DIY Earring Holder

 I am loving this super cute DIY Earring Holder!

A friend made this up for me and I just love it! I have to be honest and admit that I am not sure I would have come up with using a cheese grater for an earring holder but I just love it.

I have been struggling with finding a way to store my earrings in a cute way that didn’t take up a ton of room or just look plain ugly. This DIY Earring holder is just plain perfect.

super cute earring holder

Purple Upcycled Jewelry Holder Materials -… 

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Cabo Wabo Tequila Bottle Torch

Have you ever finished a bottle of alcohol and wondered what to do with the nice looking bottle. Some alcohol bottles are so cool looking I hate to throw them out. We decided to make a Cabo Wabo Tequila Bottle Torch. I figure we paid enough for the bottle we needed to find something to do with them. We brought this Cabo Wabo Tequila back from Cabo San Lucas thinking it would be cheaper to buy it from the source than buy it here locally.  It was a bit cheaper to buy it in Mexico but the fear of having it implode in our suitcases might have been more than the few dollars we saved. The odd shape of these bottles made it so they wouldn’t fit in a bottle bag. Thank goodness for tons of ziploc bags and a few prayers.

The Cabo Wabo Tequila Bottle Torches are super easy to make and look great when lit.

Cabo Wabo Tequila Bottle Lamp Lit

These Cabo Wabo Tequila Bottle Torches are super easy to make. We just had to run to the hardware store to pick up a couple of things and we were ready to go…. 

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Make Your Own Peppermint Lip Balm

Make Your Own… Peppermint Lip Balm

You will need

1 tablespoon cocoa butter
1 tablespoon beeswax
2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
5 drops peppermint oil

Directions
1. melt the cocoa butter and beeswax in a small continer in the microwave for 10 seconds

2.  stir in the oils

3. Pour into a small container and let cool

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Have you run out of brown sugar? Make your own!

Have you run out of brown sugar? Make your own brown sugar!

I seem to always run out of brown sugar right when I need it for a recipe. It is super easy to make your own brown sugar when you run out or want to try something new.

Ingredients
1 cup white granulated sugar
2 tablespoons molasses

Directions
Using a fork, combine sugar and molasses until blended completely.

Dark Brown sugar – Blackstrap Molasses
Light brown sugar  – Light molasses