DIY Natural Lip Stain.

No one likes the feeling of chapped lips, but it’s an all-too-common phenomenon. Our lips possess the most delicate skin on our faces, so they’re even more sensitive to summer dryness. doTERRA SPA Lip Balms are great for keeping your lips feeling hydrated. With Original, Tropical, and Herbal blends, the doTERRA SPA Lip Balm is a favorite in the doTERRA SPA product line.

Tropical, Herbal, Original Lip Balm

If you want soft, hydrated, healthy lips, the doTERRA SPA Lip Balm will give you the benefits you desire—all while providing a lovely aromatic essential oil experience. doTERRA has created three lip balms each containing a select blend of essential oils. Along with their Original blend of Wild Orange and Peppermint, experience the scents of paradise with Ylang Ylang, Clementine, and Lime essential oils found in their Tropical Lip Balm, or invigorate your senses with their Herbal Lip Balm containing Lemon Verbena, Marjoram, and Spearmint essential oils. doTERRA’s extra-moisturizing lip balms contain coconut, moringa seed, and avocado oils along with beeswax to glide across your lips, leaving behind deep hydration that lasts throughout the day.

To make your lips look even more fabulous, check out this DIY Natural Lip Stain.Lip stains make for a perfect DIY project because they only contain a few ingredients, and the colors are completely customizable. These recipes contain Lemon, Lavender, Peppermint and Grapefruit oils, which can all create an invigorating aromatic experience when applied topically.
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  • 5 blackberries
  • 1–2 drops
  • Lavender oil
  • 1 teaspoon Fractionated Coconut Oil

Raspberry-Blackberry Peppermint

  • 5 blackberries
  • 5 raspberries
  • 2 drops
  • Peppermint oil
  • 1 teaspoon Fractionated Coconut Oil


  • 2–3 tablespoons pomegranate seeds
  • 1 drop Grapefruit oil
  • 1 teaspoon Fractionated Coconut Oil


  1. Place your chosen fruit and essential oil into a small bowl.
  2. Add coconut oil and mash the fruit into a soupy mixture.
  3. Drain the liquid into an airtight container, removing any chunks.
  4. Store in refrigerator for long-term use.
  5. Apply a layer or two to lips and enjoy your customized, 100 percent natural, gorgeous lip stain.

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DIY: How To Fix Your Toddler’s Bed

When we first brought our sons crib we did some research and shopped around. We found one that we really likes for a few reasons; it was wood that would last, turned into a convertible toddler bed and infant bed. Plus it also had a changing table – for when he was an infant. Win!

However, when we went to put together the toddler bed with the pieces, they didn’t match up! We went to the store and they didn’t have any in stock since they gave us the wrong one originaly and stopped making the bed rail that we needed for the toddler bed, so my husband being the handy man he is, said I will do it myself.

We looked at the pictures from the original bed and we looked at the materials that we already had. Primarily we bought the bed because of the expandability and versatility; we knew it was modular so it shouldn’t be too hard to do!

We removed the front pieces (the front bed for the full size) then looked at the mounting points that remained. We took our primary measurements from side to side, how tall we wanted it to be with the mattress at it’s lowest adjustment for safety reasons.

Then we figured out how much and what kind of wood we needed based on the wood already used to match the thickness and the current spacing of the vertical bars ensuring the gap used would be safe. We went to Lowes and got 1″x3″ inch prime pine in 6 foot sections.

Starting with were it screwed in on the lower half we took all the measurements so we could use all the same screw holes. Made a quick rough sketch and cut all the pieces of wood to size. Before putting everything together I discovered that I would need longer bolts and a a couple of the holes weren’t holes, they were countersunk nuts (t-nuts) that goes into the new toddler bed. I went to Lowe’s and Home Depot for hardware that would fit before committing to those mounting points. We found that they have a very large furniture hardware selection and got the right length based on my measurements that were the same thread using the old hardware for measurements. We found shorter and longer bolts in addition to t-nut required to mount it using all the original bolts and holes.

After laying everything out, I didn’t want to have screws and nails in it so I decided to use dowels and glue. Using a dowel jig, 2 dowels per joint to stop twisting in addition to wood glue, I made the marks of where I needed to use the dowel jig and went to work. Assembled it all using the dowels with glue on them then I just wrapped rope around it to hold it together. Once everything and it was dry, went over with a palm sander to even out any un-even joints since it never turns out perfect.

