This year Christmas will be the hardest financially. Since its our first Christmas married and being out on our own. This year, we (by we I mean me) are making some gifts for people in my family and friends to save money. Plus gifts from the heart are always better!Last month at our soup swap we decided it would be a great idea to have a Christmas Gift Making Party! There was a wide variety of things being made: lip balm, soap (future giveaway alert), cookie mixes in a jar, hot cocoa mix, and ... Read More about Christmas Gift Making Party & Lip Balm Recipe
This was the only picture I could take without Kaia getting in it! This past weekend my hubby was doing some laundry and a pen might have exploded all over a bunch of our nice clothes. Poor Neil felt so bad and was trying everything to get it out. Apparently to get ink out you use hairspray or vodka, who knew? By the way this was all happening when I was sleeping. He stayed up until like 12 doing this! What a trooper. Well some of the clothes were salvaged which happened to be all his of course ... Read More about Fixing Clothes with Dye
This is long over due because this last week has been crazy busy with school and work! Hopefully it will calm down sometime soon! But I just wanted to say I love my church! One thing that they do that I absolutely love is the Culture Show. It is a way to display the more than 20 cultures that go to The Vine. There were 13 cultures displayed this year that were full of fun, delicious authentic food, and games. My hubs did a great job planning it and it gets better and better every year! People ... Read More about 2011 Culture Show
photo credit Living simple means being resourceful with things you already have. One product I use for many things is coconut oil. Its great for your skin and for your health. Its a pure product I feel safe using knowing there isn't any chemicals in it. Plus, coconut oil has some amazing health benefits. Not only is it a great moisturizer it also has antibacterial and antiviral properties.Amy's Top 10 uses for Coconut Oil!1. Face and body lotion- its great for sensitive skin! I have some bad ... Read More about 10 Uses for Coconut Oil
I know its starting to get cold and the thought of eating something cold might be a chilling thought... But anyone that knows me, even for a minute, know my absolute favorite food is ice cream. No matter what the weather is like I love it. Making ice cream is so easy and so much betting then buying it from the store. All you need is an ice cream maker and a handful of ingredients. I found the recipe here.Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream 2 cups heavy whipping cream 2 cups half and half (or 2% or whole ... Read More about Homemade Ice Cream!