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Coffee Mud Mask | Savy Naturalista
I love the smell of coffee. It brings memories of early morning flights at the airport and long chats in little cafes. But… I don’t like drinking it. It makes me shaky, gives me headaches and makes me feel generally sick. So I was excited about a coffee mask - all the smell and benefits of the coffee grounds (exfolation for one!) without the sickening feeling! And the benefits of mud masks are many too, such as skin tightening and reduction of inflamation. Plus making it in small batches means you’ll always have a fresh batch and you won’t waste any product.

Coffee Mud Mask | Savy Naturalista

I love the smell of coffee. It brings memories of early morning flights at the airport and long chats in little cafes. But… I don’t like drinking it. It makes me shaky, gives me headaches and makes me feel generally sick. So I was excited about a coffee mask - all the smell and benefits of the coffee grounds (exfolation for one!) without the sickening feeling! And the benefits of mud masks are many too, such as skin tightening and reduction of inflamation. Plus making it in small batches means you’ll always have a fresh batch and you won’t waste any product.

Sizzling Summer Hair | SoapQueen

Argan Oil Shampoo - Leave In Argan Oil Conditioner - Pink Sea Salt Beach Spray

I know I have been notably absent recently - I’ve been busy researching for my new stall at the end of the year - going back to my first love of soaping! I have read through basically the whole of the SoapQueen blog, which is run by the founder of Bramble Berry, my favourite soap & beauty product supplier. I thought y’all would love these projects for lovely hair - shampoo & conditioner with nourishing argan oil and sea salt spray to give you nice beachy waves. You will need to (probably) buy some supplies to make these, but SoapQueen has a great feature on each post to add all the ingredients to a cart on the Bramble Berry website.

Rope & Neon Coasters | Cupcakes & Cashmere
There’s nothing I like more than browsing $2 shops. My favourite things are the ‘cheap’ versions of crafty items like washi tape, cabochons, etc. On a trip to find motor oil I came across bundles of rope for $2 (bargain) and purchased a few bundles - and then came across this project! Serendipitous! I’ve been looking for some cool coasters for my coffee table but haven’t been able to find anything I loved, but these are perfect. I plan on making these with yellow neon string to match my pillows - if you’re going to make them, you could even make larger versions for placemats!

Rope & Neon Coasters | Cupcakes & Cashmere

There’s nothing I like more than browsing $2 shops. My favourite things are the ‘cheap’ versions of crafty items like washi tape, cabochons, etc. On a trip to find motor oil I came across bundles of rope for $2 (bargain) and purchased a few bundles - and then came across this project! Serendipitous! I’ve been looking for some cool coasters for my coffee table but haven’t been able to find anything I loved, but these are perfect. I plan on making these with yellow neon string to match my pillows - if you’re going to make them, you could even make larger versions for placemats!

Faux Stacked Log Fireplace | Pepper Design Blog
One of the things I love about my house is the fireplace in the lounge room. Though I don’t use it for it’s intended purpose (mainly because a) I hate cleaning fireplaces and b) I hate chopping wood) it’s a nice feature. Well, it is now I’ve painted the ugly orange bricks white! But it feels a bit empty without anything in it, and in Winter it brings a horrible cold wind. Stacking wood in there is one option but it also brings bugs and dust. I am absolutely in love with this ‘faux stacked log’ design - and it’s so easy to make! It will block out those cold winds and add a special touch to my favourite part of the room.

Faux Stacked Log Fireplace | Pepper Design Blog

One of the things I love about my house is the fireplace in the lounge room. Though I don’t use it for it’s intended purpose (mainly because a) I hate cleaning fireplaces and b) I hate chopping wood) it’s a nice feature. Well, it is now I’ve painted the ugly orange bricks white! But it feels a bit empty without anything in it, and in Winter it brings a horrible cold wind. Stacking wood in there is one option but it also brings bugs and dust. I am absolutely in love with this ‘faux stacked log’ design - and it’s so easy to make! It will block out those cold winds and add a special touch to my favourite part of the room.

