How to Build a Baby Shower Gift Basket {for Under $25.00} {How to Build a Baby Welcome Basket on a Budget}

It seems like everything month or so there is a new baby shower to go to which means unless you're looking for baby shower gift ideas that won't break your budget, you could quickly go broke. Learning how to make a baby shower gift basket though can be both budget friendly and a … [Read more...]

4th of July Craft – DIY Stars & Stripes Flower Planter

I absolutely love celebrating Independence Day with my family. I also happen to adore patriotic decorations too which means I love a good 4th of July craft. Military service runs very deep in my family and I love the ability to make things and create things that help celebrate … [Read more...]

Homemade Coconut Shampoo

I have been on a mission for years to toss out as many chemicals as I can from the house for more than one reason. Early in 2015, we realized that part of the chronic pain that I had suffered from for years was a result of a home filled with chemicals that I am overly sensitive … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Soap – 33 Homemade Soap Recipes

A couple of years ago, I discovered the joy of learning how to make homemade soap. Not only does it save you significantly, but it's also pretty relaxing. As far as savings, learning how to make homemade soap was pretty high on the list of things to stop buying and make that we … [Read more...]

Upcycled Home Decor – DIY Photo Frame Key Holder for Walls

Home decor can be so wasteful. Often it ends up gracing the shelves at your favorite secondhand store becoming a testament of wasted time, wasted resources and of course, wasted money. It might sit there, unused and unloved, until someone like me - or you! - comes along ready to … [Read more...]

Homemade Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Bouquet

When Valentine's Day rolls around, the general thought process that takes us all over goes something like this: "if he/she/they didn't spend tons of money on me, they don't really love me." Hopefully though, most of us know that isn't the case and in fact; I would much rather … [Read more...]

Wine Bottle Crafts – Upcycled Wine Bottle Centerpiece {Upcycled Craft Ideas}

It's no secret here at SDF that I adore pretty much anything that is upcycled. Upcycling is such an amazing way to save money that I simply can't avoid reusing something if I can find a great way to do so. Wine bottles are one of my favorite things to upcycle. Wine bottle crafts … [Read more...]

DIY Bug Spray – Homemade All-Natural Bug Spray

Guess what? It's almost summer and you know what that means! Creepy crawly critters! - Side note: Try saying that three times fast! - Creepy crawly critters aren't high on my list of things to interact with this summer which means one thing; I need a high quality bug spray to … [Read more...]

Shine Boosting Homemade Shampoo

Around 2 years ago, we stopped buying and started making as much as we could homemade. One of the first commercial items we ditched was shampoo. Originally, I started with just a basic homemade coconut shampoo recipe, but since then, I've moved onto making homemade shampoo to … [Read more...]

Homemade Diaper Rash Cream

When my Emma was an infant she had GERD something fierce. It still bothers her occasionally to this day, but back then it was an everyday, all day fight for us. Needless to say, we had issues with her getting a diaper rash if we didn't immediately get her dirty diaper changed and … [Read more...]