Young Living Essential Oils and an Asthma Rub Recipe

asthma chest rub

I was an oils skeptic. I heard people talking about how great essential oils were but really, I figured it was a placebo effect fad. After all, the things people were talking weren't really tangible or visible. To me, at least. And then I read Connie's testimony on Smockity Frocks about how her little girl was scalded by hot ramen noodles and [More...]


Easy Magnetic Bookmark Craft

magnetic bookmark

My kids are starting to learn to read so I decided that they needed some bookmarks! I was browsing Pinterest, trying to find some good printable ones, but options for really fun ones are a bit limited when you don't have a colour printer. I finally decided that the kids could make their own, instead. They really enjoyed designing their own [More...]

Modified Airplane Fold for Flat Diapers (with a Receiving Blanket)

modified airplane fold flat diaper with receiving blanket

After a long break from using cloth diapers because I just couldn't keep up with laundry, I decided to start back up with them. I wanted to change the type of diapers I was using, though. I had previously been using Kawaii One-size pocket diapers, and while I never had any real issues with them, I was ready for a change. I had several friends tell [More...]

Dandelion Honey Recipe

dandelion honey

  I know, I know. Honey comes from bees. But if you have dandelions and no bees, this is a yummy alternative! It may not be as healthy as honey because it uses processed sugar but it tastes surprisingly similar to honey and makes for a good treat. Making dandelion honey is a bit time consuming (mostly just letting the honey simmer) but [More...]

Easy Knitted Dishcloth Pattern for New Knitters

knit dishcloth pattern

I've recently learned how to knit and I wanted to share this super easy dishcloth pattern with you! Experienced knitters are probably familiar with this pattern but if any of you are new to knitting, you might find it useful. This dishcloth knits up very quickly and works up with a pretty edging to it. The instructions are so easy that you won't [More...]

How to Make a Christmas Card Gift Box

christmas card gift box

**Spoiler alert! The kids grandparents are not allowed to read this post because it will spoil their Christmas present surprise** Annie made some Christmas gifts for her grandparents but she needed some small boxes to put them in. Here is a quick tutorial on how to make a gift box using old Christmas cards. I apologize in advance for the poor [More...]

2 Recipes for 5 Minute Homemade Silly Putty

silly putty recipe

My kids and I made this the other day and they loved it! Best of all, it was quick, cheap, and easy. You need: 120 mL white glue 120 mL water 1/4 cup hot water 1/2 tsp borax food colouring Directions: First, measure out your glue. Next, add in the 120 mL of water. Stir, then add in your choice of food colouring. In a [More...]