Sharpie Easter Eggs | Easy & Mess-Free!

Sharpie Easter Eggs

If your family’s getting tired of the same old Easter dye kits, try using Sharpies for fun new way to decorate this year’s eggs!

Sharpie Easter Eggs can be as artsy – or a simple – as you want.  It’s something my older teens would enjoy, since they love to draw more intricate designs.  But so easy that my 8 year old would have fun too.  While doing a trial run, I traced a chevron pattern with a pencil and went over it with black sharpie.  My silver oil-based paint sharpie was great for shiny accent dots.

Another way to approach this project is to dye the eggs first and then use Sharpie as an added layer of personalization :)

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Mason Jar Sewing Kit DIY {Practical + Cute Gift!}

Mason Jar Sewing Kit DIY

Jamie here!  I’ve always got guys losing buttons, ripping seams and generally needing a mend.  I made this Mason Jar Sewing Kit to keep in the kitchen drawer, and it is the cutest and handiest little thing!  The top is a pincushion and the bottom holds the day-to-day essentials I may need for mending. (Including a couple spare buttons).
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Here’s how to make one for yourself, or a cute gift!

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DIY Pebble Trivet

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DIY Pebble Trivet

Jamie here!  I made a really easy little craft recently that I wanted to share with you.  This DIY Pebble Trivet uses only a bag of assorted pebbles from the Dollar Tree and a couple other household items.  And I think it’s just darling! It only cost me $1 and it’s one of the cutest things  my kitchen now :)

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Homemade Brown Sugar Coffee Scrub

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Homemade Brown Sugar Coffee Scrub

Wake your skin up and slough off the dry winter flakes with this homemade brown sugar coffee scrub!  I try to put aside some leftover grounds (or a couple used K-Cups) so I can do this scrub once a week – it works wonders when I remember to do it ;)

Did you know:  The caffeine in the coffee is a powerful anti-inflammatory?  Yep!  It helps to get rid of puffiness and redness – so if you’re prone to blemishes on your back or anywhere else… this should help some with that. :)

To make this Homemade Brown Sugar & Coffee Scrub you’ll need:

  • 1 Tbsp Leftover coffee grounds 
  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • A drizzle of olive oil 
  • A couple drops of essential oil (IF you have some on hand and would like to!  Otherwise, olive oil’s just fine.)

Mix together the ingredients and keep by the bathtub for your next  little chunk of “me” time :)  After exfoliating, rinse off the paste with warm water and pat dry – the olive oil leaves your skin feeling silky soft and a little dewy.

Interesting Fact: Incorporating used coffee grounds into your soil enriches it.  So throw the rest in your garden or any potted plants you have around the house!

Check out these other variations on Homemade Sugar Scrubs:

3 Organizing Ideas from Dollar Spot at Target

3 Organizing Ideas from the Dollar Spot at Target

Woohoo!  I was at Target a few days ago and was SO glad to see that the organizing supplies are back in the Dollar Spot!
My favorite items are the magazine files (you know, the ones that are short in the front and tall in the back).  They have some extra cute ones that are solid and have a chalkboard label on the front, but friends those are $3 each.  These in the picture are only $1 each.
Decision made!
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Last year I bought several of these and went to town thinking up organizing ideas for my kitchen.    Here are the 3 ideas that are still working great for me – in case you want some inspiration!

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