d.i.y.friday ~ Lemon Sugar Body Scrub


Everyone usually preps their feet for summer [aka heavy duty exfoliation day]
And know it’s time to do an end of the season de-callousing!

Thank you feet for running us around for all this summer fun,
plowing along through hours of yard work, and putting in your time
being smothered in chlorine water. Prepare to be pampered!!

But let’s not stop at tootsies!!

Elbows, knees, thighs, booties & backs love a good sugar scrub too!
[just be cautious on your pretty face though if you have sensitive skin]

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d.i.y.friday ~ Make Perfume with Fresh Flowers 

Flashback to the scented days of the Peony flowers!

Every year I wish the blooms would last forever,
so this season, I decided to start a long-term project
of making perfume from the blossoms.

It literally could take years, but—

Totally worth it. Totally fun.

And here’s the DIY video that inspired me!
Wouldn’t it be nice to live in Hawaii
where beautiful flowers grow year-round!!

This guy’s got it made –
I’d love to get a whiff of this homemade perfume!!

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Happy DIY Friday!! 

I’ve been stitching my heart out all day
on my new Singer One
(braggart)
(thanks Dreg!!)
Making the cutest little zippered
big mouth pouches, that I’d be happy to
show ‘n tell a few pics below! 

But what I really want to invite you
to look at are all the tweets
I just retweeted on Twitter!
TONS OF DIY FRIDAY IDEAS FOR YA!!!

My profile is @allnaturalme
(of course),
and there should be a link on top of my blog
to take you there (probably)

Yippee Twitter!
I’d love for you to hook up with me there!!
It’s NOT Facebook lol 




Finding fabric to match zippers…

My version of Pokemon Go 🙂 

Have a great diy weekend!!! 

Zippers are my new thing! 

d.i.y.friday ~ Print Clothes with Flowers


With this weekend being the annual Herb and Fiber Arts Festival
at the Sawmill in Cooks Forest, Pennsylvania
How could I not do a herby earthy flowery diy to go along with my excitement!!

Seriously, I’m excited.
Like, I am actually looking forward to waking up tomorrow,
Putting on my herbal game face, and scouting for botanical treasures!

I’m looking for a few things like:
something new that I haven’t grown before,
and something that when I smell it, my entire body tingles,
and then probably some thyme because I love it so.
And maybe mugwort, because I can’t identify it in the wild – yet.
And some purple basil. To make the best ever salad vinegar.
And then maybe something special for the bees & me,
like bee balm. or echinacea. or lavender. or anise hyssop.

So you see, I’m not looking for that much this year 😉

I read the other day that there are over 35,000 edible plants in the world.

Wowzers!!

Did you know you can toss some of your peony petals in your next salad?
(with the purple basil vinegar – yum yum)

Yes! They are edible!!
I should know – I just googled it.

And they might also work for this week’s crafty diy
of using them to print fabric as a natural clothing dye.

Happy Do-it-Yourself-ing!!

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Now please enjoy some gorgeous photos
I snapped this week of the fantastically beautiful,
deliciously smelling,
and according to Google, edible peony.

100+ ideas for DiY Friday

Creative energy is life force!

I invite you to pick a DIY (do it yourself) and allow the creative life force energy juices to start flowing in your veins!!

Make making things a habit, a pasttime, and, a priority!

HAPPY DIY FRIDAY!!!

Spread the word & Pass this list along to your peeps on Pinterest too! Click here

