and smooth. Besides softening and smoothing skin, a foot scrub also invigorates. The scrubbing […]

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How to Make Lotion Bars (A Simple Lotion Bar Recipe)

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I’ve given lotion bars as gifts for a few years now. They are usually a big hit! One reason I love to give lotion bars is because they are unique. Most people have not used a lotion bar before. It’s a treat to introduce them to something I enjoy using so much. Lotion bars are […]

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Homemade Lavender Pillows

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Lavender pillows are usually very small pillows filled with lavender buds. They are not large enough for sleeping on, but rather, a little sachet of comfort to tuck in beside you at night. Lavender is an herb well-known for it’s soothing qualities. Sometimes lavender pillows are used as eye-pillows and are created to be placed […]

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Printable Labels for Homemade Gifts

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You can buy plain gift tags at many craft stores. I got the ones for my orange-cranberry granola at Michaels. But, sometimes you may want to kick it up a notch and print out something a little prettier. If so, you’ll love these links. I’m continually amazed at the talent some people have for creating […]

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Simple No-Sew Gifts (Bags, Blankets, and More!)


Sewing can be a little intimidating to those of us with little experience in that area. (If that’s you and you WANT to learn to so, you must check out my friends eBook, Sewing School 101). Isn’t it great that there are projects that look like, and feel a little like sewing, but aren’t?! I […]

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Orange Cranberry Granola Recipe


Granola is an excellent gift to make with kids. The ingredients are fairly easy for them to measure and stir, and they can even help with the packaging. I also enjoy giving granola since it is a consumable gift. It’s not extra clutter, but something that can be used and enjoyed. Granola can be packaged […]

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