Ideas and Inspirations

Easy DIY Bath Salt Tutorial

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    DIY Epsom Bath SaltsWith the holidays fast approaching I thought you guys might like a few homemade gift ideas. I have got great tutorials for gifts for both guys and girls, both young and old. Plus, I will give you tips and options you can use to personalize and customize your gifts. These DIYs will be fun and easy to make. One great gift that everyone seems to love is bath salts. There are so many things that you can do with bath salts to personalize them, add color, add scents with herbs or essential oils. And don't...

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My Latest Personal Project

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     Hi guys. So today I thought I would show you what I am currently working on. These are a couple of puppets from one of our local churches. As you can tell they have been in storage for quite some time and their hair has become really tangled and frizzy. The plan is to either detangle the hair or to replace it with something that is a little easier to care for.      I started on this one first. Her hair wasn't quite as bad as the other. I started off on Pinterest looking for ways to...

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DIY Anti-Chaff Lotion

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  Mississippi Summers can be summed up in one word, chaffing! with the high humidity and temperatures in the triple digits, chaffing isn't just limited to those of us with curves. My three toddlers and even my husband have all experienced their share of this common ailment.  Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love summer. It's one of my favorite seasons. The bright sunshine, longer days, ice cream by the pool. And summer is the time when our family takes our annual vacation.  Every summer our whole family packs up and goes camping for two weeks on the river. We...

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How To DIY A Living Plant Pendant

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  Have you seen all of the different pins on the Marimo Moss Balls? These cute golf ball sized moss plants are being used in everything from fish tanks to vases to terrariums. There are countless pins from etsy and amazon for necklaces and bio orbs that are drop dead gorgeous, however, these items appear to be sealed once assembled. This is unfortunate because in order for these plants to stay vibrant and healthy they need to have their water changed out once a week.The following is a tutorial on how to setup a necklace terrarium that can be opened...

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Welcome Everyone!

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  Hi everyone! And welcome to The Sapphire Phoenix online store and Blog. I'm very exited to have you stopping by today! Here at the Sapphire Phoenix Store you will find all natural and organic remedies for some of life's most irritating ailments. Yes, my selection is small at the moment and focused primarily on Teething right now, (bare with me- getting an online store up and running takes a lot of time!) but over the coarse of the next few months I will be adding products both to the herbal remedies and Scent-Spirational Candles and will be setting up...

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