Fancy Fresh Marinara Sauce

marinara graphicEvery once in awhile I’ll impress myself by making something from scratch. This doesn’t happen often, so when it does and I love it, I feel the urge to share it with the world! My in-laws have a TON of produce growing in their garden, and let me pick as much as my heart desires. A few days ago I left with bags and bags of tomatoes in tow, and after whipping up a big batch of my favorite homemade salsa, I decided to give marinara sauce a shot. How hard could it be?   Continue reading “Fancy Fresh Marinara Sauce”

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Pinterest Tested: DIY Coffee Body Scrub

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I am a sucker for beauty products, but I like to be smart about it. Over the past few years I have become more and more picky about the ingredients in them. I don’t feel comfortable putting sketchy ingredients on my body, and I try to avoid them in my products. Recently I was shopping around for a body scrub and   Continue reading “Pinterest Tested: DIY Coffee Body Scrub”

Pinterest Tested: Homemade Laundry Detergent??

Continuing my “Pinterest Tested” series, I wanted to feature something I’ve been seeing more and more lately: homemade natural products. I became curious after  Continue reading “Pinterest Tested: Homemade Laundry Detergent??”

Do yourself a favor: try the KonMari Method

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Clutter makes me cranky. Messes cause me stresses. I could go on and on but here’s my point- I am always trying to find ways to make organizing interesting or “sexy” because frankly- Continue reading “Do yourself a favor: try the KonMari Method”

Pinterest Tested: Homemade “Goo Gone”

IMG_5984Hi my name is Smitha and I am a jar addict. I love reusing jars… for everything from storage containers to flower vases to even Continue reading “Pinterest Tested: Homemade “Goo Gone””

$10 Valentine’s Day Gift Idea

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Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day everyone! This holiday has always been so special to me, because personally, I believe Continue reading “$10 Valentine’s Day Gift Idea”

My Favorite $7 Last Minute Gift Idea!

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Merry Christmas to all, and to all a movie night! Check out my FAVORITE last minute gift idea for under $7- a Movie Night Gift Basket- including a RedBox Gift Code! Continue reading “My Favorite $7 Last Minute Gift Idea!”

Ipsy October Glam Bag Review + Bonus Ipsy Goodies!

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So here I am on month five of my Ipsy subscription and I’m still loving it. In the beginning, I thought I wouldn’t be as excited about my bags as the months went by, but (thankfully) I was wrong! I have to admit, I totally stalked my mailbox this month (okay actually just the tracking info) because not only was I excited about trying some new beauty treats, but I also had some extra goodies come along with my October bag. I redeemed some points for a few full size items, and I’ll get into the details of that later… ❤ Continue reading “Ipsy October Glam Bag Review + Bonus Ipsy Goodies!”