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...]

Frugal Beauty – DIY Sugar Scrub Bars

  About 2 years ago, I figured out that my body hates chemicals. Too much build up in my body and I end up dealing with chronic pain like you wouldn't believe. Because of that, I've had to come up with a list of things to stop buy and make as much as I possibly can and … [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...]

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...]

DIY Sunscreen Bars – Simple to Make with Only 4 Steps!

Summer is coming which means that soon the sun will be blazing down, frying eggs on sidewalks everywhere. Oh wait, you may not be in Texas or Arizona where it actually does get that hot. No worries if not because no matter where you live, you still need an amazing sunscreen … [Read more...]

DIY Citronella Candles – Easy Natural Mosquito Repellent

Warmer weather will be here before you know it and when warmer weather comes so do the mosquitos. With all of the different things that mosquitoes are carrying these days, the last thing any of us want is to get bit. For my family though, commercial mosquito repellents simply … [Read more...]

How to Make a Homemade Heating Pad

I may only be in my 30's but for the longest time I lived with chronic pain that was so bad that some days I could barely walk. It took a lot of work to get rid of that pain including making our home almost entirely natural and taking a natural health approach to how we were … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Soap – 33 Homemade Soap Recipes

A couple of years ago, I discovered the joy of making 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 made back in … [Read more...]

51 Mom-Approved DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother's Day is right around the corner. What are you planning on getting your Mom to celebrate her? I figure we all have two choices. 1. Run out and grab some stupidly expensive gift that yes, she'll love but stupidly expensive, remember? Or 2. make her a DIY Mother's Day gift … [Read more...]