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Tag Archives: diy

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, […]

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 […]

Blueberry Jar Trifle

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 11, 2014 | Categories: Baking and Cooking, Desserts, Food, Recipes
Blueberry jar trifle #recipe via Blog by Donna

I love making pretty individual desserts. They seem so personal and gives the impression that someone took the time to make something special just for you (me). I like trifles and they are perfect to individualize by making them in a jar. Since blueberries are one of the super foods, they make great trifles. I […]

DIY T-Shirt Scrap Headband Tutorial

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 8, 2014 | Categories: Arts and Crafts, DIY, How To

I don’t necessarily call myself a crafty person. I do enjoy DIY home projects, but arts and crafts aren’t typically my thing. That is unless… it’s easy. Here’s an easy DIY T-Shirt scrap headband tutorial that’s fun, and if you have girls, they can make their own. You can use any color combination you want. […]

DIY Brown Sugar Scrub

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 25, 2014 | Categories: Around The house, Beauty, DIY, Gift Ideas, Health and Beauty
diy homemade brown sugar body scrub

I’m all about using all-natural products in our home, whether it’s cleaning products, the food we eat, and the products we use on our bodies. I like making my own DIY products because I know what’s in them. I feel better knowing I’m not using harsh and/or toxic chemicals. Beauty products are so easy to […]

Snail’s Slime as the Best Skin Care Product

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 16, 2013 | Categories: Beauty, DIY, Hair, Health and Beauty
snail slime diy beauy treatment

Guest Post It may seem unbelievable but slime produced by snails is very popular in nowadays skin care. It may be new for you but it has been used for many years. So what can be so attractive about snails? About ten years ago Chilean farmers noticed that after the contact with snails (which they […]