Cute Shorts Made From Men’s Boxers

Cute Shorts Made From Men’s Boxers

Using men’s boxer shorts as girl’s bloomers or around the house shorts is an easy way to get semi-customized shorts cheap and quick. I saw this idea from Honestly… WTF, originally on Pinterest. Here is their version (click the picture below to go to the post.) I bought my boxers from Wal-Mart, but I think any … Continue reading

Writer’s Block & Cats

Writer’s Block & Cats

I’ve been terrible about posting here lately. Sometimes the longer I stay away the harder it is to start posting again. At times like these I find the best way to reawaken the sleeping writer is to do a very silly post. Easy to write, easy to read, and then the whole process stops feeling … Continue reading

Egg, Honey, and Milk Hair Treatment

This recipe comes from “Health and Beauty the Natural Way”, by Nerys Purchon. It’s meant to be used as a hair treatment or mask. I really liked it, simple to make, no exotic ingredients needed, and effective. Combine, in a small bowl: 1 egg yolk, beaten 1 tablespoon milk 1 teaspoon honey Optional: 4 drops … Continue reading

Spoon & Fork Rings

Spoon & Fork Rings

Exactly how silverware rings first came to exist is a mystery. Although many people think that in Medieval Europe poor servants stole away pieces of their masters flatware to make into wedding rings. I’ve also read sailors did the same with silver from their ship. In any case, these rings have been made for centuries. In the 70′s … Continue reading

Mother Nature’s Beauty Cupboard

Mother Nature’s Beauty Cupboard

I found this book for $1.99 at ARC a few days ago. “Mother Nature’s Beauty Cupboard” by Donna Lawson. ISBN: 0709149174. Check your library or buy one off Amazon, they go for about $6. Printed in the 70′s (the cover didn’t give that way right?) it’s full of natural beauty recipes. There are lots I would … Continue reading

Tips for Sewing with Leather

Tips for Sewing with Leather

My leather handbag has been coming along, but slowly. For my first foray into sewing with leather, I’ve been pleasantly surprised how well it’s gone. I have already deviated from my original design a bit. I find it so hard not to experiment and change patterns during construction, whether they’re my own or not! So far I’ve got the straps finished: I’m still … Continue reading

Depression Glass

Depression Glass

My grandparent’s have been cleaning out their home, and among the things they no longer wanted was a collection of green depression era glassware. Depression glass, so named for the era in which it was produced, are cheap, translucent pieces which were distributed free or cheaply. In fact Quaker Oat’s ran a promotion that gave away pieces … Continue reading

Handmade Leather Handbag: Part 1

Handmade Leather Handbag: Part 1

I love leather handbags, they always look classy no matter what you wear. I have had the same good quality faux leather handbag for about 3 years now, and it’s getting rather bedraggled. I, however am unwilling to buy another cheap(er) faux leather bag, and equally unwilling to shell out the money for a real one. … Continue reading

Recycle Old Candles

Recycle Old Candles

I, like a lot of people in the wide world, love candles. Unfortunately, in the normal course of events, candles burn down to stumps, or their wicks break, or the sides melt and they are no longer useable. These candle fragments are still perfectly usable wax though, and with a little effort can be return to … Continue reading

Castile Soap Shampoo

Castile Soap Shampoo

This recipe is a compilation of several that I read online, and in print. It’s not precise, it’s more of a procedure then a recipe, and will require some tinkering from person to person. You will need: Enough liquid castile soap to coat your hair (somewhere around a tablespoon). I use unscented, but if you … Continue reading