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10 DIY Coffee Ideas • From Body Scrub to Healthy Recipes

Although the US is often thought of as being the coffee capital of the world, we’re not doing so bad here in the UK. In fact, the British Coffee Association reports that together we consume more than 55 million cups of coffee each and every day! But coffee isn’t just…

How to make • Raw Cacao and Coconut Oil Body Butter

How to make • Raw Cacao and Coconut Oil Body Butter I simply LOVE this homemade Cacao Body Butter and it’s really simple to make! I have been using shop bought coco butter for years. I’ve always enjoyed the smell, the level of moisture provided. It was only a few years…

Upcycling – The Dining Table

Now todays delight is similar in style to last time. It’s a rather dashing Dining Table, again with the ever so useful fold down sides. This ‘drop leaf’ style is super handy for city living! Actions On a full sanding to get rid of patchy old varnish. Underneath, the wood…

Homemade Christmas gift idea….

Homemade Christmas gift idea.. Scented Teacup Candles.   I have spent a lot of money in the past buying Scented Candles… so decided to make my own see original article here for specific details if your new to this.  I found it to be a very enjoyable fairly straightforward process…

Upcycling Varnished Wardrobe using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Upcycling Wardrobe with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint I have been dying to Upcycle a wardrobe that came with the house. I believe it to be Victorian. I must admit I didn’t instantly fall in love with it, but it soon proved to be a very useful piece of furniture. It…

How to… make Coconut Oil Body Scrub

How to make ….Coconut Oil Body Scrub.     We all the importance of exfoliating especially if you live in a city with all it’s pollutants! At this time of year it’s almost an essential part of maintaining healthy glowing skin. What with slathering on sunscreens and moisturising, exfoliation is…

Upcycling – The School Desk

Now, we all know it’s wrong to pick a favourite child/album/piece of furniture, but I never said I was perfect.This is my  favourite piece of furniture. It’s an original school desk from the 40’s, rescued from a school by a teacher who kept it safe in his home until we…

How to…. make Scented Soy Candles

Step by Step Scented Soy Candle Making Tutorial I have spent a lot of money in the past buying Scented Candles…an awful lot. I would say I’m bordering on being a little obsessed, with the instant feeling of calm. The  atmosphere of warm, restful tranquility one feels once a candle…

Spruce up your old furniture with Simply Spray!

Simple Steps to Upcycle your much loved pieces of furniture! I acquired this chair after visiting a small local auction house many moons ago. I had just moved into a my first flat on my own so needed to furnish it on a small budget. It essentially was an old…

How to… make Lavender Body Scrub

How to make… Relaxing Lavender Body/Foot scrub This gorgeous Lavender body scrub is so easy to make, as it only has 4 choice ingredients. It’s a great addition to your beauty/wellbeing routine but also they make terrific gifts! It doesn’t break the bank to produce and yet packs a powerful…

Pregnant and Upcycling

Now that the weather is heating up and we’re all starting to get our uncooked-meat-coloured-bits out (I mean legs and upper arms you perverts), I’ve been happily enjoying some quality time with my power tools. I could re-read and think better of that sentence, but, like a shivering Brit in…

The Upcycling Station – Getting Started

By NESSA WRAFTER Madonna famously said “We are living in a material world and I am a material girl”. I think all of us chicks out there can connect to this, on so many levels. Ok, so maybe just the one level…Madge may have written some killer pop but a…