d.i.y.friday ~ Make Roasted Dandelion Tea
d.i.y.friday ~ 4 Creative DIY Christmas Gift Ideas!
d.i.y.friday ~ Capsule Your Own Herbal Powders
d.i.y.friday ~ Cure Cancer
d.i.y.friday ~ Face Lifting Exercises You can do at Home
d.i.y.friday ~ Grow Moss on a Wall
d.i.y.friday ~ Himalayan Salt Solé
d.i.y.friday ~ Holiday Gifts People Actually Want!!
d.i.y.friday ~ Homemade Mouthwash
d.i.y.friday ~ How to Make Beet Kvass
d.i.y.friday ~ How to Make Eco-Friendly Dog Toys from Old Jeans & Tees
d.i.y.friday ~ How to Make Seed Bombs
d.i.y.friday ~ How to Remove Iron Buildup from Your Hair
d.i.y.friday ~ Make 3 Holiday Stove Simmering Scents
d.i.y.friday ~ Make 5 Easy Homemade Cleaners
d.i.y.friday ~ Make a 2 Bucket Garden
d.i.y.friday ~ Make a Basket from Recycled Newspaper Sticks
d.i.y.friday ~ Make a Bracelet Out of a Drinking Straw
d.i.y.friday ~ Make a Coconut Olive Oil Sunscreen
d.i.y.friday ~ Make a Face Mask with Wine, Honey & Yogurt (anti-aging)
d.i.y.friday ~ Make a Gift Bow from Magazine Paper
d.i.y.friday ~ Make a Herbal Vinegar Cleaner
d.i.y.friday ~ Make a Hula Hoop
d.i.y.friday ~ Make a Little Origami Box
d.i.y.friday ~ Make a Pumpkin Keg
d.i.y.friday ~ Make a Quote Art Journal
d.i.y.friday ~ Make a Rag Rug
d.i.y.friday ~ Make a Seed Tape for Garden Planting
d.i.y.friday ~ Make a T-shirt Scarf with Mr. Kate
d.i.y.friday ~ Make an Emergency Oil Lamp
d.i.y.friday ~ Make an Instant Coffee Mix with Natural Flavors
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Anti-aging Vitamin C Serum
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Awesome Gourmet Sauerkraut at Home!
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Banana Pancakes with 2 Ingredients
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Bone Broth
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Bulletproof {aka BUTTER} Coffee
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Calendula Oil
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Chia Seed Pudding
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Cookie Cutters
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Earth Paints
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Egg Shell Calcium Powder for Your Teeth
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Emerald Applesauce
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Fat Bombs
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Flaxseed Hair Gel
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Ghee (Butter Oil)
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Golden Honey Milk
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Hand Rolled Incense Sticks
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Herbal Skin Creams
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Herbal Tooth Powder
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Holiday Bath Soaks & Exfoliating Body Scrubs
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Homemade Greek Yogurt
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Homemade Italian Dressing
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Homemade Pore Strips
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Homemade Stevia Extract
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Homemade Thanksgiving Stuffing
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Homemade Vanilla Extract
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Infused Oils and Herbal Salves
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Liquid Hand Soap
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Natural Homemade Skin Moisturizers from Your Kitchen
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Paper Snowflakes
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Poo-Pourri Toilet Spray
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Recycled Fairy Wings
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Sesame Sunscreen
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Soap with Lard & Lye
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Spiced Applesauce Ornaments
d.i.y.friday ~ Make St. John’s Wort Herbal Medicines
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Sugar-free Chocolate
d.i.y.friday ~ Make T-shirts into Bags, Yarn & Rugs
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Underwear
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Upcycled Aprons
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Your Own Mascara & Eyelash Serum
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Your Own Shampoo at Home
d.i.y.friday ~ Oil Cleansing at Night to Clean Pores
d.i.y.friday ~ Quick Lotion Made with Flowers
d.i.y.friday ~ Re-Make Sweaters into Hats, Scarves, Jackets, Mittens & Flowers
d.i.y.friday ~ Spiced Exfoliation with 3 Simple ingredients
d.i.y.friday ~ Sprout Lentils to Eat
d.i.y.friday ~ Start Your Tomato Seeds Indoors in Red Party Cups
d.i.y.friday ~ Tie Your Shoes Quick


d.i.y.friday ~ holy shit. just do something. ANYTHING!

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Creative energy is life force!

Do something!!