Refreshing Face Mists | Design Love Fest
One of my all time favourite beauty products is the Rosewater Balancing Mist by SA brand Jurlique. It feels so beautiful on your skin… which is good because it’s really pricey! DLF has a very similar mist which, although it doesn’t have the same ingredients, is still really similar to the Jurlique with a gorgeous blend of rosewater and witch hazel, and I can make quite a few bottles for the same price! There’s also recipes for two other sprays - Cool Down & Sleep Tight. Download the free labels and make your own!

Refreshing Face Mists | Design Love Fest

One of my all time favourite beauty products is the Rosewater Balancing Mist by SA brand Jurlique. It feels so beautiful on your skin… which is good because it’s really pricey! DLF has a very similar mist which, although it doesn’t have the same ingredients, is still really similar to the Jurlique with a gorgeous blend of rosewater and witch hazel, and I can make quite a few bottles for the same price! There’s also recipes for two other sprays - Cool Down & Sleep Tight. Download the free labels and make your own!

Stamped Clay Bowls | Gathering Beauty
Aren’t these gorgeous?! And seriously, the process is so easy to follow, you’re going to have a stack of these bowls in no time. What to do with all your bowls? Keep them on your bedside table or near your front door for your keys/jewels/watch. Put it in your bathroom with some pretty soaps in it or just use them as decoration anywhere in your house. Plus this would make a really lovely gift - you should be able to get a few bowls from a packet of clay, meaning you’ve got a cheap gift that looks a million bucks!

Stamped Clay Bowls | Gathering Beauty

Aren’t these gorgeous?! And seriously, the process is so easy to follow, you’re going to have a stack of these bowls in no time. What to do with all your bowls? Keep them on your bedside table or near your front door for your keys/jewels/watch. Put it in your bathroom with some pretty soaps in it or just use them as decoration anywhere in your house. Plus this would make a really lovely gift - you should be able to get a few bowls from a packet of clay, meaning you’ve got a cheap gift that looks a million bucks!

3 Ice Cream Float Recipes | A Subtle Revelry
Where I come from, ice cream floats are called Spiders. I don’t know why. But as a child, Spiders were the height of fun - especially when you got to make one at Pizza Hut! I haven’t had a Spider in years, but these three recipes have got me craving them! I particularly love the idea of strawberry ice cream with lemonade. Perfect for those hot Summer days!

3 Ice Cream Float Recipes | A Subtle Revelry

Where I come from, ice cream floats are called Spiders. I don’t know why. But as a child, Spiders were the height of fun - especially when you got to make one at Pizza Hut! I haven’t had a Spider in years, but these three recipes have got me craving them! I particularly love the idea of strawberry ice cream with lemonade. Perfect for those hot Summer days!

Easy Fabric Bookmark | Simple Simon & Company
I’m currently re-reading Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett for the… sixth time?! You can tell I’ve read it a lot because of all the dog ears throughout to keep my place. That’s right, I’m a dog-earer-er. I’m ashamed to admit it. So I’m going to whip up one of these easy fabric bookmarks to keep my place from now on - and give my poor book a break!

Easy Fabric Bookmark | Simple Simon & Company

I’m currently re-reading Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett for the… sixth time?! You can tell I’ve read it a lot because of all the dog ears throughout to keep my place. That’s right, I’m a dog-earer-er. I’m ashamed to admit it. So I’m going to whip up one of these easy fabric bookmarks to keep my place from now on - and give my poor book a break!

Natural Bug Bite Balm | Henry Happened
I know it’s Summer up there in the North and with Summer comes the bugs. The small, noisy, biting bugs that drive you mad when you’re trying to share their great outdoors! I don’t really like bug spray, but I do think you need something to protect yourself. This natural bug balm is great because the whole family can use it and it’s not going to offend sensitive noses. All of the ingredients should be able to be purchased on eBay or soap suppliers online.

Natural Bug Bite Balm | Henry Happened

I know it’s Summer up there in the North and with Summer comes the bugs. The small, noisy, biting bugs that drive you mad when you’re trying to share their great outdoors! I don’t really like bug spray, but I do think you need something to protect yourself. This natural bug balm is great because the whole family can use it and it’s not going to offend sensitive noses. All of the ingredients should be able to be purchased on eBay or soap suppliers online.