Friday, July 20, 2018

Early Summer Garden

Today I have a video with a garden update! I know its only like a day after the other garden video but thats because I lost my camera.... It's black and when I set it on my black table it blended right in so.... But now you don't have to wait for the update! Yay for time travel! So in this video you can see how much all my baby plants have grown, and some new plants that I planted because I just cant stop!!!!! I'm still planting and it's like 100 outside but everything is living because we have mulch now, YAY!

As always you can watch the video my clicking here or on the video below.



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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Spring garden

Hey guys! I basically just have a video for you today where I show you our new raised garden beds for our veggie garden and and update on my flower pots and some flowers that I planted. I have a few of these updates coming your way so be sure to check back or subscribe! Watch the video directly on youtube by clicking here or down below.





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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

DIY Stain and a Knife Block Makeover

Todays video is pretty cool. I have a box that my grandma gave me that I thought would be way awesome for some sort of outdoor table/storage/seat but I wanted it to look more finished so I made a stain and I also ended up waxing it with a homemade wax. (I'll post a video with that diy in it next week.) Also, my knife block was looking a little worse for wear so I painted it with chalk paint and distressed it a bit.

I like making my own stain because its crazy cheep and I like to avoid toxic junk as much as possible. The milk paint is a great alternative to other paints because it sticks on really well, you can get non toxic varieties pretty easily, and you can pretty much put whatever finish you want on it. In the case of my knife block I used mod podge because I had it on hand and it works so well as a finish especially for something that doesn't get crazy dirty and need a lot of scrubbing. I mean if you knife block needs a lot of scrubbing then I don't want to know what your doing.

Enjoy the video and as always you can watch it on you tube by clicking on the youtube-y thing on the video or following THIS LINK.



For the stain you basically take distilled vinegar, add in nails (rust), steel wool (gray), pennies (kinda blue green), or tea (tea), coffee (dark brown coffee color) or walnut shells (walnut, haha) and you get basically the color you would expect after letting it sit for a few days to a couple of weeks depending on how rich you want the color to be. 
Then just apply with an old rag for a large surface or for something smaller a paper towel works fine. The paper towel starts to just break down after a bit so if you are staining a large surface then a rag works better. 

Have fun and good luck with your projects! 



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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Luxurious hand scrub and a lime body scrub

Todays video is like yesterdays where I show you how to make bath salts without a recipe but this video is with scrubs! To watch the video directly on youtube click this link.



Scrub base:

  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Baking soda
  • Epsom Salts
  • Coffee Beans (ground)
  • Oat flour (be sure to use this within a couple days)
  • Almond meal (ditto) 
  • Coconut flour (double ditto) 
Scrub oils
  • Almond
  • Apricot
  • Jojoba
  • Grapeseed
  • Sunflower
  • Coconut
  • Olive
Other additions
  • Essential oils
  • Moringa oil
  • Rosehip oil
  • borage oil
  • Tamanu oil


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Friday, May 11, 2018

My intuitive method for making bath salts without a recipe

Todays video has four different or actually maybe five different bath salts! They all use the same elements but just a bit different to make them custom for your needs. I make diy beauty stuff the same way I cook, using approximates and guesstimations and I also go by smell sometimes too. especially when I'm adding essential oils. I decided that I should show you a video on how I make them so you can learn how to make bath salts intuitively too.

As always you can click this link here to watch the video directly on youtube.


I love making bath salts but I never use a recipe. I don't think I ever have, its such an easy process that a recipe is unnecessary in my opinion. I figured that making a video to show my process would be helpful to those of you that don't know how to diy things like this without a recipe. Honestly its so easy and so much fun to be able to customize a recipe to yourself and your needs. 

I start off with a base of epsom salt and a bit of oil. The oil is optional but you need something like epsom salt, sea salt, or Himalayan salt to have as your base. From there all you need is to decide if you want to add any oils, like bath oils or essential oils, if you want to add some sort of flowers or herbs, clays, charcoal, whatever you want. If your adding something like a hydrosol or bubble bath then you will need to let it dry out on a baking sheet. 

Base Ingredient options:

  • Epsom salt
  • sea salt
  • Himalayan salt 
  • MSM flakes
  • Essential oils
  • Bath oils
  • Bubble bath or body wash (be sure to click HERE to see how to use these properly)
Additional ingredients:


  • Same as above
  • Clay (white, green, rose, red, bentonite,)
  • Flowers or herbs (I prefer to crush/ grind these)
  • Citric acid
  • Baking soda (I have alkaline water so I usually don't use this, I prefer my bath to be more acidic)


Be sure to watch the video for more tips and have a great day! 

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

DIY Glass Cleaner

This DIY glass cleaner is crazy easy to make. All you need is some distilled or reverse osmosis water and some isopropyl alcohol. You could also use a high proof clear grain alcohol without any added flavorings as well. I also added in some essential oils so that I can shake it up and have a linen or room spray too.

Some people use distilled vinegar instead of the alcohol but the vinegar isn't good for some seals and finishes that the spray might come in contact with so I like to stick with the alcohol instead.

Basically mix together half rubbing alcohol (I use 91%) and half water and put it in a spray bottle. My bottle hold two cups, so I use a cup of alcohol and a cup of reverse osmosis water.

In the video I also describe how to make nail polish remover. If you prefer to watch the video on youtube then click HERE.


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Friday, April 27, 2018

Preserved Moss Terrarium diy


Hey guys, I have an extra long video for you so that I can show you why I like preserved moss, some things that I don't like about it, and how to make a preserved moss terrarium.

This is a full tutorial on how I make terrariums with preserved moss. I also give a few tips on making them with live moss. I basically make two because I decided that I wanted to use Himalayan salt as the centerpiece which I could do because their will be no moisture in this terrarium!


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