• create,  essential oils,  healthy living,  recipe

    homemade bath salts

    A few weeks ago I did a make & take at my house with a few friends. We made diffuser pendants, bath salts & sugar scrub. Today I want to share with you how to make an easy bath salt that is perfect for gift giving! It’s not too late to whip some of these up for gifts! The original recipe is from TidyMom. To make Lemon Rosemary Bath Salt you simply mix together the following: Ingredients: 2 cups epsom salt 1/2 cup baking soda 2-3 tbsp fresh rosemary; finely chopped 6-8 drops lemon essential oil 2-3 tbsp lemon zest (optional) I didn’t use that much rosemary in mine because…

  • create,  home,  inspiration,  jewelry,  vintage

    10 ways to creatively package your goods

    One of my business goals this year was to more creatively package my orders to ship out. I don’t have any employees to help me, so it has to be something quick and easy (while also being cute). For now, this is how I package my items, but I also wanted to share 9 other ways to creatively package your goodies so that when your customer receives them, they’ll feel like they’re receiving a gift from a treasured friend. my current packaging for the shop, easy but cute for a few of this week’s orders, I changed it up a bit with this post in mind… creme de la gems…

  • create,  photography,  scrapbook

    scrapbooking an entire year in five hours

    A while back I posted a picture of my finished Project Life 2013 album that I completed in about 5 hours. Later, Becky Higgins reposted the picture to her Facebook, twitter and Instagram and there were many comments that followed. Some didn’t believe that I did it in 5 hours. Some asked how I did it. Others said they could never do it. So, I’m here to give a few tips and tricks on how I did it, so that maybe you feel like you could too. I’ve done Project Life for 4 years now. I used to do traditional scrapbooking with papers and embellishments, but it got to be…

  • create,  tutorial,  vintage

    how-to: vintage jewelry stands

    Earlier this week my mom asked me if I wanted to get together and of course I said “yes” and suggested we go antiquing so that I could be inspired. And boy was I inspired! I love, love, love old things. Especially if they have chippy paint and rust. I was so smitten when I saw these butter dishes. Before that day, I had never seen these teeny tiny dishes anywhere (or never noticed them). I snatched them up for a great price and knew exactly what I wanted to do with them. By now, you’ve all seen the tutorials around about gluing a candlestick to the bottom of a…

  • create,  networking,  tutorial

    dress up your drawers {with guest Elise}

    Hi! My name is Elise, and I blog over at Sunday Charm. Thank you, Amy, for letting me take over your lovely blog today! I’m thrilled to be sharing a quick decorating fix with you. Earlier this summer, my husband and I scored the most fantastic dresser off Craigslist. I mean, look at it… We moved this one-of-a-kind piece into our apartment…and then noticed the smell. The Craiglist sellers found it at a garage sale, stripped it, repainted it and tried to get rid of the nasty scent. Unfortunately for us, the scent was stubborn. I whipped up a little DIY for anyone else struggling with a similar problem, or…