Category Archives: Recipe

DIY Smelly Play Dough with Essential Oils

Can you tell we like to make stuff?! Ha! For boys, my kids sure like to keep busy making and doing. This is TOTALLY cool with me because, well, they get it honest! 🙂

This afternoon after some park time and a trip to the library, the boys asked to make a video! They LOVE to sit and watch videos of other kids doing toy reviews and all sorts of things so I decided I’d let them help me make some play dough scented with some of our FAVORITE essential oils!

How pretty are these colors?! And they smell so delish!

Here’s the recipe if you didn’t catch it!

2 cups of flour

1/2 cup of salt

2 tablespoons of cream of tartar

2 tablespoons oil (we used grapeseed)

1.5 cups boiling water

Food coloring – optional

Essential oils – optional

DIY Lotion Bars with Essential Oils

Hey there! Crafting and prepping for the holidays is in full swing here! I’ve got this super fun and easy recipe to make your own lotion bars for yourself or some lucky family and friends! These only require a few ingredients and about 30 minutes of time (longer to fully set).

What you’ll need:

  • 2 oz Coconut oil (Like this one here)
  • 2 oz Beeswax (Like this)
  • 2 oz Shea Butter (Like this)
  • 1 Tbsp Argan Oil – optional but I highly recommend for your beauty regimen- (like this)
  • 30 drops Frankincense Essential Oil (from here)
  • Silicon Mold (like this) This is optional but a great way to dress it up for gift giving!
  • Raw local honey, or (this) if you don’t have any available but I HIGHLY suggest checking out your local farmer’s market and supporting them if it’s available to you!
  • Kitchen scale – looks like mine is out of stock but there’s this one that’s similar and a great price!

I’ve created a short video to show and tell you exactly what you’ll need to do to make these!

I hope you all enjoy!!

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The best paleo pumpkin waffles!


1 cup of coconut milk
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
4 eggs
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup tapioca flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp salt
Dash of nutmeg
Dash of allspice
Mix milk and apple cider vinegar and let sit for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, get waffle maker hot. Combine all dry ingredients and keep separate. In a medium bowl wisk eggs, vanilla, pumpkin puree, maple syrup and coconut oil.  After the 5 minutes add in the milk and vinegar mixture. Now add your flour mixture. Batter shouldnt be too thin or watery.
Oil the waffle iron with lots of coconut oil in between!
This made 6 waffles on my round iron.

Homemade fajita seasoning

Just a quick post about my go-to recipe for homemade fajita seasoning! Store bought packages typically contain unnecessary preservatives and sugar! This recipe is so quick and easy and makes enough for several batches!


4 tsp chili powder
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp salt
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp cayenne

Use 2-3 tbsp for every 1 pound of meat! Enjoy!