I love the smell of peppermint, dont you? Actually, I love the scent of mint, period. If someone made a "hint of mint" perfume, I would be one happy lady....JOY!
Anyway......here is recipe I came across online for homemade Peppermint Foaming Handsoap. Some people are super crafty, and have figured out how to make a foaming dispenser with a canning jar. I'm not so brilliant. So, I saved a foaming dispenser I already had. I just refill mine with this recipe.
- 1/4 parts peppermint scented castille soap
- 3/4 parts distilled water
- a few (2-3) drops peppermint essential oil
- a foaming soap dispenser
Mix soap and water. Drop in and mix in oils. Pour into a foaming soap dispenser. You're done!
love homemade items. Candles, ornaments, and needful things are my delight. Here is a simple and fun recipe for making ornies. You can poke a hole and add a ribbon. You can paint them and put them in a bowl with potpurri and candles. Either way, they are delightful.
2 cups flour, 1 cup salt, 1 cup water (1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp cloves are optional)
mix well and form your shapes by hand or with a cookie cutter
and place on cookie sheet (poke your hole if its a hanging item)
....bake for 1 1/2 hours in a 325 degree oven.
let cool. then add ribbon or paint.
My Armoire Redo
What do you do when you've outgrown the humongous television armoire? Mine is part of a beautiful bookcase/entertainment center and our new flatscreen wasn't going to be housed inside of the armoire.
What would you do?
Well, I thought about it for quite some time. At the same time, I was groaning within myself that I was without my much coveted "craft room" that I had in my former home.
So, I thought about the Proverbs 31 woman, who I am sure was a crafter. And, I am sure she would know what to do with that piece of furniture.
Then, it hit me! Bammo!
"Self!", I said..."I will make it into a craft armoire," said I.
So, off to the dollar store I went. Most of the items I had on hand but a few things I purchased such as the little shower hangers that I have put on the doors to hold taperunners, scissors, etc. I purchased the bulletin board at Staples (for $3) and placed that over the giant hole that was in the back for the wires. The photo is pretty self explanatory. But, with a little thinking outside of the box, oh what a wonderful new thing I have.
Bling! I am soooo smiling right now!
So, try it out yourself. And, next time you are thrifting, you might just look at that old television armoire in a whole new light.
Oh so cute, notepad!
I love this notepad idea. It took me only 8 minutes to put it together. I already had all of the necessities on hand in my scrap supply. It's pretty self explanatory. But, all you need is one acrylic frame (dollar store), paper, ribbon, a post-it pad, scissors, and glue.
This would make an awesome little "thinking of you" gift for a friend, secret sister, teacher, hostess, coach, mail carrier, etc.