Homemade Monochromatic Crayons

Earlier this week we were hit with a freak hail storm and we were more or less trapped inside. We decided to explore within our walls and make some new crayons. Skinny stick crayons wrapped in colored paper just seem to get broken or need sharpening. I love the monochromatic look (many shades of the…

Pebble Mason Jar Candle Holder

We’ve been trying to make our days include more rhythm and predictability for Charlotte. Dinner time is really special for us. It’s usually the first time Charlotte gets to see her dad on the weekdays and it’s big and leisurely on the weekends. We now have her set the table with one of us and…

Homemade Play dough or “Play-Doh”

The weather here has been much chillier than usual. We love it, but taking a toddler and a newborn outside in 32 degree rain is not recommended. So we are working in our indoor fun- hence the play dough. It was a super simple fun project for my little one and I to do in…

Homemade Sink and Tub Scrub and Air Freshener

I am very excited about the discovery of this scrub/air freshener and how I put it to use in my bathroom. I mix baking soda and some delicious and grime fighting antibacterial essential oils and inhale deeply. (I use orange and lemon.) Sitting on the counter of my bathroom, the whole place smells like citrus….

Homemade Lemon Fresh Laundry Detergent

Ah laundry, a chore I don’t honestly mind too much. I find the process straightforward and the end result nice and rewarding. We are not a household who needs our clothes to smell for days and days of detergent. (I’m sure that’s pretty bad for you anyway with all the artificial fragrance pthalates, etc.) so…

Patchwork Pumpkin: Toddler Craft

Patchwork pumpkins, what a fun fall idea. These pumpkins make great decorations throughout November and they last much longer than jack-o-lanterns since you won’t be carving them. We wanted Charlotte to have the ability to decorate her own pumpkin without sharp knives and so we cut up pieces of tissue paper and covered the pumpkin…

DIY Antibacterial Lemongrass Dishwashing Liquid

I love the smell of lemongrass, it smells fresh, citrusy and is reminiscent of the high-end candles I like to smell at various pottery barn type stores. It is actually one of the more affordable essential oils, at less than $5 for a small container. This dishwashing liquid works really well, smells great and costs…