Homemade Carpet Freshener + Other Homemade Goodies

DIY Homemade Carpet Freshener recipe. Make your own natural and frugal carpet freshener for pennies! This smells GREAT, deodorizes and is useful against dust mites and fleas!

Until I made my homemade carpet freshener, I had no intentions of giving up my fresh linen scented carpet powder from the store. Those that use scented carpet powder probably understand my resistance to drop it from my cleaning kit: it’s one of the fastest ways to a great smelling home. But, the homemade version […]

Frugal Experiment: Homemade Wax Melts

Frugal Experiment: Homemade "wax" melts using only two ingredients – essential oil and coconut oil.

I decided to try my hand at making some homemade wax melts. Except that these aren’t technically wax melts, as there’s no wax involved. But it looks like a wax melt and behaves like one, so a wax melt it shall be named, at least for the purpose of today’s frugal experiment. I love wax […]

DIY Personalized Glitter Ornaments

Make your own personalized DIY glitter ornaments in less than five minutes!

Handmade Christmas ornaments can be a great inexpensive holiday gift that your recipient will enjoy for years to come. I’m participating in a Secret Santa Blog Tour this year along with a few other bloggers, so I made these personalized DIY glitter ornaments for my friend Trisha of Black and White Obsession. Be sure to […]

25 Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas

Frugal Living: These 25 homemade holiday gifts will allow you to create personalized gifts while saving money in the process. Everyone loves receiving a creative homemade gift!

I love homemade holiday gifts. I love giving them, I love getting them, and I just generally love the creativity and effort that goes into them. I’m sure I’m not the only one that smiles every time I use a homemade gift someone gave me. It makes me feel special to know that my loved […]

DIY Glitter Brush Organizer


I recently made myself a DIY glitter brush holder. Admittedly, I don’t wear makeup that often. However, I was running into a frustrating problem whenever the makeup urge did manage to strike… I couldn’t find my brushes! I currently keep all of my makeup in the same case and had to dig through tons of […]

Homemade Reusable Face Wipes


Face wipes are just so darn convenient. They also make my wallet cry. When I realized I was spending $6 on only two weeks’ worth of wipes, I decided to make my own homemade face wipes. Making my own DIY reusable face wipes allows me to save money, be a little more green, and continue […]

DIY Dove Body Wash from Bar Soap

Make your own DIY Dove Body Wash using bar soap, for half the cost of store-bought body wash.

This post was 100% inspired by you guys! When I wrote this post, several of you commented about how you make your own body wash from bar soap. I figured it was time I gave it a try and decided to go with a DIY Dove body wash. After a bit of trial and error, […]