Thursday, July 28, 2016

NEW miniature size reed diffuser sets and refills

New smaller size! 4 oz mini diffuser set.
Now available, 4 oz glass jar with 5 reeds.  1.5 oz of base and .5 oz scent oil of your choice.  Already have a jar but need a refill?  I also offer new miniature sized refill sets. 

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Painted girls tank tops

Just finished these this morning.  The black ones were previously bleach tie-dyed and I then painted them with fabric paint.  The middle one was done with fabric paint and lace as a stencil. 

I'll probably end up giving the black ones to a couple of munchkins who are scheduled to visit today.  😜

Friday, July 22, 2016

Healthier Substitutions

I know this isn't related to the stuff I make, well actually it kinda is because I cook everyday.  Anyhoo... Nothing to do with the stuff in my store but more to do with everyday life I suppose.  Thought I'd pass it along. 
In reference to the Buzzfeed article below.  I do most of these already.  I've heard of the applesauce trick from my Mom and it works!  Ive made cupcakes and muffins with unsweetened applesauce instead of oil.
I'm definitely going to have to try the frozen banana ice cream.  
You can also make amazing pancakes with a mashed banana, an egg and a dash of cinnamon.  I like to add dried cranberries.  Crushed pecans or walnuts are good.  I've also heard of substituting eggs for bananas but I haven't tried that.  I also use plain raw oatmeal in my meatloaf and Salisbury steak instead of bread crumbs.  Instead of breading and deep frying things, try panko bread crumbs and parmesan cheese and bake instead.  Nice and crispy with less fat. 

Thursday, July 21, 2016

New Soap Coming Soon - Lavender Chamomile Castille and Brown Sugar Honey Fig Goats Milk

Yesterday I made two loaves of soap.  One loaf of Lavender Chamomile Castille Soap and a loaf of my seasonal Brown Sugar Honey and Fig Goats Milk Soap.  The figs came from my own fig tree and the goats milk came from my own goats.

Now to cut these into bars and cure.  They should be ready to go in a few weeks. 

Lavender Chamomile Castille -
olive oil infused with lavender and chamomile petals, castor oil, lye, water, lavender extract, calendula extract, tussah silk

Brown Sugar Honey Fig Goats Milk -
oil blend (palm, coconut, olive, canola, Shea butter, castor), goats milk, figs, brown sugar, honey, lye, tussah silk, brown sugar fig scent oil

Monday, July 18, 2016

New Reed Diffuser Sizes

I'd have to say the biggest seller in my Etsy store are the customizable reed diffuser sets and the refills.  You get a beautiful 8 oz glass jar which was imported from Spain.  You also get 10 rattan reeds, 3 oz of VOC compliant and DPG-free base oil and 1 oz of a scent oil of your choice.  The high quality scent oils are pthalate free.  All of them smell amazing.  I can provide links to MSDS sheets upon request.  All of the scent oils adhere to the RIFM and IFRA standards for safety and purity.

I want to announce that coming soon.... I'm going to test the waters and offer a smaller size.  The same great features as the original but in a smaller 4 oz size.  You'll get 1/2 oz. scent oil and 1 1/2 oz. of base and 5 reeds.  I'll also offer half size refills as well.  If these sell well enough I'll make them a permanent item in my store.  The original diffuser sets are currently selling for $15, the refills are $12.  I'm thinking offering the smaller 4 oz size at $10 for the diffuser sets and the refills at $7.

There are so many scent options to choose from and this list grows all the time.  If you can't decide which scent you want, I offer 5 sample sticks for $1 and free shipping.

If you don't need a pretty glass jar or you've already got one you can also get a refill set.

Pick a Scent Diffuser Set

Pick a Scent Diffuser Refill

5 Sample Sticks for $1

Friday, July 15, 2016

NEW Glow in the Dark Sparkle Jar Necklace

Just listed this morning. New glow in the dark jar necklace. The pendant is about 3" in length and is filled with glow in the dark paint and glitter. Don't worry, the cork has been secured with superglue so it shouldn't come off. There are pink and blue glass beads just above the jar.

Glow in the Dark Sparkle Jar Necklace

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Customizable Tree Necklaces

Don't forget, I make custom "Tree of Life" pendants.  These make great gifts and are customizable.  Use family birthstones for a "Family Tree"

This website is new.  The blog has been around a little while but now I've got my own domain and I'm working on setting up my own website.  This is a work in progress so bear with me.  Eventually, I'm hoping to have a fully functioning web store as well as a blog.

In the meantime, you can look at some of my current items on the page "Buy Cool Stuff Here".  Click on the link to go to my original Etsy store.  You'll need a Etsy account but its free to sign up for one.  Whether you buy anything from me or not, its well worth it.  :)   There are so many talented people there making things by hand that you can't find anywhere else.