DIY Non-Beauty Gift: Make Jam!

DIY Non-Beauty Gift: Make Jam!

Although I like to cook, I love “craft” cooking, meaning cooking that’s not for a meal. And at holiday time, my recreational cooking often becomes DIY gifts. One of the things I make all year round is jam. In the summer, … Continue reading

Nature Island Botanicals: Skincare Inspired by the Caribbean

Nature Island Botanicals: Skincare Inspired by the Caribbean

Every summer, the beautiful coastal city of Gloucester MA, near where I live, hosts the Waterfront Craft Festival at Stage Fort Park overlooking the ocean. There are loads of booths selling handmade products of all kinds. I love it and … Continue reading

Pure Natural Diva Botanicals

Our world is filled with chemicals, some benign, others not so much. But fortunately more and more dedicated individuals, often women entrepreneurs, have been creating natural alternatives for the beauty and skincare products that we wear on our skin instead … Continue reading

My Two Favorite After Shower Spray Oils: Nature Island Botanicals and Agrumi & Cannella Dry Oils

I’ve become a fan of oils of all kinds, but today I’m talking about oils that you spray on after a shower. I’m going to introduce you to two heavenly scented spray oils that are a wonderful alternative to lotions. … Continue reading

Chapped Lips? Make DIY Lip Scrub

I’ve had enough of this winter. Even though it’s officially spring, here in the northeast it’s still winter. My yard is completely covered in snow. Ugh! And though I’ve bought a couple of new hydrating lipsticks and gloss, Too Faced … Continue reading

Nordea Soaperie: Handmade Soap, Lotion & Perfume Oil

Things made by hand have special meaning for me. I like to think of myself as a crafter. I’m almost always crocheting scarves, shawls, ponchos, bracelets, and hats. I make my own jam, bread, pickles, and even marshmallows. So, it’s … Continue reading