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Preparing A Wedding For A Close Friend: How To Make DIY Bouquet

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 26, 2017 | Categories: DIY
DIY wedding bouquets

Nothing can be more special than looking forward to your wedding – the day when you tie the knot with that special someone. What is equally more precious is when your close friend gets married and asks you for help. You want to make the best use of your time to prepare a dream wedding […]

Cinnamon Chai Sugar Scrub – DIY Gifts

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 18, 2017 | 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. Secondly, it fun to experiement and play with natural ingredients you may already have in your pantry. Not to mention you can make them look so pretty, which makes them great gift […]

Snickerdoodle Lip Scrub – DIY Beauty

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 14, 2017 | 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 […]

Give Your Dog Wholesome Treats and #NudgeThemBack

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 27, 2016 | Categories: Pets
DIY Dog Toy Tutorial treats

This post is sponsored by Nudges® Dog Treats and the BlogPaws® Pet Influencer Network™. I am being compensated to help create awareness about Nudges Wholesome Dog Treats available at Walmart but we only share information we feel is relevant to our readers. Nudges Dog Treats is not responsible for the content of this article. Our […]

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 […]

DIY Body Scrub Gift Ideas Roundup

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 22, 2015 | Categories: Beauty, Gift Ideas
24 DIY Sugar Scrub Gift Ideas

Body Scrub gifts are the perfect DIY gifts to give for Christmas. They are something you make yourself and they are all-natural. I love giving sugar scrubs as gifts and love receiving homemade sugar scrubs, too. Here’s one of my favorite DIY body scrubs I made last year… a DIY Brown Sugar Body Scrub that […]

DIY Dog Treat Jar – Easy & Interchangeable #NaturalBalance

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 19, 2015 | Categories: Dogs, Pets
DIY Treat Jar Natural Balance healthy dog treats #NaturalBalance

This post is sponsored by Natural Balance, and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Natural Balance Wild Pursuit™ or Natural Balance Treats, but Blog by Donna only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Natural Balance is not responsible for the content of […]

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 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 […]

DIY Guide: How to Create the Perfect Outdoor Kitchen

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 23, 2014 | Categories: Around The house, Home and Garden

My husband and I have been researching what it takes to make the perfect outdoor kitchen. My b-i-l has an amazing outdoor kitchen, which is what inspired us to do an outdoor kitchen ourselves. I’ve always loved the idea of bringing the indoors… outdoors. We already know we have a concrete patio as our base, […]