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Surprise for Me

We are in Houston again this weekend visiting family and my sweet darling husband as always keeping me on my toes. Yet again he surprised me. He said we were going to a hobby shop for stuff he wanted to go look at…ok sure. We end up driving up to a store called Twisted Yarns. It was pricey but it had what I would call exotic yarn and it all was very nice. I bought the above to make atleast one if not two cowls.

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Wolf Snoodie

After seeing the Panda 🐼 snoodie I made for my brother-in-law’s girlfriend for a gift for Christmas, she asked for one. She asked for a wolf 🐺 in the colors of the mascot for her high school. She loves it.

I will be making a pink 🐻 bear for my niece soon, since she needs a new hat and she loves pink. Will post a pic when done…

Got lots of projects to come….already planning for next Christmas for my brother-in-laws and hubby…..and maybe even my kids. 😜. Gonna be hard to keep under wraps from my own family! Luckily I work from home!

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Fridge Fresheners

With all the different food items, it’s only natural to have a smelly fridge, right? Well, not anymore! These easy to make fridge refreshers are a simple, natural way to deodorize your refrigerator. Just place one refresher in your fridge each month for a fresh and clean scent every time you open up your fridge.


2 ½ cups baking soda

½–1 cup water

15 drops Purify


1 Combine baking soda, ½ cup water, and essential oils into bowl.

2 Stir together.

3 Note: If needed, add more water until thick paste forms. The mixture should resemble damp sand.

4 Divide mixture equally into silicone mold.

5 Allow it to rest 2–3 days or until mixture hardens.

6 Once hard, place in refrigerator to help eliminate unpleasant odors. Store additional fridge refreshers in an airtight container until ready to use. One disk will last up to a month in your fridge.

Tip: Place under sink, in the shoe closet, or behind the toilet for additional freshness.

Fridge Freshness

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Homemade Marshmallows

These are definitely something for a patient person to make. I also will have everything prepared more so than I already did. Recipe stated that in total to make them it would be 4 hours and 45 min….45 min of actually making and atleast 4 hours of sitting and cooling. Mine sat overnight. This is what they looked like, powdery. Homemade Marshmallows Recipe

My Texas themed cutters I got from our Tx store nearby….we live in Tx why not!! Lol

All done, packaged and ready to be bagged up with my homemade cocoa.

I wish I had taken a picture of the when all was done. Sorry!

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Make-up Remover Wipes

These Makeup Remover Wipes work well for everyday use or for times when you need to remove stubborn makeup. With the added bonus of being less expensive to make than wipes found in stores, they include products that you already know and love. Store-bought products often contain harsh chemicals that can dry out the skin and leave it feeling unhealthy. Instead, these do-it-yourself wipes moisturize the skin while providing gentle cleansing and will leave you with healthy, smooth, and radiant-looking skin. They also provide a quick and easy way to remove makeup while on-the-go, helping the kids, or if you’re simply too tired to get out of bed.

Melaleuca, or Tea Tree, essential oil is used in this recipe because it is renowned for its cleansing and rejuvenating effect on the skin. Melaleuca also aids in reducing the appearance of blemishes and soothes occasional skin irritations, making it a wonderful addition to this do-it-yourself recipe.


2 tablespoons witch hazel

2 tablespoons Fractionated Coconut Oil

2 tablespoons distilled water

1–2 drops Melaleuca (Tea Tree) oil

Roll of paper towels


1 Combine witch hazel, Fractionated Coconut Oil, and water in a small blowl and stir.

2 Add Melaleuca (Tea Tree) essential oil.

3 Use a serrated knife to cut the roll of paper towels in half widthwise and remove tube from one half.

4 Put the half without the tube in an airtight container, then pour the solution over the roll.

5 Replace lid and shake.

6 To use, pull wipes from center and wipe off makeup.

Note: This recipe works for all skin types. Store in a cool, dry place and use within three months.

These wipes are great for everyday use, but here are some other occasions when these wipes may come in handy.


A dance recital or competition

A pageant

A music recital

Your wedding day


Family pictures



Going to bed


Going on vacation


Applying morning makeup

Other oil substitutions for this recipe:

Lavender oil

Frankincense oil

Make-up Remover Wipes Recipe

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Flavored Toothpicks

Everyone enjoys a flavored toothpick! They are great for freshening breath, cleaning teeth, and fighting off sweet tooth cravings.

Items Needed


Glass jar with lid

doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil

10–20 drops Cinnamon Bark oil

Tin to hold toothpicks


1 Take glass jar and fill bottom with Fractionated Coconut Oil, about ¼ inch.

2 For mild cinnamon flavor add 10 drops Cinnamon Bark oil to jar. Add more drops for stronger flavor.

3 Place toothpicks in jar. Let toothpicks sit in oil mixture for 8 hours or until oil is absorbed.

4 After toothpicks have absorbed oil mixture, lay toothpicks on plate and let dry 24 hours.

5 Place flavored toothpicks in small tin or glass jar to use when needed.

Note: Try different flavors such as Peppermint, Slim & Sassy®, doTERRA On Guard®, or Wild Orange. Get creative and try to make your own flavor combination such as Cinnamon Bark and Peppermint, or Peppermint and Grapefruit. The options are endless.

Flavored Toothpick Recipe

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Im making another shawl for my mom-in-law since hubby said the other one is not big enough. Im using Carron Cake in Faerie Cake color, I think…. using the Wrap Me Up in Ice Cream shawl pattern.

I have a sinus infection and today and probably tomorrow will be my worse days before my better days come from the antibiotics. So, I was couch bound all day trying different patterns again until I found this one.

Shawl pattern