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”


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??”


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””


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!”


Too-Easy Treat Containers!


Today’s too-easy DIY: transforming these oatmeal containers to gift Christmas cookies!

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DIY: Festive Fall Banner


I LOVE FALL. The cooler weather, comfy sweaters, cozy boots, and pumpkin everything! Now that’s fall is finally here, I can really start getting into these projects I’ve had stored up in my mind all summer. When I came across these thick leaf drink coasters on a recent shopping trip, I knew exactly what I wanted to use them for- a easy and inexpensive fall banner! Continue reading “DIY: Festive Fall Banner”


Deal Alert: Free DIY workshop at a Home Depot near you!

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I love DIYs and I love saving money. They are two of my favorite things ever! My husband knows it. My friends know it. Facebook knows it. And their ads clearly know it, too – because as I was scrolling through Facebook one evening, an ad for a “Do-It-Herself” workshop showed up in my feed. I was immediately interested as I clicked Continue reading “Deal Alert: Free DIY workshop at a Home Depot near you!”


DIY: 2 Minute Hashtag Flower Arrangement

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If you have two minutes and a few items on hand, you can make your own adorable arrangement! Continue reading “DIY: 2 Minute Hashtag Flower Arrangement”


DIY Chalkboard


After this project, I want to chalkboard EVERYTHING. Okay maybe not everything, but it was so easy and quick, not to mention inexpensive. The results were stunning! I found this big, old dusty frame at a thrift store, and I immediately knew what I wanted to do with it… Continue reading “DIY Chalkboard”