Day 2: Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Homemade Peppermint Sugar Scrub 


I love to give gifts that I can make in my own kitchen with ingredients I already use and trust. The good old internet can come up with a ton of ideas and recipes. When I read this one I knew it was the one I wanted to make.


2 cups of sugar
1/4 cup coconut oil
red food coloring
peppermint essential oil (my favorite is made by doTerra)


Pour sugar into a medium-sized bowl.
Mix in the coconut oil
Add a few drops of peppermint essential oil
Divide your sugar mixture into two equal sized portions.
Mix in a few drops of red food coloring to one portion
Add your sugars to the jar in layers. Press down to compact.
Alternate between your pink and white layer.

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April Monthly Challenge

April Craft Challenge – make something that includes a kitchen utensil.

Kitchen Utensils Clipart #1Just in case you are new and this is the first you are hearing about this, here’s the scoop. On the Third Monday of every month, Amelia, (she blogs over at You Can Always Start Now) and I do a project or post based on one chosen DIY craft or theme, then we share our results and hopefully have inspired you to join our challenge.

This month was a bit of a challenge for me as I wanted to try to do something really different and unique but in the end I made something using an item that was destined for Goodwill (an old box cheese grater). This item also turned out to be something I actually needed and use daily.

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I had left over spray paint from another project and on the warmest day we had thus far – (it was +5), I took my grater and spray paint and went to the great outdoors (ok my patio and only a few steps from the door, but it was still outside lol).

Once it was dry I only spent about 15 minutes hanging some of my favorite pieces of jewelry(the jewelry I wear most often) on my repurposed box cheese grater.

Amelia from You Can Always Start Now  was very creative with some kitchen cutlery. Be sure to check out her post.

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DIY: Painted Wooden Spoons



Every year I try to find an easy craft to make and give as presents. When I saw this awhile ago on  the blog Just a Girl ( February 2013), I knew it was something I could do for Christmas.

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