DIY Blush and Bronzer

make-up-bronzerFEAT

With all of the chemicals, preservatives, and additives in cosmetics today, it’s horrifying to think about all of those toxins being applied to our bodies and our faces each day. Aside from all the chemicals, how much we spend on finding the “right shade” or blush and bronzer can be truly ridiculous. I have an […]

Diffusing the Situation

wellness products

I hate to keep griping about the New England weather, but this long, hard winter has given us grounds to gripe. We all thought April would bring warmth and sunshine, but Easter bonnets and sandals were replaced with winter hats and tights. Lame. I am longing for the days when I can open the windows […]

Homemade Wood Cleaner

IMG_8317FEAT

A house with old, dingy wooden furniture can really bring you down. Don’t get me wrong – wooden furniture is beautiful and that old feel can bring a lovely antique kinda vibe to a house, even turn it into a home, but if your pieces are just screaming for a little polish – look no further! This […]

Making Mascara at Home

mascara

I have no idea why this is so, but just about every time I get any kind of cold of sinus-related ailment, I end up with pink eye. Not only is it painful and unsightly, but darn conjunctivitis also costs me a bloody fortune on makeup. Every single time I get pink eye, all brushes, […]

Easy DIY Hand Scrub for Tough Skin

IMG_7604

The weather has been dry and my hands are cracked, so working in the garden has not been the best! I was looking for something homemade to clean and soothe my hands and I found this recipe that uses sugar and dish soap – that’s it! I added a few tablespoons of coconut oil and some […]

DIY Stainless Steel Cleaner

Contemporary Custom Kitchen

We finally moved into our new house, which was BEYOND overdue and BEYOND exciting. Once we got situated, I realized I was faced with a new challenge: how to clean a house with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. I buckled down to research what cleaning ingredients I could and could not use on stainless […]

‘Tis the Season to be Crafty

christmas-stocking

Well, the holiday season is upon us! Whether you regard it with enthusiasm and glee or with apprehension and anxiety, the truth is that all the decorating, buying, wrapping, partying and entertaining can be A LOT to handle! On top of the time and energy we devote to the holiday season, the money spent can […]

Getting Fresh, Organic Produce Delivered to Your Door

contemplating-zucchini

A few months ago, we received a great gift from my father: a delivery of fresh, local organic produce to our home. We scheduled it to arrive a few weeks after our new son was born and it was awesome to wake up to healthy, fresh and organic produce on our doorstep, literally (they deliver in […]

DIY Valentine’s Day Ideas

Chocolate-Covered-Strwaberry-Hearts-Filled-with-Marshmallow-by-1-Fine-Cookie-4

So, there is A LOT going on in my life right now and money is getting pretty tight. I stuck to the January Money Diet, as we are COMMITTED to moving this spring (play room, play room, play room!) and our dog just had to have a torn ACL repaired to the tune of $4,000. […]

No More Mud-Slinging!

Baby sling

A few weeks ago I was Facebooking and came across the cutest image of a new celebrity couple happily and lovingly carrying their newborn down a New York sidewalk. Shockingly, the article accompanying this picture was devoted to how selfish, ignorant and basically evil these parents were.  Their crime? Using a forward-facing baby carrier. Gasp. Unfit […]