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Snickerdoodle Lip Scrub – DIY Beauty

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 14, 2016 | Categories: Beauty, DIY
Snickerdoodle lip scrub. This DIY lip scrub makes a great gift...

Snickerdoodle conjurs up images of delicious cookies… a cookie I happen to enjoy. The next best thing to a snickerdoodle cookie is a DIY lip scrub. I love making homemade scrubs, but haven’t made one specifically for the lips before. This DIY Snickerdoodle Lip Scrub will keep your lips soft and kissable all winter long […]

Cinnamon Chai Sugar Scrub – DIY Gifts

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 10, 2016 | Categories: Beauty, DIY

I enjoy making my own DIY beauty products. Firstly, I know what’s in them, meaning, no chemicals and ingredients I can’t even pronounce. And secondly, they’re a whole lot cheaper. Not to mention you can make them look so pretty, which makes them great gift ideas. My most recent DIY is a Cinnamon Chai Sugar […]

How to Make Cake Pop Sun Pops

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 19, 2016 | Categories: Desserts, DIY, Food, Home and Garden
How to Make Cake Pops

If you’re looking for fun, edible DIY projects during the summer break, here is a easy delicious cake pop idea… Sun pops! The kids will have fun helping you make them and they are awfully darn cute. And what a great way to celebrate a sunny summer than with sun pop cake pops?! How to […]

A Pet Door DIY Guide

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 10, 2015 | Categories: Animals, DIY, Dogs, Pets

We have been going back and forth for several months now about putting in a pet door for our Baxter. There are times when we are gone for a few hours at a time and having the convenience of a doggie door would be nice. And something that I never even thought of until recently…. […]

Easy Valentine’s Day Party and String Art Craft Tutorial

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 6, 2015 | Categories: DIY, Family, Food, Holidays and Observances, Home and Garden, How To

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CapriSunParties #CollectiveBias I’ve never actually had a Valentine’s Day party in my home before, but I think it would be a lot of fun. I decided to give myself a Valentine’s Day party challenge and see what I […]

Easy DIY Halloween Candlestick Frames

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 29, 2014 | Categories: Arts and Crafts, DIY, Holidays and Observances
diy Halloween frames - easy Halloween craft ideas

If you’re looking for a last minute Halloween craft idea, these easy DIY Halloween candlestick frames are easy and cheap. If you’re like me and don’t want to spend a lot of money on something you put out for approximately a month a year, these frames are it. You can use them year after year […]

Paid in Full Coin Cross Craft an Easy DIY for Kids

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 20, 2014 | Categories: Arts and Crafts, Children, DIY
Paid in Full Coin Cross Craft - DIY Christian craft

If you are looking for some family fun Christian crafts, this Paid in Full Coin Cross craft is perfect. It’s a great DIY craft for Vacation Bible School, Sunday School class, and would be an ideal craft for Easter.  FIY, if you happen to click on one of the links and make a purchase, I […]

Orange Peel Seed Starter

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 21, 2014 | Categories: DIY, Home and Garden
Easy DIY Orange Peel Seed Starter

You don’t need fancy equipment to get your seeds started indoors. In fact, you can use one of the most common kitchen scraps to “get growing.” Take a peek below at how you can make your own orange peel seed starter and get your seeds growing in no time. It is the perfect way to […]

Teacher Appreciation – Say it with Flowers

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: May 7, 2014 | Categories: Arts and Crafts, DIY, Health and Fitness, Wordless Wednesday
flower pot from a watering can teacher appreciation idea

This is Teacher Appreciation week at my son’s school and today is flower day. It could be a single flower from you own garden, a bunch of wildflowers, a flower(s) from your local grocery store or flowers delivered from a florist. Just show your appreciation for your teacher with flowers. Here’s one of the things […]

Scrap Paper Egg Cups Craft for Easter

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 19, 2014 | Categories: Arts and Crafts, DIY, Fun, Holidays and Observances, How To
DIY Easter Egg Cups Craft blogbydonna.com

Are you looking for a unique Easter craft? These scrap paper egg cups are the perfect weekend project. Easy and inexpensive to make, these scrap paper egg cups are a great way to add some color and fun to your Easter table. If you are hosting an Easter brunch, or just want some Easter charm […]