Cucumber Caprese Salad

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 It’s the last week of school here in Georgia– I can’t believe it. We are finalizing our summer plans, and is the rush of May. I’m guessing that most moms would agree that with the exception of December, May is the busiest month of the year. Schools have so many special events and activities, there are games and concerts in the evenings, and I’m tired. It’s hard to keep our evening routine going with this schedule!  Sometimes, we just don’t have the time to cook a big meal, so we need to have recipes and ideas that are easy to create, but still taste delicious.  I love the flavor of Caprese salad with Balsamic vinegar, particularly when you add cucumbers.  It’s such an easy pairing with a Freschetta® Pizza.  Within 20 minutes, you can have both a Cucumber Caprese Salad with Balsamic Reduction and a delicious Artisan Crust, or Brick Oven Freschetta® Pizza.

Want something fresh and flavorful, but easy to make for dinner? Have some Cucumber Caprese Salad with Balsamic Vinegar Reduction to go with your Freschetta® Pizza! Dinner can be easy to make but so flavorful! {Post Sponsored by Freschetta #FreschEats} [Read more…]

Homemade Shaving Cream for Men

Since Christmas, I’ve been having so much fun making body washes and sugar scrubs for my family and friends who are women.  About two months ago, the Mellow Man started complaining that his shaving cream was irritating his skin.  I got to thinking– All of the basic recipes for body wash, deodorant, and skin care can be used by men; however, men are likely to prefer something less floral and feminine.  That just means that you need to select a masculine blend of essential oils to make your homemade shaving cream.   There are a few resources for creating masculine blends of essential oils, and you may want to experiment on your own to make the perfect blend for your own homemade shaving cream, but I’m going to share the blend that I created.

Are you looking for an easy DIY Father's Day Gift? Are you trying to go green or does your husband/father have sensitive skin? Try this easy to make, yummy smelling (but masculine) Homemade Shaving Cream! It takes just a few essential oils, shea butter and coconut butter to make! My husband is gonna love this for Father's Day!
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13+ Ideas for Upcycled Diaper Boxes

As you may recall, I’m in the middle of potty training the Monkey, and of course, the sweet little Peanut is still in diapers.  That means that we have lots of diaper (and Pull-Ups) boxes in our house.  It’s hard not to, given how many Huggies Little Snugglers that we use in our house each week.  In fact, last week, we bought a large box of Huggies Little Snugglers at Sam’s Club.  It was a huge box, and I really liked the shape, as it was shallower in depth than some of the boxes.  I got to thinking of what I might be able to use this diaper box for, and how useful my Huggies Diaper boxes are.  Do you keep your diaper boxes too?  Well here are a few ideas for how to repurpose them– who knew that there were so many options for upcycled diaper boxes?

Not sure what to do with all of the Huggies diaper boxes you have sitting around your house? Well, here are 11+ ideas collected by My Mom Made That. I don't know which one I'm going to make first!
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Living on Caffeine and Jesus Shirt: Heat Transfer Tips

You know, I’ve made a few onesies for the Monkey in the past, but today I want to show you a t-shirt that I made for myself. With a quote about motherhood that I love. I love how it turned out, and it was my first time using smooth heat transfer. However, I need to tell you the back story. About two weeks ago, I got a real treat. I went.. wait for it… by myself, to Salt Lake City.  Seriously! For the first time since before the sweet Monkey was born, 3 and a half years ago, I went away. And I did feel guilty, and I did miss my sweet angels. But, I got to see so many cool things, and meet so many amazing and creative women at Snap. While I was there, I got to spend an afternoon at Cricut’s offices and was introduced to all of the coolness that is that product.

I've fallen in love with my new Cricut Explore Air. I made this t-shirt using Smooth Heat-Transfer Vinyl with my favorite saying, "Living on a little bit of Caffeine and a whole lot of Jesus T Shirt." I am sharing a few tips and tricks on what I have learned about the Cricut Explore Air
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Sweet Orange and Honey Body Wash

Ever since I started making homemade beauty products, I’ve developed a bit of an obsession for natural beauty and essential oils. I’ve begun to collect lots of little essential oil bottles, and I’ve been creating gifts for teachers, and family.  As I try to learn new ways to make lotions, shampoos and body washes, I’ve been reading about the differences in carrier oils, and the advantages of different essential oils.  I also read a lot about the benefits of raw honey for your skin and hair.  Raw honey is different from most of the honey we buy in the grocery store because it hasn’t been heated and pasteurized.  There are more nutrients in raw honey, and it is purported to be both healing and moisturizing for the skin.  Personally, I wanted to know how sticky honey became a body wash because it’s so sticky.  Thus, I decided to create a Sweet Orange and Honey Body Wash using raw honey.
Did you know that Raw Honey is wonderful for your skin? Check out this easy tutorial using raw honey, castille soap and natural oils to create a luscious Sweet Orange and Honey Body Wash (tutorial by My Mom Made That)
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