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d.i.y.friday ~ Make Roasted Dandelion Tea
d.i.y.friday ~ 4 Creative DIY Christmas Gift Ideas!
d.i.y.friday ~ Capsule Your Own Herbal Powders
d.i.y.friday ~ Cure Cancer
d.i.y.friday ~ Face Lifting Exercises You can do at Home
d.i.y.friday ~ Grow Moss on a Wall
d.i.y.friday ~ Himalayan Salt Solé
d.i.y.friday ~ Holiday Gifts People Actually Want!!
d.i.y.friday ~ Homemade Mouthwash
d.i.y.friday ~ How to Make Beet Kvass
d.i.y.friday ~ How to Make Eco-Friendly Dog Toys from Old Jeans & Tees
d.i.y.friday ~ How to Make Seed Bombs
d.i.y.friday ~ How to Remove Iron Buildup from Your Hair
d.i.y.friday ~ Make 3 Holiday Stove Simmering Scents
d.i.y.friday ~ Make 5 Easy Homemade Cleaners
d.i.y.friday ~ Make a 2 Bucket Garden
d.i.y.friday ~ Make a Basket from Recycled Newspaper Sticks
d.i.y.friday ~ Make a Bracelet Out of a Drinking Straw
d.i.y.friday ~ Make a Coconut Olive Oil Sunscreen
d.i.y.friday ~ Make a Face Mask with Wine, Honey & Yogurt (anti-aging)
d.i.y.friday ~ Make a Gift Bow from Magazine Paper
d.i.y.friday ~ Make a Herbal Vinegar Cleaner
d.i.y.friday ~ Make a Hula Hoop
d.i.y.friday ~ Make a Little Origami Box
d.i.y.friday ~ Make a Pumpkin Keg
d.i.y.friday ~ Make a Quote Art Journal
d.i.y.friday ~ Make a Rag Rug
d.i.y.friday ~ Make a Seed Tape for Garden Planting
d.i.y.friday ~ Make a T-shirt Scarf with Mr. Kate
d.i.y.friday ~ Make an Emergency Oil Lamp
d.i.y.friday ~ Make an Instant Coffee Mix with Natural Flavors
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Anti-aging Vitamin C Serum
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Awesome Gourmet Sauerkraut at Home!
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Banana Pancakes with 2 Ingredients
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Bone Broth
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Bulletproof {aka BUTTER} Coffee
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Calendula Oil
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Chia Seed Pudding
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Cookie Cutters
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Earth Paints
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Egg Shell Calcium Powder for Your Teeth
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Emerald Applesauce
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Fat Bombs
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Flaxseed Hair Gel
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Ghee (Butter Oil)
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Golden Honey Milk
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Hand Rolled Incense Sticks
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Herbal Skin Creams
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Herbal Tooth Powder
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Holiday Bath Soaks & Exfoliating Body Scrubs
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Homemade Greek Yogurt
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Homemade Italian Dressing
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Homemade Pore Strips
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Homemade Stevia Extract
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Homemade Thanksgiving Stuffing
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Homemade Vanilla Extract
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Infused Oils and Herbal Salves
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Liquid Hand Soap
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Natural Homemade Skin Moisturizers from Your Kitchen
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Paper Snowflakes
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Poo-Pourri Toilet Spray
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Recycled Fairy Wings
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Sesame Sunscreen
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Soap with Lard & Lye
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Spiced Applesauce Ornaments
d.i.y.friday ~ Make St. John’s Wort Herbal Medicines
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Sugar-free Chocolate
d.i.y.friday ~ Make T-shirts into Bags, Yarn & Rugs
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Underwear
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Upcycled Aprons
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Your Own Mascara & Eyelash Serum
d.i.y.friday ~ Make Your Own Shampoo at Home
d.i.y.friday ~ Oil Cleansing at Night to Clean Pores
d.i.y.friday ~ Quick Lotion Made with Flowers
d.i.y.friday ~ Re-Make Sweaters into Hats, Scarves, Jackets, Mittens & Flowers
d.i.y.friday ~ Spiced Exfoliation with 3 Simple ingredients
d.i.y.friday ~ Sprout Lentils to Eat
d.i.y.friday ~ Start Your Tomato Seeds Indoors in Red Party Cups
d.i.y.friday ~ Tie Your Shoes Quick

d.i.y.friday ~ Oil Cleansing at Night to Clean Pores

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And soften skin.
And moisturize.
And balance your skin’s oil production.
And rid your face of blackheads and pimples.

Using oil to wash your face may sound odd BUT I have been LOVING it!!

I’ve found a couple videos to demonstrate how this is done, but basically:

– Rub oil on your face
– Steam with a hot washcloth
– Buff out with little gentle circles

These girls tell you to use a combo of castor & olive or almond oil.
I personally JUST USE olive oil and am totally satisfied with it.
Would coconut oil work? Probably so ~
Will I try castor oil soon? Umm yeah, of course!
I’m always curious 🙂

So try the oil cleansing method tonight
and let me know what you think!

d.i.y.friday ~ How to Make Eco-Friendly Dog Toys from Old Jeans & Tees

This post was originally published Jan 23, 2015

And now, over a year later, Boom Boom is still totally acting like a puppy who needs to chew and this DIY is still feeling totally relevant!

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It just makes sense to do a dog themed diy this week! Since Boomer the puppy has joined the house, I’ve had a bit of tunnel vision towards the dog – he’s so cute and so little that it’s necessary to watch him all the time plus then when I’m not dog sitting, it’s just super fun to play with the little fur-ball!

So I have got puppy fever bad 🙂

Here’s a video with 2 quick and easy recycled upcycled repurposed eco-friendly dog toys you can make!

d.i.y.friday ~ Spiced Exfoliation with 3 Simple ingredients

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Well it’s Friday, and even though I have a really big plans of sitting around in my homeless pajamas watching Girls on HBO – I feel like taking off a layer of dead skin is also important ESPECIALLY with a DIY as EASY as THIS.

Plus, this recipe is also identical to my favorite fat bomb recipe so after I’m done scrubbing my face, I can eat the leftovers.