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Week 47: Buy Local

UPDATE: MAY 2020 With Covid-19 really changing how we do things and affecting people all over the world; we need to “buy local” now more than ever. Supporting a local business in your community, provides for the needs of a family! Not sure how to get started? Try this one month buying local challenge shared […]

Homemade Christmas Gifts #8 – Cinnamon Sugar Scrub

Barely over a week until Christmas and that means we need quick but meaningful gift ideas. Earlier this year, I shared some Natural Beauty Recipes and the Cinnamon Sugar Scrub is ideal for a quick but special gift. Cinnamon Sugar Scrub What you will need: Glass Jar Ribbon Wooden Scoop (optional) Ingredients Brown Treacle Sugar Cinnamon Olive […]

7 Christmas Gifts that don’t cost a thing!

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if instead of spending money, we celebrated Christmas in the spirit it is meant to be celebrated? Yes, gifts are wonderful, I am the first one to admit it (she says after receiving some gifts from her brother which she can’t wait to open!) but maybe we can change our focus just a […]

Homemade Christmas Gifts #6 – Permanent Pen Mug

This is a great idea for getting the kids involved in creating a little bit of love for Christmas! Permanent Pen Mug What you will need Inexpensive White Mug Thin-tip Permanent markers And of course, an Oven! Directions Map out your design on paper. Draw the design on your mug using your permanent markers. Bake in […]

Homemade Christmas Gifts #4 – Chalkboard Tray

I love this idea (as with all the other homemade gift ideas) but the great thing about it is you can either purchase a new tray as I did or you can upcycle an existing tray that you have! What you will need Chalkboard Paint Old or New Tray (you can use a metal or […]

Homemade Christmas Gifts #3 – Starfish Wall Hanging

I saw this idea on our holiday in Hermanus and luckily we live by the coast and have access to shells and starfish but if you don’t you could get creative and find another theme. I just thought the starfish idea was super cute and would make a lovely gift. Starfish Wall Hanging What you […]

Homemade Christmas Gifts #1 – Bath Fizzies

The truth is that I am no Martha Stewart but I do like the idea of preparing homemade gifts for Christmas that are better for your budget and much more heartfelt. So, over the next few weeks as we prepare for Christmas (yes, we can already talk of weeks!), I will be sharing some easy homemade […]