Monday, April 25, 2016

New items in the shop

Over the weekend, I added some new items to the online shop, so I thought that I would share some of the photos here on the blog...

While I was taking my product shots, the only things blooming in my garden, were grape hyacinth and pear branches, so they featured in a lot of the photos :)

My French lilac bushes have just started blooming, so I am happy to have something new to photograph... can buy these beautiful glass bottles at any health food store and make your own homemade hand soap.  This was a quick gift that I made.  I combined it with a pretty tag and a few sprigs of French lilac right before I delivered it.  

Homemade hand soap DIY recipe:

1/4 part filter water
3/4 part unscented Castile soap
{I like Dr. Bronner's Pure Unscented Baby Castile soap}
5 - 10 drops of essential oil {depending on strength of scent you want}

The best part about making your own products, is that you know exactly what ingredients are going into them and you can be sure then that they are 100% pure and natural...nothing toxic, artificial, or harmful to your body.

For this bottle of hand soap, I used the doTERRA lemongrass essential oil.  If you are interested in learning more about my very favorite essential oils...doTERRA...please email me **HERE**

Have a great week ~


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Homemade Sugar Scrub

Happy Thursday!

I'm just popping in to share a photo from my Instagram account, something I'd like to try and start doing more of.

This is a batch of homemade sugar scrub that I made yesterday, as a gift for my sister.  It is so easy to make...

I usually start with one cup of organic sugar, and then just add oil until it reaches the consistency that I like {I like my sugar scrubs a little drier}.  I like using avocado oil for my sugar scrub, but fractionated coconut oil and jojoba oil work really well too {you want an oil that is relatively unscented}.  Then add 5 - 10 drops of your favorite essential oil and you're done!  I have been loving the combination of lavender and spearmint essential oil lately.

If you are interested in learning more about therapeutic grade essential oils, I am a Wellness Advocate for dōTERRA and I would love to send you some information on how to get the very best essential oils and also how to use them...I use mine every single day!

You can email me **HERE** if you would like more information

Wishing you health and happiness on this lovely Thursday!


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

New items in the Shop

Good morning!

Just a quick note to say that I added some new {vintage} items to the online shop

You can visit the shop *HERE*

Here is a peek at what's new...

I hope you are all enjoying your summer!  We have had a lot of rain here and it hasn't quite felt like summer yet, with often cooler temperatures.  The kids and I are keeping busy with all of their activities and sports, but we are ready for some heat and lazy days at the pool :)

Wishing you a beautiful day!


Monday, June 8, 2015

Shop News


I know it has been forever since I have blogged!  These days you can find me regularly on Instagram. I know not everyone has joined IG, so I will try and pop in here from time to time, to update you on shop news, etc.

I spent 2 weeks in Normandie and Paris recently and found so many wonderful French treasures for the shop!  I listed some new items a few weeks ago, but most of it sold right away {thank you loyal customers!!}.  There are still a few really lovely things left though, if you would like to take a peek over in the SHOP...

I just received my crate from France on Friday, with all of the additional vintage French items I selected at the flea markets in France...and so I will be very busy taking photos over the next few weeks :)  I will try and get as much of it photographed as I can, despite the hectic summer schedule with my kids being home!  New items will be available on Monday, June 22nd at 3:00 pm {central time}.

I will have a few vintage French enamel buckets available on the 22nd, and here is one I have already photographed...

Happy summer friends!


Monday, October 6, 2014

Back from Tuscany and the Shop is open!


Just a quick note to let you know that I am back from Italy and have added some new items to the Flea Market Finds section of the shop!

I am working on a post about our trip and will be back soon :)

Happy Monday friends!