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DIY Healthy Natural Coconut Oil Stick Deodorant

I ran out of my old deodorant awhile ago, and was wondering what to do about it. I had been hearing a lot about “natural” deodorants, and wondered if they worked any better than store-bought.  With all-natural ingredients and no aluminum, they are undoubtedly better for you.  I found some links to various recipes here, […]

DIY Holiday Chocolate Bark: 4 Recipes to Gift Last-Minute

So it’s only two days before Christmas and time is running out.  You want to give something thoughtful and handmade…but just can’t deal with cookies or fudge.  How about Holiday Chocolate Bark?  It’s super-easy (just melt chocolate chips and add mix-ins!), takes about 20 minutes to set in the fridge, and is totally customizable to […]

Make It a D.I.Y. Fourth of July!

img source Happy July 4th to all my fellow U.S.-based readers out there! Though this day may be filled with family gatherings and barbecues for some, for others it may just be a lazy day off work and a time to relax.  Here are a couple ideas for projects to do if you’re looking to […]

My DIYs of 2011: A Look Back

Happy New Year!! As I do every New Year’s Eve, I planned to stay up late last night, watching old Law & Order reruns, and combing back through my blog archives to list out all the DIYs I’ve shared in the past year.  But it didn’t happen this year; what with the dog howling continuously […]

Yummy (and Easy!) DIY Holiday Baking

Every year I always make a slew of treats around Christmastime to give to various people in my life: the neighbors, my son’s teachers, the mail lady etc.  This year I tried my hand at making Chocolate Fudge with Walnuts (above left), and was surprised at how simple it was!  (I bought Nestle Carnation’s Famous […]

Happy Birthday, Lil Tot! 4 years of DIY Boy-Themed Birthday Cakes

It was my son (AKA LIl Tot)’s 6th birthday on Friday.  It’s hard to believe that it’s been 6 years since he was born and he is now a robust kindergartner.  I never imagined myself having a child in kindergarten!  This year just seems like a huge milestone, marking the end of his babyhood and […]

DIY Meatloaf Cupcakes and Hamburger Cookies

After I posted the April Fool’s fakeout dinner ideas in my last DIY Links of the Week, I just had to try them out with my family.  [Full disclosure: I had class in the evening on April 1, so I had to make my April Fool’s Day Dinner on April 2. But no worries!  It […]

Taking Stock: DIY’s of 2010

Now with almost midnight and 2011, while catching up on Gossip Girl episodes and eating peppermint ice cream, I just wanted to take a look back at 2010 and all the DIY tutorials I’ve shared here (and elsewhere).  Missed any?  Here they are, one more time: Hair Accessories Jennifer Behr Spike Turban Givenchy Spiked Headband […]

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