We bought Stain and poly in one spray paint for the railing in almost the same finish as the bed. We matched the color based on coats. Once that was complete we let it air out for about 3-5 days as it does stink and give off vapors even after it’s dry. Additionally we removed the lower footer from the original front panel and attached it to the bottom of the new panel for extra stability since it was low enough and closed the gap under the bed.

Here’s the supplies we used:


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Make Your Own Cornhole Boards and Save Money!

You know that paint that you have laying around that is just asking to be used? And all those random pieces of hardware? Oh, and the chalk you bought for a different project? Put them together and you can create your own perfect cornhole board for VERY cheap.

This adventure started when we were looking for cornhole boards to take on vacation. Would you believe people want $150 or more for one set! My husband Chris, was not having that, he thought he could make it for much less. So we started to research and realized that we could indeed make it ourselves and it would be MUCH less.


So here is our DIY story.

A lot of stores have precut sheets 2×4 foot, or you can buy 2×8 foot for your front and back pieces. You can find these at Lowes (we are in Lowes almost every single day).

You then will need to drill some holes. We actually borrowed a drill and saved money here, too. Then mark the center in a circle shape. Measure twice, to ensure sure that this is accurate and precise.


Once you have drilled the hole, you will want to sand the wood. If you’re using an electric sander, this can be really loud and dusty so make sure that no one is around, and that you have the garage or windows open. You could also use sand paper and do it by hand, it will just take longer.

Now you will want to add on legs for each pieces. You will need to secure them with bolts so that the legs will open and close for easy traveling.

Now comes the fun part, the part that I LOVE. The painting and decorating! The possibilities are endless. You could use paint that is laying around the house, or you can buy new colors. You can even make patterns. I personally love how we did this one and it is so simple. We also made sure that the paint would match the bags, as this is really important to us both.

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This project was so simple and easy. We have people asking us to make us cornhole boards every couple of weeks, so we started a little side hustle. We’ve been making these in our spare time and charging much less than retail stores!

We spent a total of $50 and brought the bean bags from amazon for $29! 

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DIY, Home Makeover Tips

You know that I am all about saving money and making money. We like to make sure that we are always smart about every single purchase especially larger items like home improvements.

We were able to fix up a lot of things in our last house and still be frugal and doing it ourselves. We hired out as needed as well, but we know that it isn’t ideal for most and were very frugal about that still. Here are a few tips for any home improvements no matter how big or small the project is:

  1. Set a budget: This is kind of a duh moment. Make sure that you add extra money because you will need to add in some extra fees that you might not know you needed. When we did our kitchen floor we had to buy some extra tools, and boards, etc. So it was a little over $70 budget. Ideally set it to be 20% over what you estimated so that there isn’t any disappointment.
  2. Sketch: Know what you want before you go ahead and get started on it. When we built our playground set outside my husband had it laid out to a tee. He knew the exact dimensions for all things that he wanted. Even when we did the kitchen floor we measured things out so that we knew how much materials were needed. Things like this takes time in order to be on budget.
  3. Research: You aren’t the first one doing this project so go ahead and look around on the internet and get inspiration and ideas. Read other’s stories about how they did it and what they needed. This will help you get a better feel to make sure you are on the right track.
  4. Implement: Keep everything neat and organized. Remember the budget, the measurements, and sketches. Implement all of it. Know that you might screw up as well and might need to get new materials just because you ruined it. All of this is okay and normal, just keep chugging along and implement it.

Here are some of our favorite home improvement shops:

There are sometimes when it is best to hire someone out. Here are some tips on when to hire out:  
  1. You don’t have time: We were getting ready to sell our one house and we were literally on a time crunch. My husband couldn’t do the projects so we hired out. When we hired out we were very frugal and made sure to find the best.
  2. It is a larger project: For something that is larger and might require knowledge and assistance hire out. For example, re doing a bathroom completely (sink, flooring, knock out of walls, etc) this requires a lot more knowledge than the traditional person outside of the area might know.
  3. You have the money: Sometimes around tax season, etc you might have some extra money left over. This is a good time to spend some of it on a professional and get a project done.
  4. Seasonal: Sometimes in slower seasons you can get better deals!