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Outlander Inspired Loom Knitting

Outlander inspired loom knit cowl

Are you as obsessed with the Diana Gabaldon Outlander series as I am? I’ve been reading (and re-reading) these books for close to twenty years now. I love them! It has been so much fun to watch the books come to life through the new tv series on Starz. I love watching these characters I […]

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Homemade All-Natural Gumdrops


  One of my favorite treats of the holiday season are spiced gumdrops. My grandmother used to keep a big bowl of them in her living room every year–and now my mother has carried on that tradition. Last year while we were making our holiday gifts, LittleMissSunshine asked me if we could make our own […]

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Homemade for the Holidays: Lucious Lotion Bars

Handmade lotion bars are

  Have you ever seen those fancy lotion bars at craft fairs or expensive beauty boutiques? They look so pretty and smell SO good! They promise all kinds of great benefits for your skin over the stuff you buy at the department store counter. But here’s a little secret: while they are fantastic for your […]

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All Natural Moisturizing Shaving Cream–for Pennies!

Homemade All Natural Shaving Cream

One of the easiest ways to save a little cash and make your beauty routine more natural at the same time is to make your own shaving cream. This recipe is very simple, takes only a few minutes to whip up, and leaves you with a close shave and soft, smooth legs. This doesn’t whip […]

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Ten Everyday Uses for Peppermint Oil

Ten Everyday Uses for Young Living Peppermint Essential Oil

  Peppermint, Peppermint, Oh how I love thee peppermint! Seriously, have you discovered how awesome this stuff is? We are in LOVE with peppermint around our home. It seems like every day we find a new use for Young Living Peppermint essential oil. It is our most-used oil, used several times a day around here. […]

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Make Your Own Germ Killing Foaming Handsoap for Pennies!

hand soap

  In my Naturally Frugal Essential Oils group on Facebook, one of the most popular questions is how to make your own foaming hand soap. Y’all…if you haven’t done this yet, you NEED to! It is super-simple, costs pennies to make, and kills germs to boot! Not to mention, do you know all of the […]

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Lush, Healthy Hair with Essential Oils

No shampoo hair after three years

This week I celebrate an odd, but important, anniversary: three years of no shampoo.  No-poo, for those in the know. Odd, because really, how many people would YOU tell if you stopped using shampoo? The reaction that crosses people’s faces is usually first one of disgust, then a double take “What do you mean you […]

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Naturally Frugal Essential Oils: The Basics, Part Two

Yesterday we kicked off our Naturally Frugal Essential Oils series with the first part of The Basics–a list of common questions and information needed before we can use essential oils wisely. There is just so much information, that even boiling it down to a very simple form, it is just too much to fit into […]

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Naturally Frugal Essential Oils: The Basics, Part One

  “Let’s start from the very beginning, a very good place to start…”  When researching essential oils, there is a plethora of information out there! I remember being completely overwhelmed trying to sift through all of the marketing, the slogans, the claims and the research. So many people are introduced to essential oils through Pinterest […]

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Naturally Frugal: Essential Oils

“Essential Oils are soooo pricey.” Wrong. Here’s the thing: I’m frugal. I am famously frugal–so much so that I used to appear on three different radio stations and on local tv news (and out across the country) every single week, teaching others how to be frugal too. I have taught literally millions of people how […]

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