Category Archives: AHHH!! It worked!!!

Popped a few too many tops…time to thin ’em out

Written by Jessica Chaffins

Ohhhh it’s that time of year…the sun is shining, birds are singing, flowers are-a-bloomin’….yep, it’s spring…spring cleaning season to be exact!!!  Time to get knee-deep in dust and suds giving this house a major overhaul.  Except this year is a bit different for me, I am about to take on a cleaning out all of my craft and diy scraps!!  (insert horror film screams here!)  If you are anything like me, this is one thing I absolutely dread, almost as much as the dentist or doing taxes!!  We…err I mean…I have way too much stuff!!!

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Everything needs a good scrub

Written by Jessica Chaffins

While I am attempting to get dinner going, I decided to share about me scrubbing up some potatoes to get ’em ready for the oven.  I know, I know, what an exciting life I lead. But hey I am all about sharing whatever can help make your tasks easier, hehe.

Last year for Christmas, my mom gave my sisters and me a pair of those exfoliating gloves as gifts.  Yay, I love being able to make myself feeling clean and fresh. But HOLY CRAP!! These suckers hurt!!  Now don’t get me wrong, I am not knocking my mom, cause I am all about bargins too but these suckers do NOT feel that great on your skin.  Talk about some intense skin removal…think lemon zester.  BUT all is not lost….these will work wonders as a veggie scrub brush!!

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EO recipes Part Three

Written by Jessica Chaffins

So here is another essential oil recipe that I wanted to give a try….Scar Eraser.  I am not sure how many of you would find this interesting, but I am.  Little back story so ya can understand why. Continue reading EO recipes Part Three

EO Recipes Part Two (and this one I LOVE)

Ohhh I’m back…as promised (late in the evening but I am here housework has called today) with another EO recipe and I have to say that this one is my fav so far!!  Like before this is another super simple recipe!!! Lemon and Lavender Brown Sugar Body Scrub!!! Mmhhhmm so good I could almost eat it (kinda)!!!  ***Same as before with the carpet deodorizer, these recipes need to be mixed in a glass or metal bowl and stored in a glass jar. No plastics!!*** Anyway, back to the body scrub….I have to say that I was a little worried about using this with sugar and all, ugh sticky much?!  Especially since you are supposed to use it AFTER you wash….uhh hmm?!

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Trying out some EO recipes

Written by Jessica Chaffins

Ok, ok…..I have finally broken down and decided to try out some essential oils for the first time.   A friend of mine, who is an avid user of EO’s, has used many of them in place of regular everyday products that contain so many chemicals.  I completely believe in all their “powers”, really who had Tide Laundry detergent or triple antibiotic hundreds of years ago.  Many things were handled long before all the mess we have now.  Anyway….that’s for another day and time.

Well now that I am accumulating all these oils, me and Renee decided to try out some recipes with these oils.  So for this week, we will share with you what we are making.  I will admit, I can not give much of an opinion on them as of yet, seeing how I just made them a couple weeks ago.  So I ask all you expert oilers, please be kind, haha…I am trying to learn.  Continue reading Trying out some EO recipes

It’s time for a Pumpkin Revival!!!Hopefully?!

Written by Jessica Chaffins

Who loves pumpkins?!?!  Ok, ok, take it easy….not pumpkin SPICE people….just plain ole pumpkins, making jack-o-lanterns to be specific!!!  As much as I hate the mess and the extremely and creepy feeling of the innereds (blach!!), I love going and taking the girls to a local pumpkin patch to hunt for the perfect orange orb!!  It’s a fun time for me and Jeff to spend with the girls.  Then coming home and deciding what face or image we are going to carve on these suckers….so fun!

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DIY Mod Podge…or is it Modge Podge?

Written by Jessica Chaffins

Well I have finally decided to do it….after years (yes, literally years) of being skeptical of the reliability of this amazingly cheap and easy “shortcut”, I let me curiosity take control….I made mod podge!  And I have to admit that I am pleasantly surprised at how great it turned out.  So this recipe definitely has my vote!!! Continue reading DIY Mod Podge…or is it Modge Podge?

My fav (and successful) recipe from Pinterest

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Baked Potato Soup Courtesy of Mama Loves Food!

Written by Jessica Chaffins

Fall is my favorite time of year!!! Especially all the crisp season food favorites!! Potato soup has always been a fav for me and my husband (my girls too if mood strikes them in the moment ***eye roll***). What makes it even better is that it is one of the bazillion recipes I have “pinned” on Pinterest that even turned out good (to our liking anyway)….ya know what I mean….come on….I am not the only one that has had plenty of fails from Pinterest hehe!! Anyway, I made just as she has done, tons of garlic and all.  I do have to say that you will need to have a 6 or 7 quart crock pot!! I have a 6 quart and there was literally NO ROOM!! So if you like potato soup, I encourage you to give this one a shot and let us know whatcha think!! Hope ya enjoy!!