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Friday, June 29, 2012

Lemon Sugar Coconut Scrub ~

I made some lemon sugar scrub for mother's day and loved it but wanted to change it up a bit. It came out wonderful, so I thought I would share it with everyone!

Lemon Sugar Coconut Scrub

1 cup organic granulated sugar
Zest of 2 organic lemons 2 Tablespoons coconut oil  *room temp*
Couple drops of Lavender Essential Oil or  your favorite essential oil of choice =)

1. Stir the zest into the sugar until mixed.
2. Add the oil to the sugar and mix again until well blended, follow by your essential oil of choice
3. Put into jars and decorate. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

DIY Chalkboard Table~

  Here's another DIY project idea for you, with using a TV dinner tray table! We had one lying around that use to be my Dad's and I turned it into a chalkboard table! The greatest activity for a toddler, let me tell you and my 3 year old loves it! At the moment my Walmart has them for sale for $8.99, not a bad price, if you want head out to pick up one! 

Here is what I did~

  I picked up some chalkboard paint and did 2 coats on the top!  I let them cure for 3 days before I condition the top with chalk!  *Before* you officially use it, it is important that you condition it with chalk by rubbing chalk all over it. After I did that, of course I was itching to paint the bottom & of course distressing it!  Here's how mine turned out! If you love it, leave a comment below!

Have a great Tuesday!

Monday, June 18, 2012

A Little of this & that...

I have been in a full DIY mood lately between making: paper brown bag flowers, twin flower garland, twin tea cup holder, re-finishing some furniture and of of course trying out a recipe; fresh peach cobbler.

To make some of the  paper brown bag flowers, just go here to where I have my tutorial posted :http://memoriesinthemakingnbaking.blogspot.com/2012/04/blog-post_17.html

To make the twin garland, I followed this tutorial: http://www.thebugbytes.com/2012/02/twine-flowers.html

To make the twine tea candle holder I followed some tutorial on pinterest, but sadly I can't find the tutorial I used!

Now for the peach cobbler: http://www.browneyedbaker.com/2011/07/14/peach-cobbler-recipe/ The recipe called for cake flour, which I didn't have so I added some graham cracker crumbs instead it was really yummy!!


I have also adventured out a little more  with my craft business! At the moment I have some items available for purchase on my etsy store: http://www.etsy.com/shop/RaindropsOnRosesB Currently at the moment, I am taking orders for custom wood plaques! I am selling mine for $22.00 including shipping. Though price might be going up in a few weeks so order yours now! I'm going to be launching a better way of customizing these lovely plaques via etsy! So please be on the look out!

Have a lovely Monday!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Shabby Chic Picture Frame Tutorial!

Shabby Chic Picture Frame

Supplies needed: 

*Any size picture frame: I got my frame, from my local dollar store!
*Black acrylic paint
*White acrylic paint
*Paint brush
*Sand paper
 Since the frame had some gold embellishment, I painted over just that part with black acrylic paint.
 Follow by, painting the whole frame with white acrylic paint.
Now, don't stress yourself on painting the white perfect, the paint job doesn't have to be perfect, since your going to be scuffing it up!
 Just take your sand paper and start scuffing it all over until it meets your shabby chic standards! 
 Closer view!
It's a great afternoon craft & hardly cost anything!
Hope you enjoyed my tutorial!
Happy Wednesday!